Strategic Partnerships Manager | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| SII - Strategic Partnership Manager 2019.pdf (PDF, 122KB)
|Application Close Date:||24-Feb-2019|
- Use your business development skills and knowledge of government to focus on bringing some of the most innovative firms to New Zealand
- Be part of a new team that contributes to the ongoing diversification of New Zealand's innovation-led economy
- Work in an exciting, dynamic, future-focused environment with new challenges
Why work for MBIE?
MBIE's purpose is to grow New Zealand for all. Achieving this will mean New Zealanders have higher standards of living, higher incomes, greater job opportunities and good quality, affordable housing. Our group – Labour, Science and Enterprise (LSE) – works with people, businesses, regions, and the science, innovation and education systems to help the country and New Zealanders to be successful.
You will be part of an influential, energised and action-orientated team focused on stakeholder relationships.
About the team
The Innovation Partnerships Team is a new team within the Science, Innovation and International Branch of MBIE. It develops new ways to bring international firms to New Zealand through innovative policy thinking. We work closely with both the science and innovation communities in New Zealand as well as international companies to ensure the levers exist to bring more economic growth to New Zealand. This is a new team with lots of opportunities for development and growth. The work we do is interesting, varied, exciting and challenging.
About the role
This is a great opportunity for innovative and creative thinkers. We are looking for a talented and experienced Strategic Partnership Manager with background in science and innovation policy, R&D, or technology-focused business development who are keen to extend themselves with complex, ambiguous and novel problems. You will need to be able to share and influence areas of policy, and be able to work comfortably within the government system. You will need to be able to think in both a public and private sector way to solve problems.
What you will need to bring
While it is preferred that you have some R&D, businesses development and/or entrepreneurial background for this role, the key thing is to be willing to learn! You will need to be comfortable managing stakeholders both domestically and internationally, in the public and private sectors, and coming up with practical recommendations and leading edge solutions. You will need to be a good communicator, creative thinker, and problem-solver. You will be action-orientated and want to get the job done.
We are a small team that places a strong value on supporting each other, open debate, and above all producing excellent work. We work across a wide portfolio, so each team member has genuine responsibility for delivery of the work programme, and autonomy to plan and organise their own work.
Who are we looking for?
- Self-motivated people with excellent, positive and confident stakeholder management skills
- An ability to think in different ways, and look at problems from other perspectives
- An ability to quickly learn about new concepts, technologies, and scientific industries and understand the opportunities in a public policy space
- Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to ‘follow your nose' to find, and solve, complex problems
- Action orientated, able to develop project plans to deliver on the opportunity
How to find out more and apply
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view the position descriptions for both of these roles at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.
All applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Email Fi.Sanderson@mbie.govt.nz quoting reference MBIE/1379920 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday 24 February 2019.