Job Vacancy: General Manager – Rugby

09.02.2018

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Organisation:                       Hurricanes

Position:                              General Manager - Rugby

Location:                             Wellington, New Zealand

 

SUMMARY

·         Rare management opportunity within the Hurricanes

·         Lead the delivery and development of world class performance systems

·         Attractive remuneration package + professional development opportunities

 

ABOUT THE HURRICANES:

The Hurricanes are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Wellington, New Zealand that competes in the Super Rugby competition. The 2016 season was the Hurricanes best season to date, winning the Super Rugby Final, after again finishing the regular season first and hosting the final. The Hurricanes also finished 2nd in 2015 and 3rd in 2017 and have experienced significant commercial growth in the last 3 years through effective sponsorship and membership programmes.

 

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for supporting and leading the development and delivery of world class high performance processes and systems, player / staff contracting, talent ID, player / coach development along with seamless succession planning.

 

You will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of performance strategies which in turn will drive continuous improvement everyday which leads to on-field success, and ultimately the long term sustainability of the Hurricanes' rugby programme.

 

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience within high performance sporting environments as a leader, performance professional, manager or coach, as well as proven ability to develop effective performance systems to deliver successful outcomes.

 

You will have outstanding vision, leadership capability, including people management experience, excellent stakeholder relationship skills and commercial acumen. Extensive contracting and Talent ID experience will be a key part of this role. A legal background along with a strong empathy with Rugby Union will be highly regarded but is not essential.

 

This is a senior performance management position within one of the world's most well-known professional rugby brands which represents an exciting and rare opportunity to ensure the Hurricanes identify and secure the best playing and coaching talent which ultimately leads to on-field success and trophies.

 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 26TH February, 2018

Global Elite Sports (www.globalelitesports.com) have been contracted by the Hurricanes exclusively to manage this search assignment.

 

To apply, please submit your application with cover letter to info@globalelitesports.com or alternatively contact Jonny Bickers or Richard Stenhouse for more information www.globalelitesports.com