The Chamber empowers people in business and as the pace of change continues to get faster, this brings even more opportunity. We have over 2,800 members who are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re continually evolving our services to better support them. Play your part in Canterbury’s business future by joining our small team with big opportunities and an empowering environment.

• Diverse and interesting leadership role
• Play a pivotal role in the transformation and future of our organisation
• Help support and empower local businesses and shape a thriving business community

The Chamber is at an exciting stage of our transformation journey which includes focusing on telling our story, evaluating, evolving, and growing our offering, creating a resilient environment and accelerating our digital presence ensuring we have a sustainable brand and business model, fit for the future.

A key focus of the role will be the evolution of our services to be responsive to the changing environment, alongside the creation of new products and services to meet changing needs. You will also be responsible for driving new business development and engagement across our service offering. Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the Service Design Manager and Membership Sales Manager, this leadership role will manage and grow the advisory and consultancy services delivered by the Business Advisory and Consulting Team. This involves oversight of all functions of this team including our human resources, employment relations and health and safety advisory and consultancy services, our Manufacturers’ Network and ExportNZ portfolios and our delivery of the Regional Business Partner Programme.

Key areas of responsibility include:

• Overseeing the delivery, review and on-going evolution of business advisory and consultancy services
• Leadership of a team of Business Advisors and Consultants
• Setting up and managing contractor relationships
• Working with the Membership Manager to drive new business opportunities to extend our reach, maximise Member engagement and drive revenue generation
• Working with the Service Design Manger to develop systems to create stronger connections and cross selling between all business service areas
• Contribute to a comprehensive marketing plan for the Business Advisory & Consulting offering
• Oversee the delivery and reporting requirements of the Regional Business Partner contract
• Provide input into strategy and annual operational planning and develop, monitor and report against budget
• Meet set targets aligned with the strategy and budget
• Provide market intelligence and insights from external engagement that informs the design of services that meet customer need and continuous improvement
• Working in collaboration with the BusinessNZ Network

The successful candidate will:

• Be self-directed, highly motivated and well organised
• Able to prioritise well and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside a skilled and experienced team
• Have had previous business advisory or business ownership experience that demonstrates a strong understanding of business and the challenges business leaders face
• Be a strategic thinker as well as having the ability to execute as part of a broader delivery team
• Be a great people leader, able to lead through change bringing people with them and creating a positive culture
• Have the ability to influence others to assist in meeting agreed deliverables and targets
• Be able to spot opportunity and work with others to plan and execute in ways that deliver positive organisational outcomes

In return, we’ll offer you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small and ambitious team in a progressive purpose led organisation as the home and voice of Canterbury business and we will offer you:
• A supportive and empowering culture – we love to see our people excel and their ideas come to life through our values: We are Real; We Own It; We focus on Impact; We ♥ our Customers
• The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is a key part of Canterbury’s business future
• A flexible environment that focuses on impact and outcomes
• Great learning and development opportunities through our comprehensive training programme and engagement across our network
• The opportunity to develop and deliver on your own ideas
• Be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please email [email protected] for the job description, before submitting your CV and cover letter via Seek here . The closing date is 9am Monday 3 October 2022. If you have any questions about the role, please contract Petra Oldfield by email: [email protected]