Industry Development Manager (SA Sheep and Beef Blueprint Manager)


The Sheep and Beef Industry Blueprints were developed with the primary function and role to facilitate industry development through a culture of collaboration and cooperation across the sector and to leverage co-investment within the sheep and beef industry value chains.

About the Role

Livestock SA is currently looking to appoint an Industry Development Manager to join their team in a full-time capacity. A priority for the role will be to lead the successful implementation and continued development of the Sheep and Beef Industry Blueprints in conjunction with the SA Industry Blueprint Working Group. This role will work to link all of SA’s Sheep and Beef Industry stakeholders resulting in the development of whole of value chain collaborative actions that will contribute to achievement of a common goal.

The Industry Development Manager will also oversee the development, implementation and review of current and future projects undertaken by Livestock SA and lead other members of the project team in meeting contracted outcomes.


  • Project management, including the Beef and Sheep Blueprint
  • Management of the project team
  • Liaison point between industry stakeholders
  • Manage project communications strategies
  • Support policy development and strategic planning

Skills and Experience

Applications are sought from candidates with at least three to five years in a similar role. Applicants should have a solid technical knowledge of livestock systems with a broad overview of the functions of the value chain. You will have experience in developing and using improvement frameworks with a track record for writing successful funding submissions. A background in strategic development and project management – particularly across project plans, resource allocation, risk assessments, budgeting and reporting – will be highly regarded.

Candidates should have a tertiary qualification in agricultural science or a related discipline and a current, unencumbered driver’s license.