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?


Business Growth Advisor – Maori Business

Make a difference by getting out there, engaging with Maori businesses and showing them the tools and support CEDA and their partners have to offer.

We’re seeking a special team member, someone who has the nuance to engage with a variety of stakeholders and business people, with knowledge and confidence to engage with Manawatu-Whanganui’s Maori economy.

The CEDA business team are tasked with delivering great outcomes for businesses in the wider Horizons region. As a Business Growth Advisor, you will manage a portfolio of businesses, provide sector leadership, and you will have the opportunity to understand where those businesses are now and where they want to be in the future. You will add value by connecting them with the tools/resources/expertise to knock down the barriers to getting there. This position will be specifically responsible for the growth and development of the Maori Business sector in the region.

This is an opportunity to achieve amazing things for regional businesses. Applications close on Friday the 7th of September 2018 at 5.00pm. All applications will be managed by Robyn Bills from Palmerston North Personnel.

Apply here for this exciting role!


Marketing and Communications Manager

As a member of the executive team reporting to the CEO, this new role based in Palmerston North will lead a high performing team to develop and implement the regional strategies for marketing, and communications. Collaboration and strong stakeholder relationships are key to success, in order to ignite the transformation required to create a long term sustainable and thriving economy. Working closely with the CEO and management team, this role will also focus on further developing the culture of this relatively new organisation. This senior position has high public visibility affording the responsibilities of public and community leadership.

We seek an experienced marketing/communications leader with senior management experience along with demonstrated strategic and team building skills. Candidates will be inspirational leaders with high EQ, along with a passion required to take this organisation forward. You will be a natural networker with a proactive, enthusiastic and energetic approach, excellent influencing skills and a track record in building enduring and effective partnerships with key stakeholders. This is a unique opportunity to work for an organisation with an inspiring vision and values and to be involved in an exciting new era of growth in the Manawatu.

To apply for this exciting role, email your Cover Letter and CV to Jacqui Middleton.