Department of Regional NSW
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Investment Manager Industry - Agrifood (Agrifood sector)

Investment Manager Industry - Agrifood (Agrifood sector)

  • 499837
  • Projects


  • 2 Years, Temporary full-time
  • Location – Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo or Queanbeyan (other locations within Regional NSW will be considered)
  • Salary from $113,343 plus super and leave loading
  • Clerk Grade 9/10


Who is the Department of Regional NSWWhy work for us? 

Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About The Team

The Office of Regional Economic Development (ORED) leads business attraction, promotion and strategy across regional NSW. We are recognised as the only fully dedicated regional Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) in Australia and a leader in the field. We provide a range of tailor-made facilitation and information services to investors that are looking to establish or expand in regional NSW to drive economic development and create sustainable jobs.

About the role

The Investment Manager – Agrifood will support the development and management of multiple projects and initiatives, act as a key point of contact for investment attraction enquiries, support collaboration initiatives between industry and government, and deliver a range of investor services across priority sectors to deliver intended investment and job creation outcomes to meet the objectives of the 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW Refresh.

Key responsibilities for the Investment Manager - Agrifood role include, but not limited to:

  • Identify, develop and manage projects to attract inward investment, increase economic growth, grow employment, infrastructure, investment and exports for regional NSW
  • Plan and implement strategies and initiatives to strengthen our economic relationships and promote  inward investment
  • Deliver investment lead generation and research to build a pipeline of potential investment, including actionable market intelligence and investment attraction
  • Provide a high level of service, advice and support to potential investors as part of a team  approach

Develop and manage working relationships and networks with key State and Federal Government agencies, Local Government, businesses and other stakeholders

This role reports to the Senior Investment Manager – Agrifood.


About You

You will be a highly motivated professional with proven investment attraction or business development experience working in or with clients in the food and beverage sector. You will have a proven ability to manage client and stakeholder relationships professionally and confidently and can demonstrate the use of project management techniques. You will also be a team player who has a passion and in-depth understanding of the industry issues facing Regional NSW.

Key knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in Agrifood business development or investment attraction and/or delivery and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Sound understanding of the business development and investment process, financial reporting and key factors driving regional economic growth.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications coupled with relevant private sector experience.
  • Proven investment attraction or business development experience working in or with clients in the Agrifood sector.
  • Evidence of the COVID-19 vaccination must be provided upon commencement of employment. This is a condition of engagement should you be successfully appointed to a position within the Department of Regional NSW (which includes Local Land Services and the Soil Conservation Service).
  • Current NSW Driver Licence


If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role


Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Application Closing Date – Sunday 10th July 2022 (closing date extended)

For further information about this opportunity please contact Darren Keegan - Senior Investment Manager – Agrifood on 0427661360 or via

Please view the role description here.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.


All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.


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