Business Development Manager

  • Company:
    Auckland Council
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:

• Inspiring environment working alongside passionate people
• This is a business development role with a difference
• Permanent, fulltime position 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Zoo is a not-for-profit wildlife conservation science organisation, dedicated to bringing people together to build a future for wildlife.

The Business Development Manager is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a passion for retail sales and catering, sponsorship and fundraising and, of course, wildlife! This dynamic role reports to the Head of Brand Experience and Business Development and focuses on four key areas:
• The Zoo’s retail experience – onsite and online 
• Managing key commercial relationships, particularly catering, functions and events
• Sponsorship and fundraising – Overseeing the Zoo’s sponsorship portfolio and key fundraising initiatives
• Commercial performance of paid for Zoo experiences such as learning sessions, VIP experiences, birthday parties, etc. 

For more information about Auckland Zoo visit us at

He kōrero mōu: About you
You will be someone who is passionate about wildlife and cares deeply about the world around you. You want the opportunity to use your business development expertise to make a real difference. 

You will be an experienced people and relationship manager with a proven track record in at least one of the following disciplines: 
o Sponsorship and relationship management
o Retail sales and catering
o Functions and events sales and bookings

If you are looking for that perfect career that marries a commercial success with a meaningful mission, then we want to hear from you! 

Please note: The role is working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week; however, some flexibility is required as there will be occasional work outside of business hours. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
This is a business development role with a difference.

Take your career to the next level and do your bit to help build a future for wildlife. Bring your positive and proactive approach to this role and join a fun and collaborate team.

Please apply now via the website link.

Applications close 17th Jan at 11.59PM

Please note that, interviews will likely not take place until the new year and there may be no follow up correspondence until after Monday, 11 January 2020.

Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.