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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Agri People Ltd

Closing Date : 27 Oct 2017

Tihei Mauriora e te motu. He karanga tēnei ki te waonui a Tane e pa ana ki ngā kaimahi hou kei raro i te korowai a Parininihi ki Waitotara.

Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) is a Māori Incorporation based in Taranaki, Aotearoa. PKW own 20,000 hectares of some of the most productive dairy land in the world and have a range of business interests, including: dairy farming, crayfish, forestry and commercial property. PKW is an innovative, sustainable and successful business and the kaitiaki of our Shareholders’ assets for future generations.
The PKW Group, includes PKW Farms Limited Partnership, Taranaki’s largest dairy farmer with active business interests in dairy and dairy support, beef and livestock trading. The Partnership comprises 23 dairy and dairy support farms, covering around 4,000 hectares with 100 kaimahi and/or contractors supporting the farming operations. The PKW team are driven by their vision of “He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga – sustaining and growing our people through prosperity”. Therefore, Māori values and customs underpin PKW’s environment and practices.

Recent growth and development has resulted in a Operational Management vacancy within PKW’s Farming Group. Applications are now invited from those who have the ability to successfully lead the operational management of multiple Dairy and Dairy Support Farms all based in Taranaki. The Operations Manager will take responsibility for driving profitability across the assigned farms, striving for best in class excellence, while delivering on the Farming Group’s strategic goals and objectives. This position reports to the General Manager Ahuwhenua (Farms) and has direct leadership responsibility for multiple farms that are currently operated through Employment, Contract Milking and Sharemilking structures.

Key responsibilities of the Operations Manager include;

  • Farm operational team leadership
  • Farm business innovation & development
  • Health and safety leadership
  • Team management (people empowerment & development)
  • Relationship & stakeholder management
  • Organisational responsibilities

Applicants will have a minimum of three years’ experience in managing multiple farms and/or a large-scale farming operation and have well developed agri-sector skills and leadership capabilities. Those considering this position should also have genuine empathy towards supporting Māori aspirations for economic development with an understanding of Māori structures and tikanga. It is essential that candidates have an Agribusiness Degree or equivalent qualification and experience.

Applications for this position will close on Friday the 27th of October 2017 at 5.00pm. For the role description go to the AgriPeople website and to request an application form contact Racquel Cleaver directly. 

(m) 027 453 1450

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