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Orchard Manager

  • Innovative & Successful Business
  • Excellent Career Development Opportunity
  • Full-Time Permanent Position

About the Employer
Our client is the industry leader in the provision of custom blended nutrient and fertiliser solutions to growers in the horticultural, agricultural and turf industries. Through clear vision, innovation, and a strong focus on increasing yields and quality for their customers, our client has continued to achieve considerable growth. They have extensively researched and combined technologies to develop a very unique approach that guarantees sustainable solutions. Our client takes pride in the quality of their produce, and as such has seen an increase in demand. With a focus on fruit quality, they are looking to further grow & establish the existing cherry & apple crops with new technologies, varieties and planting systems.

About the Role
Due to their continued success, our client is seeking an experience Orchard Manager based in Wangaratta. Our client is a horticultural enterprise growing Cherries and Apples in an Organic Production model. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is an excellent opportunity to step into an industry leading company and demonstrate your ‘hands-on’ capability. As Orchard Manager you will manage a small team of Farm Hands to implement all day-to-day operational activities across this established orchard.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Manage the overall operations of the orchard to optimise yield and produce Cherries and Apples at the lowest sustainable cost
  • Planning and implementing orchard activities
  • Ensuring farm management records are accurately captured and reported
  • Optimising yields by proactively responding to tree health and pests and disease
  • Leading and supporting the team in achieving performance and safety goals
  • Training the team to deliver operational and strategic plans
  • Managing irrigation infrastructure, buildings, and equipment 

To be successful for this role you must have the following:

  • Extensive experience managing irrigated tree crops 
  • Previous experience in New planting orchard operations 
  • Strong leadership abilities and communication skills 
  • Computer literacy 
  • Innovative mindset with a desire to be part of a large potential for growth and expansion 
  • Formal qualifications in agriculture / horticulture (highly regarded)
  • Salary package is negotiable based on experience 

This position offers a great opportunity for an Orchard Manager with a drive to succeed and a desire to become an integral part of this leading organisation. In return, our client is offering an attractive salary package, a supportive and dynamic team culture with development opportunities. Please apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume in word format.

Please note only candidates that meet our client’s selection criteria will be contacted.

Job ID: RBOM02

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