6 Apr 2018

Fixed-term Tumu Whakarae – Chief Executive Officer

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentWhangarei, Northland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Tumu Whakarae – Chief Executive Officer

  • Whangārei based
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • Provide strategy, direction and oversight

Experienced business manager with a proven and highly successful record of managing for results and managing change

The Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust is a large and rapidly expanding Māori land trust located in the inland Bay of Islands.  The vision, purpose and values of the Trust are:

Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Vision

He Whenua Hua – He Tangata Ora

(Productive Lands, People Well-Being, Self-Reliance, Environmentally Sustainable)

Te Kaupapa – Our Purpose

Kaupapa: He Ringa Ahuwhenua – To Actively Grow Our Assets

Nga Tikanga – Our Values

Mana Motuhake – Self Determination

Mana whenua – Safeguard the land

Te tu o Ngāti Hine – Ngāti Hine conventions

Manawaroa – Sustainable wealth creation

Te Pae Tawhiti – Maintain a strategic view

Kotahitanga – Collective power

Wealth creation has seen the Trust assets grow in value from $500,000 in 1980 to $28,000,000 today.  The Trust continues to diversify its interests for both commercial and social reasons and is determined to move from a passive management regime to a much more active approach in the future.

As the Tumu Whakarae, you will provide strategic leadership, direction to strengthen and enhance the Trusts core business, particularly in forestry, transforming the business from a passive to active management regime via the growth and diversification of the business portfolio.

You will have accountability for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to ensure the Trusts interests at a regional level are advanced and protected. Reporting to the chairperson of the Board, this position works in partnership with the Board, and is accountable for overall organisational success.

With superior financial acumen, the ability to manage risk and the means to formulate a plan of action and execute swiftly and decisively, your career will have been founded on a proven track record of both strategic and operational leadership for the organisations you have led.

Broadening business and innovation development, exploring opportunities to diversify and expand portfolios, you will be delivering support to the Board, including high quality, accurate fiscal data and analysis.  Effectively setting direction and goals to meet the strategic plan, overseeing the day to day service operations and functions of the Trust, your role is vital to the ongoing success of you and your team.

Significant is your ability to lead with mana and a high level of cultural competency which will allow you to strengthen existing strategic partnerships and stakeholders both internally and externally.

Embracing risk in leading transformative change, you will be able to find a natural balance to ensure sustainability of the business, via your financial diagnostic abilities to analyse; monitor and risk assess and plan for a sustainable and profitable future pathway.

Prerequisites for application are to include; 

  • The proven ability as a General Manager or CEO equivalent level in a role requiring high level strategy, management, judgement, communication and relationship management skills.
  • A tertiary qualification in management or significant competency in a senior leadership position.
  • Prior skills in strategic and financial planning, the production of annual budgets forecasting and risk analysis.
  • The ability to provide oversight of day to day operational management, planning, reporting, financial and staff management.
  • The efficient management of budgets, work programmes and contracts.
  • A solid track record in exceeding contract deliverables.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with change management.
  • The established ability as a people influencer and people leader.
  • The prior demonstration of establishing, maintaining and enhancing key strategic partnerships.
  • Operational policy and procedure development.
  • Exceptional financial acumen.

You will need to have an awareness of the needs and aspirations of Te Tai Tokerau communities and a knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori to be successful in this position.

You will take an organisation-wide view of the need for changes/ improvements in finance operations and ROI and develop and implement initiatives that will achieve these changes.

As a leader, not only within business but within the communities you operate in, you will have the mana to bring diverse and broad groups together, to lead and foster a centralised way of working, one which harnesses change and drives cultural values as a central point to work from.

Applications Close: Monday 30th April 2018 at 5.00pm.

How to Apply

If you are looking to return home to realise an exciting and diverse opportunity, please call Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or please email your cover letter and current CV through to: heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications Close: Monday 30th April 2018 at 5.00pm.

Job Categories: CEO. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job Tags: 3 year fixed term, Ngati Hine Forestry Trust, Tumu Whakarae - Chief Executive Officer, and Whangarei. Job expires in 8 days.

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