New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Business Development Manager (Food & Beverage), New York

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Applications Close - End of Day: 15-01-2018


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Use your know-how and know-who to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in the US.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. We work with some of New Zealand’s most forward thinking companies, helping them to grow internationally bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand.

New Zealand’s quality food and beverage is in demand and the team in New York are looking for an ambitious Business Development Manager to help New Zealand food and beverage businesses enter and thrive in the U.S. market.

Based in our central New York office, you will proactively support New Zealand companies develop and execute their business growth plans, including identifying and providing strategic introductions, market analysis, and research. You will be involved in the identification of potential in-market partners, help develop new channels to market and identify potential growth opportunities.

A superb relationship manager and team player, you will also be part of a global organisation working with colleagues in the Americas, New Zealand and our other international offices to achieve the New Zealand government's economic development goals.

We need your commercial smarts and know-how to manage a portfolio of food, beverage and retail companies and play a key role in evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and supporting them with market entry and growth strategies. 

Keen business acumen is critical, as is the ability to work alongside CEO's and a willingness to 'roll your sleeves up'.   You will have superior communication, business consulting and relationship management skills with the ability to build rapport quickly.  You will understand how to develop and leverage industry networks specifically for food, beverage and retail.  Your enthusiastic, 'can-do' attitude, proactive nature, creative problem-solving skills and ability to work in virtual teams will be critical to your success.

NZTE offers a flexible, fun and stimulating environment with a unique opportunity to develop and access world class business networks and work with a talented, diverse, international team. 

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of an organisation with a mission to export kiwi ingenuity around the world, then please apply now.


To apply for this role, you must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card (with a passion for New Zealand!).

Do you think you have what it takes? Then we want to hear from you. Please check out the position description and apply now! 


This vacancy closes at 6pm Sunday 14 January, 2018 (New York time) / 12noon Monday 15 January (NZ time)

Internals: Please discuss this opportunity with your manager first.

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