Economic Development Ninja / Economic Development Facilitator / Business Engagement Guru
Whangarei District Council
Whangarei, NZ
1d ago

Whangarei, NorthlandWith strong development in our district, and a supportive, positive, diverse working environment in an organisation which values its customers and its people, there's never been a better time to make the move to Whangarei District Council.

Some interesting facts : The Northland region is continuing to experience strong economic growth (increasing guest nights, retail trade and tourism expenditure), with scope for further significant development.

Whangarei District Council has been identified as a high growth Council in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

We're looking to facilitate commercial growth across the District; to boost the profile of the District as both a destination and as a business-

friendly place which achieves sustainable economic prosperity for the community.This commercially-focussed (and we think intellectually and creatively stimulating) role will see you proactively identifying and working with potential developers and investors, ensuring they find it easy to do business with Whangarei District Council.

You will be coordinating, developing, and implementing economic, business engagement and marketing strategies.The successful candidate will ideally have experience in economic development, business engagement, relationship management and worked with businesses and the private sector on projects or initiatives that supported their growth, and : Relevant tertiary qualification in a discipline that supports the strategic nature of this roleA comprehensive understanding of issues, principles and practices of economic development, and business investment attraction and growthAn ability to build effective networks and relationships to work collaboratively with strategic partnersAbility to collaboratively develop and implement the economic development strategyAbility to develop and implement the marketing strategy for the District (including tourism)Community awareness and commitmentAbility to effectively facilitate win-

win outcomesProject management experienceHighly skilled in relationship managementHigh attention to detailAbility to assess and proactively manage riskCreative and analytical thinkerExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsStrong commercial acumen, influencing skills and customer focusWe offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, a range of flexible working and work / life balance options, Health Insurance, Life Insurance (2x your base salary), payment of a professional membership, an active Social Club, plus much more.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It's Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

With an outstanding natural environment and great, constantly developing facilities, there's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'Start your new journey today by clicking Apply Now.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People and Capability team on : (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

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