Farm Manager - Potatoes - Eastern Canada

Farm Manager – Potatoes - Eastern Canada - £50k - £75k Basic + Fantastic Benefits!

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The Company:

My client is a leading producer of frozen food products for major retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States and all around the world. 

They have two state-of-the-art potato processing plants and an appetiser plant. Fantastic company to work for with fantastic business vision.

The Company can offer:

An engaging culture rooted in their values. (Pun intended!)

More opportunities for career advancement.

A stable and secure job opportunity for the future.

The Role:

My client is currently seeking a Farm Manager in Eastern Canada. They are looking for an experienced Farm Manager with Potato growing experience to join their team. If you’re passionate about a place where you’ll make your mark, be appreciated and grow your career then read on as this opportunity may be you! Please note you MUST have potato experience to even be considered! We don’t want to waste your time applying otherwise.

Reporting to the VP of Agriculture, the Farm Manager will provide expertise and oversee the management of successfully growing potatoes for French fry processing. This includes directing all daily operations from planting, growing, harvesting and storing. The Farm Managers’ expertise will be utilised in order to attain the highest possible yields, quality, and profitability from farm operations. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “can do” attitude and the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment. A comprehensive extended benefit plan package is offered to all full-time employees.

Role Responsibilities:

Provide leadership, direction and guidance to the farm supervisory staff.

Manage the entire farm operation which includes budgets and P&L’s.

Manage employee safety programs at the farming operation.

Analyse historical farm data and interpret for decision making.

Adopt and implement agricultural technology that provides efficiency in operations and that allows data driven decisions.

Adhere to all agricultural sustainability initiatives for customer needs.

Produce the highest quality raw product for short term and long-term storage.

Identify/implement crop management practices to enhance quality of production and evaluate current and new production practices.

Scale all operations of the business to ensure the proper utilisation of capital/human resources.

Partner with internal stakeholders to determine raw requirements to meet business demands.

Cultivate positive relationships with our suppliers, customers and landlords in the agricultural community.

The Ideal Candidate:

Education required: post-secondary education in agriculture and/or business.

Must have 4+ years farm management experience.

MUST have experience in the potato industry.

Experience preparing and managing budgets.

People management & leadership experience.

Experience growing potatoes.

Centre pivot irrigation.

Land development with new irrigation and infrastructure.

Sustainable fertility management.

Full understanding of disease, fungi and insect management required.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Proven analytical and problem solving skills.

Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, with a strong focus on program improvement.

Negotiation and business skills including the ability deal with landowners.

Willingness to work flexible hours is required.

Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Kate@agriFJ.co.uk if you are interested and you will be contacted if you are a suitable match. For more information please call Kate on; 01527 878 550 or 07854 255526.

You will be contacted if your CV meets my clients requirements. Thank you. Stay safe and well!


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