Chief Scientist – Vertical Farming
We are working with arguably one of the most ambitious vertical farms in Europe. Their vision and drive will result in large-scale production units second-to-none and are soon to be producing exceptional crops for a range of customers. Due to this and future rapid developments there is a need for a highly qualified Chief Scientist to help further this success.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be the internal centre of expertise for all horticulture matters. Overseeing the testing and recipe development programme and formally manage and document a blueprint for future horticultural development.
Further responsibilities will include working collaboratively with colleagues to review and evaluate test results, plan and implement further testing to constantly drive maximum yield, quality & consistency in growing recipes. Fully support operations, R&D and sales.
The ability to build and nurture relationships at all levels, both with key stakeholders in the business and externally with customers and peers is vital to the role. This senior appointment requires a highly capable individual with a thorough understanding of intensive horticulture and the challenges within fast-moving growing/food manufacturing environments.
For a confidential chat about this role, please give Ian Reed at Redfox a call on 01284 715055 quoting ref: 05064IR