Milk Supply Manager

Listed 11 days Ago
Open Country
Manufacturing - Other

About the role:

Our Milk Supply Managers are responsible for the sourcing, retention, and quality of milk supply for Open Country Dairy. The role involves establishing and maintaining relationships with dairy farmers, ensuring the consistent and quality supply of milk, and overseeing various logistical and strategic aspects of milk production and procurement.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an inventory of prospects to ensure milk sourcing targets are met.
  • Provide clear information on pricing enabling the supplier/farmer to make informed decisions.
  • Build strong professional relationships with suppliers/farmers to deliver exceptional service.
  • Attend supplier meetings and functions to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Understand seasonal, climatic, and other factors influencing milk production.
  • Monitor on-farm issues that could impact on milk production.
  • Resolve milk supply issues promptly and effectively.

About You:

  • Strong knowledge of dairy farming, with familiarity of the local area.
  • Background in finance, preferably rural banking is desirable.
  • Proficient in computer skills (Excel, Word, CRM).
  • Fun-loving with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Competitive spirit and a drive to succeed.

Why Join Us:

Join a dynamic team dedicated to sustainable practices and community engagement. Grow your career with a company that values both professional excellence and personal well-being.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth.
  • Use of Company Ute and fuel card.
  • Flexibility and work-life balance with a combination of weekends and weekdays off.

About Us:

Open Country represents the very best of the New Zealand dairy industry. We are New Zealand’s second largest milk processor and the world’s second largest exporter of whole milk powder. We collaborate with our clients, listen to their feedback, and work hard to ensure we develop products that consistently deliver on their quality expectations and evolving needs.

We’re here to make a real difference, recognising that New Zealand’s strong primary industry is the backbone of our economy, and will continue its leading role into the future.

100% New Zealand-based and family owned, we work hand in hand with our customers across the globe to understand the ingredients they need. Smart and flexible partnerships, and a little Kiwi ingenuity, go a long way.

If you're ready to take on a new challenge and be part of a forward-thinking team, we want to hear from you! Apply online or reach out to Heidi Boswell ( ) or 022 0133 699. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

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