Business Development Manager - Tourism New Zealand

Fixed term role– parental leave cover

Based Wellington or Auckland


New Zealand is the ultimate Business Events destination and our job is to make sure the world knows! Our Business Events team is responsible for promoting New Zealand as a world-class destination for conferences and incentives. We provide expertise and practical support to make it easier for groups and organisations to hold business events in New Zealand.

Business events deliver a range of advantages to New Zealand: high value international visitors, economic benefits for the tourism industry, global profile raising, and opportunities for knowledge exchange, professional networking and economic growth.


What will you be doing / Ngā whainga 


Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) manages and administers the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) Fund which enables TNZ to bid for international conferences and incentive programmes.

Your role will be to develop strong business relationships with the New Zealand, Australian & International Business Events Industry and to provide input into the development of Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) business events strategy and implement a sales plan and activities to support this.  

New Zealand is recognised as the industry leader for international conference bidding, best practice in delegate marketing and creating business opportunities to grow New Zealand’s visitor & knowledge economies.

This role works closely with a range of organisations, such as, professional associations, academic institutions, government agencies, health and community services, to source, and manage international conference bids.

What you will need / Ngā pūkenga mō tēnei tūranga

Along with your knowledge of the conference and incentive sector within New Zealand and/or internationally, you will bring sound sales experience and an eye for detail when responding to RFP’s or bid requests.

Selling and presenting will come naturally to you as you will be delivering highly polished

and engaging presentations as well as use your commercial capability to build effective business relationships and partnerships with New Zealand Associations and Government agencies.


The role requires the ability to travel.


Sound like you/ Māu rānei


Become part of a fun, global team with shared goals of enriching New Zealand. If you are genuinely passionate about New Zealand, thrive in fast paced environment, and want to work for a Brand that you can feel proud of promoting – then come join our global whanau!


To apply please send us your cv and cover letter.

Closing date:  Friday 6th August


To apply please click here and send us your cv and cover letter.