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Free Range Farm Manager

Free Range Farms Manager

Level: Multi-farm leadership position

Location: Otago

Industry: Poultry

Select Recruitment is pleased to be partnering our client in their search for a Free Range Farms Manager. As New Zealand’s leading producer of quality eggs and egg products, our client currently supplies to a wide range of customers within NZ and the Asian region. With some of the newest poultry farms in the industry, they lead in terms of their agricultural operation, animal welfare and farming practices and they continue to set themselves apart from their competitors through investment in people, and their drive to continuously improve.

The Free Range Farms Manager is a senior level role and is a pivotal appointment within this growing organisation. Reporting to the National Livestock Manager this role will be responsible for helping to create and achieve the desired future direction of Free-Range farming through the overall leadership and management of all aspects of their South Island Free-range operations.

Core accountabilities within the key leadership role include:

  • The day to day oversight of the South Island free range rearing and production operations

  • The development and enhancement of the farming operations to maintain the highest standards of bird welfare, biosecurity, flock health and farm hygiene at desired operational performance levels,

  • The creation and implementation of high-performance work systems to lead, coach and develop managers and staff across the multiple farming operations

  • Delivery of targeted performance levels and economic returns.

To be successful in this role you will be well able to demonstrate:

  • A technical knowledge, background and qualifications that will enable you to lead and develop the free-range farming operation

  • The leadership capability to inspire, influence and develop others

  • The understanding of, and ability to drive, all aspects of safety, compliance and quality

  • The planning and organisational skills to create and enhance processes and protocols

  • The tenacity, resilience and confidence to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

The position is based in Dunedin but will cover 5 farms throughout the Otago region. An attractive salary package, including a vehicle is offered for this senior leadership position.

If you are considering relocation to our region, you will be impressed what is on offer. Described as the “best little city in the world” and the 2018 winner of the Most Beautiful City in NZ, Dunedin offers an elevated quality of life and affordability, world class educational facilities, and is the gateway to the Central Otago lakes, ski fields and other popular attractions. For more information on our region please visit

For more information on this exciting and dynamic role please call Lisa Edwards at Select Recruitment on 03 477 0873, or apply online with you CV and cover letter.


Vacancy ID: 67535

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