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ALIGNING THE STARS

If you dare to dream of a career where driving business growth and performance for clients meets higher education opportunities, professional development and a values-driven competitive team environment. Then align your star with our stars and join the team that plays to win.

Why Blue Ocean?

Here at Blue Ocean Marketing we are pioneering a new market space between traditional management consulting and marketing agency business models. We are more than strategy, more than execution. We have our own playbook that challenges the rules of where to play and how to win.

We believe all businesses have the potential to achieve their dreams but face overwhelming challenges in a fast paced, dynamic commerce environment. We understand these challenges, because our founders have experienced the same, and over the last 18 years they have led the transformation of hundreds of businesses.

Applying their management consulting and financial backgrounds to navigate through intense competition they have evolved their own business to where it is today - a team of over 20 specialists in management consulting, strategy, marketing, creative and digital..

We love what we do and we are passionate about forging new growth pathways for small and medium enterprises. We work hard to learn more, do more, achieve more and we make no apologies for it. Our clients are investing in us as an investment in their future and we refuse to let them down.

We deliver growth and performance for our clients through the application and execution of strategic thinking, value innovation, organisation alignment, and a perpetual curiosity for ‘what’s next?’.

Align your true north with ours

We work and live by these set of values. Collectively, they form the true north that aligns our people, our culture and our way of doing business.

Be Accountable

Leaders at BlueOcean Marketing seek input and involve key people in important decisions. In gathering input, strong leaders will welcome diverse opinions, conflicting views, and open dialogue. Once a decision is made, the leader and members of the team will all be accountable for the results and for implementing the decision rapidly.

Compete Intensely and Win

We compete against past performance and industry rivals to rapidly achieve high-quality results. Winning requires taking risks and we cannot be satisfied by previous achievements.

Create Value

BlueOcean Marketing provides value by focusing on the needs of clients and creating a work environment that provides opportunities for staff members to reach their full potential.

Be Knowledgeable

BlueOcean Marketing's success depends on marketing innovation, integrity, and continuous improvement in all aspects of our business through the application of our people’s knowledge.

Collaborate

BlueOcean Marketing provides value by focusing on the needs of clients and creating a work environment that provides opportunities for staff members to reach their full potential.

Ensure Quality

Quality is a cornerstone of all of our activities. We seek the highest quality leaders, decisions, and people. We produce high-quality work. Quality is woven into the fabric of everything we do.

Be Ethical

We are relentless in applying the highest ethical standards to our services and dealings with customers, partners, competitors, and each other.

Trust and Respect

Every job at BlueOcean Marketing is important and every staff member is important. We attract diverse, capable, and committed people; provide an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and individual responsibility; and values diversity. Trust is strengthened through personal initiative and by obtaining quality results rapidly.

Blue Ocean Life

Rewards and celebrations

Learning and Professional Development

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Learning and Professional Development
Value creation is a two way street and we are serious about increasing value for our crew and our clients. A learning environment and ongoing professional development is the keystone of our culture. Crew members share insights and specialist knowledge through weekly training sessions and we support our crew through certified training and education programmes specific to their niche. We also invest in higher education for our stars through sponsoring Executive Education at Harvard Business School. This is how our specialists continue to be so special.

Mentoring and Leadership

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Mentoring and Leadership
Professional development is more than gaining the alphabet after your name. It is about being encouraged to innovate and test your skills in a supportive environment. We all have a niche and we share that through regular training and cross discipline learning. We also value curiosity and knowing the right questions to ask, rather than knowing the answers to all the questions. To this end you will have regular mentoring sessions with our senior leadership team. These sessions are driven by you and guidance comes via sharing knowledge and experiences and assistance with self directed learning through access to a plethora of relevant books that will maximise your potential.

Celebrating Wins

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Celebrating Wins
We work hard, we don't sugar coat that because we like it. But we also like celebrating successes - big or small - through good food and great company. Each client team heads out for lunch on us once a month to de-frag and power up for the month ahead. We also send teams out to visit new clients and experience their business. Pretty great if your newest client is a luxury lodge...

Celebrating You

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Celebrating You
Don’t think twice about asking for the day off on your birthday; that day is yours so carpe that diem! Or come into the office to be showered in birthday tributes and take it on another day. (Limit 1 per annum.) We value the health and wellbeing of our staff so we save up all the birthday shouts for a monthly extravaganza of cake and celebration and sometimes those moments just keep on going, transforming into drinks after 5.

Summer Fridays

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Summer Fridays
We think switching off is important. That’s why each Blue Ocean Marketing employee gets two Summer Friday afternoons off to head to the beach, soak up some vitamin D and relax.

The Barbeque

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The Barbeque
What's cooking good looking? There is nothing better than the aroma of meat on the barbie. Even better when it's at work and you can take some time out from being awesome to cook up some fun around the barbeque. Note, on rainy days we have been known to be British and BBQ in the rain. Still fun!

Food Glorious Food

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Food Glorious Food
Being hungry for delivering results fuels all of us at Blue Ocean Marketing – but sometimes we all need to bridge that mid-morning gap or stamp out that three thirty-itis. We have you covered with a staff kitchen freshly stocked with healthy goodies and treats, and a never ending supply of espresso.

Smart and Casual

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Smart and Casual
Does anyone feel free to innovate in a suit and tie? We work with some seriously impressive clients, but we keep it humble; smart casual is the daily dress code. No, that’s not a dinner jacket and jandals....

Celebrating Life

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Celebrating Life
All work and no play makes Jack a.... you see where this is going. We work hard but we also get together regularly to let our hair down and have fun. Pizza lunches, Christmas parties, mid-winter Christmas, Melbourne Cup, Easter Egg hunts, St Patricks Day, Bobs uncles'-mothers-friends-sisters 60th birthday... Any reason, any season we find a theme or a day to celebrate. It keeps us fresh and fun!

Blue Ocean Crew

The team on the job

Ally Boyd
Marketing Associate
Newest crew member

I am the newest recruit at Blue Ocean Marketing, having been here for only one quarter, but I had been working to get my foot in the door for months around my travel plans. All that I anticipated is coming to fruition.

I am working on a great client portfolio across tourism, hospitality, and accommodation. Every day is a learning curve where I am combining my practical experience and knowledge alongside the BOM playbook and framework. My favourite part of the week is Friday updates where we share the successes of the week with clients. There is nothing like telling someone how you have improved their business and building a trusting relationship with them.

The systems and tools BOM use has opened the door to increase my effectiveness in marketing. I’ve been totally supported by team members and even had one-on-one sessions with our CEO to help me grow and map out my progression. With Harvard courses and exciting projects in the pipeline, I’m extremely happy with how my career is progressing.

Shane Jaxson
Marketing Manager
A journey of growth and development

I embarked on my voyage with BlueOcean Marketing in early 2015, and it's been a blast - a real journey that has brought me a great deal of personal and professional growth.

I arrived fresh from a New Zealand technology company that had grown very quickly and successfully, and while I thought I was at the top of my game, my move to Blue Ocean Marketing took me to a place that was far broader and deeper than I had known previously.

It was a challenge, and I relished the opportunity to learn and expand upon my existing knowledge and experience from a range of diverse sources.

While I have been able to leverage the know-how of the partners and team throughout my time at BlueOcean, the firm also has a commitment to top-tier executive education and I've been fortunate to have gained a pass with honours from Harvard Business School (HBX) on their 150 hour CORe certificate program. I'm now looking forward to my next course and next three years with BlueOcean.

Dale Koerner
Marketing Associate
The future at my feet

I'm Dale, I'm one of the marketing associates at Blue Ocean Marketing.

I've worked in diverse companies across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, from startups to manufacturing to market agencies but what drew me to join the Blue Ocean Crew was the path that I saw ahead of me here. There is a culture of learning that permeates everything that Blue Ocean stands for and, as someone progressing in their career, that's a huge opportunity. Having access to that level of nurturing, mentoring and support within an organisation that is built upon celebrating and promoting learning was a huge drawcard for me.

Turning that into action, I'm now studying through Harvard Business School online thanks to Blue Ocean Marketing. I'm studying the “becoming a better manager” course which is helping me understand and explore new ways to develop myself, and the teams around me. Opportunities like this are something that make Blue Ocean unique, and are a key part of the reason that I chose to jump on board and become Blue Ocean Crew.

Join our Blue Ocean Crew

Set Your Compass to win

Ability, knowledge and experience are important, but so is attitude, passion and motivation. We recruit for stars. Those individuals that thrive in a team environment where you have a voice and an opportunity to make a real difference for our clients. In return we provide support in ongoing education, professional development, a fantastic range of clients and projects to work on and a supportive environment driven through our values which are woven into the very fabric of our organisation.

Available Positions
This could be you!
Senior Marketer
Are you a hands-on person?

Our management consultants immerse themselves in client businesses and write the game plan, while our marketers sit in the centre of the play, turning marketing strategy into action in order to win the game. The surrounding team are highly skilled in creative design and delivering digital excellence, but it is the marketer who ensures all efforts are aligned with that game plan, that the team are navigating with intent towards the goal.

About you

You’re fully hands-on, and you love it that way. You’ll not only know how to craft a promotional message, but how to get that message out there and amplify it.

The latest trends in digital marketing are your bread and butter, and you know the importance of performance analysis and concise reporting. You’ll hold all of this together with watertight project management, knowing that’s essential in ensuring everyone’s success.

Read more and apply

This role is not simply one of navigation and direction. Idea generation, inspiration and creativity are at the core of the role, and our marketers are also deeply involved in the implementation of marketing work; a proven ability to get things done is vital.

This is not for someone new to marketing. 5 years solid experience is preferred, and a relevant tertiary qualification is required. As the importance of teamwork is so central to what we do, you need to be a team player to succeed with us. You know that talent and creativity are for nothing if you can’t make that work in a dynamic, collaborative setting.

Finally, you must have the right to work in New Zealand, and a desire to live in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

We’re on an exciting voyage and if this resonates with you, submit your resume… or wow us with your creativity and show us exactly how this opportunity is perfect for you.

Show us your talent

Dare to dream. Play to win

We are always looking for stars. We may not always advertise but we want to hear from you if your values align with ours and you are looking for a career - not a job - where hard work meets investment and progression. Tell us where you have been and where you want to go in the key disciplines of consulting, marketing, creative and digital.

Are you ready to set your compass to win?