Seeking an Entrepreneurial 

Triple-Bottom-Line Leader

Managing Director of The Headwaters

Camp Glenorchy, Mrs Woolly’s General Store and Mrs Woolly’s Campground

Glenorchy, South Island, New Zealand 

  • Are you an experienced hospitality/accommodations/retail professional looking for a leadership role in a business designed to make a difference financially, environmentally and for your community?
  • Are you an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of growing your revenues, your people, your impact and your company’s reputation?
  • Are you motivated by delighting and inspiring customers, developing new offerings and leading-edge approaches to business and sustainability? 

Located in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand, just 45 minutes north of Queenstown, The Headwaters is the umbrella organisation that hosts the newly-built Camp Glenorchy cabins, Mrs Woolly’s General Store & Pantry, and Mrs Woolly’s Campground.

We are looking for our first Managing Director to oversee all aspects of leadership, finance and operations to fuel the success of three socially-responsible businesses.

Camp Glenorchy, launched in March 2018, is New Zealand’s first Net Zero energy accommodations built to the most rigorous sustainability standards in the world. Mrs Woolly’s General Store opened in January 2015 and has been called by NZ House & Garden Magazine “A quiet revolution in retail... a destination for home-made gelato, organic produce and beautiful, high-quality giftware.” Mrs Woolly’s Campground serves seasonal tent and caravan campers at the head of Lake Wakatipu, gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to take the helm of a multi-faceted hospitality and retail business and to work with its founders, leading the business from the start-up phase into revenue optimisation and triple-bottom-line sustainability.

You'll find the position description and more information here The-Headwaters-Managing-Director-Position-Description.pdf

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining the fit between your background and leading this innovative enterprise, along with your CV and salary needs to Katherine@TheHeadwaters.co.nz or send via post to Katherine James Schuitemaker, The Headwaters, 64 Oban Street, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand.

Applicants must be legal residents of New Zealand or hold a valid work visa.

The Headwaters values diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer.

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