First listed on: 07 December 2021

Assistant Director - Capability, Projects & Strategy, EL 1, Anti-Dumping Commission


About the Anti-Dumping Commission

We are Australia’s international trade remedies authority - the Anti-Dumping Commission. Commission staff investigate allegations of unfair trade practices involving exports entering Australia. These investigations seek to deliver a level playing field for industry. We perform the important function of administering Australia’s anti-dumping legislation. Professionalism, excellence and independence underpins the Commission’s world-class reputation.

We are a connected team of professionals with investigative, accounting, auditing, legal, economic and international trade craft skills. We promote a positive workplace culture and encourage and support flexible working arrangements. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage staff to be their authentic self. Our goal is for staff to reach their full potential through engaging work, career growth opportunities, and options for studies assistance. The Commission is part of the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Portfolio.

About the team

The Capability, Projects and Strategy team leads the design, development and delivery of a whole-of-Commission approach to capability, culture, performance and strategy. We do this in support of the Commissioner and the wider Senior Executive Group, as a trusted advisor.

Our ideal candidate

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team of passionate and committed professionals. Our ideal candidate has a collaborative, respectful and inclusive manner, demonstrating strong personal leadership and the highest standards of integrity. They will lead strategic and people related projects, organisational improvement and change management initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will show:

  • An ability to lead various work programs and business projects with a high degree of autonomy, strong leadership and judgment to deliver quality outcomes.
  • An ability to lead and manage multiple priorities and adapt to evolving demands.
  • The ability to cultivate productive working relationships with staff of the Commission, the Department and external consultants.
  • Strong understanding of performance and culture and the requisite enablers of a high performance, positive workplace culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including the ability to effectively manage and influence stakeholders.
  • Well-developed critical, lateral and strategic thinking to develop impactful and holistic solutions while working collaboratively across diverse business functions
  • Display personal resilience, high level skills in leading and inspiring others, and an ability to lead and manage through ambiguity, uncertainty and competing priorities
  • Understanding and commitment to continuous improvement with an ability to lead and deliver effective change.
  • Highly developed influencing and relationship management skills.
  • High standards of professionalism, personal leadership and integrity.
  • The ability to quickly acquire knowledge and expertise of departmental policy and legislative obligations relating to established corporate processes such as government procurement and recruitment.
  • The ability to acquire a working understanding of Australia’s legislative and policy framework in relation the anti-dumping and countervailing system to improve the overall capability function of the commission.

Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in one or more of the following is highly desirable:

  • human resources management
  • organisational development
  • organisational behaviour
  • change management
  • business process improvement
  • workplace performance and culture workforce strategy and planning
  • learning and development, training development and facilitation
  • recruitment 
  • contract management.

What you will do 

As an assistant director, you will manage and lead work within your own portfolio of responsibilities.

Specifically, in this role you will:

  • Lead and manage various business improvement/change management initiatives.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for enhancing the commission’s internal processes and practices to promote ongoing operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Design, develop and manage capability and training programs.
  • Manage internal and external communications and stakeholder engagements
  • Prepare business cases, minute papers, business planning documents, project documentation, reports, internal and external presentations and proposal papers for an executive audience.
  • Develop and administer plans, procedures, processes and process maps.
  • Apply a working understanding of the technical aspects of dumping, subsidy, injury and causation issues to improve existing operational processes and practices.

For more information on the role, including details on how to apply visit our current vacancies page. 

Applications close on Sunday 16 January 2021 at 11:55PM AEDT. 

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