Dairy Production Manager (2IC) - Ruapehu Dairy Farm

Manawatu/Wanganui - Levin
Dairy Operations – Dairy
Permanent - On Farm
·         Are you a DA (w/3 yrs exp), 3IC or 2IC wanting a bigger challenge with a larger team?
·         Do you have strong communication and mentoring skills?
·         Dairy Production Manager (2IC) – Ruapehu Dairy Farm – Foxton

Are you looking for a genuine 2IC role where you’ll be relied upon for your technical expertise, people skills, and work ethic?  Are you keen for the work-life balance that our 5/2 & 6/2 rosters provide?

Ruapehu Dairy Farm on Pāmu’s Moutoa Dairy Complex is looking for an ambitious Dairy Production Manager/2IC to work alongside the Farm Manager.  You’ll bring sound knowledge of dairy operations and will be a critical component for the successful day-to-day operations of this farm.  As a right hand to the Farm Manager, you’ll help plan and implement feed allocation, budgeting, animal health, and keep records. 

You’ll play an integral role of this five person team on a farm with a wide range of infrastructures.  The Farm Manager is structured and has a strong work ethic, which means that everyone knows what to expect and what is expected in their work life.  You’ll be comfortable working with established procedures and will lead by example with energy and positivity.  You’ll be actively developed to take on responsibilities such as mentoring, animal health, budgeting, etc. so that you meet your personal career goals.  You’ll be a key component in the daily operation and will help inform all staff on critical items regarding system changes, feed allocation changes, mechanical breakdowns, health and safety concerns, etc.  

We're looking for our Dairy Production Manager to be a champion for positive teamwork and proactive health and safety practices.  Pāmu provides all H&S safety gear for staff. 

Ruapehu is a 262 ha property that milks 820 cows through a 60 bail rotary. One of Seven neighbouring farms within Moutoa Dairy Complex in Foxton.  You can’t beat the location either, being 10 minutes from Levin and 25 minutes from Palmerston North.  It’s close to the Manawatu River and has fabulous access to recreational activities. 

Pāmu offers a competitive salary and additional benefits such as health insurance.  The role also comes with a modern three bedroom on-farm home with secure fencing and a garage.  Pāmu is proud to offer development and training as well as provide employees with a good work-life balance.  Ruapehu Farm runs a 5/2 roster 10 months of the year and a 6/2 roster for two months of the year.

Applications close on 19th February, but we'll be contacting applicants as they come in so don't wait to send in your details!

If you have any questions about this role, please contact the Farm Manager, Mitch Furlani, at 027-218-8136.
Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.