Department of Regional NSW
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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

  • 501617
  • Community
  • Planning
  • Projects

Work with businesses, government agencies & other stakeholders to support the delivery of economic development, regional infrastructure, investment, business support, & job creation initiatives across the Riverina, NSW.

  • Ongoing full time position with Hybrid & flexible work practices
  • Office Location: Wagga Wagga
  • Annual salary starting from $116,211pa + 10.5% Superannuation and leave entitlements
  • Clerk Grade 9/10


About our team

The Department of Regional NSW Regional Development and Programs branch are the NSW Government’s eyes and ears on the ground for regional economic development and infrastructure delivery, providing multi-agency coordination, program and grant funding, community planning and coordination, and emergency response delivery.  

The Opportunity

Business Development Managers work with businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders to support the delivery of economic development, enabling infrastructure, new investment, business support, and job creation initiatives across the Riverina.

Among other things you will be responsible for:

  • Identifying, developing and managing projects that can utilise NSW Government programs to attract and retain businesses, increase economic growth, grow employment, and increase infrastructure investment for regional NSW
  • Providing timely, relevant and actionable market intelligence and advice on industry trends and major developments that have the capacity to provide new opportunities or mitigate threats to regional businesses and industries
  • In consultation with the Deputy Director, identifying strategies and develop plans that are directly aimed at meeting the Government’s commitments to ensure the growth of priority industries and infrastructure development in regional New South Wales
  • Developing and managing working relationships and networks with key State and Federal Government agencies, Local Government and businesses and other stakeholders for the effective leveraging of programs that encourage business growth
  • Preparing timely, accurate, relevant and high-quality briefings, submissions, reports, and correspondence when requested


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A sound understanding of the economic development and investment process, financial reports and key factors driving regional economic growth.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing complex and sensitive consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing and reviewing business cases.
  • Ability to allocate and prioritise tasks to ensure deadlines are met.
  • A sound knowledge of the  Riverina region.
  • Strong communication and relationship/stakeholder management skills.
  • A passion for Regional NSW and improving the economic and social wellbeing of the people living and working in the Riverina.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in business or economics and/or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Riverina region

What's on Offer?

  • We value our people. We believe in a flexible working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture.
  • A culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive. We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff. 

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about creating a more prosperous Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Application Closing Date:  11.55pm Sunday 27 November 2022

If you have any questions about the role please contact Margaret O’Dwyer on  0408 963 148

A recruitment talent pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

We work hard every day to support and grow thriving communities across regional NSW that will have a positive impact on generations to come. Our goal and open secret is always to be a trusted local partner and problem-solver working deeply in community.

As part of our team, you will be able to: 

  • Deliver with impact. You are empowered and trusted to influence outcomes through exposure to cutting edge projects and research, career defining opportunities, and get to be part of a team creating sustainable solutions that will leave a legacy.
  • Connect to what matters. We are all about forming deep community relationships, fostering our passionate and connected teams. It is central to our work to support a true sense of belonging across the team.
  • Live your way. From bringing your whole self to work, through to designing flexibility, that fits you and the team, at Regional NSW you will be able to find the balance that works for you.


We are a young agency, but with that has come a personality that is dedicated, passionate, proactive, influential, and informed. We’re all about ‘having a crack’.

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable NSW with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity. Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

 A diverse workplace

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.



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