Truescape, based in Christchurch, is a globally operating Kiwi success story founded in 1995 by the owner and Chief Executive, Sam Chaffey.

It produces the highest quality ‘intuitive visualisations’ (high-tech imaging/video/audio) and interactive storytelling supporting complex capital projects globally that people cannot understand by just looking at engineering plans, listening to speakers or viewing static photos.

Truescape tells the story of the projects to ensure facts-based engagement by communities, regulators, stakeholders and advocate groups. It turns volumes of complex information into accurate and readily understandable visual outputs – images, videos and interactive. It works mainly internationally and across Fortune 500 companies with a strong United States client base.

As the company is growing through the highest quality work internationally, it is adding this Executive Leadership Team role to lead the commercial development forward. It will oversee the various work streams, and be able to bring visibility to programmes, milestones, values of projects and establish priorities for team resources.  The role will bring clarity to the ELT and give confidence in the way the company grows to meet the growing demand.

What we are looking for is the right Commercial Operations Manager who is very financially literate and can give us confidence in performance optimisation in this technology driven service company. You will be experienced with the journey of a small but high-performing company. You will be a leader of people who is commercial and financial, but also pitches in hands-on to work with your staff to optimise performance. You will be happy in the hands-on, and then happy to be a strategic lead also at the ELT level. You will be someone who we have confidence in helping Truescape anchor the future growth of this company. Truescape currently employs 41 people, including 3 FTEs and 1 part-time in the USA, in teams that the Commercial Manager will manage. We want a person who is over these workstreams, ensuring quality, structure, prioritising, and having the right conversations about commercial value and opportunities. This is a key person to anchor the journey of Truescape into the future. The role builds the case for growth of resources on a factual basis.

The fields that an ideal candidate may come from are diverse, but we anticipate that you will have worked in the private sector and can demonstrate a track-record in commercial programme management and can have wider senior management skills added as appropriate. You will understand about working in a smaller company that is ambitious and led by an Owner / Chief Executive. You will be someone who we have confidence in helping Truescape anchor the future growth of this company. Projects are in the field of complex and often misunderstood capital projects internationally that intersect with the environment. We will be looking for people able to understand and operate in that context impartially. You will be able to develop a high-performing staff culture.


Please note that we retain the right to bring a particularly strong candidate through to interview more quickly.


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To apply for this vacancy, you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.


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At Truescape we know 'seeing is believing' and our work is a proven catalyst to the success of many complex and large capital growth projects.

We invite you to request a no obligation, personalized and industry specific demonstration of our capabilities that will inspire and equip you with the knowledge of the exponential possibilities our people and expertise can deliver in support of your goals and objectives.

  • Learn how project leaders are achieving more trust, inclusivity, and cooperation from communities, approval agencies and key stakeholders through a better understanding of their projects across all stages
  • Learn how our core processes simplify complex technical plans and data for greater understanding and engagement
  • Learn how our leading-edge digital visualizations are getting approvals in less time and investment
  • Experience our industry experience first hand and how we can support you and your project team to move projects forward.

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