On Farm Excellence Advisor
Fonterra
Te Rapa, Hamilton, NZ
5d ago
  • Engage your passion for agriculture and quality know how in a key advisory role
  • Make a difference with our farmers, supporting them to deliver high quality milk
  • 12-month fixed term contract opportunities to develop within the business
  • About Us

    We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

    Farm Source is the face and place of Fonterra with our shareholders and in the local community. We are locals caring for our farming future.

    Our aim is to create goodness on farms, grow empowered people, and strengthen our Co-operative. Te Mātāpuna Toa Tikitini our strength is in our collective.

    About the Opportunity

    Sitting within our lively Service Centre team, you’ll relish the opportunity to work within a dynamic and fast-paced environment as our newest On-Farm Excellence Advisor.

    You will be part of a high performing and supportive team.

    A key advisory role which will see you directly supporting our farmers, you’ll engage your agricultural expertise and knowledge of the dairy industry to help ensure they’re able to supply high quality milk as well as offering sound advice concerning on-farm issues contributing to poor milk quality and / or food safety issues.

    As a true subject matter expert, you’ll also be key in connecting them to various additional support across the Service team, all whilst building some awesome business relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike.

    In addition to this, you will get the opportunity to work on high impact projects.

    This is a 12-month fixed term contract arisen due to internal development opportunity. There will be rostered shifts- which will include one early start (from 7 am) and one late finish (till 6 pm).

    Over time there will be flexibility to work from home.

    About You

    You’ll be passionate about giving our farmers the best advice to support their business and be a whiz when it comes to all things milk collection and processing.

    You will have the opportunity to be innovative and any ideas on how to improve things will be welcomed.

    You’ll bring strong knowledge of food safety best practice and have a genuine interest in the dairy industry. Most importantly, you will come from an agricultural background yourself, having a solid understanding of on-farm practices to be able to advise farmers.

    Sound like you so far? A couple of other key attributes and skills that will help ensure your success include :

  • Amazing interpersonal skills allowing you to communicate across a diverse group of people
  • Previous experience in a customer / people focused role
  • A qualification in agricultural, dairy, animal welfare or similar industry will be highly desirable.
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Tech savvy and comfortable utilizing various computer systems
  • Our Story

    Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive.

    Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

    Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

    Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

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