Market Development Manager

Date: 21 Nov 2023

Location: Section 1, Taipei, Taipei City, TW

Company: Zespri Group Limited

Who are we?


Zespri is more than simply the world’s single-largest marketer of kiwifruit. We like to think of ourselves as fruit on a mission and as rebels with a cause: to help people, communities and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We are proudly the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit in more than 50 countries. We work with around 2,800 New Zealand and 1,500 international growers and post-harvest companies to source the best-quality Zespri Kiwifruit which we supply through our distribution partners to wholesale and retail customers. We are one of New Zealand’s best-known international brands, dedicated to creating sustainable long-term value for growers.

What's the role?


Reporting to Regional Market Manager, the Market Development Manager role will be responsible for developing direct relationships with distributors for Zespri across Taiwan. This will include developing whole season plans and executing for distributors and fruit shop, monitoring the success of Zespri sales activities.


Responsibilities include: 


  • Developing business objectives by setting season target and work closely with distribution partners to meet the sales objectives 
  • Monitoring whole season in-market price and value chain 
  • Managing top distributors and build deep relationship between Zespri 
  • Partnering with the Marketing Manager to plan and develop season sales
  • Working closely with the Taiwan team to respond to the changing trade, competitor, consumer and supply environment 
  • Developing fruit shop program to enhance kiwifruit penetration and distribution 
  • Analyzing, review and report on distribution activities and results

Who are you?


We are looking for a team player who has proven experience within FMCG industry and possesses exceptional relationship building abilities. The ability to thrive in a dynamic, changeable environment will be a key to success in this role and the our ideal candidate will have: 


  • 5+ relevant experience in sales, marketing or operations.
  • Experience in agriculture or perishable product sales (advantageous) 
  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English with ability to communicate in Taiwanese a plus  
  • Be degree qualified



Why Zespri?


Our people are what makes our culture so irresistible and uniquely Zespri. We are a passionate and mighty team of 900+ employees in 23 different locations globally. Working at Zespri is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, culture-driven environment unlike any other. We want people who share our values of being personally connected, results-driven, and committed to guardianship. Join us in shaping our future and be part of a truly unique organisation.  


  • Competitive overall remuneration package, including a Short-Term Incentive scheme opportunity.
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos; WFH & the office. 
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day).
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance.
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits.


Apply Today! Applications close Friday 31 December 2023.