Manager, Thought Leadership - Asialink Business

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 05 Mar 2024

Job no: 0061624
Location: Melbourne (Parkville) or Sydney
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Department: Asialink Business
UOM 9 – $134,320 - $139,749 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead the development of impactful public reports and insights on Asia for business.
  • Opportunity to innovate with new products.
  • Flexible and friendly work environment.

About the Role
Ignite your Asia business expertise as a Manager, Research Products, at Asialink Business, Australia's national centre for building an Asia-capable workforce.  

Lead the research and delivery of impactful reports, resources, and engaging digital content empowering businesses to thrive in Asian markets. Oversee projects from planning to launch, collaborating with our expert Advisory & Insights and marketing teams. Make a real difference by contributing to Australia's successful engagement with Asia. Unleash your passion for research, content creation, and collaboration. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading signature research reports & Doing Business Guides for Asian markets (development & updates). 
  • Crafting & releasing public reports for Australian businesses through scoping, planning, research, development, and launch. 
  • Partnering with our marketing team to create and deliver innovative digital products, content & data-driven infographics for various channels. 
  • Managing & empowering small teams & suppliers to deliver exceptional information products.

Who we are looking for
Are you a seasoned researcher and content creator with exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills, honed through experience engaging with businesses, government, and clients? We are looking for a researcher with project management experience to lead the development of a suite of business-focused research products and resources. Bring your comprehensive understanding of Asia and a genuine desire to bridge the gap between research and real-world impact. 

This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in Australia's Asia business engagement. Join us, and together, let's unlock the potential of this vital region.

You will also have:

  • Experience developing data-driven content & innovative research products for diverse digital channels. 
  • Well-developed project management skills, including managing small teams and suppliers 
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing abilities, with expertise in quantitative and qualitative analysis. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD. Safari offers the highest level of compatibility.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – Asialink Business
Asialink Business is a key program area of Asialink, Australia's premier body promoting Australia-Asia engagement. Asialink Business was established with a mandate from the Australian Government to help create an Asia-capable workforce in Australia and works closely with the other program areas of Arts, Diplomacy, and Education under the Asialink Group banner. Asialink is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Myer Foundation and operates under the portfolio of Chancellery International.

What we offer you!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Maddison Ryan via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

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