​Farm Operations Manager

Location Norfolk
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ Competitive DOE
Contact name: Emma Ashmore

Contact email: emma@agrifj.co.uk
Job ref: 14042EA
Published: about 1 month ago

Farm Operations Manager
Reporting to: Farm Director

The Company: Fantastic farming business specialising in the production and processing of fresh produce.

The Industry: Farming, Management, Fresh Produce, Operations

Purpose of the Job:
To achieve the agreed financial and production targets for the fruit and arable enterprises for which you are responsible and other objectives as may be agreed.

Role Responsibilities:
Health and Safety

  • Promote and support a safe working environment and foster a culture of ‘safety first’ and ‘make it safe.

  • Ensure all H&S policies are adhered to by employees and temporary labour; provide training where required and report any concerns to the Head of Farm and Fresh Fruit Production.

Operations Strategy

  • Managing the harvesting of all crops.

  • Develop and implement operational strategy. Continually review and adjust the strategy in line with internal and external changes.

  • Develop, review and deliver positive KPI results in People (H&S), Quality, Cost and Service that deliver against the operations strategy.

  • Have a proactive approach to new business and product development including trial work, visiting research stations, networking with other growers and industry stakeholders and keeping updated with press information.

Team Management

  • Develop and actively promote a positive Health & Safety Culture.

  • Align and lead the harvesting team to ensure they are engaged, high performing and deliver green KPIs. Coach them to identify and provide effective solutions to red KPIs.

  • Manage on going performance and succession of direct reports. Build teams through skills assessment, training, coaching, feedback and support.

Labour Control

  • Manage the availability of labour against the plan and ensure that all fields optimise labour across the Farm.

Budget and Capital projects

  • Prepare budgets, monitor and improve cost efficiencies in conjunction with the finance department.

  • Ensure farm machinery is fit for purpose and all farm buildings are maintained in good order Continuous Improvement.

  • Identify possible business development and keep informed of any new developments and modern production techniques.

Site Communications & Engagement

  • Lead by example ensuring appropriate cross functional alignment & engagement with all support functions as appropriate to the site needs and the benefit of the business as a whole.

  • Actively manage all site communications with all internal and external stakeholders. Passionately promote the site with customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Engage & build good working relationships with employees on site.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • People management experience.

  • Excellent at building relationships.

  • Must be people focused.

  • Fresh produce experience.

The Package:
Competitive salary and attractive package depending on experience.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to; Emma@agriFJ.co.uk

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