General Manager - NZ Express Transport

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  • Great Opportunity For 2018
  • Christchurch Based Leadership Role
  • Well-Established Transport Company


Established in Dunedin in 1867, NZ Express Transport (NZE) is possibly New Zealand’s oldest transport company. Nowadays, based in Christchurch, it operates a comprehensive fleet of modern heavy vehicles, focusing on Christchurch and Canterbury metropolitan cartage in addition to providing warehousing and container packing/unpacking services. Its impressive 30,000 square metre purpose built site (completed in 2014) is a MPI approved transitional facility for unpacking import containers and includes a NZ Customs licensed examination area.  NZ Express’ clients are predominantly in the manufacturing and industrial sectors and it is the largest road transport carrier of containers on and off the Lyttelton Port.


With the impending retirement of the current General Manager, NZE seeks a new GM to continue to maximise the potential of the business, drive operational and productivity enhancements, secure business growth opportunities and build strong relationships with Lyttleton Port Company, key stakeholders and customers. Providing motivational leadership and direction to approx. 60 staff (via 4 direct reports) the GM will further develop NZE’s exceptional reputation for exemplary customer service and ensure that NZE continually maintains its proactive focus in a largely reactive industry environment.


Applicants will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of performance working in a senior leadership role, successfully leading and growing a business - ideally within the transport/logistics/warehousing sector. Preferably tertiary qualified, candidates will also possess outstanding relationship building, influencing, negotiation and communication skills along with well-developed levels of financial and commercial acumen. The ability to instil your vision, drive, energy and enthusiasm in those around you is essential together with the ability to translate strategic objectives into operational reality. A proactive approach along with a focus on maintaining exceptional customer service and a positive and Health & Safety conscious culture is also essential for your success.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 14th Jan 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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