Business Manager - Knowledge
Auckland, NZ
5d ago

Job Description

  • In conjunction with the business strategy as agreed with the MD, lead, manage and develop the Knowledge businesses in New Zealand to ensure key objectives are achieved.
  • To work with the Managing Director New Zealand to maximize business returns whilst minimizing exposure and risk for the company through development of Marketing Business Plans.

    Implement marketing plans including strategies for sales, cold calling for new business and increasing revenue stream from existing clients.

    Work with Senior Management team and the Knowledge business globally to achieve synergies throughout the business to on sell Knowledge or capitalize on global opportunities to enhance business growth

    Strategic planning and budgeting for the resources necessary for the business to achieve financial targets and individual objectives set

    Ensure monthly performance and financial reports are provided to convey proposal / conversion performance to target and planned quarterly contacts to Account / Clients

    Manage the day-to-day operational activity of Knowledge to ensure efficiencies in process, continuous improvement programmes, on time delivery every time to customers, ongoing management of the Auditors and direct report's performance, plus payroll and HR issues to ensure day to day operations of the Knowledge business operates effectively.

    Undertake annual performance reviews of direct reports

    Identify training and development requirements of direct report and Auditors if require

    Identify resource requirements of the business and work together with Human Resources on sourcing the right talent to help grow the business.

    Provide necessary financial information for Knowledge auditing business to Finance within required timelines

    Ensure all activities are carried out with regard and recognition of Health and Safety requirements and personal safety

    Undertake all other relevant work requests relevant to your position


  • Tertiary qualifications in a business discipline as well as Marketing and / or Sales management.
  • Previous proven experience in a Sales / Business Development role
  • Previous proven experience of at least 3 - 5 years at a senior management level where there was responsibility for managing a profit line
  • Proven experience managing teams and contractors

  • To be able to coordinate and motivate a team towards a common goal to ensure business growth targets and performance objectives set for the business are achieved.
  • Develop, influence and exploit relationships with SEAP Area Management and Corporate in order to obtain assistance and support for business growth in New Zealand.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in related field and in using management methods and tools
  • Able to work independently and to coordinate several activities simultaneously
  • Business and profit minded with related technical know how.
  • Competitive and profit-driven; re-invents competitive advantage.
  • Additional Information

    Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

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