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Commercial Implementation Lead

Job number 84295-203157 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Sarina, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane Categories: Consulting / Strategy, Business Professional

Location: Brisbane / Rockhampton / Mackay

Remuneration/Benefit: Negotiable

About the role

Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX-listed company, is experiencing continued growth and is seeking a dynamic Commercial Implementation Lead to join our Network Business Unit. This pivotal role provides commercial and strategic advice and support to our Network unit, spearheading major expansion projects and other supply chain initiatives. The aim is to drive value for our customers and shareholders by delivering commercial outcomes and fostering innovation across our operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Lead and advise managers on expansion study opportunities, evaluating options and related issues to achieve commercial objectives.
  • Project Management: Oversee the expansion study process through required stage gating and investment requirements, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Commercial Initiatives: Identify and lead initiatives that create value for the business and customers through analytical and creative approaches.
  • Operational Integration: Facilitate the integration of operational elements and technical design disciplines, coordinating efforts between operators and maintainers.
  • Infrastructure Planning: Define future rail infrastructure and train configurations to meet throughput and operational requirements.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive initiatives for continuous operational, infrastructure, and asset improvements.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Maintain and support key stakeholder relationships

About You:

We are looking for an experienced professional with a strong background in commercial and strategic planning, ideally within the rail, transport, logistics, or mining sectors.

  • Educational Background: A degree in a relevant discipline such as business, finance, or economics.
  • Industry Knowledge: Understanding of rail, transport and logistics, or mining industries.
  • Strategic Skills: High level of skill in strategic planning and tactic formulation within a commercially focused business environment.
  • Project Management: Proven ability to manage large, multidisciplinary projects using best practice project management techniques.
  • Commercial Acumen: Extensive experience working in a commercial and regulatory environment.
  • Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of coal supply chain operations and rail infrastructure design.
  • Communication Skills: Strong strategic communication, interpersonal, reporting, and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical Abilities: High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to draft compelling business cases and present complex business initiatives effectively to internal and external stakeholders.

What we offer you:             

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees. With a national portfolio of operations, we offer long-term and exciting career opportunities. 

Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Access to mentoring and development programs.
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands.
  • Parental leave program and super booster.

About Aurizon.

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company. Each year, we deliver more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities right across the country. Aurizon is crucial to the Australian economy, connecting miners, primary producers and industry with international and domestic markets. 

Look to Aurizon for a diverse and collaborative culture.

At Aurizon, we are proud of our diverse, collaborative, creative and high-performance culture. We celebrate the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic, caring, and inclusive work environment.

To learn about us and our company values, please visit

Advertised: 20 Jun 2024 Applications close: 26 Jul 2024