Export Business Development Manager

Hawke's Bay

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Company: Mission Estate Winery


Uploaded: 27 December 2019

Closes: 27 January 2020

Mission Estate Winery Hawke’s Bay

Export Business Development Manager

Mission Estate Winery has been successfully developing its export markets over the last few years and is now poised to enter the next phase of export growth, which is planned to take our international sales to an unprecedented level.

We are looking for a talented and capable Export Business Development Manager to join our existing Export Manager to help strengthen the international sales effort, accelerate and execute our international growth strategy in this next chapter of Mission Estate’s near 170-year history.     

If you would like to be part of the future success of Mission Estate, you will ideally have:

  • A minimum 5 years export sales or business development experience in the wine sector
  • Commercial acumen and a head for numbers, with the confidence, ambition, drive and capability to build a profitable business within a business
  • Existing international market relationships with importers, distributors and agents
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, and understanding of people and cultures required to foster effective and lasting customer relationships internationally
  • Strong New Zealand and global wine knowledge
  • The energy, ability and willingness to travel internationally

This role, based at the beautiful Hawke’s Bay winery, reports to the Export Manager who has 25 years of global wine industry experience, so you will be well supported, trained and mentored as required, but you will have to possess a large degree of self-initiative and motivation to be successful in this role.

The key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage existing international importers and distributors to deliver customer support and drive sales growth
  • Prospect, target and convert new market opportunities for Mission Estate
  • Achieve profitable sales and to meet and exceed business plan targets

Mission Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, established in 1851, with vineyards in Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough planted with all major varieties, producing wines from the entry level to the super premium and luxury. It also owns the historic Ngatarawa brands which adds to the portfolio available to offer to the world markets. The team is based in the beautiful 100+ year old seminary building above Mission’s popular cellar door and garden restaurant. The modern winery, production and warehouse facility are also on site.

If you are interested in this role and joining Mission Estate, please apply now with your CV and cover letter, via the button above.

You must be eligible to work full time in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Applications close 31st January 2020.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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