Stellar Recruitment

Senior Supervisor - Stockyards

The Client

My client is an established global leader and 100% locally owned. With a history of over seventy years, they are specialists in the food procuring and processing sector. They have customers in over 50 countries worldwide. They pride themselves on having a strong reputation for food excellence and observing high animal welfare standards.

The Role

As Senior Supervisor - Stockyards, you will be based at their Lorneville plant in Invercargill. You will be reporting to the Production Manager -Slaughter Board and Co Products. As a member of the supervisory team, you will be an integral part of the ongoing growth and profitability for the wider business.

Your key responsibilities will include:

people leadership ( promoting team morale and inter team collaboration)

resource management for all the stockyard activity

involvement in planning and scheduling

financial management including assisting with developing annual departmental plans and budgets

managing and monitoring operating expenses within agreed budgets

ensuring consistent stock flow and continuity with slaughter board

maintaining existing risk management programme (identifying areas of concern, monitoring /minimising)

regular reporting to management

promoting health and safety best practice and ensuring staff maintain a high standard at all times

overseeing and ensuring all company policies and compliance requirements by complying with statutory and legal obligations

 Personal Attributes and Industry Skills

Reliable and punctual

Physically fit

Compassion and empathy

Effective communication /people skills (confident communicating at all levels of the business)

Enjoy working as part of a team or independently if required

Strong work ethic -hands on and can do attitude to work

Able to deliver to deadline / capable of working under pressure

Self-motivated with high energy

Proven track record leading and managing teams (able to create a high performing team)

Previous experience working in stockyards (handling livestock -preferable sheep, lamb and calves)

Knowledge of NZ Animal Welfare legislation and requirements

Experience with setting and monitoring targets and working with KPIs

Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Confident implementing change and enhancing productivity

Have a Health and Safety focus and comprehensive working knowledge

What Is It in For You

Recognised as a global leader, they are progressive and in the pursuit of excellence. They realise their workforce is their most important asset. Therefore, if you are motivated to build a career and advance, they will invest time and training to make this happen!

Where possible they like to recognise personal development and performance and promote from within.

Next Steps

If you have had previous experience in a similar role or you are confident you have the necessary industry skills and attributes-I am keen to speak with you. Please send me a copy of your updated CV to or give me a call for a confidential discussion on (03) 595 5788. I will be in contact once your application has been processed.