General Manager- Sales & Marketing

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: Executive Salary Package + STI + LTI
Contact: Christy Moses
  • Opportunity to be either Sydney or Hobart based
  • Market leaders in sustainability and innovation

About our client

Huon Aquaculture (Huon) is a Tasmanian-based Australian organisation with global leading technology in the farming, production and supply of salmon and ocean trout products. With humble beginnings in the late 1980's, Huon has since grown from a single site contract-growing salmon family business to the ASX-listed business they are today. Employing over 750 people, they have a vertically integrated business model managing every step of the process from harvesting, processing packing and dispatch to their retail, wholesale and foodservice/ QSR customer base across Australia and overseas. With core values that focus around community, integrity, creativity, safety, care and people, Huon also live and breathe their mission statement to seek excellence and innovation in all that they do.

With a strategy built around innovation; technology has played a key role in ensuring Huon is able to take a holistic approach to their sustainable farming practices with significant investment and importance placed on fish health, welfare, and biosecurity. They supply Australia's only RSPCA Approved salmon signalling the high standards the business operates to. They have also been the first company globally to implement particular improvements in fish farming practices, continuing to raise the bar and lead by example to others in their industry.

In recent years as a result of investment and expansion they have experienced a significant growth trajectory which is expected to continue into 2021 and beyond. In line with these plans, there is now the opportunity for a highly-motivated and values-led commercial leader to join their Executive Team in the role of General Manager - Sales & Marketing.

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the GM- Sales & Marketing will lead a team of 30+ across sales, marketing, front-end logistics and customer service. This role will provide strategic leadership, direction and influence on the development, implementation and evaluation of the functions initiatives, strategies, policies, and programs. Driving sales, category and market share growth will be a key objective in line with profitability, reputation, and brand targets. As a key member of the Executive Leadership team this role will also provide high level authoritative strategic and independent advice with a whole of business perspective to a broad range of stakeholders.

About the Candidate

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in leading sales and marketing teams ideally within a complex category and/or environment. The ability to drive long and medium strategic goals whilst also managing the fast-paced nature of the FMCG industry is critical along with influential communication, negotiation, and presentation skills. A passion for people and team development is required as well as the ability to work cross-functionally in order to understand all aspects of their end-to-end business. A keen interest in continuous improvement, on-going value adding and building strategic partnerships with internal, external and community stakeholders at all levels will also be key to success. Most importantly, you will be driven by the opportunity to personally grow and develop within Huon's unique business model and culture whilst bringing your team along with you on this positive journey.

On offer

An executive salary package including short-term and long-term incentives are on offer along with the ability to lead your function in an autonomous, flexible and entreprenurial way.

This role has the flexibility to be based in either Sydney or Hobart. Applicants could be based in either location currently or open to relocation. Due to remit of role there will also be the need to travel intrastate, interstate and internationally as required.

Apply Now

Please contact Christy Moses at Six Degrees on 0402 366 466 for more information or please APPLY NOW.

Six Degrees Executive are retained on behalf of Huon Aquaculture for this assignment. Any direct or third party approaches will be forwarded to Six Degrees for assessment.