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Group Communications Manager




  • Strategy development and delivery
  • Champion the future of farming
  • Christchurch, New Zealand


Ravensdown is New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and supplier of agricultural nutrients and nutrient technology. From its pioneering spirit origins to its current focus on state-of-the-art technology and service offerings, everything Ravensdown does is dedicated to growing the prosperity of its farmer shareholders and ultimately the New Zealand economy. As a modern co-operative, Ravensdown is all about essential farm inputs and smart people using smart tools. The business has an enviable reputation for sector leadership and is well positioned for the next phase of its strategically led growth.


Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the Group Communications Manager will lead the development and delivery of Ravensdown’s communications strategy, ensuring the Ravensdown brand is effectively and consistently represented. Key accountabilities will include curating and implementing content, leading communications campaigns, and ensuring that key stakeholders and shareholders are appropriately informed and effectively engaged. The role includes supporting the Board Chair, CEO and senior leadership team in their communications delivery.


The Group Communications Manager will work across all business units to develop key communications and identify the most appropriate channels for their delivery. The external facing aspects of the role will include media and public relations, key stakeholder management including CRIs and other agri sector organisations, and farming sector advocacy.


Applicants will demonstrate the following:


  • A reputation for developing and delivering effective communications strategies.
  • Experience writing and curating engaging content across all channels including digital and social media.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences.
  • Existing relevant influential networks with media, politicians, Government agencies and agri-research.
  • Attention to detail, agility, responsiveness, strategic thinking ability and a reputation for delivery.
  • A belief in the future of New Zealand farming and the impact of Ravensdown.


This is an opportunity for an experienced communications professional to make meaningful impact to the future success and viability of New Zealand’s farming sector.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume. All applications will be acknowledged via email.


Closing date for applications is Friday 8 July 2022.

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