Digital Project Manager / Producer

Job No: GEORGE65
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Full time opportunity
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

Application close date: 20 December 2018

‘The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

What is FoodSwitch?

  • It's a health / data / technology platform that spans 8 countries
  • It collects and analyses food nutrition data which it uses to improve the health of millions around the world.
  • It has been going for 10 years but it's kind of a start-up
  • It has a public health impact purpose but it's also a commercial business

 Check it out here:


What you can achieve in the next 12 months

  • You will have led the deployment of FoodSwitch in 5 more countries
  • You will have implemented your vision of project management
  • You will have established a clear product roadmap and will be making it happen
  • You will have delivered critical assets to enable our growth - e.g. website / inbound marketing
  • You will have built something that has purpose and has improved the food environment for millions of people


FoodSwitch and The George Institute

 Help us transform our award winning FoodSwitch programme into a global impact and commercial success - generating 'profit for purpose' to scale across 50 countries in 5 years.


  • Contribute to our global strategy and lead end to end delivery of multiple projects (scope, budget and time)
  • Define and implement the the right balance of tools, processes and adaptability to maximise the effectiveness of a small nimble team of nutrition data specialists, developers and service providers
  • Directly manage an existing Digital Producer, ensuring they are clearly briefed on their objectives and supported to deliver them


  • Non for profit status tax breaks through salary packaging 
  • Work amongst some of the world leaders in medical and health research
  • Great working environment, casual attire and mobile workstation set up
  • Tailored career development planning
  • Generous learning budget allocation


  • 8+ years' experience working in delivery/ product development within the tech space managing several projects concurrently
  • Proven track record of delivering digital projects such as big data apps, native or web apps,
  • You know the right questions to ask engineers about architecture and product decisions alike
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, prioritise, WIP and allocating resources
  • Excellent understanding of IA, UX (wireframe/user flows) and UI best practices
  • Good technical communication and leadership skills; able to communicate equally well with development team and clients
  • Prior experience scaling teams and applications is highly desirable

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so apply now!

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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