Our client is leading supplier of premium vegetables to retailers such as M&S. Based in the beautiful rolling hills of Herefordshire, they are recognised as one of the most progressive vegetable suppliers in the UK committed to investing in its staff equipment and innovation. Due to recent developments they now have an exciting new opportunity for a CROP HARVEST MANAGER.
The successful applicant will assist in the management field production with predominantly premium brassicas and legumes.
Duties will include:
• Crop husbandry including
• Cultivations and bed preparation
• Planting & harvesting
• Mechanical weeding and pest control
• Working with our in-house agronomist to produce crops to the point of harvest
• Health & Safety
• Staff Management
• Planning and record keeping on Gatekeeper and other IT systems
We are looking for candidates who have previous experience of working in commercial horticulture. You must be familiar with fresh produce, experience in field scale veg would be ideal. You will be an excellent communicator and be able to motivate a team. You will have experience in managing large teams during peak periods. You will have good IT skills and be able to use packages such as Excel as well as being familiar with machine telematics and have a positive approach to new technology and automation. Although not essential the ideal candidate will have formal qualifications relating to agriculture.
The successful applicant will benefit from a competitive salary, pension, vehicle and other benefits.