First listed on: 01 April 2021

Director Business Development Services


The Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced Business Development Director with a science or technology background?
  • Want to make a difference to CSIRO's five specialist market-facing businesses?
  • Join CSIRO and lead business development for CSIRO Services!

CSIRO Services is looking for a Business Development Director and seeks applications from individuals with a track record of success to lead and deliver on our growth agenda. Reporting to the Executive Manager Business Development & Commercial you will work closely with the CSIRO Services leadership team and be responsible for the development and execution of commercial strategy to achieve growth, commercial impact and revenue.

Your duties will include:

  • Partnering effectively with the business unit's leadership team, to achieve, drive and grow financial, commercial and strategic impact
  • Developing strong trusted advisor relationships with senior executives and external stakeholders across industry and governments.
  • Identifying, building and developing strategic portfolios of clients and partners in CSIRO Service’s key markets.
  • Leading the end-to-end conversion of strategic business development and commercial opportunities.
  • Supporting CSIRO Services leaders with market research and business intelligence to support planning, monitoring and evaluation of Services’ impact, pipeline and revenue.
  • Own and embed commercial and business skills standards across CSIRO to effectively engage with clients and partners.

Location: Negotiable - Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra preferred
Salary: AU$136k - AU$150k plus up to 15.4% super + car allowance + bonus
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 72012

To be considered you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience as a senior business/commercial/strategy development in the technology and/or science sector
  • A degree in science, engineering, business or marketing and at least 4 years experience in a business development or commercial role.
  • The ability to partner effectively with client groups to achieve and grow business impact and revenue focussing on return on investment.
  • A demonstrated history of delivering end-to-end conversion of opportunities that drive and support commercial contracting.
  • Leadership and collaboration skills, predominately while working in multidisciplinary teams whilst mentoring and developing skills in others.
  • Relevant experience developing a wide range of disciplines at all levels internally and externally and experience in influencing key stakeholders within a complex and ambiguous environment.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check and to hold a current drivers license and passport.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Wednesday 21 April 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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