Commodity Manager

Victorian Farmers Federation

Join a team that makes a difference

Victoria's peak farmer representative group, the Victorian Farmers Federation, is seeking an experienced Commodity Manager for its Grains sector to drive key reforms and meet the needs of our members and engage with a diverse stakeholder group.

About the role

This position provides an opportunity for a commercially focused individual to drive stakeholder engagement and management activities together with the development and management of policy and member services for the Grains Commodity. The key focuses of this role are stakeholder engagement and advocacy for Victorian Farmers at both an industry and Government level, as well as membership development.

This position provides multiple advantages to the successful candidate, including the ability to work in a highly autonomous role, offering variety and experience in multiple sectors, and exposure to all levels of industry and government.   

The Commodity Manager oversees a small and passionate team that deliver the advocacy efforts of the VFF for the Commodity. Experience in industry and the agricultural sector are preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Actively engage and manage relations with a diverse stakeholder group, including trade, industry, Government and producers.
  • Drive and deliver membership growth, increasing market share and development of member networks in conjunction with the broader VFF

    •     Identify needs and issues that affect VFF members and develop opportunities and prospective         partnerships with stakeholders

  • Provision of high-level advice to elected representatives.
  • Lead community relations and the stakeholder engagement agenda for the commodity
  • Deliver the best solution pathway to address issues of policy and stakeholder interest
  • Co-ordinate Commodity lobbying activity, to ensure appropriate interaction with political and corporate interests.
  • Maintain strong communication and engagement with members in relation to policy outcomes and position affecting the Grains commodity

The VFF offers a flexible and positive environment, you will be joining a team who are actively advocating for the best outcomes and issue resolution for our farming community.

Further details

Salary will be commensurate with knowledge and experience.

The selection criteria can be found in the position description on the VFF website:  

Applicants will need to address the selection criteria for this position in their applications

For more information contact the VFF Workplace Relations Department on 1300 442 481 or

Applications close Monday 12 August 2019

Commodity Manager - Grains
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