Corporate Affairs Government Manager

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Melbourne
Job Type:Full Time

Here at Lion Dairy & Drinks we produce, market and distribute some of Australia's most iconic brands in milk, dairy beverages, yoghurt, juice and soy. Our External Relations team's purpose is to build sustainability and trust over the long term whilst stewarding the reputation of our business. As a result, we place an incredible amount of trust in our people to make a difference, who in turn help us build brands our customers have confidence in.

We are currently looking for a Corporate Affairs Manager - Government Relations, to join the team and also help us on this journey. You will be accountable for providing strategic communications advice and counsel to enable Lion Dairy & Drinks to deliver its strategic initiatives. This includes both programmed activity, and reactive-based work, leading the Government engagement and media responsiveness.

This externally focused role will see you as the key contact to manage high profile issues and topics that may affect Lion Dairy & Drinks reputation in the market, whilst engaging with and handling government enquiries and all marketing approvals. Additionally, you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and implement business communications strategies, plans and processes to support delivery of the business strategy. While also working closely with Senior leaders to Develop, implement, measure and advise on best practice business communications to uphold and enhance Lion Dairy & Drinks employee engagement, corporate reputation and brand reputation
  • Build sustainability knowledge and capability to drive engagement with our customers, suppliers, farmers, growers, distributors and team members.
  • Your new role will develop Lion Dairy & Drinks Government Relations strategy. Lead external engagement opportunities with Government, Regulators and Industry to enhance Lion Dairy & Drink's reputation. While also undertaking ongoing policy development, in line with global and national research.

To hit the ground running we are ideally looking for someone with proven Government relations experience, in a corporate environment or within government. You will be an adept problem solver and comfortable dealing with high profile and at times contentious issues, while having the ability to act as a media spokesperson and represent the business to external stakeholders.

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You may have seen that Kirin & Lion have announced the sale of Dairy & Drinks business to Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (Mengniu Dairy) on a standalone basis, pending regulatory approvals. We believe this sale will allow Dairy & Drinks to benefit from access to leading-edge dairy research and development capability as well as further investment as part of the Mengniu Dairy business.