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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 14 cattle properties and Feedlot operation. The Head office is based in Adelaide with our stations located in rural Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Our Feedlot is located at Sedan, South Australia.

Opportunities for employment on our properties may arise throughout the course of the season, which generally runs from mid February to December each year. Positions that may become available include:

  • Bore Runner/Bore Mechanic
  • Cook - Station & Camp
  • Feedlot Farm & Livestock Hand
  • Gardener
  • Head Stockperson
  • Home Tutor
  • Homestead Maintenance
  • Machinery/Plant Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand
  • Station Hand/Stock Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete an online application or for further information contact our Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100. Resumes and/or other information in support of your application may be emailed to hr@kidman.com.au.

Overseas travellers with a current working holiday visa and who are already located in Australia are welcome to apply for positions, however, should be aware that it is S. Kidman & Co's strong preference to recruit candidates who apart from meeting relevant selection criteria for a position, are genuinely seeking ongoing, full-time employment with the company and in the Australian beef production industry. At this time S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION.

Chief Executive Officer - Adelaide Office

S. Kidman & Co Ltd (Kidman) is one of Australia's largest beef producers with a herd of 171,000 cattle across 10 stations, a stud and a feedlot. The company has pastoral leases covering approximately 80,000 square kilometres in three states and the Northern Territory. Kidman cattle stations produce grass-fed beef for export to Japan, the USA and South East Asia. Australian Outback Beef (OAB) - a joint venture between Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Shanghai CRED - acquired Kidman in late 2016, and is rolling out an ambitious strategy of investment and growth. This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven beef cattle executive to lead an Australian industry icon through an exciting period of growth and transformation.

Reporting to the Board of Australian Outback Beef you will be responsible for the future development of Kidman - initially focussing on driving an investment programme that will firmly establish Kidman properties at the forefront of beef cattle production in Australia.
The identification and successful application of new technologies, processes and business models within beef cattle production will be central to Kidman's success in the future. As CEO you will also work closely with the Board to develop innovative strategies that reach beyond pastoral operations to identify value through the distribution chain and enable Kidman to generate shareholder value in new and emerging markets.

Your success in this role is built on your track record in leadership roles within the beef cattle pastoral and production sectors. Your innate understanding and insight into best practice in pastoral operations is balanced by an appetite for innovation and business improvement. You will also bring a strong understanding of the distribution networks and market opportunities that will help shape the success of the Australian beef industry
in the years ahead.

For a confidential discussion please call Paul Duffy of Agile Executive Search & Recruitment on 0407 066 636 or email your application to apply@agilesearch.com.au All enquiries or submissions in relation to this role should be directed to Paul.

Expression of Interest (2017 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2017. As vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to safety are also essential, as is an appreciation for rural and remote living.

To submit your interest in relevant vacancies that may arise, please click on the "Apply Now" option below.

Recruitment is a competitive process so the quality of your application is very important. Please ensure your application is completed in full and provides sufficient information on your skills and experience, along with contact details for at least 2 recent referees.

S. Kidman & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Gardener/Domestic (Immediate Commencement) - Brunchilly
Brunchilly Station, located 100km North East of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, is seeking a full-time Gardener/Domestic for immediate commencement.

Duties include maintaining large, well established station gardens, along with the maintenance of a swimming pool and cleaning of various accommodation buildings.

Successful applicants must:
  • Have practical experience in gardening activities, including planting, pruning, trimming, weeding, fertilising, mulching, mowing and watering
  • Have good communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Have a strong commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Hold a current Driver’s licence
  • Have Chemical Users Accreditation (desirable).
An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Quality air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Peter or Emma Raleigh on (08) 8964 4610.

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Gardener/Handyperson (Immediate Commencement) - Ruby Plains
Ruby Plains Station, located 50 km south of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley of Western Australia, is seeking a full-time Gardener/Handyperson for immediate commencement.

Duties include maintaining large, well established station gardens and the general upkeep, tidiness and maintenance of the station's buildings and facilities.

Successful applicants must:
  • Have practical experience in gardening activities, including planting, pruning, trimming, weeding, fertilising, mulching, mowing and watering
  • Have good communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Have a strong commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Hold a current Driver’s licence
  • Have Chemical Users Accreditation (desirable).
An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Quality air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on this vacancy, please contact the Ruby Plains Station Manager, Mervyn Wortley, on (08) 9168 8915.

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Marketing Manager - Adelaide Office

S. Kidman & Co Ltd (Kidman) is one of Australia's largest beef producers with a herd of 171,000 cattle. The company has pastoral leases covering approximately 80,000 square kilometres in three states and the Northern Territory. Kidman cattle stations produce grass-fed beef for export to Japan, the USA and South East Asia. With new ownership and investment, the company is poised for an exciting period of growth and transformation. The central focus of the company's new strategy is to develop marketing and branding strategies to prominently position Kidman products in key markets.

Reporting to the CEO of Kidman, you will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of marketing and brand strategies to generate profitable sales in key markets. You will work with sales channel partners, distributors, processors and customers to identify and develop product & market opportunities. Working with Kidman's leadership you will ensure the alignment of production and supply chain initiatives with relevant marketing and sales effort.

Your success in this role will be supported by a strong track record of success as a marketer within the primary food production (beef, chicken, pork, dairy, seafood or similar) sector. You bring to this role insights and experience in the development of food brands within complex supply chains. You will also understand the challenges of working in complex primary production and supply chain environments. Critical to your success is your passion and enthusiasm for the Australian agriculture and food production sector.

This is an outstanding opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of an iconic Australian company at an exciting time of growth and development.

For a confidential discussion please call Paul Duffy of Agile Executive Search & Recruitment on 0407 066 636 or email your application to apply@agilesearch.com.au

MC Road Train Driver (Immediate Commencement) - Helen Springs

Helen Springs Station, located 140km North of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, is seeking a full-time, experienced MC Road Train Driver. The position is available for immediate commencement.

Reporting to the Station Manager, your main duties include operating the property Road Train to transport cattle both on and off the station, and carrying out maintenance of the road train. Other duties include assisting with livestock operations and general station activities.

You must have a current MC licence with a minimum of 2 years' road train experience and a strong commitment to animal health and workplace safety. Previous experience in transporting livestock is desirable, along with general machinery maintenance and basic fatigue management knowledge and/or certificate. Experience in welding would be advantageous.

Quality a/c single room accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information regarding this position, please contact the Station Manager, Ian Halstead, on (08) 8964 4503.

To apply, please email a resume including referees to hr@kidman.com.au

Station Cook (Immediate Commencement) - Morney Plains
An opportunity is available for an experienced Station Cook to join S. Kidman & Co at Morney Plains Station located in South West Queensland, approximately 120km west of Windorah. The position is available for immediate commencement.

The successful applicant will need to be capable of carrying out the following duties:
  • Planning menus
  • Ordering supplies
  • Preparing tasty, nutritious meals for up to 12 people
  • Maintaining the kitchen, dining room and food storage areas in a clean, tidy and hygienic state and
  • Other duties as required, e.g. light gardening and domestic tasks.
Basic cooking skills and excellent standards of cleanliness are essential. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Quality air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on the vacancy please contact Craig Lasker or Nicole Smith on (07) 4656 4955.

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