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Please find below an available post for someone interested in entering the commercial stable isotope world at managerial level.

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Based in Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South, Iso-Trace New Zealand is involved in the fingerprinting of samples, using isotopic ratios that can enable direct comparison and potentially the identification of point of origin for a variety of materials and products. This has a wide variety of potential applications within the pharmaceutical, energy, food and FMCG sectors in New Zealand and internationally.

Established through the world renowned University of Otago, the business has been stand-alone since 2004, and has already developed a high profile within the isotopic testing community for its leading-edge thinking, quality of service and market-responsiveness. It is now ready for its next stage of development and growth within the national and international business arenas and requires a General Manager to lead this process.

The right individual will work in partnership with the Iso-Trace team and their clients, and will need to possess creative flair, flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit enabling them to drive the successful development of this exciting business. Our clients are seeking someone who has the maturity and strength to engage clients and other key stakeholders but who is energetic, adventurous and highly communicative in their approach to driving the development of this exciting organisation.

In addition the right person for this role will possess many of the following characteristics:

  • Ideally an individual with a (international) consulting or business background, and the ability to understand technical information and processes and translate them into “layman’s terms” or business speak.
  • The ability to assess business risk and make fact-based decisions to enable the successful development of the business
  • The ability and/or experience of working in a busy small team environment in partnership with the other team members
  • Be comfortable with working and liaising with business professionals, members of the scientific community and academic researchers, both as stakeholders and clients
  • Have a very well developed commercial sense and the ability to manage stakeholder and client expectations
  • Be comfortable and familiar with working with/in the corporate world, as well as outside of specific corporate structures and organisations
  • Extremely strong practical business development and superb relationship management skills, with excellent communication and influencing skills and highly developed emotional intelligence when dealing with varied styles and personalities
  • Strong/practical financial business management ability and experience
  • Be comfortable with operational business and people management, but be able to step back and take a ‘strategic overview’ of business matters and whilst appreciating it exists not get side-tracked by the minutiae of day-to-day issues
  • Highly developed business and people analytical skills and be able to make effective and efficient decisions and give appropriate feedback to interested stakeholders
  • The ability to challenge stakeholder and board members decision-making with informed and robust business cases in order to steer the creation and development of the new business platform appropriately
  • Experience of dealing with legislative and compliance personnel and their requirements.

If you are looking for a role leading a forward thinking organisation – apply now!
A job description is available on request. All applications, in the form of a CV with covering letter should be addressed to: Lorna Zeman, Deloitte Human Capital, PO Box 1245, Dunedin, Tel: (03) 474 2827. Email: nz[log in to unmask]nz

Applications close 5pm, Friday 17 August 2007.





Ken Neal
Laboratory Manager
Iso-trace Ltd
Centre for Innovation
St David Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
T +64 3 479 4111
C +64 21 279 4111

F +64 3 479 4106

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