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    Chief Operations Officer

    Job reference - 36349 Lead, scale, motivate, organise, identify opportunities, manage risk, maximise profit An implementor and leader with energy Dealership industry leadership background sought across either construction equipment, trucks, or automotive Vertu Equipment Vertu Equipment is the National Distributor of SANY Construction Equipment, SINOTRUK/SITRAK trucks and, through its newly formed subsidiary Terramotive, the exclusive distributor of Yutong electric buses & SANY electric trucks. In New Zealand the company has branch operations in Auckland, Tauranga, and Christchurch. Vertu also have branches in Melbourne and a presence in the Pacific Islands. The company is set on a path of dynamic growth throughout all these regions and are expanding aggressively. Position Overview As the Chief Operations Officer (COO) you report directly to the company directors. You will have overall responsibility across all departments, including fixed operations, sales and financial operations ensuring efficiency, quality, and profitability throughout the organisation. Your leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of the organisation while leading diverse teams to achieve operational excellence and exceed performance targets. Key Responsibilities Increase return on investment within every profit centre both nationally and internationally for every department Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with the company directors / MD and executive team to execute the company's strategic vision Operational Planning and Execution: Develop and implement comprehensive operational plans and policies to maximise efficiency and profit Travel requirements extend to nationally and international travel to Australia, Pacific Islands and China Implement KPI's for each department and each job type across all profit and support functions of the business Supply Chain Management: Oversee procurement, logistics, and inventory management functions to minimise costs, and maintain optimal inventory levels Revenue Management & Performance: Jointly oversee total group revenue and implement management mechanisms to ensure company staff are output driven (i.e. responsibility for results driven team) Be an implementor for the MD and makes things happen. Work strategically alongside the MD and identify and implement opportunities that provide superior financial return and strategic growth Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce quality control standards and procedures Financial Management: Drive financial performance by monitoring budgets, analysing financial data, identifying cost-saving opportunities through proactive management of key suppliers, and maximizing revenue streams Risk Management: Identify operational and competitor risks, developing mitigation strategies to safeguard the company's assets, reputation, and compliance with regulatory requirements Team Leadership and Development: Provide strong leadership to cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement Technology Integration: Leverage technology and innovation to enhance overall business performance Customer Focus: Champion a customer-centric approach to operations Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and safety protocols, prioritising the health and safety of employees, customers, and the community. Ensure all environmental and local body legislation is adhered to Employment Relations. Oversee implementation of best practice employment relations functions Experience and skilled sought Proven track record of successful leadership as a General Manager, Dealer Principal, CEO, COO, CFO or other senior role such as Regional Manager, Branch Manager etc. Strong operational management skills essential, preferably in the construction equipment, heavy machinery, heavy transport, farm machinery or automotive sectors of industry. Additional leadership skills in the motor industry with experience in franchise retail or national distributor environments Flair and competency for profit generation and the ability to implement KPIs across sales, fixed operations, finance and insurance, and accounting functions to maximise profits A track record of experience in driving operational improvements, cost reduction initiatives, and organisational transformation and profit Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organisation Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate trends, identify opportunities, and adapt to changing market conditions Results-oriented mindset with a focus on delivering measurable outcomes and exceeding performance targets Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis, performance metrics, and continuous improvement methodologies Clean M.O.J check and current passport and travel documents that present no complications travelling internationally The rewards An executive level salary and benefits will prove attractive with additional remuneration derived from achievement of KPI's. The role itself is one of the more diverse to have presented itself in the market for some time. If you are looking for a new challenge to work directly alongside the founders to develop and grow existing and new ventures, apply today. How to apply The successful candidate can be based in either Auckland, New Zealand (where the Head Office is situated) or in Melbourne, Australia. You must have working rights for either NZ or Australia. Submit your application through the apply section of this ad. This role is exclusively listed with Automotive Employment NZ and all applications will be forwarded through to Vertu Equipment for their consideration. For more information about the role please contact Jo-Ann Robinson on 09 271 3200 or 021 271 3201.

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    • Auckland
    • Automotive
  • Permanent
    NZ National Operations Manager

    Job reference - 36348 The National New Zealand Operations Manager is currently responsible for 5 sites nationally Reports to Capital S.M.A.R.T Executive General Manager in Australia A proven leader with a strong operational management background is essential About Capital S.M.A.R.T Capital S.M.A.R.T is an accident repair centre network that service 3,100 bookings per week and repair over 175,000 cars per year. From a single concept site in July 2010 they set out to become one of the world's leading collision repair companies. They have been able to achieve this through close collaborations with their partners, the Suncorp group of insurance companies, and their suppliers by jointly investing in research and technology. In Australasia the business employs over 1,400 S.M.A.R.T team members and growing. Capital S.M.A.R.T have achieved national recognition for their high-quality customer satisfaction - everything they do is about the customer. This simple philosophy is fundamental to the success of S.M.A.R.T and customer service is at the heart of everything they do and is embedded in their values. This, along with numerous industry awards for commitment to quality and excellence, has placed them amongst the leading collision repair companies in the world. Capital S.M.A.R.T are seeking a National New Zealand Operations Manager to lead the current 5 Capital S.M.A.R.T Repair Centres located in Albany, Rosedale, Penrose, East Tamaki, and Hornby. The role and its duties The NZ Operations Manager is responsible for the commercial and operational performance of all sites within their designated region through the leadership and coaching of the Repair Centre Managers and other key support team members. This position is responsible for the financial and operational compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness of New Zealand to ensure the alignment and delivery of organisational outcomes and standards. The NZ Operations Manager provides contemporary leadership and coaching across their region, promoting employee engagement and a high-performance team environment. Operational Management: Supervise and manage operations across all locations within New Zealand Implement and enforce operational policies, procedures, and standards uniformly across the region Support the strategic growth of the regional network as directed ​ Team Leadership and Management: Provide active leadership, support, and guidance, fostering a culture of high performance and accountability Coach and mentor direct and indirect team members through formal and informal training and development opportunities ​ Financial Management: Support the development of and actively manage the budgets for the New Zealand operations Monitor expenditures and resources, identify cost-saving opportunities, and ensure compliance with all financial guidelines, processes, and procedures to deliver on the agreed financial outcomes ​ Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with key customers and suppliers within the region Act as the as the primary point of contact for all operational and business-related matters ​ Communication and Reporting: Provide effective communication and liaison between the senior leadership team and site-based leadership to ensure a consistent and aligned understanding of the objectives and strategies Build strong key stakeholder relationships with insurers, suppliers, and other key stakeholders Prepare and present regular reports on operational performance, identifying key metrics and areas for improvement The skills and background sought Demonstrated leadership ability developed within an automotive service-based industry Strategic orientation and proven commercial and financial acumen Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills Planning and organisational ability - including the ability to meet tight deadlines Excellent computer literacy - including advanced Excel skills Demonstrate high motivation and an action orientation The challenge and rewards While remuneration is scaled to attract candidates of calibre, joining a national company such as Capital S.M.A.R.T provides not only rewarding employment but the opportunity to grow within the wider organisation. Why join Capital S.M.A.R.T? Capital S.M.A.R.T have a focus on values based leadership that clearly defineswhat being a S.M.A.R.T team member is. They are focused on 'Together we Do It Right' and ask that their people act honestly, with courage and compassion, and work together collaboratively to find solutions that uphold their uncompromising quality standards. They want their leaders to inspire those around them. How to apply and closing dates Click the apply section and upload your resume online. This role is exclusively listed with Jobcorp NZ and all applications will be forwarded through to Capital S.M.A.R.T for their consideration. A job description can be requested from Keith Naude on 021 271 3202. You can also call Keith for a confidential discussion.

    • High base salary, incentives and company vehicle
    • Auckland
    • CEO and General Management
  • Permanent
    General Manager - Service Operations

    Job reference - 36333 General management level role leading national automotive service operation Executive level remuneration and benefits for this hands on transformational role Powerful knowledge of automotive fixed operations required About the employer Acknowledged as one of New Zealand's largest national employers, strategic planning has accumulated to the realisation of a new venture scaling service operations across New Zealand. The new venture will deliver a new standard of excellence in automotive care underpinned by innovative technology. Significant financial backing and leadership support combines to make this one of the most significant fixed operations roles to emerge in recent times. The role and its duties This Auckland based role is an exciting opportunity to form and lead a dynamic team from the inception and scale an extensive number of workshops across New Zealand. Specific duties: Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be empowered to create an appropriate structure for a nationwide business Manage initially a small team of staff, scaling operations to eventually be responsible for one of New Zealand's largest technical teams. You will eventually lead significant national service operations as growth aspirations are realised Support designing the customer experience from a customer digital portal for booking and other features to the onsite experience Document and implement Standard Operating Procedures ensuring they are robust and repeatable, ensuring a strong focus on measurable KPI's that deliver increased return on investment and excellence in customer service Recruit quality hires across technical, support, and line management roles Advise and equip service facilities alongside senior management Advise on budgeting issues alongside executive and work strategically across the division on growth plans Hands on management of technical staff, support staff, and eventually line managers Lead all compliance duties with AVI inspections and COF's and communications with NZTA Waka Kotahi Develop reliable suppliers alongside executive team The role has strategic and operational involvement across every aspect of daily service operations and scaling a nationwide business The role is a leadership role but one with a hands-on operational focus You will also be responsible for fostering a culture of excellence, driving team performance, and maintaining strong customer relationships Set up of new sites throughout NZ, and dealer management systems alongside senior management Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive integrated solutions and achieve organisational goals The skills sought Powerful knowledge of automotive service and repair operations and proven experience leading large automotive service and aftersales operations In-depth knowledge of all service operations systems and understanding of all KPI's across service operations with the skills to implement them Strong commercial acumen and financial comprehension of budgets and balance sheets Strong technical knowledge. It is likely you will have a national trade qualification relevant to this role or the ability to demonstrate exceptional success and leadership across automotive fixed operations Strong communication and leadership skills that include both verbal and financial literacy alongside high levels of IT systems knowledge The challenge and rewards From the perspective of a senior role emerging in fixed operations (Service and Parts), this is a rare role to surface. Indeed, it is one of the most senior roles of its kind to arise in recent times. National Service Managers, Group Service Managers, Fixed Operations Managers of a senior level and strong process driven Service and After Sales Managers are all invited to apply. Remuneration is scoped to provide a financial reward that reflects the seniority of the role and will likely exceed or meet ambitious requirements. Other extensive benefits also apply. How to apply Click the apply section and upload your resume online. You can request a job description by contacting Jo-Ann Robinson on 021 271 3201 or Russell Phillips on 027 479 0000.

    • vehicle
    • Auckland
    • Account Management