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General Manager

Avion Communications is a boutique communications agency that offers web content strategy and copywriting services that are driven by marketing and sales.

What makes Avion different is its ability to consult on all things digital and its understanding of all aspects of the web development process.

Our clients span high-profile organisations through to small and mid-sized businesses and not-for-profits.

Due to Avion’s continued growth and expansion, the company is looking for a General Manager to continue the journey on the ground in Melbourne.

You will have both the freedom and responsibility for decision making in the business. As General Manager you will be empowered and encouraged to act in the best interests of the team to continue to achieve Avion’s vision and goals and will assist in overseeing responsibility for Finance, Strategy, HR, Administration and Asset Management.

As the pillar of the business behind Avion’s Director, you will be responsible for contributing to Avion’s success and reputation.

In a nutshell, you are responsible for business growth and profitability, with most of your time spent on business and relationship building.

Your day to day roles and responsibilities will include:
• generating leads;
• managing and nurturing the pipeline of work;
• finding key decision makers at organisations Avion wants to work with;
• fostering rapport and identifying challenges/areas where Avion might be able to provide value;
• working closely with the Head of Client Engagement to customise proposals;
• working closely with Head of Operations to determine resourcing for projects;
• creating and designing up to date credential documentation and information packs;
• building Avion’s brand through networking and strategic partnerships;
• supporting team members with their own business development aspirations;
• ensuring the financial stability of the company;
• ensuring the ongoing efficiency and effectiveness of Avion and its staff members.

To be considered for this role you will ideally have the following skills and experience:
• accreditation or formal training in business development, sales and/or management;
• financial acumen or ideally a financial based qualification;
• 5+yrs professional experience working in media and communications, ideally client side;
• passion for media, communications and digital technology;
• solid stakeholder management skills and ability to set/steer client expectations;
• vision to be a thought leader in digital marketing, content strategy and emerging technology;
• ideally proficient across various channels and the entire customer journey;
• outstanding communication and analytical skills;
• good problem solver with ability to use previous experience to inform decision making;
• organised, time-efficient and hardworking;
• a role model, willing to support, develop and mentor emerging team members;
• be commercially astute.

At Avion Communications we provide a dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and learn.

We know how important it is to love where you work, which is why we’ve come up with a range of initiatives that keep our employees happy, healthy, engaged and always learning:
• monthly dedicated time with business leaders;
• ‘wellbeing’ buddies for mental health and knowledge sharing;
• brand planning days;
• annual team getaways;
• support for pet projects;
• industry involvement and ambassadorship;
• monthly lunch and learns;
• conference attendance – local and international.

For more information on our company please visit www.avioncommunications.com.au.

South Melbourne 3205

Avion Communications

Interested?

If you are interested in joining us and feel you have the right skills, experience and above all the right outlook, then we’d love to hear from you.

In order to be considered for the role please submit your RESUME and a COVERING LETTER addressing the following five questions:
1. Why are you a good fit for the role?
2. Can you give us an example where you’ve had a disagreement with someone in your team? How did you resolve it?
3. Tell us about a challenging problem you’ve been given to work on. How did you go about getting the information you needed to solve it?
4. Can you identify a campaign or brand that resonates with you and explain how/why?
5. Can you explain to us how you align with Avion’s 5 key values: creativity, fairness, transparency, kindness and hard work?

Avion Communications does not accept any unsolicited resumes from third party vendors.
You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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