General Manager


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Engineering, Executive & general management, Manufacturing & operations, Office & administration

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Nelson / Tasman 



Job Description:

We are a well-established engineering company located in the Tasman district within a short driving distance of a comprehensive outdoor playground containing many mountain bike trails, national parks and beaches. 
Our engineering work is very diverse, covering new equipment manufacturing, design and certification, site maintenance, heavy transport build and repair, forestry and general fabrication. 

Working closely with the managing director and supported by a range of experienced department managers, you will control and direct the day to day function of the company ensuring each department is meeting its targets and providing excellent services to its clients. 

This established role will be for a business savvy and commercially minded individual to further their career in a dynamic and award winning company. You will be responsible for leading the Jobbing, Manufacturing, Project and Development, Design, Fabrication and Logistics teams. In addition you will provide input and direction over Waimea Engineering which is a wholly owned subsidiary of A W Trinder. 

You will also be expected to provide input into the strategic direction of the business based on your wealth of experience.
Our current general manager is moving on to another challenge, so we are now looking for an individual with the following skills and attributes:
• Client focussed
• Marketing experience
• Strong people skills
• Early adopter of process, change and technology
• Serious business management experience
• Ability to sell value
• Understanding of, and application of financial levers in business.

In return for your skills and experience we are willing to offer a very competitive remuneration package commensurate with the role. 
This is an established role but there are many opportunities ahead of us, so if you are looking for a role where you can be a key member of the strategic management team and direct your own teams then this opportunity may be for you.

What will you get working here?
• Dynamic, fun, and busy industry to work in.
• The opportunity to play a role in reshaping the company as it moves forward with a new green field start.
• A varied, interesting, never-the-same role.
• Fun, yet professional colleagues.
• Career development.

What makes us different?
• Reputation: Quality, competency, investing in the future, innovation, diversity.
• Established; 1950’s, growth rates, mature customers.
• Achievements; Awards, Climax, longevity in a tough market.
• Future; Purpose built site, development of the design business, thirst for talent,

What is this role for?
• Steering a profitable business that supports the shareholders vision, and our local community.
• Seeking, and converting of opportunities.
• Building a strong team culture and brand development

What does this role look/feel like?
• Hard work
• Busy
• Stimulating
• Unexpected events
• Autonomy
• Fun
• Rewarding

What will the new candidate look like?
• High energy
• Professional
• Approachable
• Fun
• Resilient and commercially tough
• Creative
• Optimistic
• Driven
• Highly motivated
• Engaged

What hard skills do you need?
• Business management
• Ability to sell value
• Strong work ethics
• Understanding and application of financial levers

What soft skills are desirable?
• Ability to understand engineering topics
• Marketing 
• Health and Safety awareness 
• Empathy
• Business governance
• Innovative thinker

For a confidential discussion please contact Kerry Hill on 03 5448024 or email your CV through the apply button.
Company Info
Trinder Engineers & Waimea Engineering 2 Poutama St, Richmond 7020
Nelson / Tasman, New Zealand

Phone: (03) 5448024
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