Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Standards Australia

Manage relationships with government and industry groups and identify strategic priorities for Australia. Permanent, full-time role.

  • Build and manage relationships with government and industry groups
  • Develop extensive knowledge of an industry
  • Fantastic CBD location close to public transport
Who is Standards Australia?

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body. We develop internationally aligned Australian Standards in the national interest and work closely with government, industry, consumer and stakeholder groups.

We are a team of 170+ employees based in Sydney CBD. We have a collaborative, friendly and professional working environment where we encourage self-growth and career development.
About the Role

The key role of the Stakeholder Engagement team is to identify internationally aligned standards development opportunities for the net benefit of the Australian community. 

The Stakeholder Engagement Manager manages a multitude of relationships with government and industry groups, identifies priorities for Australia and connects Australian stakeholders internationally.

Key Responsibilities
  • Actively engage and manage relationships with government, regulators, industry groups and other key stakeholders
  • Develop extensive knowledge of an industry/economic sector and establish a presence in the sector
  • Proactively work with industry and government to identify where standards solutions can support market and policy challenges
  • Identify international standards development opportunities in priority areas for Australia
  • Support standards development activities in close collaboration with the standards development team
  • Build and manage relationships with nominating organisations and facilitate their involvement in the standards development process
  • Evaluate project proposals and provide recommendations
  • Prepare submissions to the Commonwealth on matters of sector policy on behalf of Standards Australia
  • Develop and deliver public presentations
What are we looking for?

Minimum Education/Professional Qualifications Required:
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business, politics, law, communication or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a stakeholder engagement, account management, business development or policy role
Skills and Experience:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced negotiation, facilitation and problem solving skills
  • Resilience, initiative and commitment to the delivery of services to stakeholders
Working for Standards Australia

Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect and Excellence form the basis of all we do. We measure our success not only on the outcomes but on the path we took to get there. We offer a flexible and positive environment where individual and team efforts are recognised and rewarded. The company is committed to a workplace which supports equal employment opportunities.
What now?

Please submit your resume to apply for this position. You will then be sent a link to record a video cover letter.

Eligible applicants must be a Permanent Resident or have legal rights to work in Australia.

Please note that due to a high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by Standards Australia's Talent Acquisition team. We do not require extra assistance at this time.