Commercial Business Advisor, Sydney


Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 05-08-2018


New Zealand

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Help New Zealand to grow bigger, better, faster in Australia.

New Zealand businesses in these sectors are seeing great opportunities to expand their presence in Australia and take advantage of the huge Infrastructure spends currently under way as well as leverage their strength and expertise in Advanced Manufacturing. The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) team in Sydney are looking for a Commercial Business Advisor to grow the portfolio within Australia.

NZTE is New Zealand's international business development agency, but we are not like your traditional trade agency.  Our people are highly commercially savvy, connected people who know their sector intimately.  We get to work with some of New Zealand's most exciting companies, aiming to grow them by getting alongside them throughout their export journey.   

Based in our central Sydney office, you will proactively support New Zealand companies develop and execute their go to market plans. This will including building capability, identifying and providing strategic introductions, market analysis, and commissioning research. Your role is all about developing new and clever channels to market and identifying growth opportunities. It is not expected that you will be an expert in all fields but it is expected you have a strength in one of these fields and an understanding of the others that will grow in your role at NZTE.

We need your natural desire to learn new things and your commercial know-how to manage an active portfolio of companies and play a critical role in evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and supporting them with market entry and growth strategies. 

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

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.  Your enthusiastic, 'can-do' attitude, proactive nature, creative problem-solving skills and ability to work in virtual teams will be critical to your success. Ideally you will have had experience of and understand the challenges and opportunities as they relate to New Zealand companies in these sectors in the Australian market.

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.


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 5 August, 2018 (AEDT) / 8pm (NZ time)

Please note, internally this role is known as a Business Development Manager (BDM).

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