Manager – Mussel Farming

Jobs at Sanford : Manager – Mussel Farming in New Zealand - AquacultureTalent

Responsible for the successful running of the Sanford Mussel Farming Operation, demonstrating an absolute commitment to the health and safety, quality, strong leadership and efficiency in operations.

  • Full-time
  • 5 months ago
  • New Zealand
  • English
    • Fish Farm Manager
    • Operation Monitoring
    • Fisheries
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership
    • Operations manager
    • Commercial Management
    • Data analysis

Responsible for the successful running of the Sanford Mussel Farming Operation, demonstrating an absolute commitment to the health and safety, quality, strong leadership and efficiency in operations.

The Manager – Mussel Farming is part of the broader Aquaculture team, working closely with the General Manager – Aquaculture and other Aquaculture Managers to ensure a best practice approach is adopted and maintained across the aquaculture business. The Manager – Mussel Farming is a champion for the Sanford Values, and carries out their duties in a caring manner, with passion and the utmost integrity.

  • Ensuring the sustainable, efficient and profitable operations of the Sanford Mussel Farming Operation;
  • Ensuring that Mussel Farming delivers product that meets customers’ expectations, and industry best practices;
  • Ensure best practice is cross pollenated between North Island Mussels Limited, Perna, SpatNZ, where appropriate;
  • Ensuring Sanford Mussel Farming Operation’s meet all regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Developing strong relationships with other industry members, officials and professionals;
  • Ensure Sanford Mussel Farming Operation is considered an integral part of their local community and a responsible corporate citizen so as to ensure the Sanford brand.
Sanford’s vision is to be the best seafood company in the world. We are proud of our 100+ years of seafood history and passionate about our industry. We are New Zealand’s largest integrated fishing and aquaculture business, operating 47 vessels and 210 aquaculture farms. We constantly strive to improve our operating processes, to preserve and enhance the quality of our seafood and protect our pristine resource.

Main requirements

  • Minimum three years proven leadership experience in a senior operational role with a track record of success in management of aquaculture environment;
  • Seafood Industry Experience as farm manager or similar possition
  • Demonstrates a passion and commitment for achieving objectives – overcomes obstacles and looks for ways to enhance and improve results;
  • Outstanding people leadership skills;
  • A passion for aquaculture, people and quality;
  • Self-aware – knows personal strengths and weaknesses;
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Business or Aquaculture
People Management
  • Build trust in your team. 
  • Ensure all team members are appropriately supervised
  • Develop and support a culture of continuous improvement and welcome suggestions.
Operational Management
  • Ensure the farming operations are conducted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and consistent with economic, environment and social goals of the company.
  • Achieve efficient utilisation of the farming assets and leadership of team to maximise the return on investment to the company.
Commercial Management
  • Develops, monitors, reviews and reports on Mussel Farming budgets that support strategic objectives and processing targets. 
  • Develops and implements best practice cost – effective solutions where these are not currently in place.
  • Constructively contributes to S&OP process to enable effective planning and forecast.
  • Meets reporting deadlines and complies with all financial, statutory and corporate requirements and relevant standards
 
 

Nice to have

We offer

For the right candidate we offer:

  • A challenging and independent position.
  • A work environment characterized by great commitment and a strong commitment to achieving results for both our employees, customers and the company.
  • A competative remuneration package