Relationship Manager

Date: 29-Sep-2022

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Passionate about making a real difference for Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses across Te Waipounamu. 
•    Well versed with Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses in your region
•    Build strong relationships with buying organisations wanting to purchase goods, services and works from Māori and Pasifika businesses
•    Enable positive social and economic change through supplier diversity and social procurement



Amotai is an Intermediary Service that supports and advocates for supplier diversity within private and public sectors, including private businesses, government agencies, Iwi and Pasifika groups.

Amotai operates throughout Aotearoa connecting Buying organisations (e.g. government agencies, corporates and NGOs) seeking to engage with Māori and Pasifika businesses. Due to an internal move, we are seeking a new passionate and driven Regional Relationship Manager to join our team. 

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on our socio-economic outlook and drive the development of a prosperous and sustainable Māori and Pasifika business sector in your region. 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Amotai is an economic initiative that was seeded with Auckland Council and has now expanded throughout the regions with the support of Central Government. We have a position available, ideally based near Southland supporting our buyers and businesses across Te Waipounamu.

Amotai focuses on identifying opportunities in the supply chain for Māori and Pasifika. Our mission is to increase the number, capability and scale of Māori and Pasifika businesses with clients and buyers wanting to purchase goods, services and works.

Reporting to the Manukura, you will work closely with Māori and Pasifika businesses to increase their levels of business activity. You will support them to build relationships and connect with one another to drive the development of a prosperous and sustainable Māori and Pasifika business sector in Aotearoa. 


He kōrero mōu: About you

Your background will demonstrate significant experience working across the Māori and Pasifika business sector in a similar role where you have engaged at all levels. A tertiary qualification in a relevant area is highly desirable. 

With your demonstrated experience in working across Māori and/or Pasifika businesses sectors you will be able to engage at all levels within buyer organisations. 

Your commercial acumen and knowledge of small to medium business enterprises as well as your understanding of Indigenous societies and cultures will be key to uplifting Māori and Pasifika businesses and increasing their market share in New Zealand’s economy. This knowledge and experience will ensure you understand the issues affecting Māori and Pasifika people in business.

Your well-developed interpersonal skills and your positive approach to relationship management will ensure you are able to build effective relationships across the Amotai group and with our members, partners, and suppliers. 
You will have a commitment to grappling with complex socio-economic issues and experience in making a difference in business for Māori and Pacific people. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Amotai is an inclusive and collaborative association of diverse public, private and non-government organisations who are committed to the exponential, sustainable economic development of Māori and Pasifika communities through enterprise.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.

Applications close: Sunday, 23rd October 2022

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.


Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.


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