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10 www.smh.com.au SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1999 National Standards Commission Executive IDirector Lead and manage Develop policy Negotiate and communicate nationally and internationally Science or engineering qualification $150,000 Salary package The National Standards Commission is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority situated at North Ryde, NSW, responsible for administering the National Measurement Act. coordinating the national measurement system, advising the government on the needs of the National measurement system and representing Australia in international and regional forums. The appointee, an Australian citizen, will be expected to provide leadership whilst responding to technological change, the expanding scope of metrology, structural reform and globalisation. n Application details, selection criteria, position specification and general information on the Commission is available from Ms Angelinda Manea (PO Box 282, North Ryde, NSW 1670, tel (02) 9888 3922, fax (02) 9888 3033, email: amaneansc.gov.au) or from our website (www.nsc.gov.au). Applications close Monday 17 January 2000. J,, AUSTRALIA,,,!- National Standards Commission J i n National Accounts Manager Opportunity to make a difference in this creative! stylislil fast moving business Excellent remuneration The Ink Group Pry Ltd Publishers, the largest contemporary greetings card and calendars publisher in Australia, with international operations in the US, Europe and New Zealand, is seeking a National Accounts Manager for the Australian company. Reporting to the Group Manager - National Accounts, you will be responsible for managing and motivating major national accounts. Ideally you will be experienced selling to major newsagency, magazine, stationery, card or book retailers. Additionally you will have an energetic personality with strong selling, presentation and relationship building skills, ideally with tertiary qualifications in Business, strong PC skills and a minimum 3 years track record of performance with national accounts. To discuss this unique opportunity in confidence, contact Ross Geddes or mailfaxemail a resume quoting Position No: 4285. Geddes Parker & Partners Pty Ltd Level 18, 99 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW, 2060 Tel: (02) 9957 4276 Fax: (02) 9954 3159 Email: geddesparkergpandp.com.au earch weapon in Dapto murders for By ELLEN CONNOLLY Police have searched a house in the Wollongong area for a weapon possibly used in the murder of a woman and her two children, but will not disclose what they found. Ms Allison Penrose, 27, and her two sons, Travis, 15 months, and Jake, 4, were found dead in their beds on Monday evening. Ms Penrose had been bashed around the head and strangled. The children had been suffocated. Detective Inspector Peter Woods said the post-mortems had revealed an approximate time of death but he was not prepared to issue details. Neighbours last saw the family on Sunday evening outside their West Dapto home. The children's father, Mr Sandor Cikos, 39 who has supplied a blood sample to assist the investigation told police he left for work at 6 am on Monday and made the discovery when he returned at 6 pm. He was due to appear at a media conference but decided against it after receiving legal advice. Instead, Ms Penrose's family stepped in yesterday, saying the triple murder was "unbelievable and unthinkable". Shaking uncontrollably and barely able to speak, Ms Penrose's mother, Mrs Norma Penrose, sobbed throughout the brief media conference as her son, Wayne, said: "This bastard's got to be caught" The boys' grandfather, Mr Allan Penrose, said: "We have a Christmas tree at home with my grandsons' presents under it and there's not going to be a Christmas for them. "Somebody must know something." He said their daughter, Sandor, and the children had visited them last Saturday. "We all played together as usual in the backyard, played with the dogs and then they left and went home." He said his daughter was a devoted mother who would do anything for her two sons. "They were her world. For something like this to happen, it's unbelievable. It doesn't happen." Police said there was no sign of forced entry and no apparent motive. "We're limited to what we actually know at the moment," Ms Penrose's brother, Rod, said. "It's unexpected, out of the blue, unprepared-for. We don't know much at this stage." Her other brother, Wayne, said information was needed to help the police, who had done a magnificent job so far. "Anyone at all, family friends, friends of Allison: if you know anything, come forward, let the police know. This bastard's got to be caught" Death in Dapto - Page 42 I am woman, but call me nerd pi7 L I T " X p f- If it ""'B1W ssss in t J 'frit 'I -'TiUL tin I snv&. (A By JACKIE DENT Helen Reddy looks rather mumsy and wears sensible shoes. She reads a lot of books and catches public transport. She has a personal trainer five mornings a week back home in Santa Monica, California, and her daily yoga routine involves scraping her tongue with a toothbrush. She says she could be described as a nerd. . But there is a cheeky sparkle in the eyes of the woman who penned and sang an anthem that inspired a generation : she lives an international life and occasionally hangs out with a young Brazilian lover. She is a fount of advice. "Don't get married, enjoy your life," she said. "I went through a lot of miserable years to get to this point. I wish I'd known when I was young that I would eventually be happy it would have made getting through the rough times so much easier. '- . i 1 "Go to a sperm bank" . . . Helen Reddy, above, and with husband Jeff Wald and son Jordan in the '70s. Top photograph by jon reid "If you are going to have children, have one as a single mother," she declares. "Because, otherwise, you will never have him out of your life. Not only will your children always be his children but your grandchildren will be his grandchildren and you will have him in your life until you die. So I say, go to a sperm bank." I am woman ! Say the name Helen Reddy and punters, even blokes, will respond with the title of her most famous song, released in 1972. It went to No 1 in the United States and became a mini-anthem for the feminist movement in the 1970s. Melbourne-born Reddy was a serious star. Raised in a showbusiness family, she moved to the US and won a Grammy, had her own television shows and numerous top-1 0 hits, starred in movies, sang with Kermit the Frog, had two kids called Traci and Jordan and three marriage bust-ups the one to her second husband, Jeff Wald, was particularly acrimonious. In the course of her career she has released 20 albums, but her creativity has now moved to the stage. Ironically, she is presently working on a play in Florida called J do, I do and will perform at a new Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras concert in February. She is unsure of how big her gay or lesbian following is: "I don't think I have the gay male following that a Streisand or a Minelli has. . ." She is nonplussed by the fan thing. In Australia on a four-week trip from her home in California, she spends her days dining at Cosmo in Double Bay and tends to steer clear of fancy events. While she did attend the Australian Film Industry awards and chatted to Nicole Kidman about cracked ribs, she opted out of the Fox Studios opening to spend time in her house on Norfolk Island. Reddy is related to many of the islanders and her cousin Cedric Newton Ion-Robinson is married to the writer Colleen McCullough. "I come in and out of Australia quite a bit I don't call a press conference every time I fly in. Never have. I've always come down here. I have friendships of 40 years" duration down here." l : : Tax Accountant Strategic Change Management Role Join a Global Market Leader Outstanding Career Position Salary Negotiable to Suit Experience If you are looking to build your career in the corporate world, this is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the leading global FMCG companies ranked in the Top 50 of the Fortune 500. v Reporting to the Manager - Taxation, your responsibilities will include: ensuring group compliance with indirect tax (FBT, GST, payroll tax, -PAYE, sales tax etc) requirements providing value-added advice to business units in meeting indirect tax obligations research and analysis of special projects and providing advice to line management on indirect tax issues developing company policies and procedures for indirect tax matters Initially, you will be involved in the implementation of GST for the Australian Group. To succeed in this role, you will be a CA or CPA with sound taxation skills and an up-to-date knowledge of the tax legislation. Your- experience will have been gained from either a commercial andor chartered environment incorporating taxation or business services exposure. You will be achievement oriented, self-motivated and a strong team player who enjoys working with people. We seek someone with a "hands on" approach, a good eye for detail and the ability to think analytically and creatively in solving business issues. If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please send your resume to Wayne Bruce or Carmela Altadonna quoting Ref. No. 1170 at Lyncroft Consulting Group, Level 4, 10 Spring Street, Sydney. Email: sydneylyncroft.com.au Fax: (02) 9231 3192. Telephone enquiries are welcome on (02) 9231 3183. 999 SUPPORTER LYNCROFT I N N C E Ailccctt LytiLTrifi Allicmc-c: Oflic-ud Suptwrtcr of tlw Sydney 2H( Olympic Ciuuu-s Strategic People and Project Focus Major Australian Corporate Salary Package to 'Attract the Best' Our client is a major Australian company that is a clear leader in its market sector. Operating in a dynamic and competitive environment, the company has a focus on continuing to improve its business processes and people management practices. This company recognises that attracting and retaining high quality people and providing them with an environment in which they can achieve superior results is crucial to its ongoing success. The role will work closely with the executive team and operate at a strategic and operational level, focusing on achieving consistency and quality in all change programs throughout the organisation. You will work with major project managers to ensure that the agreed outcomes are delivered in full and on time. Your change management experience will include an established record of working with multi-disciplinary teams and professionals across organisational boundaries to achieve challenging goals. To succeed, you will need outstanding problem solving skills, be intellectually agile, flexible in your approach and have a strong commercial and outcome focus. Ideally, you will have a background in human resources, strategic planning or linechange management with a proven ability to work with people to identify key objectives and achieve results. If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please send your resume to David Mills quoting Ref No. 1172 at Lyncroft Consulting Group, Level 4, 10 Spring Street, Sydney. Email: sydneylyncroft.com.au. Fax: (02) 9231 3192. Telephone enquiries are welcome on (02) 9231 3183. 999 SUPPORTER LYNCROFT CONSULTING CROUP Adecco Lync-roft Alliance: OjYiciid Supxrtcr of the Sydney 2HX) Olympic Games mm- imnr mnw if ppp J " 11 "r $65,000 Super Car Bonus Northern Suburbs As a substantial division of a major international group this fast paced organisation has forged to the front of their sector with state of the art technology and market leading surgical products. As part of their continued expansion the finance team wish to recruit an experienced Finance Manager. Reporting to the Managing Director you will coach and develop a small team. Key aspects of the role are: Bringing leadership to the department through active management, coaching and support. Liaising with Business Managers to provide meaningful analysis of the divisions market position. Business process re-engineering and systems development. You will have at least 4 years experience and the ability to work and communicate at all levels. Your strong financial skills combined with the need to get involved with the business will ensure a successful career opportunity with this progressive organisation. Please forward your resume to Louise Pope at Robert Half, Level 4, 2 Bulletin Place, Sydney NSW 2000. Fax (02) 9241 6233, email lpoperhi.aust.com or phone (02) 9241 6255. ROBERT HALF, v REC RUITING EXC ELLENCE 1 J in Security Advisor Complex Operational Environment Knowledge of Regulatory Frame Works Experienced Security Professional 999 SUPPORTER Our highly respected, corporate client is seeking to appoint a Security Advisor to coordinate their security function in a complex environment with high levels of risk. The role reports to a Security Manager and is accountable for liaising with security contractors and line management both within your own organisation and other stakeholders. You must ensure that all regulatory obligations and provisions are met. Audits and investigations into security incidents, misconduct, fraud and losses are a critical part of your role and you will be required to develop security awareness of company staff and represent and liaise on behalf of your organisation with law enforcement organisations. The pre-requisite for this role is an Undergraduate Diploma in a security or other broad-based discipline. In addition, you will have extensive experience as a qualified investigator with a recognised law enforcement agency. Computer literacy skills will be well developed and you will excel in the area of communicationnegotiation skills. You will have a sound knowledge of physical security systems, risk management practices and compliance responsibilities. Interested individuals should mail, fax or email a resume including a one-page summary of your skills to James Tragear at the address below quoting Ref. No. M7215 by 21 December, 1999. Telephone enquiries can be made on (03) 9235 5100 Fax: (03) 9235 5102. Email: melbournel lyncroft. com.au All applications will be acknowledged. Level 11, 380 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004. LYNCROFT CONSULTING CROUP Adecco Lyncroft Alliunce: Official Supjxrrter of the Sydney 2XH) Olympic (James earn Managers Develop Team Capability Drive Service Excellence Utilise your Business Nous Approx $7 OK Total Package This is an outstanding opportunity to take a leadership role with a major Australian corporation that has extensive operations servicing a global customer base. The delivery of operational excellence is fundamental to the company's strategy for growth and profitability. This is a seven-day operation that services a diverse customer base and requires flexible working hours. You will be able to demonstrate a track record in managing the performance and development of teams, whilst at the same time monitoring customer service standards and implementing new initiatives. Your previous experience in understanding complex employment conditions and outstanding coaching skills in retail or a service industry organisation will allow you to improve the operational efficiency of the workforce. Your experience in managing a culturally diverse workforce and customer base, irt order to provide continuous improvement, is essential. Your problem solving, time management, negotiation, communication and counselling skills must be exceptional in order to liaise confidently and effectively with your team and assist them to excel and add value to the business. This exciting role will also give you the opportunity to travel interstate and internationally. A tertiary qualification in either Human Resources or Business Studies, a working knowledge of a second language and computer proficiency are desirable. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your leadership and develop the team known as "the face of the organisation" in an ever changing and competitive environment. Interested individuals should mail, fax or email a resume including a one-page summary of your skills to Jo Thomas at the address below quoting Ref. No. M7216 by 21 December, 1999. Telephone enquiries can be made on (03) 9235 5124. Fax: (03) 9235 5102. Email: melbourne1lyncroft.com.au All applications will be acknowledged. Level 1 1, 380 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004. 999 SUPPORTER LYNCROFT CONSULTING GROUP Adecco Lyncroft Alliunce: OjftcUd Supporter qftlie Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Branch Manager c 1 Technical Service & Parts Focus Australian Market Leader Excellent Salary Package Capital Equipment Management 999 SUPPORTER This Australian market leader in materials handling, part of a major global trading company, has built its reputation by providing total customer satisfaction through excellent equipment and service delivery. Reporting to National Managers, Sales & Operations, you will have had experience in all aspects of technical services and replacement parts functions, and will also be responsible for managing all aspects of branch activity including sales, hire and administration. Your excellent people and management skills may have been gained within the capital equipment, engineering, hire, commercial vehicle or car industries, managing service, parts and sales teams dealing with major corporate customers. To be successful in this role, you will be a lateral thinker with sound business acumen and have excellent planning skills necessary to develop the company's service and sales plans in conjunction with senior management. Your leadership skills will have been gained by working with senior service and sales staff to accomplish business objectives on time and in line with budgeted profit margins. Tertiary qualifications relative to the required skill set would be well regarded. In return, you will have the opportunity to develop a career with an Australian market leader who rewards success. Please send your resume to Chrissie Vincent or David Mills quoting Ref. No.1169 at Lyncroft Consulting Group, Level 4, 10 Spring Street, Sydney. Email: sydneylyncroft.com.au. Fax: (02) 9231 3192. Telephone enquiries are welcome on (02) 9231 3183. LYNCROFT CONSULTING GROUP .rWoeeo Lyncroft Alliance: Official Supporter of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games fir

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