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Category: Agribusiness
Location: Wairarapa

Fegan & Co

Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Innovative and progressive agribusiness

Wairarapa Moana Incorporation manages one of the largest farming operations in New Zealand and is regarded as one of the most innovative and progressive agribusinesses owning in excess of 11,500ha, of which 3,854ha is dedicated to dairying, 1,700ha allocated to dairy support and the rest in forestry.  The farms are run to a very high standard and include significant areas of centre-pivot irrigated land.

Our client is seeking a competent Operations Manager who has significant
management experience within the dairying sector. This role will oversee
the farming operations across several farms and will report directly to the
General Manager.

To be effective in this role you will need to have proven experience in the following:
• Dairying and farm management
• Financial and budget implementation
• Staff performance, retention and development
• Accurate and detailed business reporting using Microsoft office suite, Excel
• Compliance with Health and Safety and Environmental Regulations

The successful applicant will have the ability to work within corporate
organisational structure that requires the following personal attributes:

• A willingness to adhere to the values and procedures of the Incorporation
• An attitude of openness, honesty and respectfulness
• An ability to build effective relationships within an organisation
• Proven vision and leadership skills, including strong communication skills
• Demonstrated skills in the sharing of knowledge to build and develop staff

The appointee to this role will be required to work to achieve a number of
annual key performance indicators to ensure that the farming operations
under their direct responsibility continue to produce high end results for
the Organisation.

If you believe you have the key qualities and experience for this critical leadership role, please send your Cover Letter and CV to: or call 07 823 0105 for more information.

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Date Posted: 2017-09-29


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