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Relationship Manager Business Success

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5644016

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our District Development team in this newly created role, based in Whangarei. The role of Relationship Manager Business Success has been created to partner with clients planning high value, complex, or strategically important developments in the district, providing them support and guidance through our council processes. The purpose is to ensure a smooth and expedited customer experience.

The role would suit a natural ‘connector' who has in-depth understanding of Council legislation and processes, including those relating to RMA, building consents and is confident in advising clients. To be successful, you will have a strong customer focus, conflict resolution skills and experience in managing projects. Strong relationship building skills both internally and externally is also key.

In addition, the successful candidate will ideally bring:

  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills (especially in situations where rules and legislation are subject to interpretation)
  • Understanding of the commercial eco system
  • Effective communication skills
  • Results focus
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Common sense and a high level of initiative and integrity
  • The ability to lead and empower staff to achieve results and make sound decisions in line with legislation and strategic objectives.
  • Strong IT skills.

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district has to offer. In addition, our employment package includes Health Insurance, Life Insurance, payment of a professional membership, continuous development opportunities and an active social club plus much more.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

There's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact People and Capability team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.


Applications Close: 08 Oct 2021