REDA NZ Farms - Operations Manager

  • Tavendale & Partners
  • Waitaki District, New Zealand
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Farm Services

Job Description


REDA is one of the leading brands in the merino textile industry. It firmly believes that it has the responsibility to promote change through sustainable innovation and environmental awareness, and that its future success will be built upon the strength of its people and social progress within local communities.

REDA owns and operates three New Zealand Farms: Otamatapaio Station, (Rugged Ridges Station under the control of Otamatapaio), Glenburn Trading in the Waitaki District and Glenrock Station in the McKenzie District, totalling 30,000 hectares and farming 37,000 stock units. There has been significant investment in the combined properties over the last 8 years, mainly into irrigation.  At Glenburn more than 370 hectares are now irrigated by spray irrigation.  As a result, the farms have been able to diversify their revenues, which today are coming from high quality fine merino wool, mid-micron wool, and the sale of sheep and cattle.

REDA is looking to appoint a full-time, dedicated Operations Manager to advance the success of its New Zealand operations and lead the business into its next phase of innovation and growth.

The Operations Manager position presents a great opportunity to join a team with a clear vision: to be the most innovative and sustainable farming operator, respecting the environment, while being self-sufficient and generating sufficient returns to allow investment in new business opportunities.

Reporting directly to and working closely with the board, the successful candidate will be responsible for: leading, supporting and developing a team of 4 Managers; cultivating team culture; maximising the efficient use of resources; financial management, including budgeting and forecasting; maintaining and growing our relationships with stakeholders; and enhancing our reputation in the community.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for the right person.  You will need an eye for detail, but also be able to see the big picture, identifying opportunities for growth, expansion and diversification.  You will also need to be dynamic, capable of embracing and driving change and innovation and have a proven track record in leading and managing a profitable farming enterprise.

We anticipate negotiating an appropriate remuneration package with the successful candidate to reflect the scope of the role and level of experience.

To obtain a Job Information Pack for this role, or to apply, please contact Tavendale and Partners by email to