Food, agriculture & rural industries

Recruitment for food, agriculture and rural industries roles

The food, agriculture and rural industries sectors remain among the most central pillars of Australia’s economy. They face opportunities such as the continued growth of Asia’s demand for Australian products, through to issues such as the impact of weather events, climate change and political and economic environments. As some of Australia’s most enduring fields, they also face change as technology continues to influence growing, harvesting and processing operations, and as consumers increasingly seek ready-to-cook home meals through to pre-cooked offers for industries. This includes balancing competing interests for ‘fresh’ yet out-of-season foods and adapting to trends from the increase in Australia’s café culture right through to the ‘humanisation’ of pet food.

The skills to deliver success

For businesses that work in these sectors, or provide support services to these sectors, we know how vital it is for you to have a team with the right mix of skills to ensure you are positioned for success. Leaders in food, agriculture and rural industries operations typically face a range of challenges and opportunities including:

  • Managing variables such as weather, seasonality, legislative and quarantine requirements through to trends such as health movements and demand for super foods
  • Balancing supply chain issues including stock and produce management, transport and perishability and 24/7 consumer expectations
  • Managing the impacts of increasing global demand and pricing as well as domestic pressure from large retailers to cut costs and accommodate changing consumer demands
  • Addressing the marketing impacts of brand and reputation at the product and regional level
  • Integrating new technologies, methods and farming techniques to increase productivity through faster processing or manufacturing and to create value-adding offers

 The right candidate can create new value for your business including helping you better connect with industry and technological advancements, leverage networks, adapt to changing market and environmental conditions, and capitalise on growth sectors with speed and agility. This includes balancing ever-changing requirements and external uncontrollable factors from weather to retailer expectations. At Carroll Consulting, we understand you need people who offer the right culture fit to align with your company values, while having the right skills to manage the requirements of roles in the food, agricultural and rural industries sectors, such as:

  • Industry passion
  • Industry and commodity experience
  • Technical insight
  • Multi-tasking
  • Business management
  • Agile decision making
  • Diverse problem solving
  • Creative and innovative thinking

Carroll Consulting’s experience

Carroll Consulting has widespread experience across this sector. We understand that cultural alignment is critical, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Our experience across the sector spans primary production to manufacturing to retailing, giving us deep insight into the opportunities made possible by recruiting the right people.

For more information or a free culture-fit assessment to support future recruitment, please contact our team today.

For food, agricultural and rural industries clients, we recruit roles such as:

  • Operations managers
  • Import/export traders
  • Export documentation managers
  • Logistics managers
  • Distribution managers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Demand planners
  • Supply chain planners
  • Production planners
  • Sales managers
  • Business development managers
  • Financial accountants