Policy Manager - NZ Pork

Reference Number: 7404aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Develop & Implement Policy & Strategy

  • Key Member of a Close-Knit Team

  • Preferably Christchurch Based

New Zealand Pork is the statutory industry board that works to support New Zealand’s commercial pig farmers. They’re working together to build a sustainable and profitable future for the New Zealand pork industry, reinforcing welfare standards and communicating on behalf of the industry to the community.  At New Zealand Pork, they believe it is important for every Kiwi to understand the industry and where New Zealand’s pork products come from. The Board have committed to a new strategic vision and this newly created position will be instrumental in achieving this.

Reporting to the CEO, the Policy Manager will work closely with the Policy Advisor and is a key member of the leadership team to support the collaboration, communication, and education of all stakeholders in the industry supply chain. The core focus of this role is to develop and implement NZ Pork's policy and issues strategies in the areas of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Sustainability, facilitating the growth and further development of this sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To positively influence and develop key external relationships with central government, regulators, farmers, industry groups and other relevant key stakeholders
  • Keeping up to date with global and domestic animal health, animal welfare, biosecurity and food safety & suitability issues/trends that will impact on the industry; and ensure NZ Pork’s compliance with statutory & legal requirements
  • Working with value chain participants (gate to plate) to influence, develop and implement policy and preparedness strategies.
  • Leading projects around key issues, reporting regularly to management and board.

The successful candidate will have credibility in the agriculture sector, extensive experience in policy management/interpretation of policy out of central government, along with relevant industry engagement involvement. You will be a good strategic thinker, articulate and confident presenting to an audience, skilled with developing key messaging and have demonstrated history establishing trusted relationships with key stakeholders.

Come and work with a fun Christchurch based team who are passionate about their sector!

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 28 February 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

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

To apply use application form or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz

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