16 May 2022

Full-Time Area Manager

Fonterra – Posted by Korn Ferry RPOLongburn, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Engage with local communities and build relationships with our farmers
  • Provide the vital link to the Co-Op connecting farmers with knowledge and expertise
  • Open the door to multiple career development opportunities locally and nationally

Our Co-operative

Te Mātāpuna toa takitini

Fonterra’s strength is in the collective

We are a Co-operative created and owned by Aotearoa New Zealand dairy farmers. Our rich history is built on farming families working together to share the natural goodness of our dairy with the world.

Collaboration, innovation, and passion was the cornerstone of our creation and something we continue to value today through our commitment to care for the land, our animals, and every drop of milk. Our milk creates goodness through nutritious food with safe, quality ingredients that are loved here in New Zealand and around the world.

About Farm Source  

Farm Source is the face and place of Fonterra with our shareholders and local communities across rural New Zealand.  We have the people, products, expertise and tools to help our farmers stay one step ahead for a sustainable farming future.

We are like a coach and trusted advisor for our farmers for all things Co-op, Environment, Animal, Milk and People & Communities. We are locals caring for our farming future.

We offer competitive salary packages and a comprehensive range of discounts and benefits. We’re confident that no matter where you join our Co-op or what stage of life you’re in, we’ve got something to suit.

About the opportunity 

Our Area Managers provide a vital link to the Co-Op connecting farmers to the knowledge and expertise they need in an ever changing and complex business environment.

Located in the local dairy community, key to your success will be building relationships with our farmers and other rural professionals. You will be responsible for supporting and enabling a tailored response to our farmers and regional utilisation of our suite of service offerings.

Working closely with farmers you’ll identify individual needs and challenges, then bring to life the tools, services and support we can offer to help enable positive business outcomes and retain a strong milk supply for Fonterra.

We support flexible working arrangements, so when you’re not out with farmers, or at our stores connecting with the wider regional team and community of rural professionals you’ll be able to work from home 1 day of the week.

About you 

We are open to experience and transferrable skills, however the key to succeed would be your excellent communication skills to easily navigate through tough conversations and successfully communicate Fonterra’s key messages to farmers and communities. You will be a natural relationship builder who can quickly gain trust from our farmers and engage well with local communities.

Additionally you will bring:

  • Proven relationship management skills
  • Prior experience in agribusiness or agri-banking
  • Agricultural sector/industry experience

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your experience and knowledge in an impactful role. What’s more, you’ll be joining an experienced team with excellent opportunities for on-going career development.

Why not come and join our team?
You, me, us together.
Tātou, Tātou

Job Categories: Account Manager. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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