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Commercial Partnerships and Funding Manager

Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Why join us?
  • Working with us is a rewarding way to support your community, work with a great team, and develop your career.
  • We do more than just pay you a salary too. We have awesome benefits to support you including 5 weeks annual leave, flexible working and training and development programmes
  • We have fun, too, including through our team celebrations and active social club.

About the role

You'll play a crucial role in building and managing strategic funding relationships and actively developing external funding and investment opportunities. This role also contributes to high level decision making across all functions and areas of Council through the provision of specialist commercial and funding advice and support with a view to delivering the optimum outcome for Council.

In this role your focus will be to:
  • Develop and maintain a clear and aligned external funding strategy
  • Investigate and develop strategic funding and investment opportunities such as public private partnerships, use of special purpose vehicles, and/or alternative ownership structures where appropriate.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners, sponsors, funders and stakeholders, proactively engaging with them and working to positively influence funding decisions made by them.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic individual with exceptional interpersonal skills and a knack for building and nurturing relationships. You'll be a proactive communicator with a flair for relationship management and strategic thinking.

In addition, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in business or marketing, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Proven experience and success in identifying and securing funding opportunities, and nurturing and developing customer or stakeholder relationships.
  • Well established professional networks with public and private funders and sponsors within the New Zealand business and stakeholder community.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant national and regional funding sources and requirements.
  • Experience in commercial contracts and analysis, negotiations and other business-related activities.

About us

Palmerston North (or as we like to call it, Palmy) is a growing, innovative and exciting city. With small city benefits and big city ambition, Palmy has secured its place on the map as a creative and exciting city, with leading innovation and developments! We're proud to be a city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents of the whole community in our pursuit to provide a connected and safe community. We're also a future-focused city who cares about enhancing our natural and built environment. Our future looks bright, it looks vibrant and progressive.

What we offer:
  • 5 weeks annual leave and a community service day every year
  • Additional long service leave after qualifying periods (5,10, 20, 30 and 40 years)
  • Parental leave benefits, including paid partner's leave, and top-up payments
  • Free access to our on-site fitness equipment
  • Free annual flu vaccinations and subsidised health and eye checks every 2 years
  • Confidential counselling service
  • Waiata group
  • Professional memberships and assistance with study leave and fees
  • Corporate training and development programmes
  • Various wellbeing spaces, including parents' room and wellness/prayer room; we value our employee experience

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Monday 26 February 2024

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position.

if you are a team player, solution-focused and driven to establish sustainable procurement initiatives, please apply today!

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