Tasman Tanning

Chief Executive

Tasman Tanning

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 16-02-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

 ·         World Renowned Tannery

·         Wanganui, New Zealand

Established in 1953, Tasman Tanning is a family-owned business that produces high quality bespoke leathers for leading global manufacturers.  Based in Wanganui and employing 280 staff, the company regularly invests in new technology and equipment, and has a focus on quality, innovation and exceptional customer service.  Tasman Tanning’s commitment to innovation is backed by rigorous quality assurance, technology and craftsmanship to produce consistent, high quality leathers to meet customers’ requirements.  Tasman Tanning is a valued partner and supplier of leathers to leading fashion, aviation, upholstery and automotive manufacturers around the world.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive is responsible for providing the vision and strategic leadership of the company to ensure the continued achievement of agreed profit and growth targets.  Providing a modern commercial leadership approach, the CEO will maintain effective relationships with suppliers and international customers whilst ensuring all aspects of the processing operations are efficient, innovative and consistently processing product to high standards The development of people capability, a performance culture and process innovation are all critical components to the CEO’s leadership role.

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

·         Senior management experience and credibility within the tannery industry.

·         A capable builder and manager of commercial relationships.

·         The ability to develop and maintain an effective customer-centric culture.

·         Credible understanding of the critical variables of the business model.

·         An appreciation for stable private shareholder ownership.

·         Knowledge of international marketing would be desirable.

Further information on Tasman Tanning can be viewed at www.tasmanleathers.co.nz.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a strongly performing, internationally recognised producer of quality products in the next phase of its development.  Wanganui offers an attractive lifestyle opportunity with close proximity to mountains, beaches, rivers and unspoilt native bush, whilst being less than three hours’ drive from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com.  Applications for this role close on Friday 16 February 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.