Chief Executive Officer

Reference Number: 7790aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Lead this exciting business into a bright future
  • Drive aspirational growth & build international markets
  • A special New Zealand company, looking for a very special CEO
  • Christchurch Based


About The Role 

Founded for all the right reasons to improve our health & wellbeing, Nutrient Rescue uses the very best New Zealand berries and vegetable varieties (organic where possible), to create high value powders for customers around New Zealand and increasingly, around the world. We have an incredible opportunity for a CEO to lead the expansion of this growth-focussed business to the next level. Reporting directly to the Chair, you will be focused on:

  • Providing direct input to the marketing strategy, focussing on online sales and digital marketing
  • Global expansion with growth of brand & customer base across new markets
  • Ensuring robust systems & processes are in place to enable this high-growth period, shoring up enterprise resilience for continued growth
  • Leadership and building a positive team environment, with a focus on development
  • Continuity and security of local, organic supply chains.

If you are someone who can see the huge opportunity this company represents and is prepared to roll up your sleeves and make your mark – then you’re what we’re looking for! This a unique opportunity to really make a difference for the company, New Zealanders, the environment and the country. There are equity opportunities for the right person.


Skills & Experience

A great fit to our values is critical, so it’s important you walk the talk when it comes to healthy living, along with a passion for New Zealand Inc and the food we produce for the world. You will be authentic, smart, motivated and ambitious, with a track record of finding new markets, growing businesses and adding value across all aspects of the operation. Digital fluency and experience driving sales growth online is essential.

You will have:

  • Executive leadership experience & proven ability in building a positive culture with a growing team
  • Incredible communication skills, known as a networker, relationship builder and a conceptual thinker 
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience with marketing strategy
  • Experience with food exporting and an understanding of the New Zealand market
  • Sound commercial acumen



  • There is opportunity for equity over time
  • Our product and people are as real as it gets. An amazing small team of real good sorts – authentic, caring, passionate people
  • All products are made from 100% natural New Zealand grown wholefoods (and nothing but). We let people know exactly what’s in our powder, how it’s made and why it works. We let customer’s stories and results provide the proof


About the Company

Our mission is to help people be the healthiest they can be. 63% of New Zealanders do not get their ‘five a day’ and blackcurrants are a proven superfood providing energy and nutrients.  The company has grown from a true start up 6 years ago and now has new premises on Waltham Road with 7 full time employees.  With strong growth in sales in the past three years, the company is now looking for the right person to take the business forward and expand globally.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 31 October 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367

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