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General Manager: Agricultural Machinery - New Zealand - JN181

If you have successfully developed a business unit in the agricultural machinery space, take on a completely new challenge with a growing multinational in an iconic region of New Zealand.

As General Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our agricultural machinery business in New Zealand. You will play a pivotal role in developing and executing strategies to achieve business objectives, optimise customer satisfaction, and ensure operational excellence.

This role requires a visionary leader with a deep understanding of the agricultural industry, ability to hold full P&L accountability, and a passion for developing people.

The post has arisen due to an impending retirement. This family-run enterprise with a current turnover in the region of NZD 50 million and remains ambitious to grow further.

Relocation support will be offered making this a viable opportunity for an individual, couple or family. The client is a fully accredited SSE employer in partnership with New Zealand Immigration.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement strategic plans to drive business growth and profitability in alignment with company objectives.

Hold full P&L responsibility for the business unit across multiple machinery franchises.

Lead and mentor a high-performing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.

Stay abreast of market trends, competitor activities, and technological advancements to identify opportunities for product development and market expansion.

Ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness across all functions including sales, product specialists, distribution, and after-sales service.

Monitor financial performance, budget adherence, and cost control measures to optimize profitability and resource allocation.

Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and exhibitions to enhance brand visibility and network with potential clients and partners.

Profile requirements: 

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Engineering, or related field. 

Proven track record in senior management roles within the agricultural machinery industry.

In-depth knowledge of agricultural machinery, equipment, and technologies, coupled with a strong understanding of farming practices and market dynamics.

Great people management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams towards achieving common goals.

Sound financial acumen with experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.

Why Join Us:

Experience the best of the New Zealand lifestyle with the city, beaches, lakes and mountains all within easy reach. 

Opportunity to lead and shape the growth trajectory of a leading agricultural machinery company in New Zealand.

Competitive salary package with performance-based incentives.

Relocation support. 

Ongoing professional development and career advancement opportunities.

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

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