Are you passionate about agriculture and fresh produce and ready to take on a leadership role in a dynamic and growing business in Portugal supplying the UK retail and foodservice sectors? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our fresh produce business in Portugal as Growing Manager. We are seeking a talented individual to oversee and optimise our clients crop production operations as they continue to expand.
Our client is a thriving UK fresh produce business with a great farming unit located in the picturesque landscapes of Portugal. The company is dedicated to growing and delivering high-quality and high value veg and salads to the UK markets. With a focus on sustainable practices and innovation, they have established ourselves as a leading player in the industry. As they expand the wish to expand their product offering by further growing their Portugal operations. Hence why they need you!
As the Growing Manager, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of crop production, from planning and cultivation to harvest and post-harvest activities. Your key duties will include:
- Developing and implementing strategic plans for crop production, considering market demands, seasonality, and sustainability objectives.
- Overseeing the entire growing process, including soil preparation, planting, irrigation, pest and disease control, fertilization, and crop rotation.
- Monitoring crop health and growth, identifying issues or risks, and implementing timely solutions.
- Managing and supervising a team of farm workers, providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations.
- Collaborating with other departments, such as sales and logistics, to ensure efficient operations and timely delivery of products.
- Maintaining accurate records of production activities, including yields, expenses, and quality control measures.
Staying updated with industry trends, new technologies, and best practices to drive innovation and productivity.
To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:
- Proven experience in crop production management, majoring in the fresh produce industry.
- In-depth knowledge of crop cultivation techniques, soil management, pest and disease control, and irrigation systems.
- Strong leadership abilities with the capacity to effectively manage a diverse team.
- Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
- Familiarity with relevant regulations and certifications related to food safety and sustainability.
- Proficiency in using farm management software and tools for data analysis.
- An understanding of farming/growing in Spain/Portugal.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken); knowledge of Portuguese is beneficial.
Our client values their employees and strive to create a supportive and rewarding work environment. As a key member of the executive team, you can expect:
- Competitive salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Opportunities for professional development and growth within a rapidly expanding company.
- Access to modern agricultural technology and resources to enhance productivity.
- Collaborative and inclusive company culture that encourages innovation and teamwork.
- The chance to contribute to the growth and success of a dynamic fresh produce business.
How to Apply: If you are ready to take on the exciting challenge of being a Growing Manager in our clients thriving fresh produce business, please submit your CV via this website. For further information, call Max MacGillivray on +44 (0)1284 715055 quoting Ref 5659M.
Join our client and be a part of our journey to deliver exceptional fresh produce while contributing to the sustainable growth of fresh food from beautiful Portugal!