Working in our Latin America offices

Our Latin American team is based in São Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Bogotá (Colombia) and Mexico City (Mexico).

Team culture and life in the region

We’re a team of around 30 friendly, diverse, market-centric people - responsible for enhancing the region’s organisational capabilities and helping New Zealand companies navigate Latin America’s ever-expanding, complex and sometimes bureaucratic environment. 

NZTE’s Latin America region is a rewarding place to work and offers a wide variety of unique and exciting roles – from promoting export and investment opportunities, to supporting our customers to design their local business strategy. We are a team of individuals who are passionate about helping our customers understand the local culture and market, and to leverage ‘brand New Zealand’ in the region. 

Our team is already working with around 100 customers doing business within the region. New Zealand shares a lot of similarities with Latin American countries, especially as food producers and exporters - so a central part of our story lies in what we can learn from each other to make our sectors more globally competitive, innovative and productive.

Some roles do require you to be able to travel, domestically or internationally - how often you might travel varies according to the position.

“What amazes me most is that NZTE is a learning company.” Nadia Alcantara, Business Development Manager, Brazil

Roles we recruit most often
  • Business Development Managers
Visa / language requirements
  • You must have the legal right to work in the country where a role is located.
  • Spanish and English are required for roles in Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
  • Portuguese, Spanish and English are required for roles in Brazil.
  • Specific security clearances and vetting procedures will be required for some roles.
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  • When will I hear back about my job application?
    We know it’s hard when you are waiting to hear about a job - we aim to respond to your application within two weeks after the role close date.
  • Does NZTE have any internship opportunities?
    We occasionally have internships available – when we do, they are published on our careers site.
  • Do you sponsor visas for candidates who don’t have work rights for NZ?
    Sorry, NZTE doesn’t sponsor visas – advertised roles include information to let you know which visas are required.
  • I’m interested in working on Expo 2020, how can I apply?
    We have the honour of helping to showcase New Zealand at Expo 2020. All of our Expo 2020 vacancies will be advertised on our jobs listing page. 
  • Who can I talk to at NZTE about roles and working at NZTE?
    It’s great that you want to get to know more about working here – if you fill in our contact form one of our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.