First listed on: 11 May 2022

Strategic Growth Opportunities Program Manager


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Utilise your extensive program management skills and experience to lead the development and implementation of a partnership framework
  • Have the opportunity to lead the annual strategic coordination of activities within the Strategic Growth Opportunities area
  • Play a key role in the development of resources that support vital organisational performance and review processes

CSIRO are seeking an experienced program management professional for a Strategic Growth Opportunities Manager position on a full time basis for a 3-year contract role. 

CSIRO, through the Strategic Growth Opportunities (SGO) program, has committed to identifying customer and market opportunities at an operational level (business unit), which then feed into a whole of organisational mapping process providing prioritisation, consolidation, and business insights to inform strategy.  The outcomes from this process also feed into several Business Development and Global (BD+G) programs such as strategic partnerships, CSIRO mission development and revenue pipeline expansion.

The Strategic Growth Opportunities Program Manager role will lead this program of work as part of CSIRO’s BD+G team and report to the Manager, Program Design & Management.

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of a partnership framework that links the outcomes of the SGO program to other related programs of work within the organisation (e.g. strategy, missions, strategic partnerships etc)
  • Defining and establishing a process of review and refinement that allows the SGO program to be integrated with CSIRO’s systems and process, and contributes to annual activities 
  • Leading SGO program meetings and workshops across the organisation and developing the necessary networks and relationships to increase the program’s level of success
  • Regularly engaging with all key internal stakeholders (e.g. strategy team) to ensure the strategic alignment of the SGO objectives and consistency of messaging
  • Championing the use of underpinning tools and systems (e.g. the dynamics platform) to ensure the consistent uptake and utilisation of all available data 
  • Working with key business unit staff in the development of resources that inform the Annual Performance and Investment Review process

Location: All AU CSIRO sites
Salary: AU$117k - AU$138k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 83500

To be considered you will need:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in program management
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination and the management of a variety of stakeholders in high pressure situations 
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and teams in the development and implementation of new strategic approach and underpinning systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to supply timely and accurate information in a professional manner to various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capability to draw insights and articulate opportunities enabling leadership to make informed decisions
  • Experience in navigating through and with large complex organisations and bureaucracies, overcoming barriers and roadblocks to build awareness and strategic engagement
  • Strong organisational, administrative, and analytical skills with the capacity to deal with ambiguity

For full details about this role, please review the Position Description.


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

19 May 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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