North Canterbury Food & Beverage Business Development Manager

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) is the economic development agency for Waimakariri and Hurunui. We are seeking an experienced business development specialist with exceptional communication and marketing skills to lead an exciting new project focused on the food and beverage sector in the North Canterbury region, including Kaikōura.

The Food & Beverage Business Development Manager will activate and stimulate an industry led framework that will support the region’s food and beverage sector (including primary producers and manufacturers). The role will require strong communication skills to engage and work with a range of private and public agencies and Iwi. Marketing and storytelling (both online and offline) are key components of this role, so experience in website content management and development, CRM, social media and marketing strategy is desirable.

Based in Kaiapoi, the Food & Beverage Business Development Manager will work closely with the tourism and economic development teams of North Canterbury and Kaikōura.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

  • A degree level qualification in business or marketing, or equivalent experience
  • A solid understanding of the food and beverage sector, as well as business development strategies
  • Stakeholder management skills, including the ability to engender respect and create a sense of community amongst a wide range of stakeholders
  • Preferable knowledge of North Canterbury, its people and its economic development context, opportunities and objectives
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to effectively coordinate events, manage information and maintain good records in the CRM
  • Skills in online and traditional marketing

The Food & Beverage Business Development Manager is a full-time, fixed-term role for two years.

Download the full position description here.

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to

Applications open 11th of February and close 2nd of March 2020 at 5pm.



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