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    Fri, 10 Jun 2022
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Membership & Business Development Manager

This new role at APPA is not just a job, it’s a collaborative role within our promotional products community where your "people person" skills will thrive from creating long-lasting relationships with industry members.

With a mission to elevate, unite and inspire the promotions industry, APPA offers employment with purpose and the chance for you to make a positive difference to the industry.

About the Role
APPA is seeking a Membership & Business Development Manager to nurture and manage key relationships to enhance member engagement, retention and recruitment while also identifying and developing business opportunities that lead to the future growth of the Association.

Your contributions to our team will include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing, developing and maintaining strong member relationships;
  • Increasing the take-up of new memberships and enhancing retention of existing members;
  • Enhancing member engagement through educating and encouraging new and existing members to obtain maximum benefit from their membership;     
  • Creating new commercial partnerships that support our member businesses;
  • Developing and managing sponsorship proposals while developing and growing relationships with existing and prospective sponsors;
  • Identifying and pursuing new income-generating opportunities that are aligned with, and support, the Association’s purpose;
  • Attending and actively participating in networking and other events conducted by APPA and/or external parties.

 Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • A strong knowledge of and experience of working in the promotional products industry, plus an understanding of industry issues and trends;
  • An appreciation of the role of an industry Association and what it means to be "member-centric";
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in business development, sales or account management;
  • Outstanding presentation, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage well with people.

You will be a seeker, identifying and leveraging a wide network for opportunity and ongoing relationships. Your self-sufficiency, resilience and drive will be key to your enjoyment of the role and while working with the Association as part of a small team, your industry knowledge and team focus will be highly valued.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly professional, motivated individual who enjoys working in the promotional products industry.

If this role interests you:

Please view the Position Description.

To request a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact APPA CEO Wesley Fawaz via

To apply, please send your application with your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for this position to APPA CEO Wesley Fawaz via

Applications close COB Friday 10th June 2022.