General Manager

Hawkes Bay - Napier

SoleMate is the New Zealand & Australian distributor for Shoes For Crews® (SFC), manufacturer of the world’s top rated slip resistant footwear for men and women in the workplace. This is one of the many safety/ergonomic focused products we supply to key businesses and individuals mainly operating in the hospitality, health care and service industries. Established in 2003 our aim is to provide solutions that enhance human comfort, prevent workplace injuries and ultimately promote an improved quality of life.

Due to the ever increasing focus on health and safety in the workplace and our passion and technical experience in providing innovative solutions, we have experienced ongoing success and growth. As a result of this an exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to manage the overall operations of the business and drive it forward in the role of General Manager. Based in our Napier office, in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, this is a strategic yet hands on role that is responsible for all areas of the business.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be enthusiastic about safety and ergonomically focused solutions.
  • Have the passion and energy to grow the business.
  • Be strategic and commercial in your thinking.
  • Possess and display a thorough understanding of all core functional business areas.
  • Have strong knowledge of wholesale and distribution business models.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This role would suit an individual who is experienced in operational management and is keen to make the move to a progressive business operating in a niche market.

For the right candidate we offer a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to work with a great team of people whilst being based in a region that facilitates the ultimate work/life balance!

To apply for this position please follow the instructions online, attaching your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter.

For more information please email to arrange a confidential discussion.




Job Description

Applications close: 19 Jan 2018