Commercial Manager (12 month fixed term contract)

Job Title: Commercial Manager (12 month fixed term contract)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 312575
Contact Name: Courtney Chambers
Job Published: January 20, 2020 15:45

Job Description


  • 12 month fixed term contract
  • ASAP Start
  • Broad and autonomous role

Foodbank is Australia’s largest food rescue organisation, accounting for over 70% of food rescued in Australia.  Foodbank sources donated food from farmers, processors, manufacturers, markets and retailers most of which would otherwise go to landfill as waste.

In Queensland, through the Foodbank Queensland  (FBQ) warehouse and distribution facility at Morningside, food is redistributed directly through over 250 community-based welfare agencies feeding over 188,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders each month, over 35% of whom are children.   provides food for over 200 school breakfast programs.  FBQ rescues over 12 million kilos of food which is the equivalent of nearly 22 million meals with an estimated retail value of more than $80m.

Foodbank’s vision is for a Queensland without hunger delivered through a mission to deliver the most food, to the most Queenslanders in need, in the most efficient and effective ways.

Reporting to the Foodbank Queensland CEO, the Commercial Manager will take overall responsibility for managing all aspects of financial, legal, IT, HR, safety, risk and insurance requirements.  The Commercial Manager will also have broad oversight of the overall management  of the organisation, operating very closely with the CEO to ensure all aspects of FBQ’s operations are conducted in line with the agreed Strategic Plan.

To be successful in this role you will be and experienced manager with strong financial, commercial and broad corporate services exposure.  You will enjoy leading a team of passionate staff to achieve outcomes.  You will be flexible and agile in your approach and enjoy a role that interfaces broadly with stakeholders. A tertiary qualifications are required and CA/CPA well regarded.

The impact of Foodbank on the lives of Queenslanders in need is unquestionable.  You could make a significant difference by supporting the CEO to lead a highly efficient and effective FBQ to deliver on strategic objectives.

To apply please provide a resume and cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and reasons for your interest in this role by selecting the “apply now” function.  Confidential enquiries can be made to Courtney Chambers on 07 3305 5800.


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