Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager – Iwi Trust – Mana Recruitment Ltd

Job Description
Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager – Iwi Trust
If you are an experienced General Manager with strong fiscal competency – you’ll delight in this inaugural, innovative position, supporting and guiding Trustees and landowners, whilst managing and developing a growing asset base.
Experienced managing assets and superior competency in technical and financial matters.
Develop a comprehensive annual Trust and asset management plan.
2 year fixed term position, based in Whangārei.

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we
Our Vision: The Mauri of Pūkahakaha East 5B is flourishing
Our Mission: Protect and increase the potential of Pūkahakaha East 5B
Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust (PE5BT) is an Ahuwhenua Trust established for the benefit of the Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Takapari hapū. The beneficiaries of the Trust are derived from these 3 hapū and the marriages of Te Huaki to Tukaiteuru and Te Kahuwhero to Te Uhi a Ahuwhenua trust is a common land trust. It is designed to promote the use and administration of one or more Māori land blocks or general land owned by Māori on behalf of its owners. The Trust land is entirely Māori Freehold Land, comprising of 4.66 hectares situated at Pataua South consisting of 44 residential leased allotments.
The Advisory Trustees of PE5BT have developed a strategic plan, supported and ratified by owners. The plan lists the economic, social, cultural and environmental objectives of the Trust, part of this intent being the achievement and purchase further land for the Trust, whilst developing sustainable growth strategies within the long-term plan. Retaining and growing the land base will in part contribute to more local people being retained and working in the area, whilst supporting their reconnection to the whenua they are working in, as well as creating an asset, so as to continue to sustain and support both for the now, and for the benefit of the generations to come.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position
Working alongside Trustees and key stakeholders in a range of dynamic businesses to strategically drive them forward, the General Manager (GM) will grow governance capability and contribute to the regional economic development and growth of PE5BT. Responsible for cultivating owner aspirations and developing an innovative approach to realise aspirations that enables the growth of the people and the whenua. The GM will ensure PE5BT is meeting its operational management responsibilities and obligations as well as helping to develop and manage entities under their relevant management structures; you will create a comprehensive annual Trust and Asset Management Plan and be responsible for the inclusion financial budgets and targets to ensure optimisation of activities.
Providing high quality and transparent governance, on behalf of landowners and their future generations, the Trust must have the land and its assets managed prudently, sustainably and with innovative ideas for growth whilst managing associated risk accordingly. Responsible for the financial overview of the Trust and the achievement of financial targets, you will work in consultation with the Trustees to create, implement and manage the annual budget, monitoring expenditure, reporting variances, risks, and providing risk mitigation initiatives.
The GM will seek to develop, implement and monitor the achievement of the Business Plan, ensuring the Trust’s strategic goals are achieved. Accountable for governance of financial, capital and resource’s, will call for you to be financially judicious, able to deliver advice in form of high-level reports and papers, which you will support with robust analysis, accuracy, financial pragmatism and a clear strategic intent.
Technically credible, competencies are very much geared towards those with a strong technical and financial skill set, and towards those with robust influencing and engagement skills and a heart for the people and their whānui. Working with key stakeholders to develop and deliver on strategic plans, will call for annual performance measures to be set up, managed and reported upon. A culturally perceptive leader, the GM and able to pivot with ease, working in with Trustees, Te Tumu Paeroa, Māori Land Court, Local and Regional Councils, and across a breadth of internal and external relationships.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role
Your skill set will ensure all relevant economic, political, environmental, industry and market trend information is communicated to Trustees in order to support sound governance. Naturally, you will have an established, and in depth understanding of the Māori political landscape, iwi/hapū leadership, and Māori representation, supported by your knowledge and use of Te reo me ōna tikanga.

The skills, knowledge and past experience required for applicant is to include;
Previous GM or similar level experience with extensive strategic planning knowledge.
Skilled in budget creation, implementation, financial analysis and reporting.
Highly experienced in risk identification and mitigation, skilled in interpretation and effect of market trends.
Experience in commercial property and asset management, supported by experience working with beneficiaries and shareholders.
Past experience and management of capital development projects and practical knowledge of investments as a Trust asset.
The proven ability to engage with stakeholders to advise, influence and inform.
Able to work as part of a team to execute cross functional deliverables.
Comprehensive communication skills, the skill set to express yourself with confidence whilst preserving a humble spirit.
Strong business acumen supported by initiative, awareness, commitment, professionalism, and empathy.
A relevant tertiary qualification in a discipline such as business administration, corporate finance or agri-business is preferable, but maybe be offset by considerable expertise and career experience. Familiarity operating within the real estate, lease and property sector would be highly advantageous.
This is newly created fixed term role is positioned to attract high calibre of skill set and relevant experience.
Te Tono – How to apply
To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close on: Monday 6th September 2021 at 5.00pm.

How to Apply
To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz
Applications close on: Monday 6th September 2021 at 5.00pm.

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