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BUSINESS ADVISOR (FIXED TERM)

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is the South Island’s largest membership-based business support agency – our aim is to help businesses to do business better by providing advice, advocacy, training, opportunities to network and access to latest thinking via a great range of events. The Chamber as an organisation is committed to adding value to members and to our region.

We’re looking for a Business Advisor to help us deliver the Regional Business Partner (RBP) programme and help our members improve business capability. You’ll be someone who is excited and passionate about helping business, thrives on interacting with a variety of businesses every day to give them access to expertise, mentoring services and research and development (R&D) funding opportunities.  You will deliver advice directly to members and clients from your own knowledge on business strategy and product development/innovation, and referrals onto other services.

As Business Advisor you’ll be responsible for Identifying potential clients and assisting them to understand and engage in product development and business capability.  This includes:

  • Client screening and assessment to identify capability gaps and areas of support required
  • Assisting clients with funding applications and engagement with Callaghan Innovation (CI) programmes
  • Developing engagement plans for businesses with appropriate referrals to business support services offered through CI, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Business Mentors and the RBP programme
  • Managing client relationship, reporting and grant processing
  • Promoting and being an advocate for the RBP through building strong networks and rapport with businesses and other organisations
  • Maintaining a portfolio of clients
  • Delivering advice to members on key areas such as manufacturing and general business strategy
  • Providing a facilitation role in bringing members together to collaborate and find solutions for common issues
  • Leading specific projects related to helping businesses do better

To be a good fit for The Chamber and this role, you will have a passion for helping businesses, innovation and product development.  You will have a genuine interest in and knowledge of technology and R&D across a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing.  You may have run your own business, or have had significant experience with developing and implementing business strategy and general operations.

This is a fixed-term role until 30 June 2019, in line with the term of the current Government Contract to deliver the RBP programme. 

If you’re up to the challenge, and enjoy working in a fast-paced empowering environment, please request a copy of the full position description from Claire McOscar (clairem@cecc.org.nz)  before applying with your CV and a covering letter/email before 5.00pm, Friday 5 October 2018.


MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is the South Island’s largest membership-based business support agency and the home and voice of Canterbury Business. Our aim is to help businesses to do business better by providing advice, advocacy, training, opportunities to network and access to latest thinking via a great range of events. The Chamber as an organisation is committed to adding value to members and to our region.

We’re looking for a Membership Manager to lead our member recruitment and retention strategy, and to continue to enhance our membership proposition through developing new products and partnerships.  You’ll be someone who is excited and passionate about business development, with experience in membership organisation.  You’ll be focused on delivering services and products to our members and connecting them with the business capability services that The Chamber offers.

As Membership Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading our membership team and implementing our strategy for membership growth and retention.  This includes:

  • Managing and leading the membership team at The Chamber, and ensuring we provide professional, courteous engagement with members
  • Developing and implementing a membership growth strategy
  • Developing and refining product offerings to members
  • Developing and implementing a model of account management
To be a good fit for The Chamber and this role, you will have a genuine passion for helping businesses.  You will have had significant experience in business development and identifying and growing business opportunities.  Experience in membership-based organisations and membership recruitment and retention would be a major advantage.

If you’re up to the challenge, and enjoy working in a fast-paced empowering environment, please request a copy of the full position description from Rachel McCann (rachelm@cecc.org.nz)  before applying with your CV and a covering letter/email before 5.00pm Friday 5 October 2018.