About the role:

Reporting to the General Manager – Intensive Production, you’ll be responsible for ensuring safe, effective, efficient operations across our Livestock, Maintenance, Mill & Feeding team at Opal Creek, as well as:

  • Ensuring compliance with quality accreditation standards

  • Driving industry best practice in environmental and animal welfare practices

  • Managing a safe place of work and promoting a safety culture

  • Providing knowledge & support for livestock nutrition with consultation from industry leading consulting Nutritionist and environmental conditions unique to feedlots

  • Coaching, mentoring and development of managers and their staff

  • Managing & prioritising infrastructure maintenance and repairs

  • Overseeing livestock data systems

  • Staff recruitment and retention

  • Management of staff facilities, onsite accommodation and dining

  • Contractor management

  • Stakeholder management and engagement to achieve business objectives

  • Effective management of feedlot stocks & commodities

  • Preparation financials, budget and report

  • Financial management and accountability for operational and capital expenditure


About you:

Ideally, you’ll have demonstrated success in a senior role within a Feedlot and be familiar with contemporary management practices relating to quality, safety, people and livestock along with:

  • Practical understanding of food safety, quality and compliance requirements and its application in a feedlot environment

  • Ability to lead, manage and mentor a team of engaged, motivated and capable operators

  • Expert knowledge across range of specialties, eg: livestock, production, feeding, animal nutrition & infrastructure maintenance etc.

  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving ability

  • Sound judgement & decision making skills

  • Practical understanding of workplace health and safety requirements, systems and management

  • Strong computer literacy and experience in livestock data systems

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to a range of stakeholders

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in animal science or agribusiness is highly desirable

We offer the security of a corporate environment with the personal touch of a family business. You’ll be provided with career development opportunities across our fully integrated, beef supply chain. Comfortable family accommodation and an attractive salary package is available for the ideal candidate.

This is an ideal role for a self-motivated, results driven professional who thrives in a constantly changing and challenging environment!

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