Central Economic Development Agency

Marketing & Communications Manager

Central Economic Development Agency

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 17-06-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • New Strategic Executive Role
  • Grow Organisational Culture
  • Drive Economic & Tourism Growth

The Manawatu District and neighbouring Palmerston North City offer an attractive combination of a busy city, vibrant rural towns, alongside the stunning natural environment and rural atmosphere of the wider Manawatu.  With a desire to significantly boost economic growth, the Manawatu District Council and the Palmerston North City Council formed the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) to foster economic development and tourism growth in the region.  CEDA are taking the Manawatu region to the world in new and engaging ways - exciting audiences locally, nationally and globally.

As a member of the executive team reporting to the CEO, this new role based in Palmerston North will lead a high performing team to develop and implement the regional strategies for marketing and communications. Collaboration and strong stakeholder relationships are key to success, in order to ignite the transformation required to create a long term sustainable and thriving economy. Working closely with the CEO and management team, this role will also focus on further developing the culture of this relatively new organisation.  This senior position has high public visibility affording the responsibilities of public and community leadership.

We seek an experienced marketing/communications leader with senior management experience along with demonstrated strategic and team building skills.  Candidates will be inspirational leaders with high EQ, along with a passion required to take this organisation forward.  You will be a natural networker with a proactive, enthusiastic and energetic approach, excellent influencing skills and a track record in building enduring and effective partnerships with key stakeholders.   This is a unique opportunity to work for an organisation with an inspiring vision and values and to be involved in an exciting new era of growth in the Manawatu.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to cvchc@sheffield.co.nz quoting 200768KE. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz.

For more information please phone Gretchen McFadden on +64 3 353 4350.