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Rob Manuel
General Manager - VIC
0406 814 589


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I am a commercially astute people leader with over 20 years experience in senior Human Resource Management and General Management roles.  My expertise in leading Business Improvement and Transformation Programs in organisations operating in competitive manufacturing and fast-moving sales environments has required capability builds, employee engagement and a deep understanding of industrial relations and employment legislation. 


I have always enjoyed working with different businesses, industries and business models determining the conditions and ingredients that make them work best.  I am motivated by building strong teams and seeing people succeed. I enjoy coaching, mentoring, problem solving and assisting teams to deliver success.


As a leader in a sales and service organisation I have seen the benefits firsthand of investing in personal and professional development not only through increased engagement and discretionary effort but in the tangible impact on business results. My strengths centre on delivering people based strategic and commercial outcomes – whether it be in enhancing performance and engagement day to day or navigating complex transformation across a whole business.


Having started my career in manufacturing and more recently consulting to clients across a number of retail channels including Corporate Grocery, Independent Grocery, Mass, Pharmacy and Hardware, I find that there are not too many issues that I have not seen before.  I am highly motivated and focussed on sharing my expertise to build holistic talent management solutions that ensure businesses are best place to meet their strategic objectives.


This next chapter for me with Carrera is a long-held career ambition and a natural transition.  After many years helping businesses develop talent plans and transform their business internally, I am relishing the opportunity to work more broadly helping business leaders develop their key talent and drive people results.