People and Capability Manager



About the Role

As a People and Capability Manager, you will hold a key position in defining and executing our company's People Team strategies and initiatives. Your focus will be on fostering a positive workplace culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, you will be instrumental in developing and retaining top talent, ensuring that our team members are supported and empowered to reach their full potential.

This is a newly created role and will be based in our Dunedin head office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead initiatives to foster a positive workplace culture that promotes collaboration, respect, and inclusivity
  • Develop and implement People Team strategies for employee development, including training programs, mentorship opportunities, and career advancement pathways
  • Oversee performance management processes to ensure alignment with company goals and values
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and team leaders on employee relations matters, conflict resolution, and team dynamics
  • Collaborate with department heads to identify talent development needs and succession planning opportunities
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in talent development and people management

About You

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organisational Development or related field
  • Strong leadership and coaching abilities, with a track record of driving organisational change and development
  • Strong understanding of best practices in fostering a positive workplace culture and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the company

About Us

Cook Brothers Construction is a dynamic and innovative construction company known for our commitment to excellence and passion for building. We thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment, and our pre-construction team is driven by a competitive spirit to deliver outstanding results. Our forward workbook is brimming with exciting, complex and rewarding opportunities that you can be proud to put your name to. 

Cook Brothers Benefits

  • Flexible Working
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Career and personal development highly encouraged and supported
  • Work with a supportive and high-performing team
  • Good work/life balance
  • Social Club
  • Exciting projects both currently and in the future
  • Free access to EAP Services
  • Equal Opportunities Employer & Diversity Works Member

Apply Now 

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