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ED Portfolio Manager – Nelson Tasman – Nelson City Council

Fixed term for 2 years

Passionate about regional development and skilled in project management? Nelson City Council, with funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), is seeking to appoint an Economic Portfolio Manager to be part of exciting changes in Te Tauihu (Top of the South). The PGF aims to increase regional productivity by investing in projects and initiatives that will create jobs leading to sustainable economic growth.

We are looking for a specialist adviser to ensure that Nelson and Tasman-related Provincial Growth Fund projects are implemented in accordance with agreed parameters, and to assist with their implementation where possible. You will also provide support to the Te Tauihu economic work programme (particularly in Nelson/Tasman) through working with Council colleagues, iwi, local businesses and central government agencies.

Sound like you?

You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and bring them on board for regional projects. Ideally you bring the following experiences and skills:

  • A minimum of four years experience in planning and monitoring programmes/projects;
  • A strong understanding of economic development in a regional context;
  • Knowledge of tikanga and te ao Māori, and experience in an iwi/Māori context and in the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • An understanding of government decision making processes;
  • The ability to think long term and with a regional perspective.

You will join a high performing team which is passionate about what they do and the community that they live and work in.

About us

“Working together to make Nelson an even better place”

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. It’s an exciting time to live, work and play in Nelson as the city continues to grow and thrive. We have amazing weather and gorgeous natural environment to play in, and our city always has something going on. Whether it be major events or just a general buzz in town, it’s a great place for all ages.

A job description can be viewed here. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020.

For more information about the role contact Mark Tregurtha, Manager Strategy at Nelson City Council, on 03 265 6214.

Communications and Media Senior Palmerston North – CEDA

Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge? Fantastic opportunity to join a team of motivated professionals with a passion for the region.

The team at CEDA are a passionate group of people, driven to grow and develop the region. Their vision for the region: by 2025 Manawatu will be New Zealand’s most progressive region. Where great minds, future focused businesses and diverse cultures come together to grow the prosperity of, and deliver for, its communities, New Zealand and beyond.

We are looking for an experienced Communications professional to take the lead in planning, content strategy, stakeholder management and media relations for the organisation. You will have exceptional organisational skills, and thrive in a fast paced, multi stakeholder environment. We need you to be a strategic thinker and clever content writer with experience in all aspects of communication to ensure the right message is delivered to the right people… at the right time. Your ability to provide strategic advice on public relations and communications will be called upon to actively manage all media requests ensuring proactive publicity. Your keen interest in the region and economic development will be essential as well as generally keeping up to date with news and insights and monitoring key trends (both locally and nationally). Public speaking will be something that comes naturally and this goes hand in hand with your networking ability to engage with key stakeholders across all levels.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead role in CEDA’s Communications programme and planning
  • Input into CEDA’s Marketing Strategy, plan and Statement of Intent
  • Provide strategic advice on public relations and communications
  • Content creation for all CEDA communication channels
  • Writing and producing media releases and identifying media opportunities
  • Management of social media channels
  • Proactive and reactive public relations and media management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media and stakeholders
  • Presenting at public events and attending networking functions

What we are looking for in you:

  • Exceptionally well organised and experience working in a fast paced multi stakeholder environment
  • Strategic thinker – ability to provide strategic advice on public relations and communications
  • Clever content creator
  • Experience managing media requests
  • A keen interest in the Manawatu region and economic development
  • Confident public speaker and networker
  • Relevant communications and/or journalism tertiary qualification
  • Ability to clearly communicate to a multitude of audiences

Collaboration across the organisation and with their partners is the key to delivering CEDA’s outcomes and ambition for the region so you will be an active collaborator, with proven experience working across multiple teams internally and externally.

If you have a passion for the region and want to join a team of highly motivated like-minded professionals, Apply today with your updated CV and Cover Letter letting me know why you right person for this role.

For further information you can call Robyn Bills on 06 280 2401 for a confidential conversation.

Talent and Skills Manager Palmerston North – CEDA

Your opportunity to create, lead and deliver the talent and skills strategy for Manawatu, to support the attraction, development and retention of talent in the region.

The team at CEDA are a passionate group of people, driven to grow and develop the region. Their vision for the region: by 2025 Manawatu will be New Zealand’s most progressive region. Where great minds, future focused businesses and diverse cultures come together to grow the prosperity of, and deliver for, its communities, New Zealand and beyond.

This is a brand-new role reporting directly to the Chief Executive and has been created to ensure the region is optimally positioned to attract, retain and develop the talent required for the future growth across the region. You will be leading the development of the strategy to achieve this, and will deliver on initiatives and programmes that build a resilient regional talent pipeline to support future industry and economic growth along with fostering education sector strategies, including international education.

Some of the Key Responsibilities:

  • Labour market development – analyse the regional skill gap and lead the development of a strategy and action plan to address this
  • Talent and skills attraction and retention – develop strategies and actions plans to manage this while leading the direction of these
  • Develop and manage the regional international education sector strategy, focusing on the student experience, marketing the regional as an international study destination of choice, and employability
  • Relationship management and development– with key stakeholders, regional partners, and central government agencies
  • A senior member of the CEDA management team while managing relevant staff including coaching and performance management if required

What we are looking for in you:

  • 5 years’ experience in senior roles within the education sector and the ability to step into the CEO role as/if required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or similar, or equivalent previous experience
  • Experience in labour market analysis and data analysis
  • Experience in strategies to attract, retain, develop and implement talent and skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally

If you are a great communicator, team player, have a positive and enthusiastic approach AND have the above skills and experience, then please Apply now with a Cover Letter and CV.

Enquires can be directed to Robyn Bills – Recruitment Specialist, PN Personnel.

Economic Development Team Leader

Dunedin is an amazing place to live and work, and if you were to ask anyone living here, they’ll tell you that there’s something indescribably special about our city. It’s small enough to feel like you’re part of a community, but big enough to ensure that there’s always something going on. From the great outdoors to arts, culture and education, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Dunedin has so much to offer, so why not come and feel just how special it is?

Dunedin is poised to embark on a period of growth and innovation, with exciting times ahead for economic development in Dunedin, with the region’s new central city hospital development, implementation of the Centre of Digital Excellence,
along with other exciting development projects for the city.

Reporting to the Economic Development Programme Manager, you will lead and provide support to the core Economic Development team (currently four direct reports). You will have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the delivery of the Economic Development Strategy and help shape the city through a period of sustained growth and development.

We are looking for an individual with experience in planning, implementing and monitoring public sector activities and projects, with strong interpersonal skills, together with people leadership experience and who can engage with a wide range of stakeholders and bring them on board for city-wide collaboration.

You should have a tertiary qualification in a related area, be outcomes driven and understand local government decision making. Ideally, you will have demonstrated experience of economic development and knowledge and experience in a Local Government environment. You will also be an exceptional communicator with excellent writing skills.

You will join a high performing team which is passionate about what they do and thrive on positive change for Dunedin and Otago regions. If you are open-minded and show respect towards others, we would like to hear from you.
Applications close 17th January 2020.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity visit our website:

www.dcc.jobs

Inward Investment Manager – Palmerston North – CEDA

With over $3.5b of investment coming to the Manawatu this role is a once in lifetime opportunity to use your commercial experience to unlock the true potential of our region.

We are strategically located, a global leader in agrifood and experiencing unprecendented levels of growth.

The team at CEDA are a passionate group of people, driven to grow and develop the region. Their vision for the region: by 2025 Manawatu will be New Zealand’s most progressive region. Where great minds, future focused businesses and diverse cultures come together to grow the prosperity of, and deliver for, its communities, New Zealand and beyond.

This is a brand-new role reporting directly to the Chief Executive and has been created to lead the attraction of domestic and foreign investment and business into Manawatu. Working closely with the CEDA management team, local and central government you will be executing the recently developed investment attraction strategy, focusing primarily on the regions agrifood and distribution and logistics sector; positioning Manawatu as a strategic location for domestic and international commercial investment.

Your previous experience in business development, business expansion and acquisition, or capital raising will ensure that you are confident to hit the ground running; holding and developing senior relationships within the commercial and government sectors, pitching to investors, and balancing the short -term opportunities with the long term transformational projects.

With over $3.5b of investment coming into Manawatu over the next 10 years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to use your commercial experience to unlock the true potential of a region that is strategically located, is a global leader in agrifood, and is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth.

Some of the Key Responsibilities:

• Inward Investment Strategy – all facets involving implementation, development and review in association with key stakeholders, partners and CEDA staff
• Proactively identify and target investment and businesses that have alignment to the competitive and comparative advantages of the region
• Maintain, manage and lead the pipeline of work associated with national and international business and investment, and provide relevant reporting
• Communications and Relationship Management – build and maintain strong relationships with regional stakeholders, local and central government, and commercial organisations
• Be the regional spokesperson for investment in the region
• Be a senior member of the CEDA management team contributing to the strategic direction and management of the organisation

What we are looking for in you:

• 5 years’ experience working with business and investment attraction and the ability to step into the CEO role as/if required
• Bachelor’s degree in business or similar, or equivalent previous experience
• Demonstrated experience in, and networks within, the Primary Sector
• Highly developed negotiating skills with the ability to influence and work with decision makers
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas and issues appropriately
• Strong integrity, a high level of professionalism along with a knack for strategic thinking and problem solving

If you are a great communicator, team player, have a positive and enthusiastic approach AND have the above skills and experience, then please Apply now with a cover letter and CV.

Economic Advisor – Coastal Otago Enterprise Dunedin

Otago is poised to embark on a period of growth and innovation, with exciting times ahead for economic development in the region. The Otago Councils’, supported by Central Government via the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), has an exciting opportunity for an Economic Advisor (Coastal Otago). You will work together with the economic development managers from across Otago, to help shape the region through a period of sustained growth and development. This 30 hours per week role, is fixed-term for two years and working hours will be determined with the successful applicant.

Managing a portfolio of regional economic development projects across Coastal Otago, and supporting the implementation of the Otago Regional Economic Development (ORED) framework, this role is Dunedin based, sitting alongside the team at Enterprise Dunedin. The role will involve travel primarily within the Dunedin, Waitaki and Clutha territorial local government areas and wider Otago region.

We are looking for an individual with experience in all aspects of project management, with strong interpersonal skills, who can engage with a wide range of stakeholders and bring them on board for cross-district projects.

We are offering you the opportunity to join our economic development team at Dunedin City Council. You should have a tertiary qualification in a related area, be outcomes driven and understand government decision making. Ideally, you will have knowledge and skills in an Iwi/Māori context and the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Tikanga and te reo Māori. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to think long term and with a broad regional perspective.

If you are open-minded and show respect towards others, we would like to hear from you. You will join a high performing team which is passionate about what they do and thrive on positive change for Dunedin and Otago region.

Applications close 12th January 2020.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity visit our website:

www.dcc.jobs

Business Growth AdvisorWhanganui $ Partners

Fixed term, full time, 40 hours per week

The Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) is a nation-wide business development and innovation service for businesses seeking to engage with an objective Business Growth Advisor and grow their business.

Delivered on behalf of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand, CEDA is the delivery agency for the Manawatu-Whanganui region, in partnership with Whanganui and Partners.

This is a unique role to provide support to a range of businesses in the regions of Whanganui, Ruapehu and parts of Rangitikei, with support from colleagues in Whanganui and Partners and CEDS’s Regional Business Partner Network team. This is a fixed term position to 30 June 2021. The role is based in Whanganui.

Māori Business Specialist – Wellington NZ

This new position is responsible for leading the design and implementation of WellingtonNZ’s engagement with Māori businesses in the Wellington region and to facilitate the development of partnerships with the Wellington City Council Tira Poutama work programme and the Regional Māori Economic Development Strategy being developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Reporting to the Workforce and Business Growth Manager, you’ll be part of a newly established team, with a key focus to lead and influence better outcomes with and for Māori businesses, through the provision of advice and guidance to businesses on support and growth programmes available to accelerate their growth ambitions.

You will bring an understanding of the various local and central government agency support mechanisms that are available specifically to support Māori business growth and will assist Māori businesses in accessing such support.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Māori businesses and others to understand the business development needs of Māori  business in the Wellington region.
  • Developing a Māori stakeholder engagement strategy that includes engagement with Māori community leaders, Iwi, local government and policy makers.
  • Identifying resource and capability needs and developing action plans to support the growth of the Māori businesses and the Māori economy in the region.
  • Providing direction to programmes that will support Māori business start-up and growth.
  • Providing advice, guidance and support to WellingtonNZ team members to enhance cultural awareness and understanding around tikanga Māori in a business environment.

Business Partnership & Investment Manager – Wellington NZ

We’re looking for someone to help make the Wellington region wildly famous working with our Head of Stakeholder & Partner Engagement to develop partnerships with strategic businesses, associations, local and central government, and iwi in the Wellington region. This position will be responsible for developing the day to day action framework to increase corporate and business sector engagement and investment opportunity in the Wellington region.

You’ll be in charge of undertaking and maintaining an audit of influential businesses in the Wellington region, as well as developing an engagement programme with these businesses to support their growth and contribution to our capital city.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing a partnership strategy to increase the reach and impact of WellingtonNZ activities, including leveraging programme activity for long-term economic benefit.
  • Promoting the business programmes that WellingtonNZ delivers to companies.
  • Reviewing effective international city partnership models in relation to Wellington to understand what the benefits, features and investment value businesses would want from a city partnership.
  • Leveraging the relationship between councils, WellingtonNZ and Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
  • Developing a pipeline of business and investment opportunities.

Workforce and Business Growth Manager – Wellington NZ

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a newly established Workforce and Business Growth team. We’re looking for a talented people leader who has proven business development and commercial business expertise.

We’re looking for someone who can oversee the delivery of the Wellington International Student Growth Programme and the partnership needed to do so with key education institutions and Education NZ. Building and maintaining relationships with service providers, as well as optimising research and development funding opportunities, are critical to the success of this role.

You’ll be a confident people leader and comfortable participating in industry networking events and activities to find opportunities to develop new collaborative partnerships that will further the outcomes of the Workforce and Business Growth team.

Reporting direct to the General Manager, Regional Development, Destination and Attraction, your key responsibilities will include taking an integrated approach to:

  • Leading relationships with key business and agency stakeholders in relation to business growth and workforce development
  • Promoting the value and the benefits of improving management capability and investment in R&D/innovation to the business community, working with entities such as the Chambers of Commerce
  • The delivery of the Regional Business Partner Programme
  • Leading WellingtonNZ’s activation of building business support for Māori business across the Wellington Region
  • Leading the activation of the Wellington Regional Talent and Skills Framework
  • The delivery of the Wellington International Student Growth Programme
  • Building and maintaining key partner relationships with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation, the Chambers of Commerce and other key industry partners.

Senior Research and Insights Specialist – ATEED

  • Diverse market research and insights role
  • Contribute to the international success of Auckland
  • Award winning new office in central Auckland location

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) plays a critical role in driving Auckland’s economic wellbeing, ability to compete internationally and to enhance the region’s performance as the growth engine of New Zealand’s economy. Our programmes stimulate the capability and awareness nationally and internationally of Auckland as a desirable place to visit, live, work, invest and do business.

As our Senior Research & Insights Specialist, you will manage end to end market research solutions for a diverse range of work programmes. This includes consulting, project management, sourcing, analysing, interpreting and communicating data and insights across all functions of ATEED including Marketing, Tourism, Major Events, Economic Growth and Investment amongst others. You’ll also provide assistance in the development of organisational strategy and the identification and evaluation of KPIs and project benefits.

Corporate Sustainability Manager – ATEED

  • Help us define how sustainability can be a driver of economic development in Auckland and integrated into the programmes we deliver 
  • Lead through influence and thought leadership
  • Bring your deep expertise of sustainable or environmental management 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is the economic growth agency for Auckland. We are a Council-Controlled Organisation (CCO). We support the progress of a vibrant and competitive economy, with a focus on creating more quality jobs for all Aucklanders. We love what we do, and we love making a difference!

The Corporate Sustainability Manager contributes to ATEED’s vision of ‘quality jobs for all Aucklanders’ by leading organisation-wide sustainability initiatives and contributing to Auckland being recognised as a world-leader for taking action on sustainability. As a key cross-cutting strategy for ATEED, sustainability sits at the heart of everything we do to deliver economic development for Auckland. You’ll build organisational thinking, capability, and credibility as part of the Council family’s endeavours to drive sustainable outcomes to benefit Tāmaki Makaurau.