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SENIOR GROWER

  • Production Horticulture – protected cropping
  • Great career opportunity in Regional Victoria
  • Progressive and growing organisation

About the Organisation
Flavourwave is one of Australia's premier growers and marketers of flavoursome vine-ripened, glasshouse grown produce which is stocked in major supermarkets across Australia. Flavourwave maintains its competitive edge through constant innovation. Located in Katunga, the farm is ideally situated in the Goulbourn Valley food bowl and currently covers 10 hectares of protected under cover cropping.

About the Opportunity
The Senior Grower is responsible for the development and implementation of the growing strategy that ensures both maximum production levels and high-quality crops. The position is responsible for all aspects of daily business operation including staff management, growing strategy, crop production and quality, maintaining assets, safety and administration.

Core responsibilities for this role include:
  • Management of team including recruitment, training and performance management
  • Labour management including development of labour budget
  • Develop & manage the implementation of the growing strategy
  • Develop & manage production budget
  • Develop & maintain comprehensive standard operating procedures
  • Develop & manage growing and crop care stock takes & inventory
  • Manage site safety
  • Liaise with consultants, technical experts and suppliers to ensure best practice
  • Identify and resolve general maintenance issues
  • Implement crop trials of new varieties, cultural methods and new equipment
  • Develop & implement monthly reporting protocols through to the Head Grower

The successful applicant should possess the following competencies:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven experience in Growing, IPM and Glasshouse Management
  • Well-developed computer skills including climate control software
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • Strong motivation & initiative
  • Sound judgement
  • Results orientation

This is an outstanding opportunity offering a competitive salary package and the role would suit someone hungry to make a difference in a growing organisation. If you feel this position sounds exciting, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants are to apply for this position via our website: www.flavorite.com.au