Business Development Manager (food and beverage) - New York City
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Use your networks and expertise to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in the U.S.
Who we are
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. We work with some of New Zealand's most forward-thinking companies, helping them to grow internationally bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand.
What you'll be doing
New Zealand's quality food and beverage is in demand and the team in New York are looking for a highly motivated, self-starting Business Development Manager to help New Zealand food and beverage businesses enter and thrive in the U.S. market.
Based in our central New York office, you will proactively support companies to develop and execute their US business growth plans. You will draw on your own experience, knowledge and networks, and collaborate with NZTE colleagues and specialist advisors to help founders/senior leaders understand and navigate the nuances of the US market, identify potential in-market partners and opportunities, and develop and grow new channels to market. The companies in your portfolio are active across retail, online and food service.
A superb relationship manager and team player, you will be part of a global organisation working with colleagues in the Americas, New Zealand and our other international offices to achieve the New Zealand government's economic development goals.
What you'll need to be successful
You will have a solid understanding of the US food and beverage landscape, and have the commercial smarts to manage a portfolio of approximately 30 amazing food and beverage companies.
Superior communication skills are critical, as is the ability to build credibility and trust quickly and a willingness to 'roll your sleeves up' and do whatever is required to set your clients on a course for success. You will understand how to develop and leverage industry networks specifically for food and beverage. Your enthusiastic, 'can-do' attitude, proactive nature, creative problem-solving skills and ability to work in virtual teams will be critical to your success.
Why you'll love working here
NZTE offers a flexible, fun and stimulating environment with a unique opportunity to develop and access world class business networks and work with a talented, diverse, international team.
Do you think you have what it takes? Then we want to hear from you. Please check out the position description and apply now! You must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card (with a passion for New Zealand!).
This vacancy closes at 5pm (NY time) Wednesday, 4 September 2019.
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.