General Manager

  • Rural Directions
  • Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Oct 07, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Te Hau Station Limited (THSL) combines the properties of Te Hau Station, Wheturau Station and Waipaoa Station totalling 5,234ha and currently farming over 47,500 high performance stock units. These adjoining properties, along with additional flat finishing land at Whatatutu, have created a property envied for its level of improvements, scale and diversity of earning potential. The introduction of irrigation on fertile river flats has enabled product diversification into process crops, and provided risk management for finishing livestock to meet market specifications.

This General Manager position presents a fantastic opportunity to join what must now be considered to be one of the East Coast’s iconic sheep and beef, breeding and finishing stations.  The key deliverables of this role are to drive the culture, production, business strategy and overall leadership and management of THSL, with the outcome of a profitable agricultural farming business.

Reporting to the Board, the General Manager will have a hands-on component and with their team of dogs will be responsible for the operational oversight of the Te Hau block. Further, this position will ensure the three integrated blocks continue to perform well with the farming systems that have been put in place and will enable the efficient management of the surplus stock across the business.

The establishment of appropriate performance targets and budgets in accordance with the Business Plans & Strategy of the Board, maintaining expenditure within the limits authorised and providing performance reporting and forecasting to the Board are key functions.

The General Manager will have mana and will empower the team at Te Hau Station whilst mentoring and managing each individual to their skill level. The appointee will provide an interface between the Board and operations while ensuring excellent working relationships with all parties, including the wider community.

The Board are committed to engaging in additional resource if required to meet the full outcomes of this unique opportunity and ensure the appointee’s success. Applications are invited from those with strong leadership capability who are ready to apply their existing skill-set, grow their personal brand and take their career to the next level. Further, a generous remuneration package, company vehicle and on-farm accommodation will make this role a highly attractive proposition!

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #5072).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 26th October 2020.