Head of Operations for Vertical Farming Business
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 an extremely driven “Horticulturally-aware” Head of Operations to help build on this success.
Responsibilities will include all operational aspects of commercial scale vertical farming, production planning of produce from seed to customer, central oversight of farms through SCADA control system, full management of the operational team and helping to prepare for subsequent new vertical farms. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will ensure that the company achieves maximum operational efficiencies whilst maintaining the highest standards of excellence & hygiene. The ability to build and nurture relationships at all levels, both within the business and externally with customers and peers is vital to the role. Candidates will be expected to pro-actively seek to strategically enhance the performance of production with respect to yields, quality, costs and supply.
This senior appointment requires a highly capable individual with a thorough understanding of the challenges within fast-moving growing/food manufacturing environments.
For a confidential chat about this role, please give Ian Reed at Redfox a call immediately on 01284 715055 quoting role ref : 05062IR