Business Manager - Lower North Island

Manawatū/Wanganui - Horowhenua
Farm Operations – Lower North Island Management /
Permanent - Off Farm /
·         Bring your significant leadership experience to this senior opportunity
·         Develop a culture of continuous improvement and high performance
·         Competitive salary, health insurance and additional benefits

An exciting opportunity at Pāmu to drive change and deliver action plans across our farms in the Manawatū and Wairarapa region.

The Opportunity
You will lead a portfolio of farms and be responsible for driving the delivery of operational performance. You will oversee 8 dairy farms mostly located in the Manawatū region but including the Wairarapa.

Key responsibilities include:
·         Working collaboratively with Farm Managers to achieve action plans, analyse financial performance and drive strategic and operational initiatives.
·         Building leadership capability in the region through coaching, mentoring, and giving regular feedback on performance.
·         Developing a culture of continuous improvement and high performance.
·         Acting as a role model of organisational values, behaviours, operational and corporate best practices.
·         Demonstrating exemplary visible leadership of Pāmu health, well-being, and safety culture.

Please note: You must be based in the Manawatū region.

About You
You will bring significant leadership and coaching experience within agriculture; you will have a strong understanding of farming systems and the industry.

You will also have:
·         Proven background in operations management, strategy, planning and performance improvement.
·         A track record of success in delivering sustainable business, capability, financial and reputational results.
·         Highly developed understanding of commercial realities and well-developed business acumen.
·         Significant exposure to and experience with financial, commercial, and planning decisions.
·         Practical understanding of the use and application of farm-related software programs and high level of computer literacy.

Apply Now
Please submit your application using the links on this page including your CV and a cover letter stating your alignment to the key responsibilities of the role.

Applications close on Sunday 14 April 2024.

Please contact Sam Bunny,, if you have any questions about this opportunity.

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. We are unable to accept applicants on temporary work visas for permanent opportunities.

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.  

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. To see what it's like to work in our Dairy team, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Dairy Assistant at Pāmu, or to learn about what our Livestock team is all about, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Shepherd at Pāmu.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.