Business Manager

  • Rural Directions
  • New Zealand
  • Jul 14, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Rimanui Farms Limited is a largescale farming business operating eight sheep and beef cattle farms across the North Island and includes some of New Zealand’s most iconic farms; Lochinver, Erewhon and Huiarua.

The farms are well developed and are managed by a group of high performing Farm Managers and their teams. Stock policies are mixed sheep and beef cattle, predominantly breeding and finishing in conjunction with a range of dry stock enterprises. Currently performing well, the farms retain considerable potential for improved performance.

Rimanui Farms has a strong business strategy and the resources and stakeholder support to achieve their objectives.


This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the management and development of some of New Zealand’s most significant farming assets. The Business Manager works closely with the Farm Managers to develop farm systems that realise the potential of the farms and supports their implementation. In addition, the appointee will assist the Farm Managers to provide leadership to staff on individual farms.

This position forms part of the Rimanui senior leadership and the Business Manager will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the business. The company office is based in Auckland offering interactions with the General Manager, Advisory Board and ownership structure. The Business Manager will ideally be based in Auckland, however there is some flexibility around the location of this role for the preferred applicant (North Island is essential).


To grow and be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following:

  • Prior farm management or consultancy experience
  • A degree in Agriculture
  • Strong Farm Management Analysis and implementation experience
  • Experience in compliance such as Environment / Health & Safety / Human Resources
  • Competency in the use of farming systems such as Farmax / FarmIQ / Cloud Farmer
  • Strong financial budgeting and analysis skills
  • Pasture management/ feed budgeting skills

We seek applications from those with excellent communication skills, a growth mind-set and the ability to lead change through the leadership and mentoring of employees. This role may suit an experienced consultant or an individual with experience in farm systems, planning and implementation.


Rimanui Farms is giving the opportunity for the right applicant to join this largescale business with a flat management structure and an inclusive culture. You will enjoy the chance to participate in and contribute to planning, marketing, Human Resources, environmental and all things farming and business. With an attractive remuneration package and some workplace flexibility, we encourage you to get your application in today!


To view a Job Information pack please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 753637).

Applications close Sunday 1st August 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider job seekers currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ Citizens/Residents returning home in 2021.