|Location||Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Date Posted||2 March 2021|
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) was established in 1994. It works to advocate, protect and enhance the commercial and political interests of New Zealand kiwifruit growers. Today, NZKGI represents over 2,800 passionate kiwifruit growers throughout New Zealand.
In what is a highly progressive and energised organisation, the CEO will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation and developing priorities as risks change. In this multi-stakeholder environment, the CEO will work closely with other organisations such as Zespri, post-harvest companies, employers, regional councils and government ministries. A key focus for the role is to continue to strengthen government relations and represent growers’ interests within the industry. In addition to facilitating a forum for dialogue amongst growers and across the industry, the position will facilitate grower-focused projects which maximise their interests.
Candidates will be experienced in advocacy environments and understand the nature of membership organisations. They will also possess strong business acumen, excellent communication skills and have a proven track record in successfully influencing policy decisions at the highest levels. A naturally persuasive personal style that will build enduring relationships, and a strong degree of resilience, will be key qualities in the position. Leadership skills that reflect the ability to run a highly professional service organisation that ensures delivery through highly motivated staff, are crucial in this position. An understanding of the primary sector would also be an advantage.
To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting A007449sk. Applications close on 15 March 2021. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.
A copy of the Candidate Briefing NZ Kiwifruit Growers can be found here.
For more information please phone Tash Wilson on +64 21 448 648 or Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424.