Work for Federated Farmers

At Federated Farmers we are always looking for motivated, suitably experienced people to join our team. 

While we may not have immediate vacancies we are always keen to talent spot.

If you want to make a genuine difference in New Zealand's largest and most dynamic industry and bring experience and/or the qualifications to match, we are keen to hear from you.

Current vacancies

TERRITORY MANAGER

  • Do you have a passion and understanding of farming?
  • Are you driven to meet and exceed sales targets?
  • Competitive salary, incentives and vehicle

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation. The Federation’s aim is to add value to the business of farming for our members and encouraging sustainability through good management practice.

We are looking for a self-motivated sales person to join our team covering Manawatu, Tararua, Rangitikei and Wairarapa areas.

In return for your top sales skills we offer a wide range of perks including a company car, mobile phone, laptop and a competitive base salary and the potential to earn substantial bonuses.

Your primary focus will be:
  • Increasing provincial sales of membership. 
  • Increasing sales of our industry specific contracts and agreements.
  • Key liaison with farmers, current members, regional policy team and our local provincial executive.
  • Door to door canvassing for new members
  • Build strong, effective and enduring relationships
  • Account management of current members.

Preferred experience and skills:
  •  Superb sales, communication, organisation and self-management skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain long term relationships.
  • Be results orientated with a strong and proven sales record.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own time is essential.
  • Agribusiness qualification or equivalent practical experience.
  • A solid understanding of the business of farming .

A full driver’s license is required.

You must be eligible to work permanently in New Zealand.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply and receive a copy of the job description please contact Gillian Bright on gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.
 
Closing date Friday 24 November 2017

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TERRITORY MANAGER

  • Do you have a passion and understanding of farming?
  • Are you driven to meet and exceed sales targets?
  • Competitive salary, incentives and vehicle

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation. The Federation’s aim is to add value to the business of farming for our members and encouraging sustainability through good management practice.

We are looking for a self-motivated sales person to join our team covering Hawke's Bay, Gisborne/Wairoa, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua/Taupo areas.

In return for your top sales skills we offer a wide range of perks including a company car, mobile phone, laptop and a competitive base salary and the potential to earn substantial bonuses.

Your primary focus will be:
  • Increasing provincial sales of membership.
  • Increasing sales of our industry specific contracts and agreements.
  • Key liaison with farmers, current members, regional policy team and our local provincial executive.
  • Door to door canvassing for new members.
  • Build strong, effective and enduring relationships.
  • Account management of current members.

Preferred experience and skills:
  • Superb sales, communication, organisation and self-management skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain long term relationships.
  • Be results orientated with a strong and proven sales record.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own time is essential.
  • Agribusiness qualification or equivalent practical experience.
  • A solid understanding of the business of farming.
A full driver’s license is required.

You must be eligible to work permanently in New Zealand.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply and receive a copy of the job description please contact Gillian Bright on gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.
 
Closing date Friday 24 November 2017

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SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR / POLICY ADVISOR

  • Are you sick of the corporate treadmill? 
  • Do you want a fulfilling and challenging role where you can build and maintain relationships as well as lead Federated Farmers through the RMA processes in your region?
  • Do you want to apply your skills, such as RMA planning, in a stimulating and rewarding environment?  

Federated Farmers is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand, representing farmers who help generate over 50% of New Zealand’s exports. Federated Farmers role is invaluable to the rural sector, wider community and to our economy.  

You will be part of ensuring that Federated Farmers is recognised as a leader in evidence based policy and RMA processes.

We are recruiting for a Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor to join our Regional Policy and Advocacy team. The successful candidate will be appointed to either Senior Policy Advisor or Policy Advisor position, dependent on your level of experience.

If you recognise that the primary industry is at the heart of the New Zealand economy and you have a strong understanding of the RMA and the business of farming, here is an opportunity you should not miss.  

Preferred Experience:
  •  With the RMA, primary or science sector, legal, government or a related industry.

Your skill set should include:
  •  Ability to develop relationships with farmers, government and stakeholder groups.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Competently analyse policies and Resource Management Act plans, write reports and provide sound technical advice
  • Work on a range of issues relating predominately, relating to the RMA, environmental and regional policy.

Qualifications:
  • Preference from an RMA planning background but those with qualifications in law, agriculture, policy, science or a related discipline are also encouraged to apply.

The position is a full time role based in Waikato or Manawatu.

HOW TO APPLY

For a copy of the position description and an application form please contact Gillian Bright on email gbright@fedfarm.org.nz

Applications close Friday 24 November 2017

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COMMERCIAL MANAGER

  • Be part of an iconic New Zealand primary sector organisation
  • Develop and grow commercial initiatives to generate value and revenue
  • Member of the senior management team

Federated Farmers is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand, representing farmers and food producers who help generate over 50% of New Zealand’s exports. Federated Farmers role is invaluable to the rural sector, wider community and to our economy.  

We are recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join our senior management team.
If you have actively participated in a business strategy to increase successful financial performance through commercial activities, then here is your opportunity to join an iconic organisation.

Your primary role is to ensure that the business is delivering growth and current key stakeholders are effectively managed.

Key objectives of the role:
  • Develop new commercial revenue streams
  • Manage the existing partners and sponsors
  • Further grow, develop and implement a robust Commercial Strategy
  • Identify and commercialise ‘value add’ to FFNZ members
  • Further leverage identified strategies with current stakeholders
  • Focus on future trends and technologies affecting the primary sector

Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant commercial experience with a proven track record of success
  • Entrepreneurial acumen with managing business complexity
  • Professional standing in the primary sector
  • Leading a product or service to market successfully
  • In-depth understanding of the primary sector

Your skill set should include:
  • Demonstrable business and organisational development skills
  • Ability to determine and lead strategy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation and financial analysis skills
  • Strategic thinking

Qualifications:
  • Relevant business degree preferable

The position is a full time role ideally based in Wellington.

HOW TO APPLY:

For a copy of the position description and an application form please contact Gillian Bright on email gbright@fedfarm.org.nz

Applications close Wednesday 5 December 2017

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For a copy of the position descriptions and an application form please contact:
Gillian Bright
HR Manager
E:  gbright@fedfarm.org.nz