The Lucas Group
Job Title Regional Manager Livestock
Date Posted 6/6/2018
Location Canterbury region, South Island
Country New Zealand
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3047
Job Description

- Senior leadership position

- Highly regarded livestock co-operative

- Canterbury region, New Zealand


Alliance Group is the ONLY 100% locally owned co-operative red meat company in NZ and it is quietly going about completely overhauling the way it does business. Its shareholder base of 5000 farmers ensures that it is New Zealand’s – and indeed the world’s – largest exporter of sheep meat, as well as a significant contributor to beef and venison exports. The Executive Leadership Team is well down the path of redefining the way the company interacts with its clients and shareholders. Being a co-operative, Alliance’s farmer shareholders are at the centre of everything they do, and having Southland as its roots, it is an innovative and somewhat understated company.

This leadership role is an excellent opportunity to establish yourself within a global meat export business.


The Regional Manager Livestock leads and manages a team of 12 Representatives who service shareholder suppliers in the Canterbury region. The Regional Manager will lead, mentor, manage and grow their team. There is a component of helping the team to think and do business differently. If you currently lead a small team, have an empathy with agriculture, are the type of person who wants to ‘actually make a difference’ and enjoy the philosophies of a true co-operative, then this role should interest you.

Reporting directly to the GM Livestock and Shareholder Services and as a key member of the Livestock Management Team, this exciting role has direct visibility into Alliance’s Executive Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership and manage the Regional Livestock team
  • Develop and maintain strong positive relationships with shareholders and suppliers
  • Achieve planned livestock volumes and margin levels
  • Deliver the budgeted financial and volume targets
  • Maintain a positive team culture that strives towards excellence in people service
  • Develop an annual regional business plan to grow the organisation’s share of targeted livestock categories


  • Proven field team leadership and a successful track record of leading sales teams
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial literacy
  • A business development mentality and sales drive
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships within the rural community
  • Prior experience in the rural service sector in a sales or relationship management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of farming, grazing and livestock management


  • Tertiary qualifications in Agribusiness/Agriculture at a Diploma or Bachelor level (or equivalent) are highly regarded


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3047, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.