Health Sector Lead


Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 18-11-2018


United States

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Use your extensive industry knowledge to help New Zealand companies advance in the U.S. Health Sector

Are you looking for a new adventure? New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (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. 

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. 

We need your commercial smarts and know-how to manage a portfolio of health sector companies (med device, health IT and pharma).  This exciting role includes working with entrepreneurial New Zealand companies to develop and execute their ambitious growth plans in the US.  You will play a key role in evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of our customers in comparison to their competitors and support them with their market entry, market capability, and growth strategies. 

The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of the US healthcare industry’s purchasing and procurement structure and processes; hands on business development experience; and strong knowledge of the key challenges and opportunities for foreign companies wanting to do business in the US.  You will be confident in building and leveraging business networks and be able to think strategically and execute tactically.   A willingness to “roll your sleeves up” will be a crucial factor in being able to get alongside our companies and contribute to their success.  You will have superior communication, business consulting and relationship management skills with the ability to build rapport quickly. 

Your success will be measured through the growth of the companies you work with and you will be rewarded with the opportunity to have real impact on businesses, work with a passionate team, undertake varied and interesting work and have a high degree of independence.   We work hard, we have fun, and we believe in enjoying life.

This role, based at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC, offers a great opportunity to apply your well-honed commercial skills in an international environment, build enviable business networks and support the economic development of a nation.

To apply for this role, you must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card. 

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

Applications close on Saturday November 17th 11pm (EDT) / Sunday 18th 5pm (NZ time).

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

Disclaimer: Only those who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview. 


  • Location Washington, United States
  • Work type Permanent, Full Time
  • Team North America

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