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?

CURRENT VACANCIES

Business Development Manager

A newly created CEDA leadership role designed to ensure the economic performance of the Manawatu region reaches its full potential. CEDA’s purpose is to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth for Manawatu and beyond. CEDA have aspirations of Manawatu being New Zealand’s most progressive province by 2025. You can be pivotal in helping them achieving this.

It is envisaged that Manawatu will become one of the top three agri-hubs in the world, and a leading distribution hub that leverages off its location in central New Zealand. Promotion of Manawatu’s renowned lifestyle, competitive advantages, and the regions opportunity for investment, business performance and availability of a strong talent will be cornerstone in achieving this vision. As BDM you will work closely with the Investment Manager and Talent and Skills Manager to wrap all around their regional economic development strategy.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the retention and expansion of businesses throughout the region. This will involve engaging with key regional entities, iwi, business leaders and local and central government stakeholders to identify, drive and implement a diverse range of sector development strategies. Together with an integral link in the delivery of the regional business partner programme, developing business capability across the Manawatu-Whanganui region, you will enable CEDA, the Central Economic Development Agency, help ensure Manawatu achieves its growth and development aspirations.

To be successful here you will need to relate to the key drivers in this economy. An orientation towards agri-business, and distribution and logistics sectors will be viewed favourably. Strengths in commercial development, leading teams and people to high performance, relationship building and broad-based economic development strategy exposure will be important experience sets in your resume. The ability to relate, and desire to drive the Manawatu region relative to its people needs is crucial here.

If you have the required expertise, and relevant tertiary qualifications then please email your resume to careers@redconsultinggroup.co.nz quoting reference “RC BDM”, or contact Rachel Cornwall at red to learn more. Telephone 06 877 6637.

Check out the CEDA Statement of Intent to give yourself more of feel the intent and direction of CEDA.

Talent & Skills Manager

A newly created leadership role designed to ensure the economic performance of the Manawatu region is optimised and future proofed. CEDA have aspirations of Manawatu being New Zealand’s most progressive province by 2025. You can be pivotal in helping them achieving this.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role is all about being ahead of the curve in relation to labour supply for the region. You will take the lead when it comes to determining, forecasting and then providing effective talent management strategies, and your work will dovetail closely into the international education regional strategy. In doing so, CEDA, the Central Economic Development Agency, will help ensure Manawatu is optimally positioned to attract and retain the employment talent that will be required for future industry and economic growth across the region, and have a positive impact on the domestic and international flow of students, which is major contributor already to this economy.

CEDA’s purpose is to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth for Manawatu and beyond.

The team at CEDA are well aware that people will lead the way in terms of the future of this region. The Talent & Skills Manager role is responsible for building a talent pool for the future. This will include labour market analysis, labour market development, development and implementation of education sector strategies including international education, and attraction and retention strategies and initiatives. This all aligns with the CEDA Statement of Intent, long term goals and to the strategies of Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council.

Sitting in the management team, this leadership role will have a huge stakeholder engagement component across the region but also with wider industry and sector representatives and key agencies nationally.

To be successful here you will need to relate to talent and skills attraction and retention, and you will have a passion for labour market development. A key component will be that ability to combine analytical skills, commercial acumen, and broad industry knowledge, with people engagement and stakeholder management skills. The ability to build and maintain strong networks and influence across a broad base of stakeholders will be crucial. High levels of literacy in financial planning, budgeting and market analysis will also be key elements of your expertise. The ability to relate, and desire to drive the Manawatu region relative to its people needs is crucial here.

If you have the required expertise and relevant tertiary qualifications then please email your resume to careers@redconsultinggroup.co.nz quoting reference “RC TSM”, or contact Rachel Cornwall at red to learn more. Telephone 06 877 6637.

See the CEDA Statement of Intent to get more of a feel of the intent and direction of CEDA.

Programme Lead (Manawatu Leaders Programme)

The team at CEDA are a passionate group of people, driven to grow and develop the wider region.

Our vision for the region: by 2025 Manawatu will be New Zealand’s most progressive region. Where great minds, future focused businesses and diverse cultures come together to grow the prosperity of, and deliver for, its communities, New Zealand and beyond.

What is Te Aho Tamaka?

Te Aho Tamaka is an initiative that celebrates Manawatu’s greatest achievers and draws a richer picture of the region through the achievements of our local leaders. By building and promoting relationships with successful Manawatu alumni who have gone on to make their mark on the world, the programme will increase the profile and perception of the region.

It aims to share the success stories of our local leaders and asks them to give back to our community by supporting events, initiatives and providing leadership opportunities.

If you’re passionate about Manawatu this is your opportunity to play a key role in contributing to its success! You will be connecting with some of the best and brightest in their chosen professions/area, all from our very own Manawatu Region.

Some of the Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build relationships with a diverse and illustrious group of accomplished leaders whose journey is connected with the Manawatu
  • Promote the profile of the programme regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities to engage with the programme
  • Maintain and build relationships with key stakeholders and regional partners
  • Event management – organise and manage events showcasing Te Aho Tamaka as well as sync with events and initiatives already happening in the region
  • Development and refinement of the Te Aho Tamaka strategy and budgets
  • Work collaboratively with the wider CEDA team and objectives

What we are looking for in you:

  • Knowledge and contacts in the region are essential for the role as well as the ability to identify and network with successful individuals from the Manawatu who now reside further afield (Think Big – National and International!!)
  • Experience in an alumni environment or similar
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Public speaking – able to confidently and clearly present to an audience
  • Marketing and communications knowledge including written content and communications to a variety of audiences
  • With this type of role, you must be a great communicator, team player and have a positive and enthusiastic approach. The ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, both internally and externally will be the key to your success in this role.

If you have the above skills and experience, then please Apply now.

Enquires can be directed to Robyn Bills – Recruitment Specialist, Palmerston North Personnel.

Office & Accounts Senior

The team at CEDA are a passionate group of people, driven to grow and develop the wider region.

Our vision for the region: by 2025 Manawatu will be New Zealand’s most progressive region. Where great minds, future focused businesses and diverse cultures come together to grow the prosperity of, and deliver for, its communities, New Zealand and beyond.

This is a challenging and varied role for an experienced senior accounts/office manager. You will ensure CEDA’s operational and financial obligations are managed efficiently and effectively and are compliant with legislation. You will be responsible for ensuring the accounts are ship shape as well as providing day to day seamless support to the operational functions of the office, and team.

A snapshot of key responsibilities:

  • Assist with annual budget preparation and monitoring
  • Support to preparation of Annual Financial statements and year end reconciliations, including audit
  • Monthly financial reporting, including reconciliations (using Xero)
  • Oversight of the day to day office operations
  • Ensure monthly finance functions are processed efficiently with a view of continual improvement processes
  • Office procurement and maintenance of equipment and asset register
  • Support to Finance and Operations Manager
  • General administration and office support as required

What we are looking for in you:

  • 3-5 years previous experience in a similar role, or relevant tertiary qualification
  • Office management experience (an advantage)
  • Strong Xero skills (preferred)
  • Knowledge of financial requirements in the public sector (an advantage)
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365
  • Able to work autonomously but also be a team player
  • Self-motivated, confident and energetic – thrives in a challenging and busy environment

If you have the above skills and experience, then please Apply now.

Enquires can be directed to Robyn Bills – Recruitment Specialist, PN Personnel.

Haven’t found what you were looking for?

We’re always interested in meeting passionate, like-minded professionals. If you wish to be considered for any future roles feel free to get in touch by emailing your CV through to office@ceda.nz