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10 May 2022

National Asset and Engineering Manager – Agriculture

Job Outline

Are you looking for a new opportunity in asset management and maintenance? Do you want to work for a leading produce company who prides itself on technology and sustainability? If so, this might be the role for you!

Being 100% family owned, we pride ourselves on being one of NZ’s leading suppliers of vegetables and prepacked salads, with farms across the country, based in Gisborne, on offer is a great role, an even better team, an industry that is in demand, and for those of you who are not already here, a city that offers a relaxed lifestyle allowing you to enjoy a work-life balance and spend more time doing what you want to.

About The Role

LeaderBrand are seeking a National Asset and Engineering Manager to work within their farm leadership team, overseeing the maintenance, fabrication and procurement of all our agricultural machinery assets. The successful candidate will have experience in asset management and maintenance, works management and maintenance plan development within a similar environment and have demonstrated leadership ability. You will be technically competent in engineering or mechanical, in developing asset management plans and practically minded in your approach. 

This is a leadership, relationship and strategic role with core responsibilities including:

  • Workshop Management – Mechanical and Engineering, design, performance and development, culture, finance, and compliance.
  • Supplier relationships and contracts – Procurement including national supply contracts.
  • Internal customer and stakeholder relationships – Planning, problem solving, and innovation.
  • Strategic – Replacements, R&M and innovation and technology.
About You

What we are looking for, someone with:

  • Qualification in Engineering, Mechanical, Business Management or similar.
  • 3+ years in Asset Management and Mechanical Maintenance or Engineering Management experience
  • A practical-minded hands-on approach
  • Excellent communication and people skills with proven leadership experience
  • A passion for technology with an innovation focus
  • Commercially focused balanced by best for asset approach
  • Ability to travel throughout New Zealand

This is a great opportunity in a sustainable business for someone with the right skillset and experience. If you think you have what it takes and are looking to challenge yourself in our exciting environment please apply now with your cover letter and CV. Applications will be managed on behalf of LeaderBrand by People Plus. If you have any questions send them through to 

Please note to be considered for this role you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.