Contracting – The Workforce of the Future

At Emergent we specialise in sourcing and supplying exceptional talent through contracting of executives, management and specialised roles. We also fill fixed-term and permanent roles. 

In a market that is constantly changing, contracting offers significant advantages to both the individual and the organisation. Emergent recognised early on how vitally important contracting would become in this changing market, established in 2002, Emergent is the most prominent contracting talent partner in Auckland. We successfully provide contracting and fixed-term executive, management and specialised resources to New Zealand’s leading commercial organisations.

We provide contractors as an extension to a client’s resources to handle those things that they are constrained to do themselves because of capacity or expertise. Our clients can immediately engage superior talent when they need it, for as long as they need it.

Our extensive experience helps you define the scope, content, expectations and estimated length of your assignment requirement. We have assembled a team of contracting professionals with a refreshing approach and a portable mindset to meet your needs. We know the questions to ask to understand exactly what you want.

We can assist you with the staffing changes that all companies experience without the high cost and emotions associated with permanent recruitment.

Most agencies wait for candidates to find them. We don’t wait. We are always out in the market, networking and developing long-term relationships with the best people in their fields. This approach means both candidates and clients can trust us to represent their best interests. We are also fortunate to have regular candidate referrals from other senior search agencies.

Our staff are connectors – it is at the very core of what we do. We make it our business to get to know our clients and our contractors and we work in modern and dynamic ways to  stay ahead of the market and deliver exceptional results at pace. 

Eight reasons your business might benefit by having contractors

Emergent - contrator epaper


Supply Chain
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Inventory and Warehouse Specialists
  • Property Management and Development Specialists
  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Quality Management
Human Resources
  • Strategic HR Directors
  • Operational HR Managers
  • Benefits and Compensation Analysts
  • Change Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Employee Relations Managers
  • HR Advisors
  • HR Co-ordinators
  • HR Generalists
  • Outsourcing Specialists
  • Practice Managers
  • Recruitment and Selection Professionals
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Coach / Scrum Master
  • Desktop and Application Support
Executive Management
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • General Managers (HR, Marketing, Talent, Operations, Finance etc)
  • Operations
  • Strategic
Marketing & Sales
  • Brand Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Communication Specialists
  • Direct Marketing Contractors
  • Marketing Co-ordinators
  • Marketing Managers
  • Market Research Management
  • Online/E-commerce Channel Development
  • Product Managers (including FMCG and other industry sectors)
  • Product Launch Specialists
  • Public Relations Contractors
  • Sales Managers
Finance & Accounting
  • Accountants: Cost, Financial, Management and Systems
  • Chief Financial Officers/GM Finance
  • Credit Controllers
  • Financial and Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers and Controllers
  • Team Leaders – AP, AR
  • Treasury Management

Looking for a role that isn’t mentioned here? Don’t hesitate to get in touch

For Senior Executive contracting role enquiries only (170k +) please contact our executive recruitment team, Carmen Bailey or Jane Wimsett

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What our clients say about us

“Thank you so much – She was a game changer for me!”
Hired a fixed-term contractor through Emergent

Divisional General Manager

“Just wanted to let you know that J– has been fantastic. She just slotted in so well into our team environment, got on with things and took the reins. Thanks for finding her for us – it just makes such a difference!”


“..I’m really looking forward to having her on board and thanks for finding me another outstanding candidate!”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“Thanks for your overall support through this process. This would have to be one of the best executive search experiences I have had which is a real credit to you and the team at Emergent.”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“I am constantly amazed at the calibre of contractors Emergent has access to. If we have a truly unique contracting need it never seems to phase them and they always produce a person with the rare skills we require”

General Manager

“We have been using Emergent consultants to find us a ‘rockstar’ – they’re like a breath of fresh air compared to the rest!”

Director, NZ Manufacturer & Exporter, HR

“Anna is fantastic and we are thrilled to have her on board, she has really hit the ground running and she is making a real difference already.”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“We really appreciate your ongoing support and constant stream of great candidates.”

Director Business
External Affairs & Tourism

“I can’t thank you both enough for helping us out with this. I know that it’s not your core business but I trust your judgement and with such a high profile request, I really didn’t want to leave it to chance. With me being off sick and having you jump in and assist – it was just such a weight off my mind.”

Group Manager
Talent Acquisition & Development

“Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. It was lovely, refreshing and inspiring to have a good discussion.”

Head of Customer Strategy & Insights

“I wanted to say thank you for working on the marketing assignment. We’re really pleased to have Lisa on board and think she will make a great contribution to developing our strategy…. I sincerely appreciate how accommodating and helpful you’ve been in this period. I won’t forget it.”

Sales & Marketing

“At all times Emergent was professional, completely knowledgeable, honest and caring. I really appreciated the time they took with me.”

Compliance & Administration Manager
Global Business

“Thanks for your kind thoughts and all the excellent candidates you send us.”

Managing Director

“I am glad to have worked with Emergent to secure a place on the recruitment panel. Thanks to Jane also for her tip top candidate matching to date!”

Strategic Change Manager

“Thank you all for your service – you know the markets, you assess people well, you are no nonsense and dispense with the sell. I love your honesty and pragmatism and have really enjoyed working with you. People like working with people they like!”