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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. 


What is ZQRX? 

ZQRX is a programme designed by NZM, that defines regenerative farming principles and how they apply to growers, and to our broader supply and brand partners businesses. This is implemented on farm by supporting growers to benchmark their business (on farm assessment), plus providing support and resources to help them improve on-farm outcomes. ZQRX represents a journey of continuous improvement. 


We need a superstar to: 

  • • Develop grower relationships and undertake on-farm assessments 

  • • Support research and development on-farm that will demonstrate ZQRX progress 

  • • Assist with communications and collateral regarding ZQRX programme 


What skills, experiences and attitudes are needed: 

You will have 2 years proven experience within a similar role, backed up with a degree in environmental science, agricultural science, or an associated field. 


You will have good knowledge of farming systems, land management, sustainability, and general farm management. Although not essential, a farming background would be desirable, and empathy with the farming community is a must. 


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 one of your strengths. 


We are looking for someone who is passionate in this field, a self-starter who enjoys variety within their work. 


You will thrive in a busy and dynamic environment that allows you to be part of a team, but also work independently. 


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

Sounds like you, then apply 

This is a great opportunity to work with a company that has been recognised for its ‘ahead of the curve’ innovation, that has ambitious goals, offers an amazing culture and puts their people first. 


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 7 February 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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