Are you our next Business Growth Advisor?

We’re looking for a person with the ability to connect businesses with great outcomes.

The Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) is a nationwide service for small-to-medium businesses looking to grow.

Delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, and with Callaghan Innovation, Whanganui & Partners is the delivery agency for the RBP across the Manawatū-Whanganui region, alongside Central Economic Development Agency.

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This is a unique role to provide support to a range of businesses in Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitīkei, with support from colleagues at Whanganui & Partners and CEDA’s Regional Business Partner Network team.

We’re looking for a person with the ability to connect businesses with great outcomes. They should already have strong relationships with industry and should be able to demonstrate leadership in establishing productive networks across sector groups. They should be instinctively strategic, and apply that thinking in practical ways.

This role offers an opportunity to be a leader for Whanganui to ensure our business capability is amplified, our sectors are connected (locally, nationally and internationally) and business people are engaged in development and innovation opportunities. You’ll be a part of key discussions with Whanganui & Partners’ Strategic Leads developing and delivering initiatives that build Whanganui’s economic prosperity.

This is a Fixed Term position till June 2025

Enquiries about this vacancy can be sent to Acting Chief Executive Jonathan Sykes, (Please do not send applications to this email address, online applications only will be accepted for this role).

Read the Position Description

Applications close: 16 September 2023


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