TRAINEE FARM MANAGER
KYABRAM, VIC, 3620 FULL TIME
Generous salary package including house and superannuation $75k circa
Potential to become a full-time Farm Manager within 2-3 years.
Flexible roster that promotes good work/life balance.
Work with a small, autonomous team as the owner does not live on the farm.
Training budget for personal/professional development.
Participate in industry training, discussion groups and conferences.
Switch to a satisfying career - Use your existing leadership and people expertise and we will train you in farming industry skills.
Live close to Kyabram, in scenic, central Victoria, 10 mins to Kyabram and 20 mins to Echuca and Shepparton
Fox Dairies started farming in 1990 and is a major supplier of milk to Bega Cheese. It switched to dairy in 2010 and has since quadrupled in size, increasing from 1 farm to 3 irrigated dairy farms plus another farm for growing out the replacement young stock. We anticipate growing at the same speed in the future so can offer excellent promotional opportunities. We prefer to train people from the ground up in our modern, open farming systems. For instance, one of our existing Farm Managers was an earth-moving manager in the mining industry who wanted a more stable and fulfilling role, and to live in an environment that was healthy and positive for his family and children.
We are looking to employ a motivated leader, with great people skills, to grow over time into a stand-alone Farm Manager. This is a hands-on and developing role with your involvement in innovation, strategy and decision-making increasing as you demonstrate proven effectiveness. It's also a great opportunity to learn every aspect of running a successful farming operation. As well as milking you will work alongside the manager and be involved in activities such as staff-rostering; invoicing and budget-tracking; coordinate service providers; compiling weekly management reports; and improvement of milk production and quality. As the performance of this business is measured on a daily basis via milk production and milk quality, and monthly financials, you will be able to track and measure your impact on business improvement.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has excelled in the past and is looking to grow their skills and knowledge in the dairy industry.
Demonstrated leadership experience and achievement.
Excellent communicator with a genuine interest in people.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Tertiary degree in any discipline desirable.
Demonstrated achievement in any field.
Genuine, demonstrated interest in dairy farming.
Understanding of working with livestock desirable, but not essential.
Knowledge or experience of the dairy industry and livestock desirable, but not essential.
A demonstrated commitment to continual improvement, innovation and learning.
An immediate start is on offer so if you are seeking a genuine career opportunity and would like to be a crucial member of Fox Dairies’ growing team please email your CV and a cover letter.