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Senior Roles Required
High Growth Australian Company
• Exciting Positions
• Melbourne Location
• Great Packages
Our company is young, vibrant, and very successful and continues to experience sustained growth.
With operations throughout nation wide and aggressive growth plans this is a company on the ascent.
There are a number of great positions currently available with our company.
If you have a natural business acumen and are ready for a fast moving, varied, and interesting role we want to speak to you.
We require an outstanding individual
with a strong commercial acumen to
run our United Gas business. United
Gas is a LPG supply company via
tankers to both commercial and
residential. This will involve managing
the day to day business requirements
of administration, debtors, P&L's and
understanding of sales function. The
successful applicant with have strong
organization skills and management
skills along with a hands on operations
background within the LPG market.
Salary circa $90K + incentives
Category Managers -- Food
Service & Tobacco Products
We require two outstanding
individuals with experience in retail
category management. They would
be responsible for ensuring that all
facets of Supplier, Merchandise and
Promotional arrangements that are
developed with the aim of satisfying
customers needs/purchasing habits
and generating sales revenue for
stores and United Petroleum. One
individual would be required to
effectively manage, develop and grow
the cigarette/tobacco & associated
product categories and the other food
service related categories.
Salary circa $70K -- $90K
United Card Sales
We currently have a position based in
United Card that has the responsibility
of driving sales for United Card
nationally whilst maintaining current
United Card customers. As the Sales
Manager your key performance
indicators for this role are to increase
United Card by implementing a sales
& marketing program across the
business. United Card is a relatively
new division on United Petroleum
which continues to experience growth.
The ideal candidate should be able to
hit the ground running and thrive on a
fast paced environment.
Salary circa $100K + Incentives
This position will be responsible for
the sale of our electronic advertising
media space to external clients. You
will be required to maximise the
revenue potential from this activity
and marketing so that it is a profitable
contributor to the company and
generates incremental advertising
revenue. The required individual
will have a degree with in Sales &
Marketing (but not essential) and have
a strong understanding of advertising
and marketing principles.
Salary circa $80K -- $100K
To apply for these exciting roles in strict con dence, send your resume to:
Joel Toey by email: email@example.com
Banking, accounting and finance
Finance goes global
LEFT: Dr Martin Fahy,
CEO of FINSIA.
ABOVE: English is the
default language for
the deal and day-to-
day transactions, but
Financial Services is one of those industries where the
Australian brand is strong and demand for our skills is
high around the world. ANDREW ETHERD reports.
The business of money used to be
described as a number of largely
independent sectors --- investment
bankers and financial advisers were
scarcely aware of the other's existence.
But this has changed, with
interesting effects on career prospects
says Dr Martin Fahy, CEO of the
Financial Services Institute of Australia
''There are a number of features in
the industry in recent years that are
impacting career paths. The first is
convergence within the industry --- the
blending of banking, investment
banking, funds management, wealth
management, financial planning and
retail banking --- into a more coherent
and integrated industry.
''Traditionally, movement between
those areas from a career point of
view was often quite restricted.
Convergence in the industry has
opened up opportunities for people to
move across the industry.''
Now you are no longer limited to
one future, we have the Financial
Services Industry and as many futures
as you care to imagine, Dr Fahy says.
''Stretching from corporate finance and
wholesale banking, through financial
markets, foreign exchange dealing,
superannuation, funds management, to
private wealth management, financial
planning and retail banking.''
As with most careers these days, a
degree is almost obligatory, Dr Fahy
says. ''We have the direct school-leaver
type route, but the industry has
become more knowledge intensive and
the graduate entry route has become
the preferred option. Within that you
have opportunities for relevant and
non-relevant graduates. A relevant
graduate would be a business or
finance graduate, but there are also
opportunities for generalist graduates
who can undertake conversion courses
after they enter the industry.
''Particularly for Australians and
people in New Zealand, Financial
Services is one of those industries
where the Australian brand is strong,
where the portability of qualifications
is very high and where the demand
for the skills that we have here is
strong right around the world.
Australian expats can be found at all
levels globally --- in London, Hong
Kong, Singapore and New York --- we
have senior people working, not just
for Australian institutions in those
markets, but with international bodies.
''Increasingly we are looking to take
Australian financial institutions out into
the regional market. ANZ acquired the
assets of the Royal Bank of Scotland,
about 50 branches in South East Asia
and the Philippines and we see other
banks moving to make acquisitions;
Macquarie Bank extending its global
footprint, so there are opportunities.
''English is the default language for
the deal and day-to-day transactions,
but understanding other cultures is
important, and language is a
significant element of that, being
adventurous from a linguistic point of
view and being prepared to embrace
the other's 'otherness'.''
There is more to Financial Services
than money, Dr Fahy says. ''The
motivation being money is a myth that
does not hold water. There are roles
that pay substantial remuneration, but
the number is relatively small and
specialised. It is not an industry where
remuneration for 95 per cent of the
people is hugely above the average in
other industries and professions like
medicine, law or architecture. People
are primarily attracted by the
innovation in the industry, its global
nature and its pace.''
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