Policy & Science Manager

Kin Limited

Join our close knit team in this key role and help us promote a sustainable and prosperous New Zealand deer industry.

  • Senior role with autonomy
  • Flexibility for a work/life balance
  • Wellington CBD location
About us  
Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the New Zealand deer industry.
Our diverse team is skilled in marketing, research, advocacy, communications, farm production, quality assurance and culinary development. Our purpose is simple; to work closely with deer farmers, processors and marketers to promote a profitable and confident deer industry.
We have a caring, service-oriented environment and encourage professional development and continuous learning. DINZ are a key part of the deer industry ecosystem and we have strong relationships of trust and respect with our farming and stakeholder community.
Located in the Wellington CBD, our close-knit team is searching for a confident and tenacious Policy and Science Manager to join us.

The role 
This senior role is one you can really make your own.
In partnership with AgResearch, a key part of your role will be to ensure that investment from the deer industry is converted into real solutions and the results are used and appreciated by our deer farmers, processors and marketers
You will lead the development of the deer farm and deer products research strategy. As Policy and Science Manager, you will be the key DINZ contact on regulatory matters affecting the deer sector, liaising closing with other staff on matters that affect their portfolios 
This role will see you consulting with a broad range of stakeholders, providing advice on policy and building lasting relationships.

You will be required to travel domestically, this role will call for the occasional night away.

About you 
You will be a big picture thinker with an unbridled enthusiasm for making a difference. You'll deeply understand and enjoy the policy development process. Known for your consultative style, you will be equally comfortable taking a lead position.
We are looking for someone with: 
  • Relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills which are second to none 
  • Demonstrated leadership across diverse groups
  • The ability to influence and negotiate across all levels
  • Broad, practical knowledge of policy development and implementation as it relates to production agriculture
  • Deer farming knowledge a plus  
Ideally you will have come from a similar environment, however, industry specific knowledge and experience can be learned.

If you’re an experienced policy manager and keen to be part our team, we’d love to hear from you.  We’ve partnered with Kin to fill this important role - please apply now with your CV and cover letter telling us a bit about you and what you’d bring to the role. Or, if you’d like to find out more before applying, please contact Jamie Edmundson at jamie.edmundson@kin.co.nz.