Site Manager in Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand with EQI Global

Site Manager Nelson – Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ

  • Manufacturing/Operations Leadership
  • Sustainable Performance Focus
  • Full Site Accountability

Are you looking for the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to achieve sustainable, high level plant performance in the South Island’s largest sawmill?

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ is New Zealand’s most comprehensive wood manufacturing, distribution and sales business. The business group manufactures and markets a full range of timber, plywood and LVL from 5 major manufacturing operations spread throughout New Zealand. It also exports worldwide. The well-established Nelson Sawmill is the South Island’s largest sawmill and is strategically important to the group. It has over 200 employees and incorporates green mill, kiln drying, planer mill, remanufacturing and timber treatment processes. Significant future growth is planned.

The Site Manager is responsible for leading and managing the Nelson Sawmill to achieve and sustain world class standards of production, productivity, cost, quality, safety, human resource, customer service and environmental performance. The role will develop operation plans which utilise the available raw material to create maximum value for Carter Holt Harvey. It will also drive site-wide performance improvement initiatives. Championing health and safety and the motivation and development of the people working within the business are critical responsibilities.

To succeed in this position you will have proven managerial experience in a large manufacturing or industrial environment achieving sustainable high level performance. Your experience will include effectively developing, leading and managing large teams. You will have strong business acumen and be able to demonstrate personal presence and credibility within the business. Ideally you will have a business related tertiary qualification. An appreciation of LEAN, 5S or 6 Sigma manufacturing principles and an understanding of sawmilling processes or the forestry industry would be highly beneficial. A record of successfully achieving challenging business targets is essential.

This critical, executive level position is expected to be of interest to proven operations/manufacturing managers looking for the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve sustainable high plant performance. It will provide ongoing challenge and satisfaction as the business continues to develop. Strong performance in this role is likely to open up career development opportunities within the wider business. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the appointee. The Tasman region is one of the most stunning locations in New Zealand and offers a range of lifestyle, leisure and property ownership options.

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