Farm Manager - Kotuku Dairy

West Coast - Greymouth
Dairy Operations – Kotuku Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
·         471ha effective farm, peak milking 930 cows through a 60-bail rotary shed with ACRs
·         Starting in the new season, located in the Lake Brunner area of the West Coast
·         Competitive salary, 4-bedroom house and health insurance included
 
Lead the team on Kotuku Dairy, on the West Coast and continue to build on your leadership and technical skills on the farm.
 
The Opportunity
You will be responsible for the management of Kotuku Dairy Unit and will manage the day-to-day operations of the farm whilst working closely with the Business Manager to deliver quality results.
 
You will be responsible for:
•             Day-to-day management of dairy operations
•             Leading, coaching and mentoring your team
•             Organising logistics and maintaining accurate data
•             Managing risks and solving problems as they arise
 
You’ll have the full support of a Business Manager to help you settle into the role and assist in any areas where it’s needed such as financial reporting, planning, or pasture management. 
 
We also have a robust health and safety regime at Pāmu, and have well maintained, up to date farm equipment that you’ll be able to use.
 
We are looking to have someone start with us in the new season, so around 1 June 2024.
 
The Farm
Kotuku Dairy Unit is part of Pāmu’s Weka Complex, located 10 minutes from Lake Brunner. We milk 930 cows in a 60-bail rotary cow shed with ACRs. The farm is a humped and hollowed terrain of 500ha with 471ha effective.
 
About You
You will need to have excellent leadership capability, a willingness to learn new systems and you’ll value the same things we do people, animals, and the environment.
 
You will also have: 
·         Strong dairy farming experience
·         Proven leadership and stakeholder management skills
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Ability to use farm management technology systems and record keeping equipment.
·         Effective time and people management skills
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
·         Current and full NZ drivers licence
 
We use ag tech such as Farmax and FarmIQ so familiarity with those software packages would be helpful but is not required.
 
Benefits
Kotuku runs a 6/3 roster for most of the year and goes to 6/2 during peak season.  You’ll be able to schedule time with family, friends, sporting interests, clubs – whatever suits you and your lifestyle.  This role comes with a 4-bedroom lockwood home.  The lifestyle on the West Coast offers tremendous outdoor activity opportunities and a close-knit community feel.
 
Additionally, Pāmu offers a competitive salary plus benefits such as medical insurance, death and disability insurance, etc.
Apply Now
Applications close on Sunday 7 April 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through!
 
For more information about this role contact Kim Hooper via email: hooperk@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.