Horticulture, Farm and Plantation Manager


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Job Details

  • undertaking all aspects of husbandry and production including preparation, growing and harvesting;
  • managing pest, disease and weed control programmes, commensurate with hygiene and health standards;
  • marketing and selling produce, depending on crop, season and market demand;
  • the planning and running of transplanting lines in glass houses as products change throughout the year;
  • responsibility for the 'carrier area' that sets stock down and also picks it up ready to be dispatched;
  • analysing yields, operational costs and financial returns of horticultural operations;
  • identifying technical and business problems, investigating the causes and formulating solutions;
  • planning and organising trials to assess their effectiveness;
  • preparing new or modified operational and business plans;
  • developing new products and markets and negotiating with suppliers and buyers;
  • managing produce-supply-chain systems and the supporting infrastructure for processing, storage and transport of produce;
  • organising presentations, technical visits and demonstrations;
  • ensuring that  international quality, hygiene, health and safety and employment standards and regulations are met;
  • communicating effectively with customers, working colleagues and professional groups, both orally and in writing, through briefings, reports and presentations;
  • training and instructing others and helping them to develop their professional skills and experience;
  • performing essential administration, including records, budgets and accounts;
  • keeping up to date in your specialist area and in developments in the whole horticultural sector.




Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years