Operations Manager

Location: Lower Hutt
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-2005-189208
Salary: NZD0 - NZD110000.00 per annum
If you've cut your teeth in a product focussed business, this high-profile, innovative producer of some of New Zealand's favourite products could be the ideal environment to move your career forward. Provided, of course, you embody the qualities they care about and make their culture an amazing place to build your future.

This is a progressive organisation that invests in their people. So fit is very important. Particularly in a role where you'll be leading others. We're looking for a positive, energetic professional. Someone who leads by example and always does the right thing. You'll put the team before your own interests, while inspiring them with your focus on excellence - whether that's exceeding expectations or challenging the status quo. And you'll be committed to creating a safe, healthy and supportive environment in which they can thrive. If this resonates strongly with you, then read on! 

In this role, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds - the opportunity to make strategic decisions while remaining hands-on (not stuck at your desk). With two direct reports and four indirect, you'll also have considerable room to grow as a leader while providing insights and critical reporting to the senior management team.

This is a seasonal, complex business, where your experience in supply chain optimisation and management combined with a passion for meeting the demands of a loyal and growing customer base, will make you stand out from the crowd. Your scope here is wide and challenging - from forecasting, import/export processes, ordering and inventory management to warehousing, distribution and transport. You'll work closely with sales forecasting and planning, aligning your activities to meet the demands of the business and their customers.

Your operations experience to date will showcase a consultative approach and ability to excel in a conflicting priorities environment, backed by solid influencing, negotiation and relationship building skills. Examples of your strategic thinking and problem solving ability will be easy to share with us and demonstrate your communication prowess.

There's a lot more we could tell you about this role, but as we said, fit is also is a priority. So if you see yourself in all that we have said above, apply online today to Annie O'Keefe and let's see if we can get you into a role that you're ready for.