General Manager Transport

Decipher Group

You will bring a "sleeves rolled up" professional approach that will underpin your success in this role.

  • Operational leadership role with strategic input
  • Lead business performance
  • Strong customer relations and business growth focus
About the company

Northern Southland Transport, incorporating Cromwell Transport, are well-established and recognisable brands throughout the lower South Island providing a range of transport and logistics services with a focus on service excellence.

As a division of Trojan Holdings Ltd, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned identity in the Transport sector. With branches in Te Anau, Mossburn, Lumsden, Invercargill Queenstown and Cromwell, our business services rural clients that extend within and across these regions.

This successful business has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious senior operations and business development leader to join the management team and take on the role of General Manager – Transport.  

About the opportunity
Reporting directly into the CEO, the overriding purpose of the General Manager – Transport is to develop new and existing customer relationships to deliver an increase in business while ensuring that the business operates efficiently and reflects the goals and values of the company.
With flexibility around location, the General Manager – Transport will lead the branch managers and oversee the operations across the Northern Southland Transport and Cromwell Transport operations, building and maintaining customer relations and identifying new growth opportunities for the business. In this, the General Manager – Transport will be responsible for:  
  • Leading the business in achieving the company’s business goals
  • Proactively growing the company’s market share
  • Managing the fleet
  • People management  
About you
To be successful as the General Manager – Transport, you will be able to demonstrate your operations management and business development experience within transport, logistics or fleet management, and preferably in a rural context. You will have a strong ability to develop new and existing customer relationships and will bring with you a future orientation towards business development.
With a natural customer services alignment, you will be able to effectively manage relationships and, in your communications with clients, will demonstrate an ability to exercise judgement, proactive thinking, risk management and performance evaluation. You will bring a “sleeves rolled up” professional approach that will underpin your success in this role.

How to apply
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For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Katy Erickson on 027 2782860 or email
Applications close: Thursday 22nd April 2021