Position Announcement: Head of Veterinary Services
May 23, 2012 — Rivalea Australia
Rivalea is Australia‘s premier pork producer and one of the country’s largest integrated agrifood companies. Rivalea employs more than 1200 people across multiple sites and operates integrated business activities in grain production, stockfeed manufacturing, pig farming, processing, distribution and marketing. The company has built its reputation on long-standing business relationships underpinned by strong core values. Rivalea’s corporate headquarters is based near Corowa, New South Wales. Corowa is situated along the banks of the Murray River, Australia’s major river system. The region offers an attractive lifestyle with facilities and attractions rarely available to corporate professionals.
The Head of Veterinary Services is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the company's animal health program. Based at Corowa, New South Wales and reporting to the GM of Farming operations, this is a senior position within the company. Effectively managing the animal health program across multiple sites and leading a small team of professionals are the major responsibilities of the position. Preparing and managing a cost effective herd health budget in line with production objectives is also a key component.
The successful candidate will have a hands-on approach to managing and leading the team. They will communicate well with other senior managers, farm personnel, regulatory authorities and suppliers. Candidates with proven organizational skills and the ability to positively influence others would be a major advantage. A degree in Veterinary Science (registrable in Australia) is required. Applicants must also possess a thorough knowledge of intensive pig health management and a good understanding of current health management technologies.
We strive for a dynamic, positive work environment and provide training and skills development to ensure our employees are well equipped to meet the exciting challenges created by our ever-expanding business.
PLEASE FORWARD ALL APPLICATIONS TO HR RECRUITMENT:
PO Box 78
COROWA NSW 2646
Phone: +61 2 6033 8333
Further information and closing dates for applications can be found at rivalea.com.au/Employment.aspx. Applications should address the key requirements of the position and include reference contacts.
Rivalea Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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