General Manager - Rural Livestock

Reference Number: 7317aa

Location: Flexible South Island

  • Flexible South Island Location
  • Lead the Business
  • Drive Growth

Rural Livestock established in 1988, is the largest privately owned stock and station firm in the South Island. It has in excess of 40 specialised agents across the SI in all areas of the livestock industry (sheep, beef, dairy, deer and stud stock), also providing auctioneering, livestock valuation and clearing sales services.  The Directors are committed to drive growth for the livestock business and are seeking a General Manager to implement the strategy.  

Reporting to the Board and working with an established team, the General Manager will oversee livestock company operations and financial management, ensuring the achievement of high levels of efficiency, quality, compliance and service.  Key areas of focus include the provision of leadership across 50 staff, strategic growth of the business, continual improvement of business performance and a strong focus on health and safety.  The administration office is based in Christchurch however location can be flexible, with regular travel to Christchurch expected.

The successful candidate will possess strong operational, human resource and financial management experience at an executive level, with proven success building critical relationships with key stakeholders and large scale farmers across the livestock and rural sector.  Experience in an agricultural service setting is required, along with a good knowledge of livestock and a strong network in the agricultural sector.  Proven experience leading a positive team culture and driving organisational performance is a prerequisite to develop the sustainable foundations this growth-focused business requires.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 15 November 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.  

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