Head of Brand and Marketing - Palmerston North City Council

Reference Number: 084720aa

Location: Palmerston North

  • Develop and deliver innovative brand and campaign strategy
  • Critical local government leadership role
  • Opportunity for significant community and organisational impact

Palmerston North is New Zealand's seventh largest city. It is the regional capital of the Manawatu-Whanganui region where the City Council provides services to almost 90,000 residents. The Council employs approximately 600 staff and is currently experiencing growth in all sectors of the city. There is both ambition and a clear strategy to make Palmerston North a more vibrant, innovative and prosperous city.

Reporting to PNCC’s General Manager Marketing and Communications, the Head of Brand and Marketing will manage and deliver all marketing requirements across Council. A big part of the role will be developing the brand equity of Palmerston North City, its assets and programmes, using all marketing channels available to reinforce the key messaging around Council’s vision – Small City Benefits, Big City Ambition. Critical to this work is delivering outstanding marketing and brand campaigns end to end from research to delivery, implementing new brand standards across Council and the way the city and Council manages its city identity and campaigns.

Preferred candidates will have substantial experience in leading a brand and marketing function in a complex organisation (though not necessarily within the local government sector).  A proven ability to think strategically and deliver in line with wider strategic and communications plans will be important for success in the role. As a subject matter expert in brand and campaign marketing and being able to express complex issues so they can be easily understood by the public, stakeholders and staff will ensure success in this function, as will a high level of political acuity and an open, collaborative style.

For those seeking a compelling professional challenge in a vibrant local government setting within a new unit, this role represents an exciting next career step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on Monday, 7 October 2019 at 5pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Katy Anquetil on +64 27 512 8193.

To apply use application form or email cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz

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