Test Plot Manager
Working exclusively with a world leader in soft fruit varietal development, our client is now looking for an experienced and highly capable growing manager to take on the responsibility of this key UK trial site.
The purpose of the Test Plot Manager role is (1) to provide leadership and management oversight for the test plot at their Kent location and (2) to coordinate all phases of test plot berry trialing for all berries.
Responsibilities include: Providing direct leadership to Test Plot staff, and strengthen the knowledge base of the field staff/crew. Oversee the development, standardization and optimization of Test Plot operations protocols. Mentor and onboard new Test Plot staff and foster collaboration among Test Plot team members.
The incumbent will ensure that Test Plot staff coordinate with Breeders and applied research principle investigators and Breeding Nursery Managers in the planning and implementation of all assigned research projects; management and implementation of all appropriate field trials; facility maintenance for the EMR test plot.
The incumbent will also provide day to day direction to the test plot staff guaranteeing the effective and timely execution of the breeding research program as defined and agreed upon with principal investigators and project teams.
This position will also be responsible for planning and effectively administering the operational and capital budget of the EMR test plot.
You will be a very strong communicator with demonstrable leadership and management skills.
If you are a Horti/Agri degree-educated farm manager, grower manager or agronomist with experience of high value crops (eg. berries, protected salads, field vegetables) we want to hear from you immediately !