Harvesting Manager - Shropshire

07 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
If you are looking for a challenge and want to be an integral part of a successful company then read on:

Salary: Competitive

Company Overview

Huntapac Produce Ltd is a fourth generation family-owned business which was established in 1942. Nestled in a small village in the heart of Lancashire, we specialise in growing, packing and distributing a variety of root vegetables, brassicas and salads.

Supplying some of the major supermarkets in the UK as well as independent retailers, wholesalers, food service, caterers and food manufacturing sectors standards are consistently very high and a strong management team ensure these standards are maintained at all times. Family tradition and a commitment to quality are still as important today as they were 70 years ago. This heritage has passed down through generations of the Hunter family and ensures that Huntapac is supplying high quality produce whilst embracing a rapidly changing food market - From this seed of thought; the 'Roots' brand was launched.

Overall Function

Within a fast paced farming environment, the Farm Harvesting Manager works closely with the Assistant Farm Manager, whilst reporting to the National Roots Manager. The Farm Harvesting Manager runs the harvesting, outside of the growing function. Within a small, dynamic team of Farm Technicians you would be expected to manage the Shropshire Harvesting network given the supply expectations of the Head Office in Tarleton.

What we are looking for

Candidates who are keen to:

??? deliver excellent customer service 100% of the time
??? drive and lead from the front
??? become an integral part of the "family team" which we believe is at the heart of our success
??? to be able to learn, develop and grow with the Company
??? to be positive, inspirational, stay determined and motivated whilst being trustworthy and reliable and overall fit into our successful organisation

What we can offer you

??? competitive salary
??? excellent "family feel" working environment
??? progression (for those who seek it)
??? contributory company pension, following 3 months service

Daily duties to include

??? Manage and maintain an efficient farm
??? Manage all farm staff (harvesting)
??? Cover for assistant farm manager while on holiday, includes looking after crops, management of non-harvesting staff and liaising with land owners
??? Management and control of all costs associated with the farming activities
??? Ensure smooth running of all functions within the farm
??? Manage and motivate staff effectively
Planning of harvest schedules to ensure efficiency and management of relationship with landowners
Management of farm related paperwork in particular timely and correct usage of purchase ordering system, WTD and time sheets
??? Report on farm performance according to company requirements
??? Attend training and develop relevant knowledge and skills
??? Ensure all farm staff are fully trained
??? Communicate company strategy and policies effectively to all farm staff
??? Improve and maintain a high level of health and safety
??? Comprehensive control of stock and chemicals
??? Maximise the farming efficiencies
??? Management and maintenance of all farm equipment
??? Maintain the service records of all of the farming equipment
??? Provide an efficient and effective service
??? Conversant with the Health & Safety procedures and fully observe the safety rules.
??? Ensure that H & S working practices are adhered to within your farming staff
??? Ensure that farming methods are always the best most efficient use of, keeping abreast of the new ways of working etc.
??? Communication with transport regarding number of loads and time planning
??? Defect reporting on equipment (Bulkers)

Any other duties deemed necessary by your Line Manager.

Full training will be provided for any new tasks that may be given / expected.
The above list is not exhaustive