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Agritech New Zealand

Job opportunity – Chief Executive, AgriTech New Zealand

The agtech sector globally is enjoying steep growth, and New Zealand is well-positioned to benefit from and contribute to this growth – so long as the sector acts strategically, cohesively and intelligently in both the domestic and global markets.

To help individual members and the sector collectively, AgriTechNZ invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the full-time position of Chief Executive Officer.

This is a varied, hands-on role including the following responsibilities:

Implement the strategic plan developed by the Executive Council to meet strategic objectives of AgritechNZ.
Work for and report to the Executive Council with respect to AgritechNZ being built into a sustainable, fiscally responsible entity under the financial governance of the Executive Council.
Manage the AgritechNZ budget and P&L according the budgets developed and approved by the Executive Council.
Arrange project and event sponsorship, in line with direction from the Strategic Plan.
Provide reporting on financial performance on a monthly basis to the Executive Council.

Membership Retention & Growth
Develop and grow AgritechNZ membership.
Be readily available and accessible, responding as required by members.
Engage effectively with prospects, members and stakeholders.
Provide reporting on membership matters on a monthly basis to the Executive Council.

Projects & Working Groups
Instigate and manage projects and practitioner working groups as per the Strategic Plan.
Provide reporting on project performance on a monthly basis to the Executive Council.

Marketing and Public Relations
Help develop and maintain a strong public profile for AgritechNZ.
Support the Chair making major announcements, or responding to media, on policy, direction and purpose, support Executive Councillors who may make announcements from time to time, and be the public spokesperson for AgritechNZ on operational, tactical event and other matters
Produce monthly newsletters and other communications in line with the Strategic Plan and publish via approved channels.

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2020. Applications will be treated in confidence, and no referees will be contacted until after initial interviews with shortlisted candidates. Applications can be submitted via SEEK.

Agritech New Zealand Agritech New Zealand is an association of organisations and individuals that have come together to lead a programme of work, taking a key role in growing our country’s capability to maximise the opportunities enabled by agritech and address any challenges.