Work for us

At B+LNZ we’re passionate about the sheep and beef industry and committed to growing a sustainable and profitable future for our sector. If you’re looking for an opportunity to start or progress your career with an organisation that values its people, invests in your development and is 100% owned by NZ sheep and beef farmers – then consider working for us.

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What you can expect when working for us?

We look after our people. If you join our team, you’ll work with a bunch of passionate, intelligent, dedicated and fun people. We expect our managers to be open, honest, brave, encouraging and inspiring. And it’s important to us that work is a happy place to be. We’ve even heard it said that B+LNZ is the best place some of our employees have ever worked!

Our culture

Our culture reflects how we feel about NZ’s sheep and beef industry, and the farmers we work for. We’ve based our culture on the three pillars of passion; integrity; and whānau. This is what our employees told us they value above all else, and we strive to be the best we can be.

Getting to know the business

We invest in our employees and this starts on day one. Your first week of onboarding is focused on building relationships and making new connections, taking it slow, and asking questions. We take you through a four month programme that will include a group induction where you meet other new employees, hear from our programme leads, be taken through a ‘design challenge, and learn more about yourself, your workmates, and have some fun.

Flexible work arrangements

We recognise the differing needs of our employees and the importance of having a good balance between work and the other things in life that are important to you.  We support our employees through flexible work arrangements, and we are set up for remote working when needed.  

Employee recognition programmes

We like to let our employees know when they’ve done an awesome job. Our employee recognition programmes encourage this and we acknowledge and reward those who go above and beyond, and 'walk the talk' in terms of living our values, innovating and helping others.

Learning & Development

We know how important it is to grow and develop – personally and professionally. At B+LNZ feedback is a constant, with a regular focus on career aspirations, learning and development.
We know great people can be hard to find so we encourage internal promotion when possible. Funding is available for staff to attend study, training and conferences that’ll enhance their work.

Leave entitlements

We provide additional leave entitlements beyond the standard. Sick leave is available once you start, with no six-month stand-down and 10 sick days a year. You also get two extra days' holiday on top of four weeks' annual leave.

Employee volunteer programme

We believe it’s the responsibility of a good employer to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Our employee volunteer programme gives staff paid leave to do voluntary work that benefits the primary sector.

Life Insurance

All our permanent employees are automatically covered by our fully-subsidised life insurance policy. Insurance can also be paid out if you fall terminally ill. It’s our way of looking after you when you need it most, or your family if you’re not able to.

Medical

We have a discounted Southern Cross Group Scheme and offer free influenza vaccinations, and eye tests after you've been with us for two years.

Exercise and health

We support our people to have a healthy lifestyle with team challenges and indoor sports teams – and a well-stocked fruit bowl. Employee’s working in, or visiting our Wellington office have access to a fully equipped gym with an extensive range of modern cardio and weight equipment, and personal trainers.

Employee Assistance Programme

You will have free access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), provided by Vitae, offering counselling, trauma support and assistance with work or personal issues.

Health and safety at work

Our proactive health and safety committee has a commitment to implementing initiatives that improve staff wellbeing and resilience, workplace safety practices and training, supporting people to return to work after accidents or injuries.

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