Meet our Managing Director

Here at OfficeMax we know that the right people doing the right things is part of what makes us a market leader and a great place to work.

We have a rich history in New Zealand and have evolved, diversified and grown over the years to meet the changing needs of all workplaces.

As we continue to evolve we are keen to find like minded talent to join our diverse, energetic and results driven team.

Fostering our talent, diversity and culture is what makes OfficeMax a great place to develop your career.

Kevin Obern – Managing Director

Our values

We are proud of our diverse culture here at OfficeMax and we foster an environment that works with everyone’s values – in fact it’s a core part of our vision. Through openness, diversity and inclusion we help our work mates and our customers achieve their goals.

Integrity

We say what we do and do what we say.

Accountability

We accept responsibility for delivering results.

Innovation

We embrace the need for continuous improvement and never get too comfortable with the status quo.

Teamwork

We subordinate our personal needs or agendas for the greater benefit of our Team.

Respect

We treat others the way we want to be treated.

Our people make us special

Our culture!

We love to celebrate the diversity and experience of our people. With over 700 employees across multiple sites there is always a celebration going on – from cultural festivities through to recognition of long serving employees – we love to have fun!

Big company little company feel!

Whilst we are one of the largest office supplies companies in New Zealand, our people are known for their exceptional customer service, approachability and collaboration – it’s part of our DNA.

Best in the business!

At OfficeMax, we are proud of our talented team. We utilise the knowledge base and expertise of our people, continually striving to be the best in the business.

What our team says

'OfficeMax recognises its performers and provides a supportive environment to help you learn and grow in your chosen career path. I was fortunate enough to start in this business as a Telephone Account Manager before becoming a Team Leader. I felt this gave me a better understanding of our business and prepared me well to take on a leadership role.'

Christine Christie, Team Leader Telephone Accounts

What our team says

'Working for OfficeMax has been one of the best moves I’ve made in my sales career. I’ve been able to develop myself further both personally and professionally, with the guidance and support of my peers and the business.'

Tui Taipeti, Telephone Account Manager

What our team says

'Before having my son I was an Account Manager on the road visiting customers. Once I decided it was time to return to work I was looking for part-time work and found OfficeMax! I work close to home and so am able to do the school drop off and pickup every day as well as having a career. I can still work in a field I enjoy, for a global company, as well as still being a mum involved in after school activities. OfficeMax is a fantastic company to work for with lots of opportunities for advancement.'

Joanne Puckey, Telephone Account Manager

We’re looking for….

People with personality, a steadfast work ethic, integrity, intelligence and dedication to fulfilling commitments – in other words the right people, doing the right things are all part of what makes OfficeMax a great place to work, and a success in the market place.

Recognise talent

  • Training and development
  • Fun and supportive culture
  • Work for a global brand with a strong social conscience
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Career development opportunities
  • Staff buying rates
  • Discounted Health Insurance

Social responsibility and community work

We believe that each and every person has a responsibility to do their part to better themselves, their communities and the natural environment we all share. And that includes us as a company too.

Our strong corporate sustainability framework aligns with the global OfficeMax vision and we aim to achieve the highest levels of integrity within all of our business practices. This includes sourcing sustainable products, social accountability, audit of suppliers and our community initiatives, which include Max e Grants, our sponsorship of 0800 What’s Up, NZ Business Hall of Fame, as well as a number of education sponsorships and business partnerships.