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Company Waikato Milking Systems
Location Hamilton, Waikato
Listed Tue 12 Nov, 1:12 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 1001538
Waikato Milking Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of 'on farm' dairy systems and technologies; with product offerings including milking parlors, automation, milk cooling and effluent and environmental solutions.

A New Zealand success story and now a world class business with a focus on innovation, performance and durability, whose milking systems, technology, products and expert dealership extends from New Zealand, internationally throughout the UK, Europe, South Africa, South America, Latin America, Australia, the US and China. Our products are sought after for their quality, durability and 'fit for purpose' design.

The effluent and environmental business is a key 'offering' in our range of products and services to our highly valued customers. This exciting role offers the opportunity to leverage, showcase and manage the product range in relation to the specialist area of effluent & environmental including existing and new product development and enhancement. You'll lead this product range and be involved in maintenance, installations, specifications, pricing and marketing.

As the Head of Effluent & Environmental you will be comfortable working independently and with others to lead this key portfolio. Your demonstrated experience 'on farm' in a specialist or advisory role related to this key function will be critical.

Strong drive and motivation will assist you to meet and exceed the agreed targets of the business plan for the effluent & environmental business as well as your strong relationships with other critical Waikato Milking System stakeholders; e.g. sales team (including Effluent & Environmental Specialists), Manufacturing, R&D and Marketing.

You will build and nurture relationships both internally and externally to ensure exceptional service delivery to our valued clients, the farming community and our Dealer Network throughout New Zealand.

Your success in this role is highly dependent on your ability to listen and understand farmers; know 'what makes them tick', assess how WMS can add value to their bottom line whilst supporting them with current and future compliance and regulatory requirements 'on farm'. Your knowledge of farm systems and technologies and processes required to manufacture the product range will be highly valuable in this role. Your finely-honed project management, communication, decision-making and negotiation skills will also get a workout!

With a strong focus on supporting our sales team and championing the effluent & environmental function; your analytical skills will be called on as well as your solid commercial acumen.

As a subject matter expert, you will be innovative, results driven and well connected with existing networks.

You'll also need to strongly relate and engage with our team and values - People First - Curious & Courageous – Pride – Agile – We find a way and our mission which is “Growing the value of Dairy”

The competitive remuneration package reflects the skills, attributes and experience of the successful applicant. Apply 'online' today if you are a confident contributor and team player with a whole lot of 'get up and go' who seeks out opportunities and delivers.

Contact Craig Lowry, GM Sales & Operations (NZ & Aus.) phone: 021 370 231 with any queries.

Please note our recruitment involves a ministry of justice check.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.