Operations Superstar required

One of our clients is looking for an Operations Superstar… interested? Read more and apply below…
Exporter of premium dairy based nutritional products to the world requires an Operations Superstar!


  • – Would you love a varied, stimulating and sometimes demanding day?
  • – Do you have a can-do attitude and can you ‘manage the lot’?
  • – Do you have Logistics, Accounts or Export administration skills?


Essential to have 1 of these skills, really good to have 2 of them, and fantastic to have all 3!


We want an experienced Administrator who will hit the ground running with exceptional attention to detail and awesome multi-tasking abilities.
What will you be doing? This is a busy role encompassing many different aspects – we need to keep you interested!  To name a few: Manage our accounts administration in conjunction with the Financial Controller; manage shipping, logistics and export documentation; oversee the daily running of our Albany based office.


What are we looking for?  You will be an extraordinary and all round superstar who is not afraid of work, is highly organized, has a multi-tasking mindset, great communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and importantly, a team player – we are a small team who thrives under pressure, are deadline driven, and will roll up our sleeves to help each other to achieve our goals.


What’s in it for you? No day will be the same!  The opportunity to work with some fantastic people in a fast paced and constantly changing environment in an interesting industry, for a growing and dynamic company  – a true role of variety.


Please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@ventell.co.nz before Friday 11th October 2013.

Executive Assistant Extraordinaire… with room to grow!

One of our clients has a new role that they are looking to fill… Read more & apply below:

Executive Assistant Extraordinaire… with room to grow!

We are looking outside the square for this role – you may have skills and talents gained in a military, events management, broadcasting, film/ production environment – all of which would be easily transferable into our world.

We are a visionary, boutique FMCG exporter looking for a talented, passionate, committed individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, to join our small team in a critical support role to our CEO and Group Managing Director.

Ours is an innovative, dynamic and constantly changing environment and we would like to hear from you if you have:

  • – sensational organisational and project management expertise
  • – highly evolved communication skills
  • – exceptional attention to detail
  • – outstanding ability to engage with both customers and suppliers
  • – a strong ‘can do’, roll your sleeves up work ethic
  • – tenacity and patience in bucket loads
  • – strong multi-tasking skills, are deadline driven and thrive working under pressure


We are passionate about developing and delivering quality, premium nutritional products to consumers around the world. Our customers value us because we are uncompromising in placing quality at the forefront of everything we do and restless in our pursuit of innovation and improvement. We are looking for an individual who will fit seamlessly into our small team and help us continue to create real value for our stakeholders in every interaction.

In return, you can expect an exciting working environment with likeminded people and the chance to bring your exceptional talents to life in a growing, dynamic business.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your CV with a cover letter to: jobs@ventell.co.nz.

Growing businesses profitably leads to accolades – our clients win!

What makes Ventell such a successful business coaching business?  Great clients!

Ventell clients have set the bar high with their focus on outstanding innovation and business being recognised in recent awards.


The New Zealand Innovators Awards celebrate kiwi innovation in product and service ventures and we are proud to congratulate Swipedon and Rest in Pets as finalists in 4 categories.


Swipedon have bought access management into today’s environment with an iPad App which has been recognised in the Innovation in ICT, Export Innovator of the Year and Emerging New Zealand Innovator categories.


Rest in Pets, a company who make the death of your child’s beloved pet a memorable and positive experience have been selected as a finalist in the Marketing and Communications category.  They have achieved this by Debra to insert a sentence.


The Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2013 bought to you by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Auckland Chamber of Commerce celebrate business success and finalists enjoy the brand profiling the media coverage and endorsements these awards provide.


Heart Saver NZ are finalists in the Best Emerging Business of the Year (West).  This company, with a focus on customers and community deserve this recognition and we are proud to be working with Mike Mander and his team to achieve the goals he has set.


The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition gave a whopping $58,000 package to the Supreme Winner.  Regional winners include our very own Logajob who took out the Taranaki prize with their business plan.

Logajob, a directory service for tradesmen provide an inexpensive, lead generation platform for tradesman to list their services while customers simply post their job requirements and wait for the quotes to come in.  Feedback, a rating system and security for both the tradesman and the customer are standout aspects of this service.




10 Top Business Growth Takeaways

In the October Issue of NZ Business Magazine, Deborah Lee Marlow shared her thoughts on what Kiwi Businesses need to do to be successful.


Here are her Top 10 Business Growth Takeways – We think number 6 is particularly important – Have a board of Advisors or an Advisory Board from the outset!


1. Be prepared to work from ‘five-to-nine’, not
2. Know your market and customers – if
customers leave you, find out why! And know
your competition.
3. Have a clear vision about how you want to
exit your business. Each type of exit (sale,
IPO, succession, etc) requires a different
business building strategy.
4. Set up your company carefully – don’t
download generic documents from websites.
5. Contact the most successful people in your
business sector, invite them for a coffee, and
6. Establish a Board of Advisors from the outset;
“people you don’t know, but who know more
than you”. “Be the stupidest person in the
room” and keep them around you.
7. Have enough money to build your business.
Remember it takes 25 to 30 percent more
money than you think you need.
8. Avoid 50/50 partnerships – (nothing in life is
50/50) always stay in control of your company,
especially when investors come knocking.
9. Keep your sense of humour. Be passionate
and driven about your business. “Do what
you love and money will come”.
10. Know when it’s over before the fat lady sings.
“If your business is failing, manage the exit,
and get out while you still own your home.
Failure IS a part of the learning process. Just
do not go to the edge and fall, but rather
climb down carefully,” warns Deborah. “I’ve
experienced the shame of bankruptcy. I never
thought I would fail.
“To fail publicly like I did, in front of
everybody I knew and loved – to have lost it
all, including my A1 credit rating – humiliating.
You only need one big failure to make you
think real smart next time. There’s no one
more motivated to rebuild a great success
then someone whose had it and lost it.
“I was pretty motivated, so I picked myself
up, dusted off my knees, got back in the
saddle, learned my lessons and rebuilt my
fortune…as you do.”


Here is a link to the full article in NZ Business Magazine – http://nzbusiness.co.nz/sites/nzbusiness.co.nz/files/article_download_files/NZBusiness%20October%202013%20Cover%20story_0.pdf

Inbound marketing…. what is it? How can my business use it to get results?

We recently presented to 54 owner-managed businesses, doing the Icehouse Owner Operator Programme.


The topic was “The changing face of marketing – how to use digital and inbound marketing to get results for your business”.


Here is what Debra presented to the workshop – Digital & Inbound Marketing Workshop – OOP.


Debra is a Business Coach and EiR (Executive in Residence) at The Icehouse.