Technical Expert - Animal Production

PGG Wrightson

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Aug 4

Southland/Otago

PGG Wrightson is New Zealand's largest provider of products and services to the agricultural and rural sector.

To support our Retail business we have built a dynamic team of technical specialists and experts to support PGG Wrightson staff and farming clients. We are now seeking an experienced and qualified Vet with a passion for animal production and nutrition to join this team. There is flexibility as to where this role is based but it would suit someone living in Southland or Otago.

This role will utilise your technical knowledge in veterinary science/animal production and nutrition to support and train our sales and store staff, advise key clients, maintain industry interaction and contribute to marketing and category strategies. This is an opportunity to combine a passion for knowledge transfer and rural extension with a practical focused outlook on farming. We are a tight team with a fantastic culture of success and support. Within the role you will have the opportunity to work alongside your colleagues from different disciplines and understand the interactions of soil science, agronomy, nutrition and animal health in successful farms systems. We are looking for someone who has the right personality to fit in to our team and build on our collective strengths.

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for adult education and training, This will be balanced with practical hands on experience in the New Zealand farming industry including in depth knowledge of large and small ruminant animal production in forage based farm systems. The role itself is predominantly Dairy focused (60%) but with some strong Sheep and Beef areas (40%) and a smattering of Deer - so it will be an advantage to have a good broad general knowledge.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work independently and pro-actively to achieve the goals of the team
  • Have a relevant Veterinary Science qualification and a minimum three years practical experience, with the ability to successfully build strong working relationships and autonomously manage your own time
  • Have a sound knowledge of New Zealand farm systems with a passion for nutrition
  • Have a high level of written and verbal communication skills with the ability to transfer knowledge and be able to present to large groups
  • Have a sound level of commercial focus and acumen
  • Have the ability to travel as required - the role is Southland and Otago focused but there will be some travel outside this area for training and supporting the rest of the team.

Come and join a great team with a proven track record and be part of a passionate team dedicated to achieving on farm, practical focused, positive change.

If this role has caught your interest and you want to know more, please call Milton Munro, Technical Team Manager on 027 705 4714.

Apply now or to find out more about working at PGG Wrightson or view other opportunities visit https://careers.pggwrightson.co.nz/search and enter reference number:19710SK

Applications close on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

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