Dairy Production Manager (2IC) - Endeavour Dairy Unit

Waikato - Central Plateau - Reporoa
Dairy Operations – Dairy
Permanent - On Farm
Endeavour dairy unit is part of Pamu’s Wairakei estate located 20 km north of Taupo in the central north island. Due to an internal promotion we are looking for an experienced and motivated Assistant Production Manager (2IC) to join our team from 1st February 2020. Endeavour is 800 hectares of recently converted pumice soils and has excellent facilities including 60 bale rotary shed with meal feeders and milk hub. The farm also has a cow barn for 800 cows. We run a split calving system with 700 cows calving in the autumn and 1200 in the spring.

This is no ordinary farm and we are looking for an extraordinary person helping us to drive production and efficiency on farm. You must be a skilled pasture manager and be able to focus on efficient pasture utilization having strong technical skills. Along with this you also need to be a people person being able to assist in the leading of our team of eight full time people plus casuals, alongside our long-term farm manager. Due to the size of the team you need to be able to relate to people from different backgrounds and have the confidence to support and train people where needed to our Pamu standards.

Due to the scale of the operation there are two positions of this type on the farm and it is equivalent to a farm manager’s position on a smaller property. So the role may suit a farm manager coming from a smaller operation wanting to step into large herd management in the future. Endeavour has a history of training people that move forward in the dairy industry, so your personal development is a priority.

You must also bring:

A first class attitude towards health and safety and animal welfare.
Excellent communication skills.
Current drivers license.
Passion for the dairy industry.
Experience being involved in feed budgeting.
Wanting personal development and progression.
Level 4 Ag ITO qualification or higher.
Experience in managing young soils would be an advantage but not essential.

The position comes with a three bedroom home and competitive remuneration package and fantastic roster. School buses are available at the gate and there are plenty of recreational activities located nearby.

For more details about the role, please contact Carl Hine on 027 206 0681.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24th January 2020.

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.
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.  

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.

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.