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May

Farm Manager | Hillston

AgriLabour - Far Meadow, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Your Employer

Our client is a global leader in the supply chain management of agricultural products and food ingredients with sixteen product platforms across 65 countries. Servicing six commodity areas which employs hundreds of people in regional Victoria, they are the second largest producer of almonds in the world. Operating a state-of-the art processing facility, they are known for their highly talented technical and management team and a trusting staff culture.

The Role

As Orchard Manager you will play a key role in effectively and efficiently supporting our client's almond orchard operations. From planning and growth techniques to leadership, safety and stakeholder management, this is a key role that sees you putting your previous agricultural knowledge and supervisory skills to great use.

You will be proactive in the effective planning and implementation of orchard activities. Focused on promoting optimum production and tree yield, you will be across all aspects of disease and pests for almond orchards and apply best practice techniques to address these issues.

The role is responsible for ensuring staff are skilled in irrigation practices, weed management and other agronomic activities to maintain and optimise tree health.

Providing clear direction and any necessary training to your team, you seek to uphold the goals of the company while always leading by example. Occasional travel to Brisbane and within the region is required, along with a commitment to positive relationship management with customers, key stakeholders and members of the community.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Contribute to best practice management plan to achieve maximum crop production and yields
  • Orchard budget management (SAP system)
  • Orchard planning in alignment with management and budgets
  • Accurate maintenance and reporting of farm records
  • Staff rosters and training
  • Maintain, train and drive a culture of safety at all times
  • Occasional travel and visiting of other sites within the region
  • Commitment to positive client relationships

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in farm operations and in supervisory roles. A qualification in horticulture (or similar) is highly regarded but not essential along with proven skills in managing orchards.

You will be able to apply best practice management techniques for the almond orchard including irrigation, tree health, disease and pest management and preventative maintenance.

An effective leader and good communicator, you will ensure you team are trained and skilled in their areas and be committed to a culture of safety for them and yourself at all times.

With competent computer skills and financial literacy it's important you can address the following criteria:

  • Minimum three years' experience in farm operations and supervising teams
  • Proven experience in orchard planning and a proactive approach to orchard and tree health
  • Knowledge of best practice for orchard irrigation systems and equipment
  • Understanding of threatening pests and diseases
  • Financial experience - budgets and reporting (SAP system experience)
  • Workforce planning and staff recruitment
  • Highly organised and flexible

Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for
Australian agribusiness. We combine a proven, process-driven approach with the most
extensive digital network in agriculture to find your permanent people.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Principal Consultant Agri Talent: 0476 884 936

Far Meadow, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal




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