Dairy Production Manager - Renown Dairy

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Renown Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm /
·         640 ha effective farm milking 1450 cows once a day through a 60-bail rotary
·         Attractive salary, additional benefits and an excellent standard of accommodation is included
·         Located between Taupō and Rotorua
Leadership opportunity working closely with a manager who will support your development and work with you collaboratively.
The Opportunity
We have a Production Manager (2IC) role available at Renown Dairy Unit in Reporoa. This farm is unique as we milk OAD for the entire season. This is a true leadership role where you’ll bring your honest approach, strong work ethic, friendly nature and farm operations expertise to this high performing property. 
You’ll manage the team on a daily basis, planning work, pasture management, farm maintenance and coaching/mentoring the team as required.  As a working team lead, you’ll confidently delegate work and carry on your own work independently and keep the farm running effectively and efficiently.
The Farm
Renown Dairy Unit is located between Taupō and Rotorua. 1450 cows are milked once a day through a 60-bail rotary shed that has a vast array of technology to help monitor & measure overall performance. The farm is set on 640 ha of varying terrain
The farm team is made up of a team of 7 (including the Farm Manager) and we all lead by example.  We show empathy towards animals and each other.  We work as a team, look out for each other, and ensure the safety of our animals and our staff. 
About You 
You’ll be good at planning and will have a strong understanding of dairy operations.  With the support of the Farm Manager, you’ll help to identify areas where process improvements can be made, and you’ll also receive coaching and development so that you’re able to run the farm when the manager is on leave. 
You will bring:
·         Exposure to large herds & teams
·         Four years’ dairy farming experience, some of which would need to of been in a similar role of a 2ic (including responsibility for pasture management, staff planning)
·         AgIto L4 or the equivalent (preferred)
·         Effective communication skills
·         Strong internal motivation and ability to positively motivate others
·         Ability operate a range of farm vehicles
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety and Animal Welfare
·         Restricted or full driver’s licence
We offer a competitive remuneration package including salary, health benefits, etc., and the role comes with a good standard of housing.  We also provide high quality PPE to our farm staff and have a robust health and safety regime.  You’ll work with well-maintained, up to date farm equipment.  You’ll be tech friendly as we have a progressive organisation that runs farming software and other farm tech in its day to day operations.  
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 21 April 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through!
Got questions?  Contact Damien Watson, Farm Manager, at watsond@landcorp.co.nz

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.