Sawmill Manager - Putaruru, Waikato New Zealand - 22635

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Job #: 22635
Title: Sawmill Manager
Job Location: Putaruru, Waikato - New Zealand
Employment Type:
Salary: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 - New Zealand Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: car,profit share, bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Worldwide
Australia and New Zealand
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


The Opportunity
Positioned as a market leader, our client is a privately owned NZ company, with a proud local feel. Operating three modern manufacturing plants in the North Island, they produce an extensive range of products that are specific to the need of their domestic and international customers.   
Through the use of modern technology and systems, the environment is fast paced and progressive but is also inclusive and very values based, where people feel safe and are inspired to be the best they can be. 

This organisation has a reputation focused on people: their development, their safety and the working environment. As such, although the technical skills required in this role are essential, considerable focus will be placed on company fit. Key personal attributes will include: collaborative style, strong influencing skills, ability to deal with ambiguity, and motivated by a drive to achieve excellence
You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, KPI Bonus and profit share system. For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity.


The role
Take leadership and staff performance management responsibility within this highly entrepreneurial business. The environment will provide an individual who enjoys challenging the status quo, an opportunity to significantly contribute to the organizations’ goals through successfully applying best practice techniques in ongoing process / plant enhancement and on-going people and performance improvement.

Primary Objective:

Provide leadership and asset management of the sawmill so a superior rate of return is achieved on the shareholders’ funds over the longer term. The following being the main areas for achieving this result:

  • Being a reliable supplier and of a consistent quality suitable to the markets we wish to supply.
  • Maximising the dollar value extracted from the log supply, within the constraints of the market
  • Maximising production levels and minimising costs on our plant and machinery.
  • The efficient, effective management of our human resources to assist with achieving all of the above.


Expertise sought
The organisation values proactive 'thinkers' who are down-to-earth and committed to manufacturing excellence and on-going improvement. Although flexible regarding your industry background, experience gained in a primary manufacturing/process environment and supported by relevant tertiary qualifications is ideal.

Your ability to foster a sense of ownership, and engage and inspire others will have contributed to your past success and be an integral part of your make up. Competencies gained in staff training, planning and lean manufacturing will combine with well developed interpersonal skills, high energy levels and a “can-do” attitude.