Medtech Industry Adviser – Industry Capability Network – Victoria

Posted 24 November 2021

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria and the Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) are seeking a passionate, well connected medtech specialist to work with industry and government to strengthen the position of local medtech companies to supply into the State’s healthcare system.

This position is a full-time 3-year contract and reports to the Director – Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) with a dotted line to the Manager – Industry Engagement (ICN).

About ICN

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria, supported by the Victorian Government, has been working for local industry since 1984. We were founded on the principle that local businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises, should be given full and fair opportunities to compete for work on major projects, aided by local content considerations. In turn, this will help to create jobs, and support industry and economic development in a thriving community.

Our office is located in the St Kilda Road precinct overlooking Albert Park Lake. Our staff are balancing working from the office as well as from home (restrictions permitting).

About AMMC

The 2020-21 Victorian State Budget announced the establishment of the $20 million Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC).

The AMMC will be Victoria’s medtech manufacturing growth catalyst working with the sector to identify and develop opportunities to grow medtech manufacturing in Victoria, including addressing barriers to growth. It will do this by seeking to:

  • Grow local content in government health procurement
  • Grow capability to enable new medtech products and investments to progress to manufacturing in Victoria
  • Strengthen sector connectivity and collaboration with partners

Objectives

  • To support the growth of Victorian medtech manufacturers by identifying and delivering strategic and local sourcing opportunities.
  • To connect Victoria’s extensive network of medtech suppliers – including from adjacent sectors such as defence – with local and international medtech customers, partners and manufacturers.
  • To work with key procurement partners to enable and increase sourcing of local content that will meet health, patient and economic outcomes.

Key Activities

Be a trusted adviser to medtech suppliers and buyers and partners:

Working with medtech businesses to:

  • Identify supply chain inputs and connect potential suppliers – including outside of the medtech sector (automotive, defence, agriculture, etc.)
  • Identify key strategic targets for government engagement in relation to procurement
  • Facilitate understanding of ISO and cGMP standards and requirements for regulators in the medtech industry, including working to connect non-traditional suppliers to upskill and build quality standards competency

Work with medtech industry procurement and decision makers to:

  • Advocate for and promote local capability
  • Identify opportunities to partner and grow strategic supplier relationships for surety of supply and target opportunities that can be addressed by local manufacturers
  • Identify opportunities for accreditation and skills development for suppliers to build medical grade supply assurance
  • Build procurement understanding of Local Jobs First, Local Industry Development Plans and Social Procurement Plans
  • Undertake benchmarking of local content for medtech goods and services

Identification and development of project opportunities:

  • Map project opportunities for Government medtech procurement and identify current and future areas that are contestable by SMEs
  • Work with demand and supply side stakeholders to shape new ways of working

Facilitation of supplier and buyer relationships and new business:

  • Facilitate and coordination events to introduce suppliers to bidders
  • Work with the AMMC to support activities that may include an annual Medtech Project forum, Meet the Buyer events, supplier showcases, Medtech Industry Project Briefing Events (to be co-designed with ICN-AMMC-partners)

Contribute to ICN Outcomes and Operational Delivery:

  • Support ICN’s Social Procurement activities
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality around interactions and discussions
  • Be proficient in the use of all ICN’s systems (e.g., ICN Toolbox, ICN Gateway, Victorian Management Centre)
  • Meet Personal Business Objectives (PBO’s)

About you

You are a talented and hands-on Industry professional with proven experience in developing and maintaining relationships, implementing strategy and delivering positive outcomes for our customers and stakeholders. You think laterally to identify opportunities outside of standard pathways. You are a confident communicator who is highly organised, motivated and is happy to work autonomously but also loves to collaborate and work as part of a team.

You will have a well-developed approach to making decisions drawing on evidence and industry insights and enjoy work that requires being precise and detail oriented. You have data competency and a good understanding of supply chain optimisation, resilience and diversification. You will have a deep sense of empathy and find that you quickly relate to and understand the clients you are engaging with. You pride yourself on delivering outcomes and making a difference.

You are excited about working for a purposeful organisation that is intentional about values and offers a collaborative and supportive team environment, focused on inclusion and supporting people to thrive.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant medtech industry experience, particularly in supply chain sourcing
  • Understanding of ISO 9001 and 13485 and cGMP standards and requirements for regulators in the medtech industry
  • Well-honed interpersonal and commercial skills gained through a relevant industry engagement role
  • Ability to research and engage local industry and to strategically advise on capability and capacity development to meet opportunities
  • Advanced digital skills including Microsoft Office Suite and the use of CRMs
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively to meet deadlines and an outstanding attention to detail and high accuracy
  • Excellent advocacy and collaboration skills

In support of your application, please address the above key selection criteria in a separate document to complement your resume.

For a confidential discussion or to obtain the position description, please contact Lisa Ratcliffe 0407 343 517 / lratcliffe@icnvic.org.au

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