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Hawkes Bay
General Manager –
Strategy & Innovation
  • Exciting time to join an organisation that is growing rapidly and values people
  • Dynamic role at the forefront of innovation
  • Attractive remuneration and lifestyle location



Auckland Central
4PL – Customer
Development Manager
  • 4th party provider to large and complex export and import customers
  • Critical business development role
  • Attractive remuneration with vehicle (+ benefits)



Auckland CBD
Development Manager –
Professional Services Background
  • Exciting opportunity to move into the property development sector
  • Respected business that values people and integrity above all else
  • Professional services background valued


Hawkes Bay
General Manager – Strategy & Innovation
Strategically positioned on the eastern shipping route of New Zealand, Napier Port connects Central New Zealand businesses to the world. Napier Port has experienced significant growth and investment over the last decade and we are planning for major growth over the next ten years as our regional economy grows.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced technology leader who has a track record of delivering strategic initiatives and ensuring IT operational excellence.

  • Exciting time to join an organisation that is growing rapidly and values people
  • Dynamic role at the forefront of innovation
  • Attractive remuneration and lifestyle location

Reporting to the CEO, the GM Strategy & Innovation is a key member of the Senior Management Team. They are responsible for leading the team who deliver technology to support the business including the extended supply chain of customers and suppliers. In addition this role will bring innovative strategic opportunities to the Senior Leadership Team and where these align with the business direction, they will oversee the implementation of these strategic initiatives.

Candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds but must have a track record of delivering strategic initiatives and leading a technology function.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Proven track record leading the technology function
  • Innovative and at the forefront of technology and supply chain developments
  • A strategic thinker who understands the importance of strategic alignment and good governance
  • Experience as a member of a senior leadership team
  • Knowledge of Ports is not essential however knowledge of the New Zealand supply chain would be an advantage
  • Strong commercial acumen including the ability to develop and present robust business cases at Board level
  • A collaborative approach and a coaching style of leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and evidence of continued professional development

This role presents an exciting opportunity to join an innovative company and make a significant contribution.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 301118-1
Auckland CBD
Development Manager –
Professional Services Background
Our client is a large and respected property development and investment company. They are seeking a commercially astute Development Manager to join their Auckland team and be involved in a portfolio of high profile projects.

  • Exciting opportunity to move into the property development sector
  • Respected business that values people and integrity above all else
  • Professional services background valued

This is an opportunity to join a highly successful business and apply the skills and experience you have gained to a new industry. You will join a team of Development Managers and learn the skills to manage the delivery of large development and construction projects. This is a new role, established as a consequence of sustained business growth.

You are likely to come from a senior role in a professional services firm where you have been involved in large and complex commercial transactions. You will have well-honed skills in all of the following areas:

  • Commercial acumen including exposure to large commercial transactions
  • Financial competency including the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risk
  • Familiarity with contract law
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills with stakeholders at multiple levels
  • A relevant tertiary qualification

As an experienced project leader you are able to provide clear direction to others, as well as working at the coal face when necessary. You are intellectually agile with the ability to deal calmly with ambiguity and multiple competing priorities. Naturally curious, you are self motivated and driven to seek out new business opportunities. Most importantly you are guided by a strong moral compass.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is leading some of New Zealand’s most exciting development projects.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 071118-1
Auckland Central
4PL – Customer Development Manager
This fourth party logistics provider is seeking an experienced sales professional who has an in-depth understanding of the export supply chain.

  • 4th party provider to large and complex export and import customers
  • Critical business development role
  • Attractive remuneration with vehicle (+ benefits)

Reporting to the National Customer Manager, the Customer Development Manager will seek and secure new clients whose export or import freight requirements are compatible with the business. They will also have a role in the on-going maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with a portfolio of clients.

This business is on an exciting journey to enhance their product and service offering utilising leading edge digital technology. The Customer Development Manager will support the development of digital solutions by providing ideas and input from the customers’ perspective.

Candidates will have an excellent understanding of the New Zealand export freight market. They will be able to quickly understand the supply chains of a wide range of customers and be able to articulate the value of solutions.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Deep understanding of New Zealand export supply chains
  • An established reputation with export and/or import customers
  • Strong customer focus including the ability to work with internal functions to problem solve on behalf of the customer
  • Well-honed communication skills including the ability to articulate the value of supply chain solutions
  • Innovative and creative
  • Commercially astute with a robust understanding of financial drivers


This role presents an exciting opportunity to join an innovative company and make a significant contribution.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 221118-2
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