Sectors and Investment Lead

Reporting to the General Manager Economic Development, the Lead is part of the leadership team of the Economic Development Group.

About the Trust

Trust Tairāwhiti is the regional development trust for Tairāwhiti.

The Trust has a vision that our people, whānau, and communities of Tairāwhiti can live the lives we value in ways that matter to us.

Our aspiration is for a region of Te Mana - Shared Pride, Te Ihi - Shared Prosperity, and Te Wehi - Shared Opportunity.

To ensure the success of Te aka rautaki ki te tau 2026 our strategic plan, we are looking for a Sectors and Investment Lead as part of our Economic Development group.  The Lead will focus on enhancement or development strategies for sectors, regional infrastructure initiatives, supporting Māori economic development initiatives and analysing proposals for investment funding.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager Economic Development, the Lead is part of the leadership team of the Economic Development Group and will:

  • Drive the development and delivery of sector strategies in priority areas outlined in Te aka rautaki ki te tau 2026 and Trust Tairāwhiti’s annual Statement of Intent (SOI).
  • Advise the General Manager Economic Development and CEO on the direction, opportunities and changes in sectors for the Trust.
  • Ensure continued support of the wood processing and digitech sector strategies and provide ongoing management of existing investments
  • Provide support to regional infrastructure initiatives (e.g. housing and transport solutions).
  • Lead specific work streams and support Māori economic development initiatives at both investment and community led level.
  • Identify, assess and deliver new investment opportunities aligned to the Strategic Plan
  • Develop business cases, due diligence and financial valuation advice to the General Manager Economic Development and other groups
  • Collaborate, liaise closely, and establish robust and productive relationships with key industries, Iwi, and regional groups.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a commercial background with more than 5 years private sector investment experience.  One of your main strengths will be commercial operational business and investment development experience.  To set you apart from others will be your experience and expertise in business case development, financial modelling, analysis and superb written skills.

We are expecting experience in managing Iwi/Māori relationships, projects and a high level of cultural competency in te ao Māori which should include an ability to understand te reo Māori me ona tikanga.

You will value the cultural identity of Tairāwhiti , have agility, personal energy, and drive to get things done. 

We are looking for people to join our team who share our vision, live our values, and are passionate about working with our communities. If this sounds like you, and you have the skill set outlined above, step through our waharoa and apply now!

CLOSING DATE: 4 June 2021


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Richard Searle

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