Group Manager Commercial & Strategy

  • New Senior Leadership position
  • Strategic, Risk, Assurance, Legal Compliance and Finance focus
  • Career Advancement and Lifestyle choice

Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a huge agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.

Timaru District Council is doing things differently! We’re repositioning our core functions to deliver exceptional quality services both internally and externally. Our drive is to constantly challenge ourselves to be better smarter faster in the way we operate, making Timaru an awesome place to live.

The Group Manager Commercial and Strategy is a new position reporting to the Chief Executive. You will assume responsibility for establishing the Commercial and Strategy function, which is accountable for the delivery of Risk and Assurance, Strategy, Finance, Corporate Planning, Property and Project Management services across the organisation. 

To be considered you will have a proven track record of leading critical corporate functions including risk and assurance, legal compliance, strategy, and finance.  Naturally, you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification, ideally in law or similar. This role requires a strategic thinker with an innovative streak. You will have a strong customer and stakeholder focus and the drive to foster organisation-wide performance.

This is an opportunity for a senior leader to play a significant role in developing this team, driving change and its functions to maximise value and minimise risk. Do it all while delivering on Council’s strategic direction and ensuring best practice outcomes for our District. 

This is your opportunity to combine lifestyle with a challenging and rewarding career. If you want to be at the cutting edge of decision-making for our district we want to hear from you!

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 16 December 2018 and can be registered through our careers website. Confidential enquiries can be made to Symon Leggett on 027 801 0696. 

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: C62926

Location: Timaru

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018