James Ross, North Island Sales Manager - New Holland

James started with Norwood in 2016; prior to this he was working as a contractor which meant he already had a solid understanding of agricultural machinery. James initially joined us as a dealer support representative; this role involved assisting the wider company including our retail network with enquires relating to stock allocation and transportation of machinery.

Recently, James moved from our dealer support team to the New Holland division as North Island sales manager. This was a fantastic opportunity for James to expand his knowledge and move into a role he was passionate about.

“I accepted my role as North Island sales manager for New Holland with a high level of passion for the agricultural industry and a willingness to learn. New Holland is a brand that I have always been passionate about so having the opportunity to work in the New Holland team has been awesome”.

At Norwood, we are passionate about providing our staff with as many opportunities as we can to advance their knowledge and improve their confidence. Since James joined Norwood in 2016, he has attended numerous machinery demonstration days, national Fieldays and a number of other community and corporate events.

When asked what he enjoys most about his job, James says it’s the interaction with different people that keeps his job interesting, as well as working in the agriculture industry. “Working for Norwood has given me the opportunity to be involved with the rural sector and be a part of the agricultural industry which is a huge part of what makes New Zealand such a successful country. Being able to interact with salesman, branch managers and customers on a daily basis is something I thoroughly enjoy about my job”.

At Norwood, we pride ourselves on creating a family like culture that ensures everyone enjoys coming to work and getting the job done. The family like culture is another major reason why James enjoys his position. “I am surrounded by a fantastic bunch of hard working people which makes coming to work a lot more enjoyable”.

When asked what advice he would give to someone thinking about a career with Norwood, James states “if you are looking for a great opportunity to be a part of a highly successful and well known business then Norwood is a company that will guide and support you through your career. They recognise hard work and passion where deserved and push you to be the best version of yourself”.