Livestock Representative
Carrfields
Timaru NZ
2d ago

Livestock Representative - Timaru Area

Published : 14 / 06 / 2022

Job Location : Timaru / New Zealand Carrfields Livestock is a part of the wider family owned Carrfields Group. We offer specialist livestock advice and expertise to help clients achieve maximum returns, by providing a range of national and international marketing options.

With an established nationwide network of livestock agents, we are proud to be NZ’s largest privately owned livestock business.

We have an opportunity for a Livestock Representative (or Trainee) to join the Carrfields team based in the Timaru area. Reporting to the Canterbury Livestock Manager and South Island Livestock Manager your key responsibilities will be :

  • Build and maintain strong existing and new relationships with farmers and assist with their on-farm sales where applicable
  • Advise farmers about market trends and stock prices
  • Buy and sell livestock on farm and at auctions on behalf of clients
  • Maintain and promote Carrfields livestock in the marketplace by delivering excellent service with integrity and professionalism
  • Travel throughout the wider region
  • Your Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of stock breeds, stock classes and stock health
  • An Agriculture or livestock based qualification would be an advantage
  • Excellent Animal handling skills
  • Well-developed customer service and sales skills
  • The ability to build rapport with a range of people easily
  • Excellent communication and record keeping skills
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • A full, current, and clean New Zealand driver licence
  • Auctioneering experience would be an advantage
  • Applicants looking to enter the livestock industry will be considered. Trainee’s will be mentored by a Senior Representative to gain knowledge of the livestock industry for the first two years.
  • Why work for Carrfields?

  • You will get to see awesome scenery and landscapes everyday
  • Only a few hours away from the beautiful Central Otago and Queenstown districts
  • World class lakes and rivers for fishing, jetboating and water sports
  • Come and work for a family owned, local company with a great culture
  • Competitive remuneration package (base salary + commission)
  • Fully paid life and income protection insurance
  • Investment in your ongoing training and development
  • Carrfields have been focusing on bringing innovation into the business. This has seen the below products developed to add value to their clients :

  • Partnership with NZ Wagyu to manage the procurement of Friesian Wagyu cross cattle through the supply chain stages of breeding, rearing and grazing.
  • Online auction development for selling prime livestock.
  • Partnership with Headwaters that offers clients a summer lamb finishing contract.
  • Ready to Apply

    This is a salaried position, and you will be supplied with a vehicle and a mobile phone. You must be eligible to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.

    Our pre-employment process is to carry out a Medical, Drug test and Criminal Conviction history check. If you would like to be a part of an innovative and family-owned business, then please apply today with your cover letter and CV.

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