Transport your dreams around the globe with Mainfreight
What made you interested in getting a role with Mainfreight?
Learning to drive trucks from a young age on the farm sparked an interest in me, and working in the industry throughout my school years gave me a really good knowledge base. After school, the opportunity arose to work in Mainfreight’s Air & Ocean sector, and I was keen to get involved in this new and challenging part of the logistics industry.
Describe your journey, the roles you’ve has and where you are now.
My journey so far has definitely had its ups and downs, but the ups sure outweigh the downs! I started in our export LCL (Less than Container Load) team in Carotans, Mainfreight’s global wholesale brand. It was a great starting point and a position that taught me to consistently be on my game.
From there I worked in a range of different Mainfreight departments. First, I was offered a position in our Auckland sales support team, while simultaneously working with our global CIO to build a website for online product purchases. I was able to continue as a full-time external new business rep in our Auckland sales team for a year, and when the Auckland Sales Manager left, I managed to secure his position. This role involved driving the Auckland sales team, with a focus on new business, while also working the account management team to serve and retain our current customers. Our hard work was rewarded when were named the New Zealand Sales Team of the Year.
After only being in the role for 18 months, I had the opportunity to take up my present role as the European Trade Manager for Australia and NZ. It’s largely a sales-based role, which aims to grow trade between Europe and Oceania for both Air- and Sea Freight.
What are your career goals?
My career goal within Mainfreight would be to run and responsible for a region – for example, the European CEO.
What would be your advice to others wanting to work at Mainfreight?
If you work hard, have fun and get involved, then there isn’t too much you can’t achieve in our business.
At Mainfreight, we believe in giving everyone a practical and hands-on learning experience in order to really understand the nuts and bolts of the company. Mainfreight can provide career opportunities in Sales, Operations, Transport, Exports and Imports, Customs and Supply Chain.