Area Manager
Farmlands Co-operative
Invercargill, New Zealand
13d ago

Are you an expert at leading teams? Does embracing new technology and a new way of doing business excite you? Are you keen to leverage your expertise and learn industry best practice?

You could be the leader we are looking for.

Farmlands has been at the heart of rural New Zealand for more than 50 years. We're a large and diverse organisation that is 100% owned by more than 68,000 kiwi farmers and with a national footprint of over 80 retail stores, it's fair to say we have a presence in every region and in every major town in New Zealand.

2018 has marked a new era for our co-operative - we are part way through a leading edge organisation wide technology and cultural transformation and in 2019 that will place us even further as the forefront of our industry for years to come.

To commence in early 2019, we are seeking an experienced and business savvy retail Area Manager to lead and inspire our team across Otago and Southland, ensuring they are highly engaged and well equipped to excel in the Farmlands of the future.

Overseeing 14 retail stores spread from Oamaru to Invercargill, you'll own customer delivery, driving and developing retail capability across the region.

You'll be an inspiring and motivating leader, with a track record of leading a successful multi-location business.

A demonstrated history in developing and leading high performing teams is a must for this role, as is the ability to think both strategically, tactically and innovatively.

You'll have strong business acumen, an eye for identifying and consolidating new business opportunities and you will never be satisfied with anything less than the best.

Experience in the agricultural sector is preferred, however not essential.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your mark on the rural retail industry and become an integral part of an organisation that is set to change the future of agriculture in New Zealand.

Click 'Apply' to view the position description and make an application at our Careers website.

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