Dairy Production Manager - Landsdown Dairy

Otago - Balclutha
Dairy Operations – Dairy
Permanent - On Farm
We are seeking an experienced and driven individual to join our Landsdown team as the Dairy Production Manager (2IC). Landsdown is based near Balclutha in Otago and is a 262 ha block, milking 660 cows through a 50 bail rotary, with ACR’s and Milkhub technology.
The successful applicant will demonstrate strong people management skills, enthusiasm and strong communication. As 2IC, this will involve taking a degree of responsibility for feed allocation and budgeting, and animal health/record keeping. Having sound knowledge across all aspects of dairy operations will be a bonus. You should exhibit a degree of confidence and accuracy to enable you to proactively manage the daily operations when the Farm Manager is on rostered time off.
 
This role comes with a modern 4-bedroom house. It is a convenient location offering a great variety of outdoor recreational activities nearby and has easy access to local schooling. School bus pickups from the farm gate.
 
You will bring:
 
·         Minimum 3 years dairy farming experience
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety and Animal Welfare
·         Sound knowledge and experience in grazing and pasture management
·         Self-motivation, initiative and a passion for dairy farming
·         Current NZ driver’s licence
 
We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.

We are committed to providing a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and a criminal background check. You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role. Apply below, including a brief covering letter and a current CV.
 
Applications close 5pm, Friday 6 December 2019. 
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:  We are proud guardians of our land and our animals, and we are grounded in our connections with these; our proactive protection of the environment ensures a prosperous future for now and for generations to come.
GENUINE:  We are genuine, always keeping it real, considering our neighbours and our impact; we are easy to engage with and we always deliver what we commit to.
BOLD:  We are bold in our vision, not afraid of the new; always growing and improving for a sustainable future in farming.
SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER:  We work together, shoulder-to-shoulder, united as a team to ensure each other’s’ safety and wellbeing; we bring out the best in each other and the communities we work in.

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.