Overview

Our Client is a major player in the Fruit sector. They supply Fruit products to all of the major retailers, and are well versed in the growing & supply of crops. A new role has become available in the Group within their growing division, where the management of plant orders, propagation, and the delivery of quality Fruit plants takes place. This Product / Technical position will ensure every plant has the capacity to deliver its full potential with yield and fruit quality at the forefront.

Reporting to the General Manager, this role will be the primary technical contact between the international propagation group, and the grower international customer base, providing technical & agronomic support to propagators & growers to ensure they comply to customer quality requirements.

The successful individual will be responsible for managing propagator & grower developments, and the development of new varieties and products to the market place, in alignment of the propagators, growers, and end customer.

We are seeking an experienced Fruit Technologist / Breeding specialist to lead the development of new varieties & crop development for the company as they expand. This is a role for an experienced individual who wants to make a real difference to the customer, offering the leading UK retailers, improved flavour, quality, and a broader product range.

The successful individual will have a demonstrable track record acquired within the Horticultural / Agricultural / Fresh Produce sectors. An earlier career in a Trials / Breeding role having moved across into a Technical remit, with Basis & Facts qualifications, and experience of designing / running fruit crop trials would be beneficial.

We are looking for a highly versatile and practical individual who understands the dynamics of a challenging environment. Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills are key.

This is a home-based role with frequent travel to the Sussex coast, Kent, and other destinations as necessary. An excellent package, including company car, will be offered.