Why work for CEDA?

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is a great place to work if you are a dynamic individual who thrives on a challenge and loves working as part of a busy and diverse team. Our team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we’re all passionate about the growth and development of our region.

CEDA is a team of thinkers, enablers, connectors and doers, who are serious about delivering great outcomes and thrive on a challenge. We are a passionate group of people with expertise in marketing, communications, events, and business attraction, retention and development. Collectively, we are leading the economic development of the region we call home.

CEDA has an open and friendly culture, and although small, our team achieves great things by collaborating and supporting one another. CEDA will support you to be the best you can be, encourage your creativity and radical thinking, and will surround you with passionate people all aiming to achieve amazing things for the region. What are you waiting for?


Events Senior

As Events Senior you will be able to put your expertise in to play and have an input into making regional events even more successful! You will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering the annual CEDA events programme as well as maximising the growth opportunities of all events in the region, and oversight of the CEDA Major Events fund application process.

Your key areas of responsibility under the guidance of the Marketing and Communications Manager will be:

  • Lead the development and delivery of an annual Events Programme into the CEDA Marketing Strategy and Annual Marketing Plan, including input into the CEDA lead regional Events Fund.
  • Implementation of the Regional Events Strategy.
  • Identify funding streams including securing sponsorship for events.
  • Developing detailed event project plans, work flows and timelines for all CEDA events, including budgets.
  • Working with the team and stakeholders to ensure outcomes and objectives of events are achieved in a manner that reinforces and promotes CEDA wider business objectives and values.
  • Overall Management and oversight of the CEDA Events Framework and Fund application process.
  • Provide effective leadership, management, and coaching to the Events Coordinator and subcontractors (as required).
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and events sponsors.

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Economic Development Manager

As the Economic Development Manager at CEDA, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership, planning and execution of economic and business development work undertaken by the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA).

Your key areas of responsibility under the guidance of the Chief Executive will be:

  • Leading, developing and delivering CEDA’s Economic and Business Development Strategies
  • Providing effective leadership and oversight to the Business Development team
  • Developing detailed project plans and having extensive insight into existing initiatives in the region
  • Talent and skills attraction and retention strategies for Manawatu
  • Researching and identifying gaps in key sectors in collaboration with industry partners
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders

Apply here for this exciting role!

Want to know more? Get in touch with our HR team today!