Business or sports administration? Marketing and communications? Data and market research? Whatever your professional passion, take your career to the next level at Gemba.


Full-Time & Part-Time Positions

Work with the authority.


Part-Time, Melbourne

  • A dynamic and supportive place to continue to grow and hone your P&C craft
  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life commitments
  • An agile and forward-thinking working environment which allows innovative thinking


Let’s cut to the chase. This role can be summarised in three points;


  • Working with a dynamic team of Sport & Entertainment experts located in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and London;
  • Managing an established, highly innovative and respected People & Culture program;
  • A mandate to innovate the People & Culture program to align to the businesses next phase of growth


Sound too good to be true? Don’t just take our word for it, here is our current Head of People, Tiff Cant, who is leaving us after 13 years in the role


“This is a unique opportunity. Gemba actively embraces the concept that People & Culture is a critical component of the business. It is not lip service. I have spent 13 years working with a team that is passionate about building a supportive and dynamic work place. We have built some great programs but there is a tremendous appetite to get even better. That’s where I hand the baton over to you”


A snap shot of the role:

As a business that has an exceptional approach and commitment to building and maintaining a strong culture, this role is pivotal in leading the people agenda. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for managing a team that attracts, develops and retains the best talent in the industry. With full support from the Leadership Team, you’ll step into a division that already has industry-leading people programs and processes embedded into the fabric of the company. Your amazing opportunity is to step right in and take things to the next level. This role is based in Southbank, Melbourne and will be working closely with the rest of the People & Culture team who are based in Melbourne and Sydney. It’s a flexible part time role (4 days per week), perfect for a someone looking to balance family and work commitments. Job share options will be considered if you’re a looking for something more flexible to work in with family or side project commitments.


What will make you stand out?

Ideally, you will be tertiary qualified and have 10+ years’ experience in a similar People & Culture position. You’ll thrive in a supportive team and be eager to build on our already existing strategy and programs. We’re looking for an energetic individual with excellent communications skills and someone who can work both at a Strategic level but also get down into the detail. You’ll bring fresh and innovative ideas that are cutting edge in People & Culture, will have strong leadership and coaching/mentoring experience and have a drive to step things up a notch.


  • Best practice knowledge in talent management, culture definition, performance measurement, leadership and all aspects of organisational development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including interviewing, coaching & counselling and negotiating
  • Ability to interact and influence proactively with management and staff at all levels of the organisation in the resolution of HR issues
  • Team management experience
  • Strong strategy development skills
  • Strong  budgetary management skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate, promote and uphold  People & Culture initiatives and values, including discretion and confidentiality


Some of what you’d come to expect when you join the Gemba family:

  • Meaningful work that allows you to contribute to a mission you believe in
  • A dynamic and supportive place to continue to grow and hone your P&C craft
  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life commitments
  • An agile and forward-thinking working environment which allows innovative thinking


How to apply for this job:

Written applications including a CV and cover letter should be addressed to Barbara Skanavis, Talent Acquisition Manager at or 02 9125 6518.

Applications close Monday 17 February 2020.

Note: All candidates require working rights of this country to perform the role.

Recruitment Agencies, we appreciate the interest, but we’ve got this one covered. Thanks!


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12 Month Full Time Contract, Melbourne , Australia

  • Campaign development and project management
  • Developing and maintaining strong client and rights holder relationships
  • Managing the estimating and budgeting process



Gemba is the authority in Sport & Entertainment, and we’re currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior Account Director to join our team, covering a 12-month maternity leave contract.

Based in Melbourne, you’ll be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of creative ideas, as well as managing the overall day to day running of Toyota and adidas’ sponsorship portfolio and projects. This role will also oversee the estimating and budgeting process for Toyota and adidas and provide support to the Head of Client Services in new business development.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your A-game to a market leading business in the most dynamic of industries. So, if you’ve got a passion for Sports and Entertainment, coupled with 6+ years’ experience in managing the execution of marketing communications from creative brief to production delivery (i.e. Content, Digital, Social, Advertising Production, Events, Sponsorship and Activation), then read on.


Who is Gemba?


Gemba is a leading Sports & Entertainment consultancy with offices in Australia, New Zealand and Asia and an enviable client list across the sporting, entertainment and consumer goods sector.

Our Marketing team work with brands to understand and identify how they can connect with their target audience through Sport and Entertainment. We achieve this through a considered and rigorous strategic approach that is underpinned by consumer insights.

Outstanding people and culture are at the heart of our business and we judge ourselves on actions and behaviours. We take our values seriously. We measure them, hold ourselves accountable and hire accordingly. We invest in our people by offering a wide range of employee benefits designed to provide a positive, fun and balanced work/life experience.


A little about the role


Reporting to the Head of Client Services, you will be responsible for managing the day to day workflow of the Toyota and adidas accounts across a range of sport and entertainment properties including the AFL, Cricket, Olympics and Paralympics. You will also oversee all marketing communication projects and need to understand and contribute to effective client management, budget control and managing a range of internal and external stakeholders  to ensure the optimal profitability on projects and maximum client impact.

The key responsibilities of this role will be the strategic creation and management of campaigns on time and within budget whilst maintaining strong client relationships. You will help develop the strategy for core creative ideas and manage an internal team, creatives and external suppliers to bring the concept to life across all relevant channels.


A little about you


You will have tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Advertising or Communications and ideally have experience in an agency role. Your excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills, as well as your attention to detail will set you apart from other applicants.

You will thrive in a fast paced, busy environment that will see you work across a multitude of tasks at any one time. An energetic personality is important; we are seeking a hardworking, diligent marketing professional but you must have the ability to let your hair down and have a laugh with the fantastic team that surrounds you.

More specifically, you will have:


  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in managing the execution of marketing communications (i.e. Content, Digital, Social, Advertising Production, Sponsorship etc) from creative brief to production to delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing account managers
  • Proven experience in key stakeholder management including liaising with clients and other external agencies
  • Experience in managing large budgets (in excess of $2.0 Million) and negotiating with external vendors
  • Strong understanding of the communication planning process
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A valid ‘Working with Children’ Check and a Current Driver’s License


You will need to be prepared to work, on occasion, outside of normal office hours.


This is a great opportunity to join the Gemba team who are well respected as thought leaders in the exciting and dynamic Sports and Entertainment category.


How to apply for this job?


Written applications including a CV and COVER LETTER should be addressed to our Talent Acquisition Manager: Barbara Skanavis and emailed to


Applications close 28th of February


NB: All candidates require working rights of this country to perform the role.

Must have or be able to attain a Working with Children Check

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Vocational Placements

Kick-start your career at Gemba.

Vocational Placement

Gemba offers third year university students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree the opportunity to complete their Vocational Placement at Gemba. If you are required to complete a set number of placement hours as part of your course, then come and get the best S&E experience with us, …

  • The placement must be done as a requirement of a tertiary education or training course.
  • The placement is unpaid
  • The placement will be for a set period of time depending on the requirement of the course.

To apply, please send your CV/Resume to

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience placements to secondary school students or to graduates who have completed their university degree.

For 3rd year tertiary students who are not required to complete placement hours as part of their degree but are still studying, we will consider applications pending an official request from your University.

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