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Business Innovation Advisor - Food and Beverage

Callaghan Innovation
Job Category:
Sales & Retail
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

About us

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand. To do this we partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Our staff - including more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists and engineers - empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

About the role

We seek an energetic and innovative Business Innovation Advisor to provide direction and advice to customers within the Food and Beverage sector. The sector includes companies across the value chain from farm to fork (post-harvest), with particular focus on technologies and companies that enable added value offerings.

This position is critical to Callaghan Innovation's success. Building a portfolio of high growth customers, you will connect them to the innovative technologies, talent and funding they need to commercialise their products and services.

About you

As well as demonstrated technical knowledge, you will have strong commercial experience enabling you to operate as a trusted advisor to customers boards and senior management.

You'll be someone with strong professional credibility, business acumen and experience in the following:

  • The food and beverage sector
  • Commercialisation of ideas / products
  • Financial management and governance
  • R&D and new product and process scoping / development
  • Implementing innovative technologies such as digital and AI
  • Manufacturing expertise
  • Building sustainable relationships

Along with building relationships with customers you'll be collaborating with our network of internal and external partners and solutions providers, such as NZTE and the Regional Business Partner network within the regional economic development agencies, universities and crown research institutes, so you'll need to be an effective communicator who can quickly establish credibility.

This is a unique opportunity to use your skills and experience and help New Zealand industry grow. To find out more about the role, please refer to the Position Description below or email for further information.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to be considered for this opportunity.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 11722GOV.

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