GM Sustainability & Farming Systems

Wellington, New Zealand /
Sustainability and Farming Systems Division – Sustainability and Farming Systems /
Permanent - Off Farm
There’s a renaissance going on in farming, with systems and sustainability being at the core of the transformation of this hugely important sector for the future of New Zealand.  We’re recruiting a  GM Sustainability & Farming Systems who will be front and centre of this strategy, a key strategic advisor across the business and responsible for the organisation’s commitment to environmental sustainability, animal performance and welfare, agronomy, and the design and implementation of a quality assurance framework and associated digital data dashboard. Pāmu has found innovative and environmentally sustainable approaches to land use and will look to further provide a wider range of agricultural products and services to customers and communities across New Zealand.

This is a newly created role within Pāmu, reporting to the Chief Executive. The GM Sustainability & Farming Systems will partner closely with all parts of the business, from working with the Operations team to inform and drive sustainable business outcomes and performance, to working alongside the business technology team and Quality Manager to lead the continued development of farm analytics and technologies, ensuring that the ‘Pāmu promise’ is ingrained in processes and behaviours to farm level.

To be successful in the role, this person will need to be an enterprise-wide leader as well as the specialist in the environmental and sustainability space – ideally with experience in the primary sector or along the food supply chain. The ability to drive transformation and build relationships at all levels of an organisation is central to this position, providing the vision for Pāmu and leading the implementation of strategic operational change. The GM Sustainability & Farming Systems will be required to build a team, attracting the technical expertise to make Pāmu a global leader in the sector and demonstrate their credibility internally and externally.

If you are keen to discuss in more detail, please contact Oliver Hawkley at oliver.hawkley@kerridgepartners.com or +64 9 969 9910, or Seb Cheng at seb.cheng@kerridgepartners.com at Kerridge & Partners.

Applications will not be accepted after 8th July 2020.

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.