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Category: Station Manager
Location: Canterbury

The New Zealand Farmers Weekly

Station Manager - Tekapo

Station Manager
Haldon Road, Tekapo

An iconic high country station, The Grampians is located in the McKenzie Basin
of South Canterbury and has been in the ownership of the same family for over
100 years. With a farming area of 20,000 hectares, The Grampians has capacity
for 23,000 stock units, with further development planned. The current livestock
policy includes fine wool Merino, terminal cross halfbreds, a beef breeding herd
and a Merino wether flock.

With the recent retirement of the current Manager, The Grampians wish to
appoint a progressive and proven Farm Manager. The position will report to
the Board, with regular contact with the Board Chair and Farm Adviser, but will
be responsible for delivering on agreed strategies and programmes as well as
managing all aspects of the farming business. The Manager will be responsible
for employing and managing up to six full-time staff and is expected to continue
to implement a positive and productive team environment.

Key attributes required include:
• Financial acumen, including budgeting and reporting
• The ability to develop and implement sustainable and profitable farm systems
• To be able to contribute, and demonstrate farming/business initiative
• Manage and lead an effective team
• Provide timely reporting to the Board
• Work with regulatory authorities and other external service providers

The position offers a competitive remuneration package including a modern
4-bedroom house. The property is located at 2115 Haldon Road and is in close
proximity to the resort town of Tekapo (33km). Both primary and secondary
schooling is provided at Fairlie (41km), with a school bus 20km from the station
houses. Timaru is approximately 85km away.

If you are a progressive, forward thinking Farm Manager and would like to be
part of an exciting future with The Grampians, please send your application and
curriculum vitae to:

The Grampians Station Manager,
C/- Macfarlane Rural Business,
PO Box 418,
Ashburton, 7770

or by email to:

Applications close on the 6th May 2019

Date Posted: 2019-04-12


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