Applications close 5 April 2020


Permanent / Full Time

  • Challenging and intellectually stimulating role
  • Plenty of engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Opportunity to influence policy in both domestic and international settings

Based in central Wellington, the Meat Industry Association (MIA) of New Zealand is a voluntary trade association representing New Zealand meat processors, marketers and exporters. The MIA acts and advocates on behalf of its members and provides advice on economic, trade policy, market access, employment relations, business compliance costs and technical and regulatory issues facing the industry. The MIA also provides whole of industry services to its members in the areas of innovation and halal processing.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, and leading a small team of three, this role focusses on trade policy, market access (including trade agreements and non-tariff barriers to trade), halal and advocacy.
The role requires exceptional relationship management capabilities, as you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders, both here and abroad. You will work closely with government to maintain and further enhance market access for the sector, and continue to develop relationships with other sector organisations to help advance the interests of the industry.
Another key focus for this role is the development and delivery of a communication and advocacy strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders, to effect industry influence and better position the industry for ongoing success.
As 2ic to the Chief Executive, you will play a broader role in assisting with the effective management of the administrative and substantive affairs of the MIA. As such, we are looking for someone who is not only confident in their own abilities, but confident in stepping up and getting involved in issues outside their scope of expertise.
Person Profile:

  • Experience in the provision of high-level policy advice in complex and contested environments
  • Demonstrated people management expertise, with the ability to coach staff to optimal performance and continuous improvement
  • A good knowledge of the workings of government political and administrative structures and processes
  • Experience in delivering projects within an international context
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • High level conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to think laterally and critically assess issues
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, and well developed commercial acumen
  • A broad understanding of the issues facing the red meat sector would be useful

Applications close: 5.00pm Thursday 2 April 2020

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