Use your know-how and know-who to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in Sydney, Australia.
Who we are:
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 good of New Zealand. Australia takes more than 22% of New Zealand’s merchandise exports — more than double that of our next largest market, the US — and is a uniquely important market for New Zealand both now and for future development.
What you’ll be doing:
Our Sydney based team are looking for an ambitious and switched on Commercial Business Advisor to help New Zealand early stage tech businesses enter and thrive in the Australian market.
This is an interesting role, with loads of opportunity for you to use your valuable experience and connections. You will proactively support New Zealand companies to develop and execute their business growth plans, including identifying and providing strategic introductions, market analysis, and research. You’ll also 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 Australia, New Zealand and our other international offices to achieve the New Zealand government's economic development goals.
What you’ll need to be successful:
You’ll be someone with management level (5-8+ years) sales, marketing, account management, or consulting experience in the manufacturing or industrial sector. With commercial smarts and know-how to manage a portfolio of companies, you’ll 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. Well-connected in the industry, you’ll have a strong sense for doing business in Australia.
Your enthusiastic, 'can-do' attitude, proactive nature, creative problem-solving skills and ability to work in virtual teams will be critical to your success.
Please note that internally at NZTE the title of this role is Business Development Manager.
Why you’ll love working here:
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.
Do you think you have what it takes? Then we want to hear from you. Please check out the position description and apply now! You must have the right to work in Australia with a passion for New Zealand. This vacancy closes on 31 January 2020, 5pm ADST.
At NZTE we believe New Zealand is good for the world. For us it’s all about the people and how we can work with our diverse global team to be the best they can be. We work flexibly at NZTE and we’re keen to talk to you about what that might mean for you in this role. We’re deeply connected and celebrate the diversity of our people across the globe and embrace how that drives our organisation forward.