• Partner directly with our Milk Suppliers in a key advisory role
  • Drive connection and positively impact Fonterra and our farmers’ business
  • Build your brand with unbeatable exposure across Fonterra and the rural professional community

Your Purpose

As our Farm Source Area Manager - People, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the relationship with Fonterra Australia’s suppliers, contributing to the development and profitability of their farm businesses, and to make Fonterra the processor of choice. This autonomous role will see you managing your time effectively as you travel regionally within Tasmania and working closely with farmers to identify individual needs and challenges, then bring to life the tools, services and support we can offer to help enable positive business outcomes and retain a strong milk supply for Fonterra. Part of a highly skilled team with a range of specialties, you will take on the People specialist remit – connecting with our farmers and providing support on employment, business plans and H&S procedures in addition to Area Manager accountabilities

About You
With a strong knowledge of the dairy industry and a proven track record in agribusiness, agri-banking or People skills, you’ll have strong relationship building skills, sound commercial acumen, and be able to confidently communicate Fonterra’s strategy, performance and value proposition to our farmers and the wider community.

The conversations aren’t always easy, so you’ll also need the resilience to have some tough ones and challenge boundaries when required, as well as get people on board and working towards a common goal. With this in hand, someone with HR and H&S exposure would be ideal, however we are willing to train a driven relationship builder with a proven track record and a keen interest in the dairy industry.

Our Story

Fonterra is a global nutrition company owned by 10,000 farming families in New Zealand. We employ 20,000 people around the globe and offer amazing opportunities for people who want to join our team.

In Australia, we take the milk we collect from our farmers, and our six manufacturing sites across Victoria and Tasmania turn this into dairy foods that generations of Australians have grown up with and love, including Perfect Italiano™, Mainland™, Western Star™, and Bega™. We also sell dairy ingredients to many of the world’s leading food companies and partner with foodservices business across the country to get dairy foods into chefs’ hands.

Northern Tasmania is home to our Spreyton and Wynyard manufacturing sites which make a range of nutritional powders and Cheese for some of the world’s leading food companies. We also make butter and Cheese for the domestic market, including Tasmania’s favourite Duck River™.

At Fonterra, we understand that to attract top talent we need to have the jobs that will make you want to get out of bed in the morning. Diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are a big part of our business, and with a collaborative culture, inspiring leaders and passionate people, this is a great place to work. We need good people, we need you – please apply and join our team.


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