Farm Manager – Fresh Produce Farm – South East – Competitive Salary + House - 12855 EA

Farm Manager – Fresh Produce Farm – South East – Competitive Salary + House - 12855 EA

The Company:

Leading Fresh Produce Company specialising in the production of rocket, spinach, lettuce and various other leafy greens.

The Role:

  • To manage site operations, ensuring production targets are met in full, within budget and within quality specification.
  • To ensure compliance with all legal, customer and company policy and requirements.

Role Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise the UK Senior Farms Manager of resources required to successfully manage day to day operations.
  • Through the growing team, maintain drilling programmes and ensure efficient use of seed, pesticides, fertilisers and water during crop production.
  • Work with the Harvest Manager to produce accurate crop availability and quality forecasts.
  • Ensure appropriate performance records are maintained. Report all KPIs in a timely manner to the relevant departments. Assist the UK Senior Farms Manager in writing the annual budget. React promptly and effectively to adverse performance.
  • Challenge the traditional methods of operation to develop the team. Research production methods to increase efficiencies year on year whilst showing continuous improvement to sustainability.
  • Work closely with the Agronomist to develop improved production methods aimed at enhancing yield and quality whilst driving down unit cost of production.
  • Assist the UK Senior Farms Manager to develop the growing strategy.
  • Ensure farm staff are fully briefed as to business developments.
  • To ensure that all staff receive adequate and appropriate training to enable them to fulfil their duties effectively. 
  • Implement and maintain Personal Development Plans for all key members of staff.
  • Ensure staff and operations at the site have a positive impact upon the local environment and maintain and develop positive relationships within the local community.
  • Utilising equipment during the non-growing season.
  • Ensure that the operation works equally and as efficiently in your absence.
  • The team should be flexible enough to react to any conditions that might arise.
  • Maintain and develop the relationship with Landlords and associated contract farmers.

The Candidate:

  • Growing experience is essential.
  • Practical farming experience.
  • Fresh produce experience working with salad would be highly advantageous.
  • Management experience.
  • FACTS and BASIS.
  • Excellent agronomic knowledge and experience.

The Package:

  • Salary c£40K dependent upon experience.
  • House included within the package.

Please send your CV to Emma@agriFJ.co.uk if you are interested and you will be contacted if you are a suitable match. For more information please call 01527 878 550.

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