Manager, Market Access and Systems


Primary Industries and Regions SA


Adelaide, South Australia

Salary etc:

Remuneration ASO6, $92,784 - $98,143 per annum

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Market Access and Systems to be part of our Biosecurity Division within PIRSA.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems is a leader who motivates people by involving them in planning and shaping work programs. The Manager, Market Access and Systems recognises critical issues and inspires a sense of purpose and direction in resolving them.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems implements state-wide import and export market access arrangements, including certification, registration, accreditation, import verification, development, negotiation and implementation of other market access-based systems.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems is part of the Plant and Food Standards Group within Biosecurity SA.  The Manager, Market Access and Systems contributes to the goals and objectives of the Plant Health program by leading the critical plant and plant product market access programs and projects.

In this capacity the position is responsible for leading a team to implement state-wide import and export market access arrangements, including certification, registration, accreditation, import verification, and development, negotiation and implementation of other market access-based systems. This includes implementing and maintaining nationally developed arrangements such as the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) and Export Certification, which provides access for SA produce to interstate markets.

The position also manages the development, implementation and review of relevant policies, procedures, budgets and performance standards, and ensures the requirements of the Plant Health Act, 2009 & Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia are met, including applying a thorough knowledge of interstate quarantine requirements that are applicable to the interstate movement and export of plant and other material.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems is responsible for managing and developing a range of significant resources, staff, and infrastructure, including being responsible for the integrity and maintenance of the Plant Health aspects of the PIIMS database, which houses information relating to plant health related accreditations and registrations, the Plant Health Auditing Program, the SIS and PIIMS Invoicing requirements and the Genetically Modified Organisms Monitoring Program.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems coordinates, develops and strategically manages the delivery of effective stakeholder and industry liaison, including leading education and awareness campaigns, and conducting high level consultations with, and providing expert advice to, a range of Plant Health stakeholders, including national Market Access groups and committees, equivalent counterparts in other State jurisdictions and the Australian Government.

About Us

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development.

We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.


Other requirements specific to the role includes:

  • The incumbent will be required to maintain a safe working environment by adopting appropriate hazard management practices consistent with the role.
  • Preparedness to undertake training and participation in emergency management activities.
  • PIRSA is a smoke-free workplace.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Location of the role is at the Biosecurity SA, Glenside office, but the incumbent may be required to relocate within South Australia.
  • Intrastate and/or interstate travel may be required along with some overtime/weekend work.
  • Requirement to participate in an on-call roster for attending to reported out of hours market access incursions.
  • Detection and/or outbreaks of fruit fly and other declared pests and diseases may occur anywhere in the state and at any time of the year. The incumbent may be required to be available to travel and work anywhere in the State at short notice, therefore a flexible approach to working out of hours will be required during outbreaks.

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