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?


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.