Trade Commissioner & Consul General, New York


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Applications Close - End of Day: 12-11-2018


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NZTE works with some of New Zealand's most forward thinking companies, helping them grow internationally bigger, better, faster. We are looking for our next Trade Commissioner based in New York to drive winning strategies for New Zealand companies within the North America region.

Our Trade Commissioner manages a team that works with customers in New York and across the U.S. to seek even larger opportunities. Promoting New Zealand's commercial interests and supporting New Zealand companies to access and develop business opportunities is integral to the role. You'll be part of the North America Leadership team, implementing NZTE's strategic goals across the region.

We are looking for a confident and commercially savvy leader who can support their team and NZ companies. You'll know how to lead a team and lift capability to the next level. You'll bring mana and an innate credibility and presence - seamlessly connecting with business networks and other off-shore NZ government organisations in support of NZ Inc.

The ideal applicant will have a track-record in coaching high-performing teams, a background in delivering results and excel in an environment of rapid change and broad remit. You must be comfortable working with ambiguity, a consummate executor and an excellent public speaker. The role requires a confident communicator with the ability to listen and understand the needs of different audiences. Commercial expertise with an international focus is mandatory.

Tell us how and why you will help New Zealand businesses continue to forge their paths in North America and support key in-market sectors with an intensive customer-focused approach.

This is also a Consul General role and the successful candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.

The expected start date for induction into this position is early-March 2019 and the role is for a minimum of 3 years.
This is an official representative role and the preferred candidate will be subject to a number of vetting processes, including U.S. Government approval.

For more information about the role, please see the position description.

Applications close Sunday 11 November 6pm (PST) / Monday 12 November 12noon (NZT).

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