Farm Manager - Pukekohe

It’s not just about growing produce; it’s about growing opportunities! The time is right, your future is here! Join a company that is putting innovation and technology at the forefront of what they do, revolutionising the vegetable industry from “garden gate to dinner plate”! 

If you are a natural leader that knows how to build relationships and lead a team to success, ideally with previous horticulture or farm management experience, or if you know your way around vegetable production/Agronomy, take the plunge and join LeaderBrand Produce in this crucial role as Farm Manager at their Pukekohe operation. 

With 100% of their product NZ grown, LeaderBrand grow and produce; pre-packaged salads, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, squash, watermelons, sweetcorn, seed maize, asparagus and grapes. The Pukekohe site grows Broccoli, Lettuce, and Salad Crops year round supplying directly to the customer and to their production facility in Gisborne. The role reports into the GM of Farming based in Gisborne and sits within the LeaderBrand Farming Leadership team.

What does the role entail? The Farm Manager is responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Managing all aspects of supply
  • The farm as a business unit
  • Farm production planning
  • Resource Management
  • Product delivery
  • Culture, positive work environment and health safety & compliance

What the ideal candidate looks like:

  • Strong leadership and people management – is essential you know how to get the best out of your team
  • Experience in Vegetable Production/Agronomy (Brassica’s and Leafy greens)
  • Experience in operations management
  • Excellent communication and process/systems experience
  • Previous success with continuous improvement and use of technology
  • Financial reporting

Joining LeaderBrand, means you are joining a team committed to farming for a Healthy Future and you need to be passionate about your People, the Community, the Environment, Quality and Innovation. LeaderBrand like to value their employees by providing a competitive pay packet (matching your skills and experience), a paid day off on your birthday, lunch (2 days a week), and long service recognition for those that go the distance.

If you have the relevant experience and skills, enjoy a challenge and want a role with autonomy and opportunities within a growing business, get in touch today! Applications will be managed on behalf of LeaderBrand by People Plus. If you have any questions, please contact summah@peopleplus.co.nz. Please make sure to include a Cover Letter and up to date CV.

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