Farm Manager - Fresh Produce

Recruiter
Elevate Recruitment & Training Consultants Limited
Location
Worcestershire
Posted
02 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a family owned fresh produce business based in Worcestershire are looking to recruit a Farm Manager. Reporting into the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of growing and harvest operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Production of Conventional & Organic Salad crops.
  • Managing and understand the farm’s performance and accounts
  • Advanced management of health and safety procedures.
  • Continual innovation and development of precision farming.
  • Introduce more technology used to improve efficiencies
  • Direct worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application
  • Manage harvesting, sales and recordkeeping.
  • Walking the crops to make decisions on their management
  • Development of crop selecting varieties
  • Improving growing and harvesting techniques.
  • Working with workshops that develop new machinery
  • Ensuring proactive and preventative maintenance is carried out
  • Coordinating the provision of equipment between various entities
  • Ensure that all machinery meets both legislative and policy standards.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 yrs. experience in crop management.
  • Ability to demonstrate good farming practices
  • Understand the growing environment and all complexities that affect regions.
  • Strong financial understanding.
  • Proven track record improving productivity and introducing LEAN techniques.
  • A clear communicator with the ability to motivate a team
  • BASIS and FACTS qualifications preferable.
  • Degree in agriculture preferable

In return for meeting the above criteria the successful candidate will be reward with an excellent salary, pension scheme, company vehicle and 31 days annual leave.

In order to apply for this role candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Keywords: Food, FMCG, Fruit, Salad, Vegetable, Fresh Produce, Meat, Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy, Seafood, Fish, Poultry, Beverage, Farm Manager Jobs

Similar Roles: Farm Manager, Farm Supervisor, Harvest Manager, Assistant Farm Manager, Trials Manager, Trials Plot Manager, Assistant Trials Plot Manager, Packhouse Manager, Agriculture Manager, Growing Manager, Head Grower

Commutable from: Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Worcestershire, Cheltenham