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Ka pūkekotia a Rongomātāne, ka poho kererū a Aotearoa

We are looking for an experienced and driven Events & Sponsorship Manager to join our Marketing Team. This is a brand new role focusing on the provision of professional management of sponsorship, field days and other events to support Ravensdown’s strategy and brand across our range of services and products

About the Role:

You will be based out of our beautiful Christchurch Office, and in this role you will be the one to create a positive experience of our brand using digital, traditional and promotional touchpoints to deliver an engaging and interactive experience of our brand for internal and external customers. Amongst that you will also be the main point of contact for all major sponsorship queries and will hold the responsibility of managing a $500k annual sponsorship budget.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage major field days and local shows
  • Manage major sponsorships
  • Maintain technical product and service knowledge
  • Maintain and build relationships with sponsorship organisations and key stakeholders, including networking opportunities
  • Provide support to the Brand Manager
  • Assist with content creation including social media and editorial

About You:

You’ll show passion for what you do and demonstrate a collaborative, customer-focussed approach. You will also possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills with the ability to influence and persuade. With your drive and ability to inspire you will also create a supportive and nurturing culture for our team of sponsorship champions on the ground. We expect you to be excellent at delegating, yet, not be afraid to get your hands dirty.

Your attention to detail and organisation will have you fronting all things events!

Ideal Skills & Experience:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in managing similar events and/or sponsorship/marketing role
  • Graduate Diploma in event management and/or sponsorship or Bachelor of Commerce
  • A high degree of literacy and attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent ability to develop and maintain strong relationships
  • Working knowledge in Photoshop and InDesign preferable
  • Competency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks to deadlines in a busy environment


  • Excellent benefits package (competitive salary, 5% superannuation, medical insurance, allowances)
  • Generous investment in your ongoing training and development
  • Travel throughout beautiful rural NZ is an integral part of the role
  • Great company culture
  • Career opportunities in a fantastic co-operative
  • Laptop and mobile provided

How to Apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ to send your CV and cover letter to Marina Groom, HR Advisor or email us at

Applications close on 19th December 2018.

Ravensdown is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

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