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IT & Telecomms / Project Management / Team Lead

Contract or Temp

Position : Director – Business Engagement

Location : ACT

The Role
Outstanding opportunity for a driven professional to join a government department in an IT capacity. A passionate, driven professional with a positive attitude and a strong desire to succeed. The department is seeking an experienced Business Engagement Director.

The Director/Manager – Business Engagement role is a manager role within the Simplified Trade System (STS) Taskforce. Under limited direction, the duties or this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Displaying leadership and people management skills by: 
    • Assigning clear roles and responsibilities for team members on every project (to ensure optimum team effectiveness for projects of different size and complexity). 
    • Identifying areas for further development of team members and providing constructive feedback on a regular basis. 
    • Recognising and rewarding good performance. 
    • Providing staff within their team and across other Branch project staff with ongoing coaching and mentoring. 
    • Promoting the Branch values and culture by collaborating with other Project Team Leads; and 
    • Facilitating a collaborative approach to identifying and managing project issues and risks. 
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to ensure team KPI’s and organisational outcomes are achieved by:
    • Fostering a co-operative approach with the Taskforce Executive and other team leads, the department’s stakeholders and interdepartmental stakeholders, leading to a project outcome which meets organisational needs.
    • Providing progress reports to the Taskforce Executive on progress against the team plans.
    • Managing stakeholder expectations; and
    • Engaging the Stakeholders in resolution of emerging issues and risks.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development and delivery of team outcomes with a focus on best practice and continual improvement: Ensure team activities are planned, documented, actioned and completed within agreed timeframes and quality standards.
  • Manage project deliverables across agencies, ensuring compliance with governance and quality protocols, to successfully deliver Secretariat milestones and outcomes.

The candidate requirements

  • Demonstrated experience working as a Business Engagement Manager, ideally within government.
  • Proven ability to deliver requirements and aligns with organisational constraints of multiple agencies/entities.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate between business and technical terminology.
  • Proven ability to communicate with influence, negotiate outcomes and manage complex stakeholder relationships.

Desirable criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a related field.


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