LeaderBrand Crop Supervisor 358 views2 applications

Leaderbrand Produce Ltd is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses. As a large scale farming operation we grow, pack, distribute and market a wide range of annual and permanent crops, as well as added value products for the domestic and export markets.

Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team.  We are currently seeking to attract an enthusiastic Crop Supervisor. This will be a support role to the Crop Manager which will encompass all aspects of crop production from pre-planting to planting, crop walking, irrigation, crop estimates and harvest.

Alongside crop operations will come a level of team management and leadership.  Although not necessary it would help if the applicant had a background in crop production.  This is a broad scope role which covers all aspect of our horticulture operation including hands on help when required. The ideal candidate would be someone who can think on their feet to problem solve as they go and using their initiative to make decisions to complete the task at hand.

This is a full-time permanent role based in Gisborne, with exciting real potential for further ongoing personal and professional development.  If you believe you possess these competencies, have a passion for growing the outdoors, thrive on challenging yourself and want to further your career in horticulture with a vibrant team then we would love to hear from you.

Applicants must hold a full current NZ Driver’s License and should have NZ Residency
or a valid Work Visa.

Applications close: Friday 15 November 2019

Please forward your CV and cover letter to:
email: makauri@leaderbrand.co.nz

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Company Information
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Gordon
  • Last Name McPhail
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Broccoli + Lettuce + Salad Leaf
  • Crop size #1: 1000ha
  • Crop type #2: Squash + Sweetcorn
  • Crop size #2: 1700ha
  • Crop type #3: Grapes
  • Crop size #3: 210ha
  • Business Age (years) 43
  • Planned Business Growth Ever forward thinking, LeaderBrand strives to be the best at what we do, in every aspect of our business. This mean investing in our people, plant, property and processes. Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team. Having more than doubled our salad program in the last 12 months, we are consistently seeking opportunities to expand across our growing regions. Our new salad processing plant was commissioned in 2017 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated factories of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere. We are proud to be at the front of technology and development in our industry. And our crop management office boasts a team of highly experienced Agronomists from around the world, who are currently looking at other potential crop growing regions across New Zealand for development opportunities. It is our vision for this kind of diversification that cements our position in the industry and helps us to guarantee supply to our customers.
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: 300
  • Seasonal: 250
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes