Regional Livestock Manager
- Leadership role with career development
- Procurement and strategic responsibility
- Farmer engagement
Silver Fern Farms’ vision is ‘Inspirational Food created by Passionate People’. Founded in 1948, Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading procurer, processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef and venison. Exporting to 60 countries, Silver Fern Farms is a regionally significant business with annual revenue in excess of $2bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices and 14 processing sites in New Zealand.
Silver Fern Farms’ differentiated plate to pasture strategy has a strong focus on adding value to New Zealand’s natural, high quality, grass-fed red meat market, which positions the company well in the market. This coupled with a strong balance sheet and capital to invest, means that Silver Fern Farms is well-positioned for growth and continued success on a global scale.
To find out more about Silver Fern Farms, their values and vision, and how they are increasing their presence globally, visit their website: https://www.silverfernfarms.com/
The company is highly regarded as an Employer of Choice and for their investment in developing people and offering opportunities for you to learn, develop and progress your career. Due to an internal promotion, the opportunity has arisen for you to join the business in a pivotal leadership role as the Regional Livestock Manager for the Upper South Island Region.
Reporting to the General Manager Supply Chain, you will take on a key leadership role combining, procurement, operational, people, business and commercial responsibilities. Your primary objective will be to achieve long-term sustainable supply relationships, specifically positioning Silver Fern Farms as the leading red meat processor and one of New Zealand’s leading food production companies.
The company prides itself on its’ dynamism, long-term and sustainable business strategy and response to market demands and new technologies. You will own livestock procurement responsibilities for the Upper South Island while ensuring that the wider livestock procurement function is aligned and responsive to changing market demands.
Your previous knowledge and experience in developing and fostering strong business relationships with suppliers, customers and key stakeholders in an agri-business, primary industry or similar environment will ensure you deliver continuous and sustainable benefits to the business. Your demonstrated ability to evaluate and investigate current and alternative sources and methods of supply will guarantee you provide the required quality, price, service and support in the sourcing of Silver Fern Farms livestock.
Your collaborative style will enable you to partner with key internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic direction and champion farmer interests. Your proven experience in the development and implementation of commercial and procurement strategies, policies and processes, will position you well in leading Silver Fern Farms towards best practice procurement and livestock management.
What’s in it for you
Your experience in a procurement and/or commercial/sales leadership role in an agri-business, primary industry, or similar business will position you to successfully lead and develop Livestock management activities and your team of 16 Livestock Reps across the Upper South Island Region.
Ideally tertiary qualified you will be passionate and driven to achieve successful commercial outcomes and in the development of people and a winning team culture. You will be a confident and energetic self-starter with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
You will have a genuine desire to add value to the business and will enjoy a hands-on role as you collaborate with multiple teams across the organisation, maintaining strong cultural awareness and sensitivity as you do so.
You will have a dedicated team-focus and be able to nurture, coach and manage your team effectively, displaying humility and resilience at all times. Solutions-driven and a competent problem solver, decision-making will be one of your key strengths and your ability to influence diverse stakeholders will be second to none.
Based in Christchurch the role requires travel throughout the Upper South Island Region to meet customers and enable you to work closely and one-on-one with your team. The success of your team will directly impact the operational, financial and commercial performance of Silver Fern Farms. The role offers you a diverse range of responsibilities encompassing leadership, KAM, procurement, supplier relationship management, business development, supply/livestock planning, strategic planning, etc.
You will be provided with the tools and support to thrive in your position and be given the opportunity to develop and progress your career in the business. The company has a proven track record in developing their people and future opportunities in operational and commercial leadership roles are a very real possibility.
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and additional package to include a company vehicle, bonus, laptop, mobile phone and KiwiSaver
If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you would like to find out more please contact Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email@example.com for a confidential discussion