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Category: Regional Livestock Manager
Location: North Island

Silver Fern Farms

Regional Livestock Manager

 – Western North Island

• Highly sought-after leadership role in a proud and progressive company
• Operational, commercial, and strategic responsibility
• Farmer engagement and relationship management
• Significant ability to positively impact company performance

The company
Silver Fern Farms’ vision is ‘To become the world’s most successful and sustainable grass-fed red meat company’. Founded in 1948, Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading procurer, processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef and venison. Exporting to 60 countries, Silver Fern Farms is a regionally significant business with annual revenue in excess of $2.4bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices and 14 processing sites in New Zealand.

To find out more visit their website:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in a pivotal leadership role as the Livestock Regional Manager for the Western North Island.

The opportunity
Reporting to the General Manager Supply Chain, you will take on a key leadership role combining procurement, operational, people, strategy, business and commercial responsibilities. Your primary objectives will be to achieve long-term sustainable business objectives and supply relationships, specifically positioning Silver Fern Farms as the leading grass-fed red meat processor and one of New Zealand’s leading food production companies.

The company prides itself on its’ dynamism, long-term and sustainable business strategy and response to market demands, regulatory requirements and new technologies. You will own the livestock responsibilities and supplier relationships for the Western Region of the North Island while ensuring that the wider livestock function is aligned and responsive to changing market demands.

Your previous knowledge and experience in developing and fostering strong business relationships with suppliers, customers and key stakeholders in an agri-business, primary industry or similar environment will ensure you deliver continuous and sustainable benefits to the business. Your demonstrated ability to evaluate and investigate current and alternative sources and methods of supply will guarantee you provide the required quality, price, service and support in the sourcing of Silver Fern Farms livestock.

The role requires travel throughout the Western Region of the North Island (encompassing the Kapiti Coast in the south through to the King Country in the north) to meet suppliers and enable you to work closely and one-on-one with your team.

What’s in it for you
Your experience in an agri-business, primary industry, or similar business will position you to successfully lead your team of 15 across the Western North Island Region.

Not essential, but ideally tertiary qualified you will be passionate and driven to achieve successful commercial outcomes and in the development of people and a winning team culture. You will be a confident and energetic self-starter with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

You will have a genuine desire to add value to the business and will enjoy a hands-on role as you collaborate with multiple teams across the organisation.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and additional package to include a company vehicle, bonus, laptop, mobile phone and KiwiSaver.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV to

If you would like to find out more please contact Wayne Fry on 021 656 502
or by email for a confidential discussion.

Date Posted: 2021-04-30


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