Farm Manager - Arable

  • Rural Directions
  • Lincoln, New Zealand
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full time Arable

Job Description

We are excited to bring this Farm Manager role to the market. Our client is looking to hire a Farm Manager for their Arable farm based in Lincoln, just 30 minutes from Christchurch. With approximately 950 staff, spread across 14 New Zealand locations, this well-established company conducts research that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop, and food products.


As the Farm Manager, you will be responsible for the 180ha cropping farm with both a commercial and science base. This farm is an extensive research farm that is used for a diverse range of trials. It needs to be run as a commercial farm whilst also providing services back to clients (science staff). 

You will be responsible for full farm oversight and day to day management including;

  • Leadership and supervision of farm staff, contractors and seasonal staff whilst collaborating with science leaders and technical teams
  • Reviewing applications for farm use and land consents
  • Preparing annual income and expenditure reports
  • Maintaining farm machinery and equipment
  • Environmental Management – land consents, FEMPs, nutrient budgets and water consents
  • On farm Health and Safety


To be successful in this role you will have a strategic and practical mind, with the ability to work across day to day planning, maintenance and leadership of farm activities. You will bring your extensive general crop husbandry and management experience, as well as your skills in strategic farm planning, financial management, reporting, and health and safety. Excellent communication and leadership skills are a must, as you will lead and supervise farm staff, contractors and seasonal workers.


There is a competitive remuneration package on offer including; health insurance, generous leave provisions and additional employer contribution to superannuation. You will be working in a friendly and flexible work environment, which actively supports work-life balance.

If you have a passion for Agronomy combined with Science we would love to hear from you.


To view a Job Information pack please visit  (if the link doesn’t work please copy it into your web browser) or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref 699712).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.