Executive Director, Invest Victoria

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is are the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/060310
Closing Date: 24-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: up to five years
Attachments: Executive Director, Invest Victoria PD.docx (Word, 134KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Clare McCartin or Jarrod McLauchlan
(03) 9929 9518 or (03) 9929 9515

Position Details

Executive Director, Invest Victoria

  • Shape Economic Development Opportunities for Victoria
  • High Profile Stakeholders & Significant Negotiations
  • Executive Remuneration (EO2) - $206,539 - $330,582 (Total Remuneration Package)


The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government's lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. The Investment and Economic Projects Division sits within the Employment, Investment and Trade Group promoting Victoria as an investment destination and engaging with foreign and domestic companies to attract and deliver investment projects.

As a key member of the Employment, Investment and Trade leadership team, you will provide strategic leadership to a group of highly capable investment specialists responsible for selling Victoria's merits as an investment location and negotiating with foreign companies to establish their businesses in Victoria. By developing and executing market by market strategies, your team, as well as the State's overseas offices, will promote Victoria internationally as an investment location and actively manage the investment project pipeline. In addition to negotiating significant deals and announcements, you will provide expert advice to Ministers and executive management on investment attraction activities.   

A well respected commercial executive, you have ideally balanced a successful executive career across both the public and private sectors. Comfortable with sensitive and significant negotiations, you have an ability to manage effective relationships with senior executives and investors with a proven track record in achieving tangible outcomes. You have an understanding for state, national and international economic environments and proven experience presenting to and providing advice to senior stakeholders including ministers. Bringing a level of drive and motivation that is infectious, your down to earth style and approachability together with strong commercial and business acumen are key qualities that have seen you succeed in your career to date. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to influence the future economic state of Victoria and is a role not to be missed. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to www.davidsonwp.com and search for the job title in the Job Seekers tab. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.


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