Orchard Manager - Northern Territory

Our client manages one of the largest commercial horticultural operations in Northern Australia. With a massive project in the ground we are now searching for an Orchard Manager / Plantation Manager to join their professional team.
Located 2 hours from Darwin. Live on farm. Accommodation included 
 
The scope of the position is to supervise a geographical area under the management of the plantation management team with a view to ensure that maintenance/production programs are carried out on time and to company standards. The role will be vital in ensuring that the established plantations and existing projects meet company performance targets in terms of growth, production and quality.
 
Reporting to the State Manager you will be involved in key maintenance, establishment, and operational aspects of the plantation. The Orchard Manager / Plantation Manager will be responsible for management of all plantation operations including coordination of site contractors and staff and all associated administration responsibilities in line with this role.
 
Duties include:
  • Manage all plantation and general farming practices for the property
  • Management of the plantation team including the onsite accommodation
  • Management of plantation contractors and external trades 
  • Manage the irrigation scheduling for the plantation with the Irrigation Manager
  • Carry out regular plantation inspections
  • Ensure the appropriate maintenance of plantation plant and equipment with the onsite Mechanic
  • Manage, implement and maintain the plantation budget
 
Essential knowledge and skills:
  • Extensive experience in Agricultural or Horticultural Management or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum two years' experience in a similar management role
  • Experience in budgeting principles and financial procedures for cost control of projects
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office suite
  • Current C Class Driver's Licence 
  • Experience in coordinating and managing staff
  • Practical technical skills
  • Comprehensive communication skills
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Experience in report compilation and record keeping
  • 6 figure package including accom and vehicle. 
 
Desirable:
  • Occupational or Remote First Aid
  • HR Driver's Licence 

21/07/2020 $0 Katherine & Northern Australia 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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