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Business Innovation Advisor - Food and Beverage - 12-Month Fixed-Term

Callaghan Innovation
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Accounting & finance
Auckland - Auckland Central
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Job Description

Are you passionate about helping New Zealand businesses grow and thrive through innovation and forward thinking?

We are seeking 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.

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. A suitable candidate is able to be based in either Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

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 etc
  • Manufacturing expertise
  • Building sustainable relationships

Callaghan Innovation offers our customers access to a comprehensive product and service suite. Spanning the identification, development and adoption of innovation, fore-sighting and futuring, including building internal skills and expertise.

Within Callaghan Innovation, the Sector Impact business unit is organized to give sector focus in identifying the barriers and opportunities to achieving growth potential. We collaborate with organizations within the sector and our network of solution providers to address these.

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.

Callaghan Innovation is committed to our Home Safe Everyday policy. Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol screen.

Applications for this role close on 25 January 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 7964GOV.

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