ABC Foundation are seeking a Business Manager

Business Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Are you after a role that you can really sink your teeth into, on multi-sector land-based projects, converting relationships, concepts, and opportunities into winning contracts? Are you ready to create impact and make a real difference?

This influential key role working strategically with the CEO, is all about building capability, increasing revenue, and creating On-Country opportunities for ABC Foundation and our strategic partners, collectively through socio-economic impact.

ABC Foundation Ltd is a majority Aboriginal owned member-based charitable social enterprise. We strive to bring a point of difference as a foundation, our strategic focus is to achieve Social impact through community partnerships, as well as work to create Economic Impact through business partnerships, to ensure Aboriginal people lead the growth of a sustainable land and sea economy.

Key responsibilities

As the Business Manager, Strategic Partnerships, you will be a trailblazer who thinks strategically and shares our vision and passion. With commercial acumen and an innate ability to transform opportunities, this newly created role will work with the CEO to take identified strategies and lead the development and implementation of land-based and business development activities.

About you

To truly excel in this role, your primary purpose is to develop, convert and deliver strategic projects across our partnership portfolio, with a socio-economic development lens on.

  • Proven 5+ years expertise across multi-sector projects and/or strategic project or business development roles, with evidence of converting complex projects with high success rates (essential)
  • Ideally Business degree qualified (or equivalent) and experience working at a senior level in areas of business development, commercial negotiation, and/or regional economic development, or a related field (essential)
  • Positive outlook, doer attitude and strategic converter to recognise and implement opportunities
  • Able to cultivate and conceptualise concepts which are realistic, viable and can be proven approach
  • Hold and maintain strong professional relationships, with proficient communication skills

If you can draw on your past successes, have extensive experience working across multi-sector projects or industries, with the ability to juggle numerous agendas and achieve positive project outcomes, you may be the person we are looking for.

This role is an extremely rewarding opportunity to help shape positive outcomes for Aboriginal communities. Ideally Perth-based, we will consider other locations for the right applicant.

In return for dedication and leadership, considerable rewards and career growth with an organisation that prides itself on being a pioneer, equals a competitive salary, salary sacrificing options, and bonus incentives.

How to apply

There’s no hand-holding in this role – we require you to bring your A game!

If this role sounds exciting, please submit a cover letter outlining how you have contributed to change and project outcomes (no more than 2 pages) and your current resume by COB Friday 8th January 2021 to:
Liz Axel, Executive Manager –

Short-listing and interviewing will commence after the 18th January 2021.

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

ABC Foundation Ltd fosters a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the contributions of all people and encourages people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.



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