New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Trade Commissioner - Singapore

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Applications Close - End of Day: 14-10-2019



Work type:

This is an exciting leadership role where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant, diverse and evolving market of Singapore.  Combine your passion for growing New Zealand companies with your knowledge in Food and Beverage, Tech or Specialised Manufacturing.  Singapore is a market of significance for New Zealand and is often the first market for customers entering Asia. We are looking for someone who can deal with complexity, continue to drive winning strategies for NZ companies in Singapore and support the team to be trusted strategic advisers to their customers.

Who we are: 

At NZTE we thrive on providing our customers, New Zealand export companies, with world-class advice on how to expand internationally. This opportunity will provide you with exposure to NZ businesses succeeding on the global stage. You will be part of a truly connected global organisation operating from 50 offices worldwide, working collaboratively to positively impact New Zealand's economy. NZTE offers the opportunity to work with New Zealand's most exciting, creative companies. 

What you’ll be doing: 

This role will lead the Singapore office with six direct reports including a team of dedicated Business Development Managers.  Singapore is one of the most developed countries in the world offering a unique fusion of cultures as well as being the Asia Pacific headquarters for a large number of multinational companies. An important part of this role is the MNC partnerships in Singapore, ensuring New Zealand companies with specific capabilities are successfully connected to relevant multinational companies.  This is a dynamic role working with a large customer base and supporting an important NZ Inc work programme. You will be integral in continuing to nurture and grow the mature relationships that are already established in the Food and Beverage, Specialized Manufacturing and Tech sectors. The Singapore office is home to the East Asia Regional Team and the Investment Team so collaboration is key.

What you’ll need to be successful: 

You will need to be able to have strategic conversations with companies, understand complexity and be comfortable operating in a multi-layered ecosystem. Your strong networks in Singapore and experience in at least one of the following sectors, Food and Beverage, Specialised Manufacturing or Tech will be important. Leadership is key and you will be able to demonstrate the steps you have taken to build your strong leadership capability and experience. You will understand how to inspire and motivate others, bringing out the best in this experienced team.  We are looking for someone who is agile, can think outside the box, has a commercial mind set, can develop strong relationships and has a track record in delivering great results. You will thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment and be excited to be part of growing New Zealand’s economy.  You’ll be a confident communicator with excellent presentation skills and the ability to listen and understand the needs of different audiences. 

Why you’ll love working here: 

This is an excellent opportunity to build your career in a truly international organisation. The role provides exposure to more mature, established NZ customers as well as cutting edge start-ups, therefore the depth, breadth and scope of this role is quite special.   You’ll be in the enviable position of leading a well-supported, amazing, enthusiastic and committed team in Singapore.

What’s next: 

Applications close Monday 14th October 2019 at 9am NZ Time. 

Please note: 

This is an international posting with a minimum duration of 3 years.  The preferred candidate will be subject to several vetting processes, including NZ national security clearance. 

At NZTE we believe New Zealand is good for the world.  For us it’s all about the people and how we can work with our diverse global team to be the best they can be.  We work flexibly at NZTE and we’re keen to talk to you about what that might mean for you in this role.  We’re deeply connected and celebrate the diversity of our people across the globe and embrace how that drives our organisation forward. 


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