Business Manager

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 12 Mar 2024

  • Business Manager role within Swinburne University
  • Full time position based at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary and benefits with flexible working options

About the Role 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Manager at Swinburne University of Technology. This is a senior role within the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Future Digital Manufacturing. 

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Hub for Future Digital Manufacturing that is led by Swinburne University of Technology is a consortium of 11 industry partners (including Cablex Pty Ltd, Chobani Australia, Sutton Tools Pty Ltd, Corex Australia, Eratos, Optus, Sysbox Pty Ltd, Logan City Council) and 3 other research partners: the University of Queensland, RMIT, and the University of Sydney.

The Business Manager will coordinate the Hub's operations to meet contractual and governance commitments, strategic planning, partner engagement, communications, recruitment, financial management, and reporting. They will also organize and support various committees and oversee day-to-day activities of the Hub. Collaboration with research, finance, and workforce operations offices within the School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies, as well as Swinburne's Research and Innovation and Enterprise offices, is essential.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

•    Assist the Hub Director and senior Hub staff to develop strategic, operational business plans to ensure a consistent flow of information throughout the Hub, proactively highlighting and resolving potential issues and risks in accordance with the contractual agreement and Swinburne’s governance frameworks and cycles.
•    Prepare and oversee implementation of management plans as stipulated by the Australian Research Council, including plans for governance, commercialisation, data management, training, communications, and strategic directions.
•    Support Hub members in recruitment of staff and students and liaise with HR and HDR.
•    Provide strategic advice and operational support in relation to the development of research programs and projects working effectively with chief investigators, program leaders, and partner investigators.
•    Prepare and monitor Hub performance against an annual work plan, related to the annual KPI’s and overall operational plan, outlining key objectives, strategies, and timelines.

For more information please refer to the Job Description 

•    A relevant postgraduate degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or extensive experience in a similar role in a large and complex organisation.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

•    Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
•    Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
•    Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
•    Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

For more information on this role, please contact Professor, Computer Science, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos on [email protected]

If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to Swinburne’s Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

Applications Close: March 12th, 2024 at 5pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action , Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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