Chief Executive

Wellington based
  • Connecting/Advocating across a critical pillar of NZ’s economy
  • Major role influencing sector strategy and outcomes
  • High profile and influential role

Join a dynamic and exciting sector by becoming the Chief Executive of Retail NZ.

As the Voice of Retail, Retail NZ represents around two-thirds of turnover in the retail industry, from single-store owner-operators to national and international businesses. It is a high-profile membership organisation that has a great team in place.

The sector is particularly high profile, impacts the lives of all New Zealanders, and is critical to the country’s economic capability and future.

You will be at the forefront of the sectors significant challenges and opportunities, in this high profile, influential role.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Believe in the role of Retail as an integral part of the community, one that you will passionately drive
  • Proven and successful team leadership/management experience. This ideally will include proven ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board.
  • Strong advocacy experience, both as the frontperson, and as a highly effective influencer.
  • An instinctive ability to see proactively see issues and the implications, then know how to find alternatives.
  • Relationship management skills across a particularly broad spectrum of stakeholders, and be able to connect with an equally broad stakeholder base, from a small business through to large national corporates, effectively representing them all.
  • Communication skills will be at a superior level, both oral and written.
  • Strong financial and business acumen.

If you are passionate about advocating for the retail sector, strengthening NZ Inc., and making a difference in the community, here is your opportunity to work closely with, and represent, a critical group of aligned commercial enterprises in a sector that is core to New Zealand’s economic success.

Please send your application to quoting reference 3642417, or for further information in strict confidence, please contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Graeme Sandri on 029 248 8502.

In order to be considered, you must have current New Zealand work/visa status



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