Fresh Produce Farm Manager

Posted 10 April 2024
Salary £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Company Car
Job type Permanent
Discipline Agricultural & Farm ServicesFarming
Contact NameCharlotte Powell

Job description

Fresh Produce Farm Manager
Location: Warwickshire 
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Company Car.
Key Responsibilities:
  1. Crop Management:
    • Plan, organise, and oversee the cultivation of fresh produce on the farm.
    • Implement and maintain best practices in planting, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control.
    • Monitor and optimise crop yields to ensure high-quality and quantity.
  2. Team Leadership:
    • Recruit, train, and manage a skilled team of farm workers.
    • Provide guidance and leadership to ensure a productive and positive working environment.
    • Foster a culture of safety, efficiency, and continuous improvement.
  3. Operational Planning:
    • Develop and implement annual farm plans, considering crop rotation, soil health, and sustainability.
    • Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless integration of farm activities with overall business objectives.
    • Monitor and manage budgets to achieve financial targets.
  4. Quality Assurance:
    • Implement and maintain quality control measures to meet or exceed industry standards.
    • Conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and certifications.
    • Implement and oversee traceability systems for fresh produce.
  5. Equipment and Infrastructure:
    • Manage and maintain farm equipment, ensuring proper functionality and safety.
    • Coordinate with maintenance teams to address any repairs or upgrades as needed.
    • Oversee infrastructure development to support efficient farm operations.
  6. Reporting and Documentation:
    • Generate regular reports on farm performance, crop yields, and key performance indicators.
    • Maintain accurate records of planting schedules, harvest data, and other relevant information.
    • Provide updates to senior management on farm activities and performance.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Proven experience in farm management, with a focus on fresh produce cultivation.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern agricultural practices, crop management, and sustainability.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions and implement process improvements.
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations in an agricultural setting.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Competitive salary of £50,000 per annum.
  • Company car for work-related travel.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the organisation.
To find out more please email Charlotte Powell, Senior Recruitment Delivery Consultant: Cpowell@agriRS.co.uk (include CV).
We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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