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General Manager FMCG - Dunedin Based Role

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Job Listing Date
10 Jul 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
CEO & General Management, General/Business Unit Manager

About OCHO

Produce delicious, hand-crafted chocolate with beans sourced from the Pacific and made right here in New Zealand’s best little city, Dunedin.

The present version of OCHO (the Otago Chocolate Company) was formed in 2017 when locals responded to the closure of the Cadbury factory and with 3500 small investors raised the money to buy the original OCHO (which was founded in 2013 by Liz Rowe) and form a new company capable of making craft chocolate on a large commercial scale.

Currently, OCHO is still a small operation but with the new manufacturing facility, there is great scope to grow.  The board is seeking a dynamic General Manager to take this business on a journey delivering further growth and success.  

About the role

As General Manager of OCHO you will provide leadership and coordination across the business, supporting managers and staff within the company.

With 3 main departments and a clear objective to grow, a strong component of the role initially will be focused on growing and developing their Operation, Sales & Marketing, and Tours & Events.  

With 3 direct reports across these main departments, you will be responsible for bringing the energy, driving the team and implementing a clear vision that will result in continued profitable trade and business growth both regionally, nationally and eventually internationally.

The General Manager will also be expected to produce management accounts (P&L and Balance sheets) as well as growth strategies and present these on a regular basis to the board.

Main responsibilities of the role
  • Lead, manage and develop staff in line with business needs
  • Oversee all operational requirements of the business
  • Drive sales and business development opportunities
  • Ensure profitable trading with targeted outcomes
  • Build strong internal and external relationships
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Live, eat and breathe the brand
To be successful in this role you will be commercially focused, be resilient, able to negotiate and craft strong meaningful relationships with suppliers and clients
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and an inspirational leader, ideally from a fast-paced FMCG background.

They will be able to offer invaluable knowledge of the market and bringing crucial business development initiatives to the table.

Considering a shift to Dunedin? Dunedin is New Zealand's best-kept secret, the darling of the South Island, this city is full of authentic, welcoming characters that tell it like it is. With abundant wildlife on its doorstep, heritage building housing, the great cafes, and nightlife why wouldn't you make the shift? 

Opportunities like this don’t come around often so if you have a passion for helping businesses operate at their full potential, or you have all the capabilities and are looking to take a step up into the management world then “Apply Now” or get in touch with Laura on 027 752 8462 for a confidential conversation in relation to this exciting opportunity.

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