· Based in Suva, Fiji· Partnerships focusedKo wai tatou | Who we are:New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) works with some of New Zealand's most innovative and forward-thinking companies, helping them grow internationally. Our people are based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.The Trade Commissioner role is one of NZTE’s most important roles globally. This role is an exciting opportunity to bring your wealth of Pacific business experience to help deliver great commercial outcomes for New Zealand companies across the Pacific.This role is based in Suva, Fiji as Fiji is New Zealand’s largest trading partner in the Pacific; however, the role will cover whole of the Pacific.He aha tau e mahi ana |Whatyou willbe doing:This is a complex role that requires someone to build partnerships in the region and build an understanding of the local markets and people, providing in-market connections and advice that will enable NZTE customers to navigate the Pacific market successfully and build the profile of New Zealand exports. You will represent New Zealand at relevant business events, and you will play an important role in implementing NZTE’s strategic priorities across the Pacific.This role is the only NZTE representative in the Pacific, therefore requires a pragmatic approach. You will be supported by, and report to our Regional Director, Australia Pacific (AusPac), and work closely with our dynamic AusPac leadership team. Critical to success will be the ability to work productively with other NZ agencies working in the Pacific most notably with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade representatives in each Pacific nation.Ko nga mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitu te haere |Whatyou willneed to be successful:We are looking for someone who is agile, pragmatic, with a commercial mind set and passion for growing New Zealand businesses. You will also be able to effectively balance commercial imperatives with the unique economic and cultural needs of Pacific nations. In this role you will need to be adept at advising NZTE customers on successful paths of ‘go-to-market’ or expansion strategies. With your understandingof the local environment and other trends that influence business operations, you will be comfortable having strategic conversations with companies up to board level and be secure at operating in a multi-layered ecosystem. You will have exceptional relationship and influencing skills and be a confident and credible communicator.He aha o painga ki tenei mahi |Whyyou willlove working here:?You will love this role if you are looking to diversify your career by building your knowledge of other sectors and gaining exposure to the public sector. You will be passionate about representing your country and working alongside a highly committed team who want to make a difference to New Zealand. You will love leading, making connections, building relationships, and working collaboratively with our partners. This is a fantastic opportunity to join and be part of the senior leadership team setting NZTE’s strategy for the Pacific.He aha e whai ake nei | What's next:For more information, please read position description and if this sounds like your next career move, apply online. Applications closes Thursday 5pm NZT 6th May.Before applying, please review the notes below regarding eligibility for this role.· Our successful candidate must hold NZ Citizenship.· This is an international posting with a minimum duration of 3 years. The preferred candidate will be subject to a number of vetting processes, including NZ national security clearance.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 diverseglobal 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 ourorganisationforward.If we need to make specific accommodations in any part of the interviewprocess,?please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Specialist.