Benefits of working with AEGIC

AEGIC is a dynamic research, development and market intelligence organisation focused on increasing value in the Australian grains industry.

We have offices in Perth and Sydney staffed by highly qualified and experienced scientists and industry experts.

This dynamic and innovative organisation offers you family-friendly flexible working conditions, wellbeing initiatives and a workplace where your personal and professional development is supported.

If there are any current opportunities with AEGIC, they will be listed below.

Chief Executive Officer

Full job description

AEGIC is Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation, and applied solutions for the grains industry.

We leverage our technical know-how, market insight and innovation capabilities to find and deliver practical solutions that increase value for the Australian grains industry.  We do this by:

  • learning about our markets from our customers and consumers
  • understanding what our market information and insight means for the Australian grains industry – opportunities, risks, and long-term trends
  • using our capability in science to develop applied solutions and evidence to address market signals
  • sharing our applied solutions and market insight with our customers and industry stakeholders
  • presenting evidence-based value propositions to current and potential customers of Australian grain and various industry stakeholders.

This not-for-profit business is now seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead our executive team and experienced industry experts.  Reporting to the AEGIC Board, you are responsible for managing the continued growth and development of the organisation. Current staffing 45-50 across three sites (Perth, Sydney, Vic., with Head Office in Perth).

The key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Leading a values-driven culture to ensure safety and wellbeing are essential
  • Close collaboration with the Board and AEGIC’s members
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with key industry stakeholders including government, international organisations, industry bodies and supply chain organisations.
  • Developing and managing the strategic and annual operating plans
  • Build culture and capacity internally to support sustainable funding from members and external sources.
  • Investing in the Executive Management Team to build and support leadership capability.
  • Ensure sound Governance, financial stability, risk management and compliance at all levels.

You will possess a sound knowledge of and have established networks in the Australian grains industry, be able to demonstrate extensive experience in stakeholder management in an agricultural industry both nationally and internationally and be able to demonstrate prior experience at leading an organisation at a senior level.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate with appropriate experience.

Location(s): Perth, Western Australia.

Tenure

Aligned to ongoing funding cycles, currently through to 30 June 2026.

Further Information

For further details on the role or the recruitment process, please contact Alison Forrest, People and Culture Manager on 08 6168 9909 or email .

How do I apply?

Applications should include a current resume and covering letter addressing the key requirements on the job description to . Applications will be reviewed as received.

General Manager, Strategy and Communications

Full job description

AEGIC is Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation and applied solutions for the grains industry.

We leverage our technical know-how, market insight and innovation capabilities to find and deliver practical solutions that create value for the Australian grains industry (2022 total industry value of $20-25 billion).  We do this by:

  • learning about our markets from our customers and consumers
  • understanding what our market information and insight means for the Australian grains industry – opportunities, risks, and long-term trends
  • using our capability in science to develop applied solutions and evidence to address market signals
  • sharing our applied solutions and market insight with our customers and industry stakeholders
  • presenting evidence-based value propositions to current and potential customers of Australian grain and various industry stakeholders.

An exciting, full-time opportunity is available for a strategy and communications expert to join our executive team and experienced industry experts. This senior role contributes significantly to AEGIC’s vision and strategic plan.

Working as a member of the Executive Management Team and reporting directly to the CEO the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Leading and communicating corporate strategy for AEGIC, both internally and externally.
  • Building AEGIC’s reputation and brand by achieving business and commercial objectives.
  • Managing and reporting on business performance and organisational planning.
  • Project delivery to AEGIC’s national and international research partners and investors.
  • Supporting AEGIC project leaders in technical capacity building and thought leadership.
  • Developing strong working relationships with stakeholders including government, international organisations and industry bodies and the general public, to maximise engagement and build advocacy.

Supported by a small team, you will assist the CEO in developing and delivering AEGIC’s Strategic Plan and positively contribute to the development and maintenance of AEGIC’s organisational values and culture.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate with appropriate experience. You will possess a sound knowledge of and have established networks in agriculture, preferably Australia’s grains industry. You will be able to demonstrate extensive experience in effective communication to stakeholders within the Agricultural industry.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Highly effective communication, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships, maintain networks and manage stakeholders.
  • Proven experience developing and executing strategy.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage your own budget, financial resources and lead and motivate a successful team.
  • Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills and ability to foster innovation and improvements to process, product and services.
  • Proven ability to recognise and capitalise on project delivery opportunities; and
  • Project monitoring, reporting and evaluation experience.

Benefits of working with AEGIC

This dynamic and innovative organisation offers flexible working conditions, wellbeing initiatives and an opportunity for professional and personal growth.  Take advantage of this opportunity to work for a national company committed to enhancing the international competitiveness and value of Australian grains through market insights, applied technology, and innovation.

AEGIC works closely with stakeholders including customers, grain processors, supply chain organisations, grain growers, grain breeding companies and other industry organisations. AEGIC also maintains close relationships with its two founding members, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), DPIRD Western Australia,

Location(s): Perth, Western Australia.

Tenure

Aligned to ongoing funding cycles, currently through to 30 June 2026.

Further Information

For further details on the role or the recruitment process, please contact Alison Forrest, People and Culture Manager on 08 6168 9909 or email .

How do I apply?

Applications should include a current resume and covering letter addressing the key requirements on the job description to . Applications will be reviewed as received.