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Business Development Manager

Location : Management | Listed : Friday, 05 February | Type : Permanent + Full-time | Industry: Management

Exciting position for an experienced business development professional to focus on building an innovative and growing business community.

CEDA’s purpose is to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth for Manawatū and beyond, with a vision of Manawatū being New Zealand’s most progressive region by 2025. You can be pivotal in them achieving this.

The goal is to position Manawatū as one of the top three agrifoodhubs in the world, and a leading distribution hub that leverages off its location in central New Zealand. Promotion of Manawatū’s renowned lifestyle, competitive advantages, and the regions opportunity for investment, business performance and availability of strong talent will be a cornerstone in achieving these ambitious goals. As the Business Development Manager, you will be part of the CEDA leadership team, delivering on our regional economic development strategy.

Key Areas of responsibility as the Business Development Manager:

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the retention and expansion of businesses throughout the region. This will involve engaging with key regional entities, iwi, business leaders and local and central government stakeholders to identify, drive and implement priority sector development plans and work with partner organisations to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Integral to this is the leadership and delivery of the NZTE Regional Business Partner programme, developing business and research and development capability across the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region.

What we are looking for in you:

To be successful here you will need to understand the key drivers in this economy. An orientation towards agri-business, and distribution and logistics sectors will be viewed favourably. Strengths in commercial development, leading teams and people to high performance, relationship building and broad-based economic development strategy exposure will be important experience sets in your resume. The ability to think critically, build alignment, and show a genuine desire to drive the Manawatū region for the benefit of its people needs is crucial here.

How to apply..

The recruitment for this role is being managed by PN Personnel. For more information, please feel free to contact Robyn Bills on 06 280 2401.

Only those who hold NZ Residency or a valid working visa will be considered for this role

Robyn Bills

Robyn Bills

Robyn brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and connections. She has worked in a range of businesses and industries including; account management/sales (both locally and nationally), healthcare, media, real estate, manufacturing and NZ tourism. This gives Robyn the ability to draw on personal experience and apply these skills to your business or personal situation.

Phone 06 280 2401 Mobile 027 699 9077 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Details


(06) 356 6091 Fax: (06) 356 6071

53 Princess Street, Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440


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