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Operations Manager

Are you looking for a new career? And are you passionate about protecting the environment and making a difference to New Zealand’s unique biodiversity?

Our client is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of Conservation and Biosecurity Pest Control Services.  As a privately owned company leading the industry for over 20 years, they require an Operations Manager to manage and support their growing business. They are passionate about the work they do in protecting our natural heritage for our current and future generations. They are looking for a person who is also passionate about our environment and wants to be part of this exciting industry for the long term.

Based in Otorohanga, Waikato, our client specialises in providing pest control and ecological restoration services primarily across the Northern North Island, but also periodically in other regions of New Zealand.  With a focus on landscape scale animal pest control, as well as undertaking other ecological works, they undertake projects for a wide range of clients. These include Regional Councils, the Department of Conservation, OSPRI, private landowners, community groups and restoration trusts.

This position is responsible for providing operational management for all business activities.  Working with the Managing Director, you will assist with the ongoing strategic development of the company, including aligning the business with projects to support Predator Free 2050 outcomes.

As Operations Manager, your duties will be varied and include preparing and maintaining budgetary control, managing operations in line with health and safety processes and quality assurance.

Essential Skills:


  • Proven leadership and excellent communicator
  • Business experience encompassing budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Detailed operational and project management skills
  • Logistical planning and management

Key Responsibilities:


  • Operational scheduling and client reporting
  • Deliver projects within budgets and to performance targets
  • Manage staff and sub-contractors
  • Be part of the Management Team to develop the company and assist with the strategic direction.

Prior experience in this industry is desirable but not essential.  Relevant tertiary study in Business Management or Logistical planning would be advantageous.

Otorohanga and its environs are centrally situated, located 45 minutes south of Hamilton, 40 minutes from Cambridge and 20 minutes from Te Awamutu. Otorohanga is a vibrant rural Waikato town with access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Applicants must either hold or be able to obtain a Controlled substance licence.

To request a position description or to talk further about the position, please contact Judy on 07 8393685 or email judy@assetrec.co.nz
  

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