Orchard Manager - Cider Apples - West Midlands

Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
A competitive remuneration package is offered alongside fantastic career progression.
Posted
10 Oct 2016
Closes
10 Nov 2016
Ref
S184
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

De Lacy Executive has been asked to recruit an Orchard Manager in the West Midlands for a significant cider apple enterprise. This hands-on role will include the management of 350 acres of cider apples as well as a substantial acreage of outside contracting and pruning services. This role offers the right individual the chance to be a part of a significant and extensive business and run the operation with a great deal of autonomy.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of a 350 acre cider apple orchard.
  • Supervision and subsequent management of the separate contracting/spraying and pruning business.
  • Managing a flexible team ranging from 6 to 30 members depending on seasonal periods.
  • Ensure that all team members are trained as needed, that tasks are completed on time and to agreed standards, and that growing operations achieve all productivity and budgeted cost targets.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience of cider apple growing/orchard management.
  • Driven to achieve high standards.
  • Possess enthusiastic, energetic and inspirational leadership skills.
  • Authoritative and technically competent.
  • Mechanically minded.

A competitive remuneration package is offered alongside fantastic career progression for the right individual.