Technical Field Officer
Farmlands Co-operative
Palmerston North
5d ago

Like most great New Zealand stories, Farmlands was born from people joining together to do things differently. Fast forward from our humble beginnings in 1962 and we are a Top 20 NZ Company with an annual turnover of more than $2.

5 billion, with over 1000 staff members from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

About the role

As a Technical Field Officer, you will be the technical expert for Agriculture covering the Lower Manawatu area for Farmlands.

This is a territory-based role, so your day will consist of consulting on farm, providing a wealth of knowledge across the shareholders farming system, backed by a technical extension and support team.

You'll be solutions focused, drawing on your industry knowledge to tailor the products & services offered at each site to ensure the success of our client's business as you successfully hold and develop shareholder relationships.

The ability to deliver shareholder success, build your business and chase new opportunities to develop your portfolio of clients in this region is unlimited, with a range of reputable farming businesses across a good mixture of dairy, cropping, horticulture, and red meat.

You will also be able to :

  • Provide frontline support from our technical extension team in agronomy and land production
  • Work closely within our local retail team in the Palmerston North, Levin & Otaki branches to support key relationships and customers
  • Use technology to your advantage to strategically plan and execute seasonal planning with shareholders
  • About you

  • You'll bring a depth & breadth of experience within agriculture with a strong focus on crop management, so our clients are in good hands
  • You'll be effective at developing long-lasting business relationships and be focused on providing profitable solutions
  • You will be adept at using latest technology - Mobile, iPad, Laptop, industry Apps, with the ability to continually upskill in this ever-changing landscape.
  • You will possess knowledge of farming systems and a real passion for the rural sector.
  • Your skillset will allow you to talk farming with anyone and will complement your excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Our sales professionals choose to work at Farmlands because we invest in our people. We provide a comprehensive onboarding process to ensure you have all the resources and support you need to "hit the ground running".

    We also offer the following benefits :

  • Instore staff discounts and an exclusive shareholding offer
  • Company Vehicle
  • Personal Insurances (Medical, Life & Income Protection)
  • To apply, click below to complete an online application (please ensure you have your CV and a covering letter ready).

    To be eligible to be employed at Farmlands you will need to produce satisfactory evidence that you are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (unless there are genuine reasons why you cannot) and you continue to maintain appropriate vaccination status in accordance with government advice.

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