Chief Operating Officer – Commercial, Strategy + Project Focus

  • Company:
    Decipher Group
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
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  • Are you a seasoned, high-performing Executive with a blend of capabilities and experiences
  • Are you commercial in your abilities, strategic in your thinking and agile in your approach
  • Drive your career forward with this successful organisation with a firm eye on the future 
  • About the company

    The Scenic Hotel Group is New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated hotel group, setting high standards of service, environmental and corporate responsibility and leadership in the tourism industry. With a number of brands developed through its evolution so far, the Group now operates (and owns) hotels across New Zealand and in Niue. As part of its operation, the Group is a successful property investment and development company which ensures the properties and facilities managed are of a high quality and meet the needs of guests and the investment return requirements of the owners. 

    With an eye firmly on the future, the Scenic Hotel Group is looking to add the expertise of a seasoned Executive to the team and into the new role of COO. Are you commercial in your abilities, strategic in your thinking and agile in your approach? Then join us in this new role of Chief Operating Officer. 

    About the opportunity

    Reporting to the Managing Director and indirectly to the Board, the role of the COO will constantly evolve. With an initial focus on enhancing and optimising overall business performance; the role of the COO will concentrate on reviewing support and operational functions then defining and successfully implementing initiatives to achieve these enhancement objectives. Alongside this, the COO will: 

  • Provide leadership and support to members of the Executive Team; coaching and mentoring to ensure all members of the team achieve their personal and the organisational goals.
  • Lead a culture of high performance and continuous process improvement; where all members of the team constantly review and amend processes, systems and ways of working to achieve excellence.
  • Support the Board to develop and refine strategic objectives and translate these into actionable plans; then lead the implementation of all plans and achieve objectives.
  • Advise the Managing Director and the Board on optimal functional or Company structures. 
  • As the role evolves, the COO will take on additional operational leadership accountability and will provide more support to the MD in the running of total Group operations. This role needs a true leader with agility in approach, strength in commercial and strategic thinking and the motivation to leap into this evolving role that could take you to the top of this well-established and successful organisation. Sound like you? 

    About you

    To be successful in this role, you will have extensive executive leadership experience, ideally within a service industry but not expressly in tourism and hospitality. You will bring with you a seasoned and confident executive style, a strong commercial and strategic thinking expertise and a willingness to get things done.

    Proven operational leadership capability coupled with a strong understanding of business performance drivers; you are a strong problem solver and you will thrive when given accountability to achieve objectives and enhance performance.

    Confident and engaging yet humble and hardworking, people will describe you as an inspirational leader; not afraid to roll your sleeves up alongside your team. You can have it all in this role while following a career path to the top executive role in this organisation. Are you ready to step up? 

    How to apply

    To apply, click on ‘Apply Now’.

    To discover more about the Scenic Hotel Group visit

    For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Nicola Cull, Decipher Group, Delivery and Strategic Communications Manager on 021 686 082 or by email to

    Applications close: Wednesday 12 August 2020