NZTE's purpose is to grow companies internationally - bigger, better, faster - for the good of New Zealand. As our Trade & Commercial Advisor in Riyadh, you will help our customers - New Zealand Businesses - to grow and thrive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Based in the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh this role offers exposure to a range of businesses, so will suit an adaptable generalist with a background in business development and maximising collaboration opportunities with strategic partners. Proven experience in the Specialised Manufacturing and/or Building and Construction sectors is desirable, although not essential.
You will proactively support New Zealand companies to execute their business growth plans in the region, including providing introductions, market analysis, and research. Your consultative approach, ability to activate your networks and business credibility will be highly valued, as will your ability to identify the markets future trends. A superb relationship manager and team player, you will be part of a dedicated, hardworking team within a truly global organisation.
This role requires a resilient and energetic individual who has significant business experience, diplomatic skills, and deep established networks in the GCC. You will also be a self-starter who is proactive and driven. In addition to knowledge of local customs and business practices, Arabic language capability or a strong desire to learn the language is desirable.
This is your opportunity to represent New Zealand on the international stage and join a team of commercially astute individuals who learn from each other's depth of private sector and international experience and who have a strong commitment to lifting NZ's economic performance.
This is a locally engaged position so you must have the right to work and travel often within Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE.
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 Sunday 12 August at 11.00am AST.