General Manager Property

  • Parininihi ki Waitotara Inc
  • Taranaki, New Zealand
  • 21 Jul, 2020
Full time Business Development Leadership

Job Description

Tihei mauri ora e te motu. He karanga tēnei ki te wao nui a Tāne e pā ana ki te tūranga hou kei raro i te korowai a Parininihi ki Waitotara

Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) is a Māori Incorporation based in Taranaki, Aotearoa. Managing a diverse asset portfolio, PKW oversees 20,000 hectares of some of the most productive dairy land in the world, as well as a range of other interests, including crayfish, forestry and commercial property. With a business approach committed to innovative and sustainable asset and land management, PKW protects, manages and invests in shareholders’ assets for future generations.

Established in 1976, PKW manages and administers land and land related assets returned to Taranaki Māori following the Taranaki Land Wars. PKW has over 10,000 shareholders and an elected Committee of Management which oversees the governance of the organisation. The PKW team are driven by their vision of He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga – sustaining and growing our people through prosperity. Therefore, Māori values and customs underpin the Incorporation's environment and practices.

PKW are seeking exceptional applicants for a newly established executive role to successfully lead and lift the profitability and performance of a diverse land and property portfolio.    

The General Manager Property will drive the strategic leadership of PKW’s land and property planning, develop robust business cases to innovate and develop the portfolio, lead property negotiations to ensure the strategy is realised, and operationalise the strategy to execute the plans.  Alongside development initiatives, the successful applicant will be responsible for the crucial work of managing the existing portfolio, ensuring completion of rural, commercial and residential property valuations and oversight and management of the rental review process. 

Key responsibilities of the General Manager Property include;

  • Strategic property group leadership
  • Strategic land and property management planning
  • Land and property innovation and development
  • Land and property portfolio management (including corpus land, commercial and residential property)
  • Land and property valuation and rent reviews
  • In-house expertise on Māori Land Legislation
  • Property Group Operational management
  • Team Management (People empowerment and development)
  • Health & Safety leadership
  • Relationship/Stakeholder Management
  • Organisational responsibilities

This is an executive leadership position reporting to the CEO.  The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in property development and management, understanding the valuing of rural land, managing and developing property and land-based assets and be comfortable working with agri-based assets and Maori Land. A tertiary qualification is expected, ideally in a commerce, business or property related field.  

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of Māori aspirations for Māori economic development and of tikanga Māori.

A unique and challenging opportunity, this role represents an exciting next career move for those looking to contribute their expertise in a whanau-based, dynamic and future-focused organisation.

Applicants can request a copy of the position description and application form via email to  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please phone Jacqui King on (06) 769 9373.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and completed application form via this Seek advertisement. Applications for this position will close on Friday 7 August 2020 at 5.00pm.

Salary Range

On application