Driftwood Group

Chief Operating Officer


Rare chance to Empower the Business Operations of an emerging Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in New Zealand – take the business global alongside the CEO


  • Salary Commensurate with the Significance of Position – Relocation Package
  • Surf, Ski, Travel Internationally, Grow the Organisation
  • Leadership Role as 2IC to a Recently-Appointed CEO

    Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Sales in over 60 Countries
    Embarking on New Product Development
    Transforming, Expanding and Heading for the World Stage…
    My client, a small and fast-moving life sciences business based in New Zealand, has a significant track record in contract manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry.
    Now setting their sights on an expansion of Life Science proportions, they are part of an international conglomerate specialised in Advanced Manufacturing.
    Partnering with a recently appointed CEO (2016), your goal is to help shape the company’s vision to drive change and strategy development from an operational perspective.
    Production, Planning, Manufacture & Process Engineering, Procurement, Logistics and Warehousing…all will fall into step with your leadership. With over 110 staff reporting to you on all aspects of the day-to-day operations, the role is a great chance to step up into the spotlight.
    Tertiary qualified in a relevant Engineering, Scientific or Manufacturing area, and with 10+ years of leadership expertise in a highly regulated industry (think pharma, med-tech, devices, advanced manufacturing etc.) – you have been working toward this role all your career.
    Expertise in New Product Development and Introduction, hands-on R&D skill and the charisma to build a crack team of innovators is core to this rare opportunity.
    If you’re returning to New Zealand from the expat wilderness…or you’re looking to move to the Land of the Long White Cloud…
    …maybe you just like Split Enz…!?
    Then what are you waiting for.



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    Driftwood Group

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