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Site Manager

Job No: 111547
Location: Brookton, WA

  • Take on an exciting management position with a leading agricultural company!
  • Balance your work and life in a friendly work environment!
  • Attractive salary circa $125,000 - $135,000 plus super and a fully-maintained 4WD
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance for the right candidate!

About the Opportunity

Balco Australia is seeking a mature and experienced Site Manager to take on this hands-on role based in Brookton, just over one hour east of Perth, WA.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this diverse role is responsible for ensuring the achievement of production, cost and quality targets across all Balco production facilities

You will also be responsible for securing the supply of hay and straw in line with corporate procurement plans by building and maintaining effective relationships with growers to promote Balco as the preferred customer for the product.

More specifically, this will include (but may not be limited to):

  • Working closely with growers to identify areas in which Balco can add value;
  • Collecting and providing accurate information about grower needs, trends, issues and concerns into the team’s planning and response processes;
  • Conducting regular on-farm inspections and product tests throughout the product life cycle;
  • Liaising and negotiating with growers to gain commitment to grow hay and supply to Balco;
  • Contributing to the management and development of the business as a whole; and
  • Working with growers to understand their needs and concerns to enable the development of attractive terms and price guidelines;

About You

To be successful, you will hold qualifications within a management discipline (i.e. Cert Diploma in Business, Cert 4 in Training and Assessment, or equivalent). Due to the nature of the role, it is also important you have an understanding of biosecurity as it relates to an export business, alongside familiarity with DAFF requirements.

You will have significant experience leading and developing high-performance teams, along with a demonstrated ability to interact at a high level with key decision makers from a variety of professional backgrounds. 

Strong communication, negotiation and relationship management skills will be integral to your success, as you work with a wide variety of growers, suppliers and internal stakeholders.

Balco Australia is looking for a resilient individual who is highly organised and able to make sound decisions on the fly and adapt well to changing circumstances. 

Additionally, you will consider yourself an analytical and strategic thinker, who's has the ability to work autonomously and with flexibility. 

Experience in the agricultural industry would be highly regarded.

About the Benefits

In recognition of your hard work and achievements, you'll receive a highly attractive remuneration package circa $125,000 - $135,000 (commensurate with skills and experience) plus super and a 4WD.

Balco Australia may also consider accommodation and relocation assistance for the right candidate.

In joining Balco Australia, you'll enter a dynamic, growing business that puts the wellbeing of its employees first. Along with a supportive team environment, you'll enjoy ongoing training as well as excellent opportunities for career advancement and skill development. Balco Australia also strongly believes in supporting the work/life balance of its staff.

Best of all, you can wave goodbye to city stress as you settle into the laid-back lifestyle of relaxed Brookton - a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Perth!

About the Organisation

Balco Australia (the Balaklava Company) is Australia's leading processor and exporter of high-grade oaten hay with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. Originally founded in Balaklava, SA, they've since expanded their Australian operations to growing districts on the Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Adelaide Plains and Mid North of South Australia and the South West, Midlands and Upper Great Southern in Western Australia. 

Balco Australia currently exports its products to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Middle East. In addition, Balco Australia was instrumental in the development of South Australia's first inland rail container terminal at Bowmans near Balaklava under its joint venture with Patrick Corporation.

With a commitment to supporting the local area and growers through employment and the provision of expert support and training, Balco Australia is committed to giving back to the community. Together, Balco Australia and its growers are setting the benchmark in quality standards across the industry. With an exemplary work health and safety record, they put the wellbeing of employees before all else.

For more information about Balco Australia, please see their website.

If you consider yourself an energetic, personable and proactive manager, Balco Australia wants to hear from you - Apply Now!

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