General Manager - Farming

  • Rural Directions
  • Taupo, New Zealand
  • May 22, 2020
Full time Dairy Drystock

Job Description

Maui Milk has been founded on passion, innovation and hard work. It is a leader in the emerging sheep dairy industry in New Zealand, bringing pure wholesome sheep milk products to the world. Established in 2015, Maui Milk now includes the country’s leading genetic programme with a new, recognised breed of dairy sheep - Southern Cross™ and a rapidly expanding supply base with confirmed orders for all products three years in advance from global leader in childhood nutrition, Karicare™. There are now two farms supplying milk located on the western shores of Lake Taupo and four new conversions underway by independent owner-operators in the Waikato.

Maui Milk are now seeking a General Manager – Farming to take hold of this new and exciting opportunity responsible for meeting the overall farm goals on the two properties, Waikino Station and WKT farm. This is a collaborative position whereby the appointee will build a strong team culture across the business and will lead and support the two existing Farm Managers to ensure that breeding, milk production, stock, feed, H & S and environmental outcomes are met and exceeded. The General Manager - Farming will develop, monitor and report on farm budgets and operational information while working alongside the world class geneticists and the Data Manager to ensure that breeding plans are carried out with particular attention to accuracy.

This position requires proven experience and success in an operational farm management position (dairy and/or drystock) and the ability to pick up technical concepts. Essential to the appointee’s success in this role will be a high level of detail and accuracy, excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience in leading a team and building internal and external relationships.

On offer is an attractive remuneration package, based in the Taupo region which offers an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy.

This is your chance to be part of a pioneering industry surrounded by a talented team. Should you have the skills required to continue driving this rapidly expanding business forward then we would love to hear from you!

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please visit www.ruraldirections.co.nz  by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #3221).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 15th June 2020.

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