Berry Grower - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


 

 

 

 

Berry Grower

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time

Company Description

Pure Harvest Smart Farms is a UAE-based, high-tech agriculture start-up. We develop and operate high-tech, climate-controlled farms to grow a variety of crops and sell our products directly into the markets in which we operate.

In early-2018 we successfully deployed our first-ever farm in Nahel, Al Ain growing a wide variety of flavourful tomatoes that “Taste Like They Should TM”. Our products are selling-out at major retailers in the UAE and are consumed at an assortment of elite restaurants & hotels. Our brand is associated with incredibly tasty produce and we are quickly building a loyal and vocal customer base.

We are now expanding into new crops (strawberries and leafy greens) and into new geographies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait). Technology, data, and innovation are core to our ethos, and we aim to redefine the Middle Eastern agricultural sector. We are passionate about what we do, and we are believers in the growth potential of the company.

Our team is multi-cultural (American, European, African, Middle Eastern, South Asian), and our backgrounds diverse (horticulture, engineering, private equity, management consulting, retail, marketing, etc.). Never a boring day at Pure Harvest.

In recognition of regional vulnerabilities associated with food import dependence, water scarcity and sustainability, Pure Harvest is committed to resource efficiency and to overcoming climate challenges to affordably deliver premium quality fresh produce to the Middle East.

Job Description

FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Head Grower, the Berry Grower is responsible for ensuring that crops are delivered on time, at or above the planned quantity, and according to internal specifications. The position requires a detail-oriented approach to ensure that a variety of crops develop per existing best practices. Among other duties, Grower will be managing the team on site.

Responsibilities:

Our Growers are directly responsible for product quality in their assigned production area. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Proper irrigation of crops
  • Monitoring crops for growth, health, insects and diseases
  • Fertilizer and nutrient management and application
  • Crop record keeping and reporting crop development and any issues to Head Grower
  • General housekeeping of the assigned greenhouse section
  • Managing the Assistant Growers

Criteria for Success:

  • Minimum of 3 years Berry growing experience is required
  • A passion for growing floriculture products at a commercial level
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions and effectively communicate
  • Good English verbal and written communications

Applicants must be able to:

  • Work on different shifts ( including weekends)
  • Work in greenhouse environment with varying temperatures, noise levels, dirt, dust, and other possible allergens.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Plant Science, Agriculture or any other relevant subject 

Additional information

Please note before applying: our people define our success and we take hiring seriously.  Interviewing with Pure Harvest may include video and phone interviews and/or off-site interviews.  Though not required, we highly recommend that you submit a cover letter that outlines the key attributes of your candidacy & demonstrates that you understand and are qualified for this unique/ challenging role.  Also, we complete both formal and informal reference checks for all hires.  Please be prepared to submit references upon request. 

Although we are unable to follow-up with each-and-every applicant, we do our absolute best to conduct a systematic hiring process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.

 

To Apply:  jan@pureharvest.ae 

 

 

 


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