HAY FARM MANAGER
Toowoomba Hay Farm is an emerging business within the Feed Central group.
Current farming activities are within 30 minutes from Toowoomba and have a strong focus on hay production, with a irrigation development likely. This product feeds directly into The Toowoomba Hay Farm wholesale / retail outlet on the Feed Central site at Charlton.
21 years strong, Feed Central is a family owned and managed company and enjoys a strong and highly respected national presence within the fodder industry. Feed Central has a strong and progressive growth plan, creating opportunities for motivated people going forward.
$120,000 – $160,000 per year
Until position filled
The position is a key role within the broader Feed Central team. Toowoomba Hay Farm is a separate commercial entity to Feed Central, but the two have extensive interactivity and share our company owned site at Charlton.
This position would report to the Managing Director, with extensive support from the broader Feed Central team.
The team will respond to someone who is able to lead; grow the business and roll up their sleeves to help get the job done.
Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:
This is a unique role, with a very strong focus on business growth and expansion, managing our farming and wholesale/ retail business. Day to day activities will include:
Managing contractors and agronomist to optimise farming activities.
Working with the Feed Central team to purchase product for the Toowoomba Hay Farm retail outlet.
Sales of product from the retail outlet, including purchased product and product grown on our own farms.
Managing off farm storage, including rodent control, machine loading and unloading.
Strategy development, including feasibility and working with the Director on capital development, farm and business expansion, irrigation development.
Expanding product range and supply to ensure customer needs are met.
Complete P and L responsibility for the farming / retail business.
Building and managing your team over time.
Key outcomes that indicate effectiveness in this role include:
Strong working relationships with all team members.
Successful farm management.
Warehouses effectively managed.
The maintenance of a safe workplace and culture.
Income growth with Toowoomba Hay Farm business unit operating at a profit.
A strong desire to grow a business.
Farming background, especially in dryland and irrigated cropping. Hay experience is not critical.
Ability to manage contractors and work with agronomists is essential.
A love of working with and helping people as this position requires extensive people contact (buyer, sellers, broader Feed Central team etc)
Understanding of business and management principals. With ability to roll up the sleeves to get the job done and operate strategically.
Ability to form and manage your own team over time.
Forklift license preferable as is experience with machinery.
Unique farming / warehouse / retail model.
We are growing, with a strong and ambitious growth plan.
Extensive opportunities in the future for learning, personal development and career progression.
We are a fully resourced, strong, united and high performing team.
Family owned and managed company.
Family friendly business, with flexibility available to suit the needs of the team and the business.
An exceptional package will be negotiated with the right candidate.
Extensive national reach via Feed Central, giving ability to learn from some of the very best operators nationally.
Thank you for your interest. Please apply with a cover letter and C.V, via seek. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis as they are received.