International Specialist

Auckland Council

The opportunity

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited (TAU) combines the power of Auckland’s cultural richness with our successful destination management and economic development programs. We are New Zealand’s largest producer of cultural, entertainment, sporting, and wildlife experiences, and the largest regional economic development agency in the country. Our work touches all Aucklanders and visitors to our region, creating a legacy for future generations.

As an International Specialist, you’ll facilitate strategic international trade and investment opportunities, while providing advice on global trends and best practices, in a team that welcomes fresh-thinking and innovative ideas.

Your international connections will benefit Auckland’s business community and TAU’s strategic direction. Fundamentally, this role is about making connections and strategically maximizing opportunities.

To learn more about what we do, please visit our website. To view the position description for this opportunity, please click here.

About you

You’re a natural communicator who understands how to build genuine and strategic, value-based relationships. With an international lens, you’ve developed your career in off-shore and/or internationally focused roles and have a handle on the investment and financial competency this role requires. With this experience in hand and a genuine passion for your city, you’re ready to make a difference for Auckland.

This role will require you to create, develop and manage international relationships across a broad range of industries and is not sector specific. Your cultural awareness, high emotional intelligence and ability to work autonomously and proactively will be leveraged highly in this role. You will also directly work with international stakeholders when they visit our shores.

Internally, you’ll be entrusted to provide the organization with specialist advice and support. You will build and maintain strong and effective internal relationships, ensuring TAU’s successful strategic outcomes are delivered in an international context with a truly collaborative approach.

A big picture thinker, you can spot an opportunity from the smallest of interactions and understand the complexities and processes involved in working with a large, public organization, to turn these opportunities into reality. Your broad experience across a variety of disciplines has helped you develop strong commercial and political nous.

What we offer

Your actions will facilitate trade and business in Auckland and will have a direct contribution to its economic growth. You’ll be joining a progressive and busily thriving team.

As part of Auckland Council Group, you’ll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, and lifestyle discounts.

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