Organisational Development Specialist - Alliance Group

Reference Number: 7489aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Newly Created Position
  • Large and Complex Organisation on a Transformation Journey
  • Rare Senior Specialist Opportunity

Alliance Group is proud to be a leading food and solutions company.  We have been supplying New Zealand’s finest grass-fed lamb, beef, and venison for more than 70 years; our food is enjoyed in more than 65 countries around the world.  As a 100% New Zealand farmer owned red meat co-operative, our aim is to maximize returns to our committed farmer shareholders and support them to operate profitable and sustainable farms.   To do that we need talented people who want to make a difference to the agricultural sector to join the Alliance team.   We are a business and employer that is committed to making a difference for families and communities and supporting people to build rewarding careers.

Working closely with the Group Manager Human Resources, this newly created senior specialist role will work with the organisation and its leaders to enable the People strategy, designing employee experiences that engage people at every stage of their employment life cycle.  The immediate focus of this is to identify and shape initiatives that will build high performing teams through inspiring leadership.  Other key areas of focus include the engagement survey, embedding the Values through an associated programme of activity, talent management and succession planning, as well as developing a coaching culture.

The successful candidate will be passionate about NZ farmers, positive leadership and building a culture where people want to come to work every day and give their best. Applicants will have a relevant tertiary qualification, with specialist Organisational Development (OD) experience, preferably as part of a large organisation. You will understand conceptual theory and how to apply it practically, possessing a track record of developing and facilitating projects and workshops, creating buy-in and lifting engagement to build capability. As such the role requires strong influencing, coaching, collaboration, change leadership and relationship management skills together with high levels of initiative, innovation, and drive. 

The successful candidate will ideally be based at the Christchurch office, however applicants based in Invercargill will also be considered.   

This represents an exceptional opportunity for a down to earth, practical, and operational ‘OD professional’ who is committed to creating positive employee experiences and being part of the Alliance Group journey of transformation. 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 11 April 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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