Farm System Coach

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Farm System Coach - Build Capability

Full Time - Ashburton

  • Are you a seasoned coach who knows the value of adopting quality systems?
  • Do you have an affinity for building capability in the agricultural sector?
  • Want to drive your career forward with New Zealand's largest corporate dairy farmer?

About the company

Dairy Holdings Limited is a dynamic and progressive New Zealand owned multi-farm business with extensive operations across 59 dairy and 16 grazing farms in the South Island. A growing business that is 100% pasture based, Dairy Holdings Limited’s overriding objective is maximising profitability by adopting systems that increase the quantity of pasture grown and harvested.

An exciting opportunity exists within Dairy Holdings Limited (DHL) for a technically competent Farm System Coach to take on this role and build capability within the wider business – could this be you?

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will deliver sustainable capability and performance improvements within the DHL farm supervisory team, through identifying skill gaps and conducting assessments with a view to implementing development plans. In doing this, the Farm System Coach will:

  • Design and operationalise a capability development framework that delivers value to DHL through the creation of development programmes specifically tailored to improving capability.
  • Oversee the delivery of training including on farm, coaching, participation in extension programmes and/or formal accredited training and courses.
  • Work in partnership with the farm supervisory team, providing farm support to improve overall business performance.
  • Provide effective reporting mechanisms to measure farm performance, on behalf of the business.
  • Provide support and guidance to farm managers and champion the adoption of effective systems.

This role needs a strong communicator who can foster a culture of real engagement while driving capability and system performance. Is this you?

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable experience as a technical expert, advisor or capability developer within the primary sector, along with significant farm management/systems knowledge and experience; a relevant tertiary qualification is desirable. You will have proven experience developing partnerships internally and externally and working in collaboration with others to achieve outcomes. You are a problem-solver and analytical thinker, with the ability and confidence to have tough conversations around performance.

Structured and detail focused; people will describe you as the “calm in a storm” and someone who just gets thing done. 

If you are looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and excite you; then we want to hear from you.

How to apply

To discover more about Dairy Holdings Limited, visit

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Nicola Cull on 021 686 082 or by email to

Applications close: Wednesday 15 May 2019

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