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General Manager

Steel & Tube
New Zealand
Metal/Plastic Manufacturing
Full Time
On site, no remote
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Posted 1 month ago



  • Lead a dynamic team in one of New Zealand's leading distributors of metal and related products
  • Strategically drive growth, profit, and customer satisfaction
  • Oversee operational excellence, safety, and talent development.


Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd, established in 1953, and an iconic distributor and processor of metal and related products. With over 20 distribution and service centers nationwide and a commitment to customer satisfaction and employee well-being, we are a leading player in the building products sector.


As the General Manager of distribution, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you'll spearhead strategic and operational leadership to ensure the achievement of financial and non-financial targets. Your role is instrumental in driving product sales, profit, customer retention, and employee engagement while upholding the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental practices.



  • Strategically lead the sales function to maximise share of wallet and gross margin of our distributed products, while ensuring superior customer experience
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to drive seamless service delivery
  • Direct regional warehousing operations and manage inventory controls for optimal customer satisfaction and cost efficiency
  • Identify and commercialize new products/solutions and analyze market data to drive revenue and profitability growth
  • Provide key input into pricing strategies
  • Drive digital initiatives to enhance customer insights and support revenue maximization
  • Oversee product portfolio management and procurement processes
  • Play a key role in developing company strategy and planning processes



  • Tertiary qualification in business or equivalent
  • Minimum ten years of senior management experience in multi-site, multi-function leadership roles, preferably in the steel industry
  • Proven track record in commercial acumen, strategic leadership, change management, and customer-centricity
  • Strong understanding of health, safety, and environmental requirements.



Your commercial experience combined with your ability to execute and embed strategic plans will be key. You’ll also have the innate ability to spot opportunities to develop additional gross margins and lead teams to achieve the same.

In addition, you’ll possess

  • Demonstrated leadership in vision, strategic agility, and decision quality
  • Interpersonal awareness, effective planning, and priority-setting skills
  • Commitment to coaching, team development, and driving results
  • Sound business acumen, customer focus, and ethical conduct

We love the experience ex-pat Kiwis bring to our business so if you’re considering a return home but can’t find the position of the right scale, then don’t delay in joining us in shaping the future of Steel & Tube.

Apply now to be part of our dynamic team and our exciting future.

Feel free to make confidential contact directly to [email protected]



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