Growing Farm Manager

Posted 08 May 2024
Salary £35000 - £50000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Agricultural & Farm ServicesAgronomy, Fertilisers, Crop Protection & AgrochemicalsCrops, Seeds & Grains JobsFarmingFood & Fresh Produce
Contact NameCharlotte Powell

Job description

Based in West Wales, the largest supplier of Welsh produce is seeking an experienced Growing Manager to join their Farming Team. The organisation has a strong reputation for progressiveness and has recently invested significantly in a state-of-the-art packing facility and a new Prepared Vegetable operation. Their brands, Blas y Tir and Root Zero, are integral to their business in Wales and the UK.
Established over 40 years ago, this growing company supplies high-quality produce to UK supermarkets year-round and works closely with dedicated growers throughout the production process within their advanced potato factory.
The Growing Manager role involves planning and coordinating cultivation and planting activities, managing crop growth, and optimizing inputs to meet quality, service, and cost targets. Responsibilities also include tracking crop performance, collaborating with other managers, and ensuring compliance with food safety standards.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning and executing planting campaigns for continuous supply.
  • Ensuring machinery readiness and operational scheduling.
  • Managing growing operations, including land management and contractor relationships.
  • Monitoring crop performance, reporting issues, and conducting field assessments.
  • Adhering to food safety standards and maintaining accurate records.
  • Promoting best farming practices and environmental stewardship.
Desirable qualifications include a BASIS certification or relevant degree. The position offers full-time, permanent employment with benefits such as a company pension, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, and sick pay, among others. The work location is on-site in West Wales during day shifts from Monday to Friday, with supplemental pay options including yearly bonuses.

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Monday to Friday working hour
 Please email your CV to Charlotte Powell, Senior Recruitment Delivery Consultant: Cpowell@agriRS.co.uk
We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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