Farm Operations Manager

11 Sep 2019
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Farm/Harvest Operations Manager

My client is the UK's largest supplier of Fresh Produce and due to continued growth they are looking for a new Harvest Manager. The role will be reporting to Head of Farm and will have an Assistant Ops Manager reporting to them

Job Summary/Purpose:

To achieve the agreed financial and production targets for the fruit and arable enterprises for which you are responsible and other objectives as may be agreed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Health and Safety

Promote and support a safe working environment and foster a culture of 'safety first' and 'make it safe'

Ensure all H&S policies are adhered to by employees and temporary labour; provide training where required and report any concerns to the Head of Farm and Fresh Fruit Production.

Operations Strategy

Managing the harvesting of all crops.

Develop and implement operational strategy. Continually review and adjust the strategy in line with internal and external changes.

Develop, review and deliver positive KPI results in People (H&S), Quality, Cost and Service that deliver against the operations strategy.

Have a proactive approach to new business and product development including trial work, visiting research stations, networking with other growers and industry stakeholders and keeping updated with press information.

Team Management

Develop and actively promote a positive Health & Safety Culture.

Align and lead the harvesting team to ensure they are engaged, high performing and deliver green KPIs. Coach them to identify and provide effective solutions to red KPIs.

Manage on going performance and succession of direct reports. Build teams through skills assessment, training, coaching, feedback and support.

Labour Control

Manage the availability of labour against the plan and ensure that all fields optimise labour across the Farm.

Budget and Capital projects

Prepare budgets, monitor and improve cost efficiencies in conjunction with the finance department.

Ensure farm machinery is fit for purpose and all farm buildings are maintained in good order Continuous Improvement

Identify possible business development and keep informed of any new developments and modern production techniques.

Site Communications & Engagement

Lead by example ensuring appropriate cross functional alignment & engagement with all support functions as appropriate to the site needs and the benefit of the business as a whole.

Actively manage all site communications with all internal and external stakeholders. Passionately promote the site with customers and internal stakeholders.

Engage & build good working relationships with employees on site.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, however flexibility will be needed in terms of early mornings, late finishes and weekend work, specifically during the summer months.

Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist Engineering & Manufacturing recruitment company based in Norfolk

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