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Farm Manager – Fresh Produce/Food Production - West Sussex

Job Title: Farm Manager – Fresh Produce/Food Production - West Sussex
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex
Industry:
Salary: Circa £35k basic, plus yearly bonus £10k, Great benefits package and more!
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11341
Contact Name: Rebekah Shields
Contact Email: Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk
Job Published: June 17, 2015 16:23

Job Description

THE ROLE:
We are currently exclusively recruiting for one of the UK’s biggest Fresh Produce/Food Production companies, that offers fantastic progression opportunities for employees. Based in West Sussex, this Farm Manager will be responsible for a vegetable production facility with a workforce of c300 people and a production of 185MT weekly. As a Farm Manager with this business, you will be required to take full responsibility for:

  • The  overall day to day running of the farm operations and site profitability
  • Leading and directing the work of all employees on site
  • Overseeing all aspects of company policy,  production methodology and site initiatives
  • Continuously improve the process / standards of the site and implement changes as required

 

THE COMPANY:
One of the UK’s biggest Fresh Produce/Food Production companies

THE CANDIDATE:

  • Proven track record in either growing or people management, ideally will have element of both, or demonstrate ability to develop both
  • Fresh produce / food production / agricultural / horticultural background. 
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
  • Ability to address immediate problems, create instant, relevant decisions to ensure continuous customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to understand budgets, management accounts and product costings


THE PACKAGE:
Circa £35k basic, plus yearly bonus £10k = £45k total. Great benefits package and definite opportunities for long-term career progression!

Please email your CV to Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk


We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those short listed for interview will be contacted.

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