Technical Expert - Animal Production
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
PGG Wrightson is New Zealand's largest provider of products and services to the agricultural and rural sector. To support our Retail and Water business we have built a dynamic team of technical specialists 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 and the position has arisen due to internal advancement. As the role involves support of our Lower South Island store network a company car is provided and being close to a regional airport is an advantage.
This role will utilise technical knowledge in veterinary science/animal production to support and train in-field sales and store staff, advise key clients, maintain industry interaction and contribute to marketing strategies. This is an opportunity to combine a passion for technology transfer and rural extension with knowledge of New Zealand farming. The Technical Team enjoy close working relationships. The opportunity to understand the interactions of soil science, agronomy, nutrition and animal health in successful farms systems is a real attraction of this job. We are looking for someone with the personality to fit in and add to this team.
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 successful candidate will:
- work independently to achieve the goals of the team
- have relevant Veterinary science qualifications and a minimum three years practical experience, with the ability to successfully build strong working relationships and autonomously manage your own time
- have a passion for New Zealand agriculture
- 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 the South Island as required.
Come and join a great team with a proven track record and be part of a group of passionate, knowledgeable and engaging people.
For further information, 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 16177SK.
Applications close on Sunday, 2 May 2021.
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