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Easysteel is part of the Fletcher Building Group and is a major merchant of steel products and services throughout New Zealand. Through a nationwide network of sales centres, it supplies a broad range of world-class brands to the construction, engineering, natural resources and manufacturing industries. 

Are you passionate about driving operational excellence and innovation? We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to lead our journey towards enhanced efficiency and quality in our operations. This position is based in Auckland, forms a key part of the leadership team and reports to the Head of Easysteel.

Your core responsibilities include system adoption and integration, capital allocation and planning, preparation of specialist capital requests (e.g. automation equipment), and project management. The role necessarily has a broad scope, and the ability to work flexibly across a range of projects and functions will be critical. The role will be a subject matter expert on process and system optimisation, supported with a practical engineering understanding, but will also have a keen eye for improvement and innovation opportunities, so will be comfortable learning or refining skills as required.

Skills & experience required include;
  • Proven experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives within a manufacturing, distribution or industrial environment.
  • Experience in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing (including experience conducting efficiency studies), and establishing the measures required to adopt these tools. 
  • Qualified Engineer (discipline flexible)
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and metrics.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills to influence and drive change.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to analyse business critical data and negotiate and govern large scale transactions.
  • Experience preparing and delivering business cases for system and process changes and capital expenditure.
  • Able to communicate complex or sensitive problems to a wide audience, including senior executives
  • Able to lead and influence cross-functionally across the business at multiple levels.

This position is ideal for CI professionals who thrive in cross-functional environments, are passionate about driving operational excellence and innovation, and seek a role where their strategic leadership and technical expertise can significantly influence the organization’s performance and growth trajectory.

Easysteel offers a unique opportunity to work with a highly collaborative and engaged lead team and as part of Fletcher Building, you have access to a wide range of employee benefits. A commensurate salary and incentive package is on offer. 

Apply now or for further information please contact Andrew Stevenson at

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.