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Formed in 2001, The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) is an integrated sales, marketing and innovation company made up of an ambitious team of purpose-driven trailblazers, on a mission to position Aotearoa New Zealand as an exemplar environmentally, socially, and economically through the exploration of regenerative practices, mindset and ethos. 

NZM is an award-winning New Zealand success story with a strong value proposition. Through their deep global brand partnerships and RX ecosystem, NZM leads the way in positioning New Zealand’s natural materials into premium branded offerings sought after by discerning customers around the world. 

If you want to be part of a talent pool of exceptional go-getters who thrive on bringing great ideas to life in a dynamic, high-energy environment, this organisation is for you. 

We need a superstar! 

This is an exciting opportunity for a high-energy, driven professional to hit the ground running within a pivotal role. Reporting through to the GM Sales & Marketing, whilst having a strong connection with the commercial trading team. 

You will: 

  • establish deep relationships and adding value with a portfolio of global brands, supporting them with detailed data and commercial analysis to support decision making. 

  • manage commercial relationships through the entire supply chain within a highly competitive landscape. 

  • develop new business opportunities, communicating the NZM value proposition. Understanding and interpreting market signals and ensure the NZM offering is tailored to these. 

  • be the interface between the Sales & Marketing and Commercial teams, to provide a deep understanding of the market, wool types / contracts, and pricing. 

  • create an efficient and streamlined process for driving sales – turning conversations into commercial outcomes. 

 

Relevant experience and attitude: 

 You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a fast paced, dynamic, and fluid environment. Alongside this, you will be tertiary qualified holding a business, economics, or marketing degree. While not essential, international business and primary industry awareness would be beneficial. 

You will have proven communication, influencing and negotiating skills that supports being able to close deals plus gain new business. Building long lasting and credible relationships will be a key strength, with strong consumer understanding and empathy. 

To be successful in this role, you will have strong commercial and analytic skills and be able to look for opportunities to apply innovation. You will have a passion for sustainability outcomes and driving purpose in business. 

We are looking for someone with the ‘x factor’ who will be driven to grow within this role and the wider team. Someone who is a self-starter, forward thinking, flexible to change and has high attention to detail. You will enjoy good banter and being part of a small but ambitious team. 

Sounds like you, then apply now.

This is a great opportunity to make a tangible contribution to a successful New Zealand business, that has ambitious goals, offers an amazing culture and puts their people first. 

 International travel will be part of this role, so it is a requirement to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or have started the process. 

If this sounds like you, then apply now by hitting the ‘apply now’ button on seek

For a copy of the position description please click here

Applications will close on Sunday 10 October unless an appointment is made earlier.