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Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand's leading marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products. We are a regionally significant business: with annual revenue, in excess of $2bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices, 14 processing sites in New Zealand and exporting to over 60 countries.

'To become the world's most successful and sustainable grass-fed red meat company' is our vision as a food company. We are committed to excellence with a level of skill, expertise and care that allows us to bring the very best of New Zealand to the world. We are proud that the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index has recently ranked Silver Fern Farms in the Top 20 New Zealand businesses for reputational excellence for the second year running.

We have an excellent opportunity at our Finegand plant, for a person experienced in production planning within a meat processing plant. The position will report to the Production Coordinator and is responsible for co-ordinating processing with Sales order requirements and collating all production data into useful and timely management reports.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills:

  • Competency in the use of Microsoft applications.
  • A sound knowledge of the processing requirements of a modern meat processing plant.
  • Organised, with strong communication, delegation and leadership abilities
  • The ability to "think on your feet" and make sound operational decisions


The Production Planner will be responsible for planning daily production to optimise resources, to meet marketing instructions, maximise value to the product being produced and comply with all company and customer requirements. The focus will be on meeting "just in time" delivery for orders, liaising with our Marketing division, scheduling product and label checks.

To apply online, click on "Apply" below to submit your application.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Silver Fern Farms Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand
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