Overview

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our clients’ management team in a Harvest Manager role. The company grow a speciality fruit product 12 months of the year and they are keen to source an individual who has a passion for the Fresh Produce sector.

Reporting to the Owner,  the Harvest Manager will be responsible for organizing an efficient and accurate harvest of the farms crop to a tight schedule. Supervising a team daily to ensure drilling, planting and irrigation of the crops are adhered to and taking responsibility for crop husbandry, availability and quality of the crop destined for the UK major retailers. Ensuring all staff are trained and managed to a high standard, with Health & Safety maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage harvesting and husbandry staff to ensure their performance meets the required standard.
  • To identify, train and supervisor a full team of field supervisors
  • Ensure the effective management of the piece work scheme.
  • To plan and co-ordinate the movement of people from field to field.
  • To ensure correct health and safety protocols are maintained for the fruit harvesting operations

This is a site role working in a field environment and managing a large teams during peak season.

The ideal individual will have a land based Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or Environmental, with a strong understating of the techniques involved in managing a teams within a harvesting / grower environment.  Experienced in harvesting crops and happy to work in a field environment. Experience in the Fresh Produce sector, ideally with a UK grown crop, preferably soft fruit.

In return the successful candidate can expect to achieve a good platform and career growth in a fast moving business.

The salary on offer is £25-30k

To discuss this Harvesting Manager/ Grower Manager / Growing Manager / Harvest Manager position further, please call Aimi or Louise on 01284 735575 or alternatively please email your up to date CV to info@tailormaderesources.co.uk  (ID2)