General Manager

at James People Limited
Published August 1, 2023
Location Tauranga, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  


General Manager James People Limited location Bay of Plenty.

This purpose captures so much of the DNA of Baygolds family origins as well as our resolve to deliver the best outcomes in the industry into the future. We have big goals for both new orchard development and productive outcomes. We’ve grown significantly over the years and delivered incredible outcomes, but we are determined that the best is still to come. We’re looking for a GM-Orchards who resonates with our purpose and is passionate about delivering industry leading results and growing our people into the best version of themselves.

About the role reporting to our Group CEO, the General Manager - Orchards at Baygold is responsible for all orchard operations across the group. Currently managing hundreds of hectares of G3 gold kiwifruit orchards and with strategic goal of 1000 canopy hectares, this is a big role.

We have a strong team across all aspects of orchard management for you to lead and grow. Our properties, all in the Bay of Plenty are well positioned and developed to be the highest performing orchards in the world. You’ll be responsible for the productive outcomes of some incredible, large scale properties. You will be across strategic planning, operational delivery, liasing with key clients and leading the team.

Some of your specific responsibilities will be ensuring operational excellence by maximising returns and achieving the best outcomes for orchards and fruit production. Building stakeholder and client relationships in line with the strategic direction and operational plans. Strategic planning and innovative thinking to push the business further toward achieving its purpose. Leading a positive culture and building excellence within the team. Leading a culture of health and safety excellence

What you can expect a competitive salary and benefits (vehicle, incentive etc). An innovative and inspiring environment to push for incredible outcomes. Employee ownership opportunities to benefit from investing in your success. Are you the one we are looking for this role requires experience in large scale horticulture and a number of core capabilities, listed below.

You are an expert in horticulture you will have built a career in delivering incredible results in kiwifruit, or other large-scale horticulture. You will have strong relationships in the industry and a vision for the future.

You are a great communicator and relationship builde you build strong and lasting relationships built on trust and integrity. You create confidence when you speak, listen actively, and encourage open dialogue.

You are an innovative thinker you embrace learning, creativity and encourage new ideas and approaches. You stay updated on what’s happening in the industry and best practices. You have a forward-thinking mindset and a knack for seeing around corners / making the right decision for the season.

You bring out the best in those around you are known to bring out the best in people and empower them to reach their full potential. You recognise and value individual strengths and can leverage them. You have strong business acumen you understand how businesses operate including finance and administration. You can identify opportunities, manage risks, and navigate and adapt to changes.

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