Date posted: Jan 08, 2018
PURPOSE and SCOPE
The MacDon Australia Manager manages all employees, operations and facilities of MacDon Australia. This position also leads the MacDon Australia team in developing and supporting MacDon’s business in Australia.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:
Responsible for managing all of MacDon Australia Pty. Ltd. employees.
Develop and maintain a Dealer Network in Australia. Provide and lead sales support functions.
Prepare product pricing and recommend Dealer discount programs.
Maintain inventory levels appropriate to demand.
Manage incoming orders and the logistics and import process for inbound container shipments.
Work closely with MDA Parts Manager and MacDon Industries Ltd. Vice President, Global Parts to provide support where appropriate on all functions of the service parts operations.
Market research, including identification and maintenance of relevant information such as market maps, shares and potentials, competitors and their activities, and distribution opportunities and models.
Oversee and carry out marketing activities including media placement, demonstration programs, field day activities, dealer promotions, etc.
Oversee all business operations including human resources, accounting, capital purchases, leases and service support functions.
Liaise with suppliers, accountants, lawyers, finance companies and bankers.
Prepare and meet budgets pertaining to MacDon Australia business.
Communicate with representatives of MacDon Industries Ltd. regarding all areas of the Australian operations.
Brand image development and support through coordination of budgets and assistance in development of promotional materials and items at exhibitions, at dealer clinics, open houses, etc.
Develop and maintain safe operating procedures.
Other duties as assigned by the Export Manager, MacDon Industries Ltd.
Education and Experience
Related University or College degree and related experience.
Minimum 10 years of agricultural distribution management experience, particularly managing accounts, targeting prospects, and addressing customer concerns.
Experience with corporate affairs and governance including areas such as Legal, Accounting, Financing and Insurance.
Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of Australian agricultural practices and procedures, as well as Australian dealership structures and networks.
Intuitive, self-motivated and able to work both in team situations and independently.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Excellent planning and administration abilities.
Strong computer competency with proficiency in Microsoft Products including: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Valid passport required and must be able to travel internationally.