Highly strategic finance & commercial executive team role
Christchurch, New Zealand based
Our client is an iconic New Zealand food business that plays a crucial role in New Zealands agricultural economy. The company, which is recognised as a global leader in its field with revenues exceeding $1.8bn, is one of New Zealands largest businesses and employs around 5,000 staff nationwide with product reaching 65 global markets.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the appointees key focus will be on assisting the organisation to achieve its strategy of building differentiated market positions globally. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer will be a key contributor to the companys ongoing strategy development, whilst driving increased levels of commercial rigour and accountability. The appointee will be a commercial and strategic co-pilot to the Chief Executive and will have considerable engagement with the companys high profile Board and a range of other external stakeholders including banks, professional advisers, the government et al. This role offers immediate and significant challenges for a senior executive who is future focused.
The successful candidate will have strong credentials; CEO partnering, optimising profitability, managing risk, improving systems and a track record of capitalising on commercial opportunities. They will be a capable leader who is skilled at people development and delivering high levels of performance. Exposure to working within a large scale complex business will be crucial - ideally one which manufactures and/or distributes products in a highly competitive marketplace. We are particularly interested in those with a great degree of initiative, focus and tenacity, along with the highest levels of business acumen and personal and professional integrity.
Due to current border restrictions, to apply for this vacancy you MUST either currently reside in New Zealand, or if based off-shore, be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or resident with valid travel conditions
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