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Who is The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM)? 

Formed in 2001, The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) is an integrated sales, marketing and innovation company made up of an ambitious team of purpose-driven trailblazers, on a mission to position Aotearoa New Zealand as an exemplar environmentally, socially and economically through the exploration of regenerative practices, mindset and ethos. 


NZM is an award-winning New Zealand success story with a strong value proposition. Through their deep global brand partnerships and RX ecosystem, NZM leads the way in positioning New Zealand’s natural materials into premium branded offerings sought after by discerning customers around the world. 


If you want to be part of a talent pool of exceptional go-getters who thrive on bringing great ideas to life in a dynamic, high-energy environment, this organisation is for you. 


We need a superstar to: 

  • provide technical carbon and environmental expertise that enables growers and brand partners to drive measurable, positive ecosystem impact, plus reinforces NZMs value proposition and adds a commercial value to NZM. 

  • support the technical delivery of the carbon strategy as part of ZQRX, NZM’s regenerative wool platform 

  • bring technical carbon and environmental outcomes to life for brand partners, consumers and growers in the development of an impact accounting and reporting tool, possibly through the use and integration of data and spatial analysis using GIS and remote sensing tools. 

  • define areas where carbon and environmental science initiatives will add commercial value to NZM 

  • deliver research & development and technical input to inform the strategic direction, market positioning and potential future markets for NZM 

  • support the decision making and strategic direction of NZM and our value offering with regard to key environmental based platforms for brands and growers. An initial focus will be on agricultural carbon emissions and associated sustainability indicators 


The role will have you rubbing shoulders with global thought leaders in sustainability, business, fashion, and agriculture, and offers the scope to bring about meaningful environmental outcomes. 


What skills, experiences and attitudes are needed 

You will have a strong background in impact measurement and reporting, or an associated field, plus knowledge of all things carbon. With a minimum of 5 years’ experience, you will enjoy operating in a busy and dynamic environment that allows you to demonstrate your commercial acumen. 


You will be a gifted science communicator, capable of distilling complex concepts to simple and compelling sound bites. This will range from talking to large groups, one on one with growers through to written content. 


You will be skilled in a broad range of agricultural and manufacturing sustainability related topics, initially utilising your knowledge around sustainability and carbon to drive positive change amongst an expansive range of stakeholders. You will likely be familiar with Life Cycle Assessments and other sustainability methodologies as well as the complexities of global supply chains. 


To have the ‘X factor’ you will be solution focused, forward thinking and enjoy contributing to new ideas. Being organised and having an exceptional eye for detail will be a strength. 


As you will be operating in a fast-paced environment, hitting the ground running, being familiar with the New Zealand agricultural sector would be desirable. 


As this role will see you getting out on farms, a current drivers license is essential. 


Sounds like you, then apply 

This is a highly attractive opportunity to work for a leading company, who proactively push the boundaries of innovation within the primary sector. 


If this sounds like you, then apply now by hitting the ‘apply now’ button on Seek to submit your CV and cover letter.


For a copy of the position description please click here


Applications will close on 1 February 2022, unless an appointment is made earlier. 


NZ Merino require new employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Subject to its obligations under the Human Rights Act and the Employment Relations Act, all offers of employment are conditional on the candidate providing sufficient evidence of their vaccination status. 

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