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Investment Director - North America

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
San Francisco
United States
Partial remote, time in workplace
Applications close:
Posted 3 weeks ago

Who we are:  Ko Te Taurapa Tūhonotēnei 

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) is a New Zealand government agency with a core purpose: growing companies internationally - bigger, better and faster for the good of New Zealand.  


We are based in 50 offices around the world. We work in 42 International markets and have 200 private-sector partners, as well as a global network including thousands of business connections, influencers, and friends of New Zealand. Our global presence delivers unique value to businesses through our collective insight, wisdom, and experience. We understand the dynamics of our international markets and build influential networks within them.  


What you will be doing: Te whakamahere 

You will lead a skilled team of offshore Investment professionals focused on attracting Foreign Direct Investment into New Zealand.  A critical part of the International Investment Leadership team, you’llbe responsible for the US Investment strategy and leading its related activities across North America. You will be focused on cultivation and delivery of investor networks, investment pipeline and successful deal outcomes.  


Your key customers will be US based strategic multinationals, financial investors and private investors and you will also work with New Zealand growth companies and stakeholders for the attraction of foreign direct investment. You will also have responsibility for building the pipeline of high value investors into New Zealand’s active investment migrant programme. 


Well-connected in the Investment eco-system, you will have extensive investor networks and be a key driver in attracting investment into New Zealand. With knowledge of New Zealand industry sectors, you’ll adeptly identify investor or strategic multinational motivations to connect them with the right opportunities and showcase the value of propositions.  


You will be a credible leader with exceptional relationship, networking, communication, and influencing skills.  You can demonstrate your significant leadership track record in the Financial/Investment/Venture Capital/Private Banking sector, and commitment to growing yourself and your team.   


What you will need to be successful:  Ō Pūkenga 

You’ll be a people leader with great coaching and mentoring skills within a financial services environment.  You’ll be experienced in identifying the right skillsets for your team and developing these in your people.  


It’d be great if you:  

·Have demonstrated experience in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Banking, or Investment Banking 

·Are well connected with the investment ecosystem in the United States including UHNW, Family Office, and Fund Managers and you can carry in-depth deal discussions 

·Understand the NZ business environment and how US based investors can best make an impact 


Why you will love working here:  Nau mai ki Te Taurapa Tūhono 

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Investment team is driven to grow New Zealand through investment.  We're a collaborative, fast paced team who enjoy what we do, working hard to grow companies across a diverse range of sectors and deals for the good of New Zealand.  We're committed to supporting your learning, development, and career growth with us! 


In the North American team, culture is our superpower and we work hard to ensure everyone is thriving here.  If you want to make a real difference, then New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Investment could be the place for you.   


What’s next: Te ara ki tua 

Apply now, letting us know how the role appeals to you in your cover letter or in your resume. 

 For further information please see the job description -  Investment Director - Offshore PD  


You must have the legal right to work in the US via a green card or US citizenship to apply for this role, we are unable to accept any other type of work authorization. 


Please note that salary for this role is influenced by local market expectations, an indicative salary for the role is:  

·San Francisco, California; $185,000 - $225,000 base plus metallic platinum medical insurance plan, including dental and vision coverage. 


Applications for this role close 9am PDT 12 April 2024. Please note we will be reviewing applicants as they apply and we reserve the right to close this role sooner than the above date. 


We believe New Zealand is good for the World. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is an equal opportunity employer. At NZTE it is all about our people and we seek diversity of though; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity or disability. If we need to make specific accommodations in any part of the interview process, please note this in your application.