People and Capability Manager


Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 15-07-2019


New Zealand

Work type:

  •  HR Generalist Role to Support Growth and Customer Service
  • Bulk Rural Fuel Distribution Industry
  • Christchurch Based


Southfuels Limited – join them on their journey from “good to GREAT”

Southfuels Limited was established in 2006 with the aim of enabling a wider option of bulk fuel delivery and distribution to the Primary Sector in New Zealand. In 2008, on the back of successful growth in the South Island, Southfuels launched its sub brand Northfuels in the North Island. The company is now a national bulk distributor of fuel to the Primary Sector and utilises a sustainable business model to provide simple end to end solutions for customers from Kaitaia to Bluff. Further information can be found at


The Role

Reporting to the Interim Shared Services Manager and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team the People & Capability Manager will lead and champion people strategy to become an acknowledged “Employer of Choice”. Driving key operational and strategic priorities and providing day to day HR advice and support to the business you will bring sound generalist HR experience to partner with decision makers and provide strong commercial and practical HR advice on a range of employment related matters.

You will have an innovative and adaptable approach to HR solutions with a focus on finding best fit for the business.  The ability to quickly establish credibility as a coach and influencer to team leaders and managers is important as is tactical management of people issues to support Growth and Customer Service.


What you will bring to the journey

This role requires a self-starter with a natural talent for establishing effective working relationships in an open and approachable manner. Leading by example, supporting and upholding a truly Customer Centric and high-performance culture you will have sound judgement to deal with demanding situations and be confident owning and leading HR projects. Combining an excellent knowledge ofthe Employment Relations Act you will have proven experience managing employee relations and advising on complex ER issues. You will also be confident coaching and training Managers, able to work with a wide variety of people, handle ambiguity and help bring clarity of process to the table. A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

This role is perfect for someone with loads of energy and passion for people and the rural sector.  No two days will be the same and you will be happy spending time with the Southfuels people engaging with all levels within the organisation.


To Apply

If you feel you possess the above qualities and are drawn by the opportunity to further develop your career please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your experience related to the role and why you are interested in the position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries can be made to Lisa Wheeler 03 345 8757 or Sally Wynn-Williams 03 345 8759

 A Position Description for the role is available for download here

Applications will close at Monday 15 July at 5pm  

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