Business Manager – Manufacturing Products Division

Auckland Based (West) – Commercial and industrial Architectural / Security Products – Commercial Construction Products

Our client has a successful local manufacturing business that has grown, to become a well-respected brand designing and manufacturing of a range of innovative architectural security products, for the commercial and high-quality residential construction sectors. With a clear business plan and long-term client relationships with many corporates and construction companies, they are ready to enter a new phase of growth and expansion, by introducing a new range of products for the market. Therefore, a perfect role for an innovator, or someone who has an eye for new business opportunities and needs a vehicle to explore it.

Working closely with the management team, your role will be to explore options outside of the current long-established client relationships and explore new markets and business opportunities for this new product range. The role will involve marketing the company’s abilities to Architects, Consultancies, Developers and Construction companies, along with preparing and chasing new tenders. There is a team spread across NZ to assist with the tender preparation and some engineering work would be required for the new bids.
The project work is primarily within the Auckland region, but options throughout NZ are also active and to be explored further.

The ideal applicant will have the following attributes or skills:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying or Manufacturing or Mechanical engineering or similar, is preferred but not a prerequisite
  • Sound experience / knowledge of the commercial construction sector within New Zealand
  • Proven ability to effectively identify and exploit new market opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills
  • A very strong business and commercial acumen
  • Proven business development experience
  • Experienced in maintaining and building relationships with clientele
  • Strong leadership qualities and people management skills
  • Technically astute eg: Innovative in the construction/structural/manufacturing and/or fabrication sectors
  • Experienced with managing a product manufacturing operation

The size of this organisation means you will be exposed to a wide range of commercial projects across the national construction market. Working closely with your client senior management and project teams, you will take ownership for the development of this exciting new product range and champion it throughout the NZ construction market.

As expected, an attractive senior salary package + car is on offer, with the added incentive of advancement through this large and successful organisation.

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