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Category: Livestock Co-Ordination Manager
Location: Hawke's Bay

Rural Directions

Livestock Coordination Manager

Reference: #869575

Hawke’s Bay


Progressive Meats Limited (PML) is a dynamic meat processing export business based on a single site in Hastings, including their own cool store. The company started in 1981 and, throughout the years, have fine-tuned the way they work by listening to their suppliers, partners, customers and staff. By developing strong long-term relationships and being focused specialists, they concentrate on what they know and who they associate with; farmers who grow the best lamb and beef around, and the meat brand partners who then deliver it to the world.

The majority of meat processing is beef and lamb, however PML also routinely process rams, mutton and goats. High quality meat for human consumption is the significant proportion of the end product, but they also provide animal by-products for medical, biotech and other related industries. PML are continually improving their workplace culture and are proud to now have 450 dedicated staff working from the Hastings plant.

For more information on Progressive Meats Limited please follow this link


The Livestock Coordination Manager is a vital part of the process chain to get reputable and reliable products to market. The primary position function of the Livestock Coordination Manager is to effectively coordinate all livestock, to maximise productivity and ensure a sustainable and efficient service is provided to all
exporters, customers, farmer suppliers, agents and transport companies. Key responsibilities are:

  • Livestock Coordination in conjunction with Plant Management
  •  Exporter Relationships
  • Stockyard Management
  • Plant Processing
  • Compliance
  • Exporter Events / Meetings

At least two years’ previous experience in a related role, with livestock and/or production planning experience will be required to excel in this role, along with the following:
  • Planning skills and experience, particularly in processing environment.
  •  Sound understanding and capability of finance and/or procurement, inventory systems and reconciliation.
  • Well-developed business acumen and financial literacy.
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Effective decision making, judgement, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to set priorities, targets and follow through on corrective actions and outcomes.

The ideal appointee will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, high attention to detail and accuracy, with excellent time management and organisational skills.


The appointee to this position will step into a structured, organised system that is proven to work. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Livestock Coordination Manager will have full exposure to the business and be given the autonomy for decision making. There is an attractive remuneration package offered, including all the tools to complete the role. You’ll be based in the desirable Hawke’s Bay where there are wineries, beaches and activities available.

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with and learn from some well-established people within the industry offering excellent professional and personal growth.


For further information or to apply please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 869575).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received

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Date Posted: 2022-04-29


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