Operations Planner – OSPRI – Palmerston North

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  • Help plan a course for a nationally recognised programme.
  • Join a small highly-dedicated team.
  • Based in Palmerston North.



OSPRI’s mission is to strengthen and evolve New Zealand’s animal health, bio-security and traceability systems.  We provide a range of services to support the agricultural sector through the management of our two programmes: TBfree and NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing).


About the role

You will be part of the team responsible for planning and implementing an internationally recognised programme of work (the TBfree Programme) for the North Island region.

You will plan the annual programme of work and monitor progress of that work towards eradication dates.  You will manage the GIS mapping associated with those plans, the specifications for the various projects of work, then maintain those using contract management processes through to completion. Liaison with contractors and other stakeholders about the programme and projects is an important part of the role.

Along with your ability to keep your finger on the pulse, you will be good at linking practise and theory together, looking for process improvements and implementing best practise.


You will need to have:

  • Advanced geo-spatial computer programme skills
  • Exceptional planning and communication skills
  • An ability to work as a member of a team
  • A keen eye for detail

If you have: a tertiary qualification in agriculture, applied science or resource management; general knowledge of vertebrate pest control; sound analytical ability; and demonstrated financial and contract management experience… we would love to hear from you.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory and a current driver’s licence is essential.  This role is safety sensitive and requires a Ministry of Justice criminal history check and pre-employment drug testing.

Benefits we offer include employer funded Life and Trauma insurance, long service leave, annual flu vaccination and an employee assistance programme.

For more information about the role please download a copy of the position description at https://ospri.co.nz/careers/vacancies/operations-planner/ or contact Alan Innes, Programme Manager on 027 550 0184.

To apply, please follow this Seek link, select the location of your application and click ‘Apply for this job’ – make sure you include you covering letter and CV.

Applications close: 9am Monday, 6 May 2019.




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