Christchurch Plant Manager

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Christchurch Plant Manager - Kia hiwa rā!

Full Time - Christchurch

  • Develop and lead delivery and operational excellence
  • Contribute to the success of this exceptional organisation
  • Use your leadership and industry strengths to achieve

Ngāi Tahu Seafood is a leader in the New Zealand seafood industry with extensive involvement in the harvesting, processing and marketing of Rāwaru (Blue Cod), Kōura (Lobster), Pāua (Abalone), and Tio (Bluff Oysters).  Ngāi Tahu Seafood is a niche supplier of the highest quality seafood to international and domestic markets under its TAHU brand, with facilities in Christchurch, Bluff and Kaikōura. To continue to deliver this exceptional quality product, Ngāi Tahu Seafood is looking for an outstanding Plant Manager to lead our Christchurch export Plant.

Based in Christchurch and reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Plant Manager manages the day to day activities of the Plant, ensuring its resources are optimally utilised and that quality and process best practice is achieved across all functions of the operation. In doing this, the Plant Manager will lead, develop and motivate a high performing team to continue to enhance operational effectiveness and the efficient processing of quality seafood.

To be successful as the Christchurch Plant Manager; you will ideally have:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in leading/managing a processing plant, preferably within the seafood industry;
  • Relevant food processing and health and safety qualifications, preferably within the seafood industry;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Established relationships with suppliers and other industry stakeholders and groups;
  • Knowledge and respect for Māori cultural values and customs (Tikanga); and
  • Awareness of and affinity for the needs and aspirations of Ngāi Tahu Whānui.

People will describe you as a great manager and leader with the ability to develop and motivate your team to higher levels of success. You will also be known for your flexibility and commitment and your ability to ``roll up your sleeves” and take on a variety of tasks.

As the Christchurch Plant Manager, you will be rewarded with this unique opportunity to lead an experienced team in this progressive and innovative industry leader. Interested?

For more information about the company; please visit, and for a confidential discussion about the role and your application, please telephone Ginny Fail on 021 560 440.

Applications close Monday 6th May 2019.

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