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Our people strategy is simple: hire the right people and promote from within.

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The moment you become a member of the Mainfreight family, your career hits overdrive - if you want it to.  Anything is possible here because you get to work alongside the best people and make real-life decisions.

We promote from within our own European or even global pool of talent and give you the freedom to go as far as you dare. If that freedom means travelling and living in other parts of the world, if a new area of the business gets you excited or you’re fired up about running this global business one day, we say “go for it”!

Our commitment to creating a 100 year company is not about reaching an end point in 100 years time. It’s about longevity; growing a business that’s strong, iconic and enduring.

We are focused on growing in both capability and scale within our existing markets. We're also rapidly expanding our network into new territories. As the world's new trading nations emerge, Mainfreight will be there to meet the demand for global logistics.

To achieve our goals and aspirations we know that we need to recruit and develop the next generation of savvy, fresh-thinking  and globally-aware leaders. We never stop looking for people who can help lead our business into the future.

Leadership at Mainfreight is a way of doing things. It's a mindset rather than a role and it's accessible to everybody who's willing to step-up.  We are a team that's fiercely ambitious, proud and compassionate. We look for that in our people and in return, offer them the world. At Mainfreight how far, how soon and where, is up to you.

1978
Mainfreight's operations began in New Zealand

8,631 valued team members

284
branches globally

26 countries

Where do you fit in?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
At Mainfreight we are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Our Culture

“Special people, Special company” embodies Mainfreight and its unique culture. Our company is built on three pillars! Looking at our three pillars will give you a better understanding of who we are and how we work together. We promote our people from within, and encourage innovative, non-hierarchical and decisive outlooks. Our team regard each other as a family and share mealtimes. At the same time, we are focused on performance — every branch reports weekly results that are available for all team members to see. Individual responsibility and accountability for quality are reinforced.

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