General Manager - Tumu Whakarae

  • Anonymous Company
  • Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Management

Job Description

Tumu Whakarae (General Manager)

 Ngāpuhi Rūnanga

This is an exciting new position supporting the Board and subsidiaries of the Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group, Aotearoa’s largest iwi organisation. There is a strong component of providing strategic and business advice to support the Board and subsidiary GM’s which makes this position highly attractive. 

Based in Kaikohe, Northland, the Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group is a collective of four organisations who represent the interests and aspirations of more than 125,000 Ngāpuhui people.  The group’s parent organisation is TRAION (“Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi”) and the GM will manage Traion and provide advice and growth initiatives to the subsidiaries including Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services, Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi and the Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company.

 This new position will suit an effective General Manager with hands-on and strategic business advisory experience. You might even be on the rise to General Management with outstanding business experience.  

The Tumu Whakarae for TRAION will manage a small team of five. Two new positions include strategic specialists in funding and education. The other three new support roles are in executive administration, member registration and kākahu (clothing merchandise sales).

The purpose of this new GM position is principally to deliver sound strategic and business advice for the Board and subsidiary GM’s. It is very much a partner to them with a focus on positive business results and sustainable costs to support Ngāpuhi’s future. Key accountabilities include a mix of hands-on and strategic requirements: -

  • To build successful and effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders  
  • To lead and deliver effective commercial advice for TRAION and its subsidiaries that will sustain Ngāpuhi’s long-term growth and support for its people through alignment with strategic plans 
  • To weave between hands-on commercial advisory support and formulating plans with new ideas and developments 
  • To assist Traion with continuous improvement in its financial performance that meets the Board’s agreed annual budget and growth targets
  • To hold accountability for group compliance requirements associated with the Trust Deed, Charities Commission regulations and Māori Fisheries regulations, and
  • To represent Ngāpuhi with respect, mana and integrity in all stakeholder relationships.

The ability to be empathetic and aligned with Ngāpuhi pou and values in this role requires a manager with excellent people skills. Previous experience in governance and business advice, compliance and risk management and success demonstrating profitable growth with high performance results is sought. An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni is essential. Fluency in Te Reo is important, and a relevant tertiary business degree is preferred. 

TRAION has a small headcount but wide reach in getting things done while supporting Group subsidiaries and the Traion team results. 

This attractive senior management involves collaborating with a wide group of stakeholders while supporting the team to deliver important programmes, funding and other initiatives. A key goal is to enhance the wellbeing and cultural advancement of Ngāpuhi throughout Taitokerau towards the vision where the sacred house of Ngāpuhi stands strong. 

The position’s location is Kaikohe and the Board will consider some flexibility in working remotely. There will be travel required. The Job Description can be provided on request following an application.  An appropriate compensation package is available. Police Vetting forms part of this process.  


Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Job Summary

This is an exciting new position supporting the Board and subsidiaries of the Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group, Aotearoa’s largest iwi organisation. There is a strong component of providing strategic and business advice to support the Board and subsidiary GM’s

How to apply

Applications close on July 23rd or sooner if the right person is identified. All applications will be confidential and should be made through Seek addressed to the Chair, Remuneration and Appointments Committee. Please provide a brief one- page cover letter and accompanying CV. Panel shortlist interviews will be towards the end of July.  

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • Do you have experience in a role which requires relationship management experience?
  • How many years of business management experience do you have?


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