Chief Executive Officer
People Passion
6d ago

What we are seeking

We are looking for just the right person to join and lead our team. Someone who is passionate about people and takes pride in achieving great outcomes. If that sounds like you, particularly if you like the thought of the role could mean that you might be able to live the Taranaki lifestyle, then this could be the ideal role for you. Consideration will however be given to the possibility of the role being based elsewhere in New Zealand.

About us

Wells is primarily a family-owned business, substantially operating as an Instrumentation, Electrical and Automation contractor to various industries, along with being a Metering and Field Services provider. Established in New Plymouth in 1984, Wells has proudly grown into a nationally recognised brand.

Wells quality services are designed to help their clients improve their overall business performance and long-term sustainability delivered through a highly motivated and skilled team of 400 employees.

Being based in New Plymouth and having branches and hubs located in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch, Wells is a progressive organisation pivoting it's focus, as client requirements change and technology advancements continue to evolve, to improve the delivery of services.

Our ideal CEO

Due to the current CEO nearing retirement this creates a great opportunity for a true leader who brings great vision, experience and execution to drive the business forward into the future. You will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the Wells organisation ensuring the company values and culture underpin every undertaking.

Your responsibilities:

  • Recognise the importance of and allow for a continuation of the ongoing family-based culture of the Wells organisation and the importance of the ongoing relationship with the founder.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all employees and clients is never compromised.
  • Ensure the Wells work environment maintains high levels of employee engagement, productivity, and quality.
  • Oversee the performance and growth of all Wells employees, ensuring the highest standards are met.
  • Lead the company in sustainable growth along with being agile in proactively pursuing opportunities and ensuring continuous improvement to the delivery of the current portfolio of services to clients.
  • Collaborate with the Board in the direction of the organisation including aligning the culture, values, mission and objectives.
  • Inform the Board about trends, issues, and activities to proactively promote improvements for the future direction of the organisation.

Ideally you will have:

  • Strong leadership qualities from the service sector
  • Prior management experience in the electrical and / or instrumentation field
  • Experience leading strategy development
  • Strong business connections / networks within the electrical, training, advisory space
  • Results driven and able to manage complexity in a business
  • Strong health and safety and compliance exposure
  • Delivered sustainable growth in a business
  • Prior experience preparing and interpreting financials
  • Coaching, development and mentoring capabilities to provide personal and company growth

We are looking for an engaging and collaborative CEO who is forward thinking and can continue to embed our family-based culture and drive the business forward.

The recruitment process will be supported by People Passion so please apply via the link below or call to discuss on 0800 HR FORU.

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