New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Trade Commissioner Bangkok

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Trade Commissioner Bangkok

  • Want to unleash the potential of New Zealand businesses in East Asia?
  • Excited by developing and leveraging opportunities as part of NZ Inc?

NZTE works with some of New Zealand's most forward thinking companies, helping them grow internationally bigger, better, faster. As the second largest economy in ASEAN, Thailand is a significant export market for New Zealand. We are seeking our next Trade Commissioner Bangkok to drive wining strategies for New Zealand Companies in-market.

You will lead a team that works with customers throughout Thailand; promoting New Zealand's commercial interests and supporting New Zealand companies to access, develop and maximise business growth opportunities.  As part of the East Asia Leadership team you'll also take the lead on implementing NZTE's strategic goals across the region.

We are looking for an experienced leader able to lift capability to that next level; the ideal applicant will have a track-record in coaching high-performing commercial teams and a background in delivering results. You'll need to demonstrate mana and credibility to integrate into the Thai market and cultivate new networks and key stakeholder relationships. 

As for all of our critical leadership positions in market, you will bring commercial expertise with an international focus, providing both the head office and local market perspective. Strong relationship and stakeholder management and negotiation skills will enable you to maintain and leverage key strategic relationships across the region's private and public sectors. You will ideally have previous experience in South East Asia - knowledge of local customs and the Thai language would highly advantageous.

This is an official representative role and the preferred candidate will be subject to a number of vetting processes including obtaining New Zealand Secret Security clearance. For most candidates this means being a NZ citizen.

The expected start date for this position is October 2016 and the appointment is for a minimum of 3 years.  For more information about the role, please see the position description and apply now.  Applications close Sunday 8 May at 8pm (NZ time) 

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