Cequent looking for General Manager

General Manager – A growing nationwide Project Management firm

An opportunity to lead a well-established boutique Project Management firm on their next stage of growth.

Cequent is a specialist client-side project management firm with an excellent construction industry reputation and strong knowledge base, held in the collective talents of its people. Since 2008 Cequent has grown in a sustainable way, centered around the right people and projects. Cequent are now seeking to appoint a General Manager with excellent people skills, strong industry connections and a demonstrated project management background. The role will report to the Board of Directors on long-term goals and month-to-month performance in the areas of business development, finance, people and processes.

The position can be based in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland.

Four essential requirements:
You have a proven Project Management background of delivery, with excellent technical knowledge.
You can think strategically and can to communicate at all levels with our clients.
You enjoy and can demonstrate a history of winning work and developing long-term client relationships across a broad network of nationwide clients.
You show excellent leadership characteristics such as: a positive attitude; passion for the industry and your work, clear and concise communication; competent decision making; and, inspiring employees to better themselves.

Duties and responsibilities:
Work with the Board and Regional Managers to develop company and regional strategies and actively support the execution of those strategies.
Play a key role in helping to sustainably grow the business from 20 to 35-40 people in the next 3 years.
Lead the team of Regional Managers including mentoring and coaching across the categories of strategy, business development, project management, processes and people.
Monthly travel to regional offices to support regional managers, foster staff wellbeing and visit with clients.
Work with accounting/finance to prepare quarterly Board reports.
Provide general management for people, processes, technology and marketing functions.
Identify ways to continuously improve business performance through internal efficiencies.
Build on the current culture by aligning your leadership style to the company values.
The role will involve some fee earning Project director roles, however this will decrease as the business grows.

Additional desired requirements:
Experience in the industry as a General Manager or Regional Manager.
Specialist knowledge in people practices, processes, technology and marketing.

All applications, including a cover letter and CV, should be directed to Kate McRoberts at Carte Blanche: kate@carteblanche.co.nz. Applications close Friday, 18 January 2019. For a confidential chat, in the first instance, please email Kate to arrange a time; alternatively you may call Kate on 021 22 55 450.