Senior Salad Agronomist - New Zealand

Do you have extensive senior management experience within fresh produce combined with a desire to broaden your horizons globally? Perhaps you'd have a lot to contribute in shaping the future of the industry for growers across New Zealand.

Our client is a prominent business within New Zealand's fresh produce sector. They seek a Senior Salad Agronomist with a strong technical skillset to optimise yields and quality along with leading on business strategy to ensure commercial viability. You will be an excellent communicator who can be a part of, and inspire, a team.

The client is a fully accredited SSE employer in partnership with New Zealand Immigration.

Day-to-day:

  • Walking 350-400ha of crops including spinach, rocket and mesclun among others
  • Responsibility for all crop production
  • Full operational oversight
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Holding full P&L responsibility
  • Making sound agronomy decisions (from a technical and commercial standpoint)
  • Communicating through multiple channels (within and beyond the team)
  • Contributing to industry discussion around key issues/policy on a national level (through professional bodies, steer groups, biosecurity committees etc)

What you will have:

  • Extensive proven success in growing fresh produce or leading trials
  • Strong technical agronomy skillset
  • BASIS and/or FACTS are desirable
  • Degree in a related field (e.g. crop science, farm business management etc)
  • Ability to communicate and be a team player

What you will receive:

  • Excellent salary package (unrivalled in real terms for similar roles in the UK)
  • Relocation package
  • Assistance in securing accommodation
  • Supportive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere with regular social events

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to jon.handley@delacyexecutive.co.uk

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