T-Ports has an exciting regional opportunity available focused on forging strong customer relationships. This newly created position of Grower Relations Officer is for someone to make their own. Are you enthusiastic about connecting rural communities with international consumers? Are you dynamic and keen to develop trusted long-lasting relationships in regional areas? If you are a people person and passionate about agriculture, then this job is for you.

About T-Ports

T-Ports specialises in bulk handling, storage and transhipping of grain using cutting-edge state of the art facilities and equipment. T-Ports operates two transhipment Ports, one at Lucky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula and one at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. As well as the two transhipment Ports, T-Ports operates up-country grain storage sites at Lock and Kimba and a transhipment vessel “Lucky Eyre” that discharges grain into ocean-going vessels at sea. T-Ports is founded on four pillars, Innovation, Safety, Integrity, and Efficiency.

About The Role

The Grower Relations Officer is responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with both current and potential grower customers. This position will be based regionally, the location can be flexible and previous experience and knowledge in the grain industry will be essential.

  • Reporting to General Manager – Commercial and Construction.
  • Full-time permanent role with flexibility.
  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with growers within and surrounding catchment zones to ensure on-going engagement and support across the regions.
  • Provide updates to growers on service improvements, export partners, grain pricing, post-harvest delivery options, site segregation, quality and receival parameters.
  • Generate a program of social media content.
  • Prepare relevant reports, including crop planting/ forecasting, harvest and management updates.
  • Identify strategic growth areas for the business to expand and diversify.
  • Attend relevant industry and community events and remain informed about industry changes and updates.
  • Facilitate community engagement programs, including the coordination and facilitation of site tours.
  • Organise and coordinate field days and harvest grower meetings.
  • Extensive travel between T-Ports facilities and grower sites will be required.
  • Harvest grower support, updates and information, including flyers and articles.

About You

  • Understanding of the grain industry and rural operations and their related dynamics will be essential.
  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to build robust working relationships.
  • Well-developed planning and management skills.
  • Qualifications in Agricultural Science, Front Line Management and / or Leadership will be highly regarded.
  • C-Class driving licence.

About The Benefits

  • $90K – $110K + Super (Depending on experience)
  • Fully maintained company vehicle + Fuel Card
  • Phone allowance
  • Tools of trade supplied
  • Flexible and supportive employer

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.