Sweetcorn Operations Crop Manager 14 views

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and energetic person to lead the largest Fresh Sweetcorn production programme in New Zealand.

LeaderBrand is challenging, exciting, rewarding and allows individuals to achieve their goals within a team environment. 100% family owned and operated these values are at our core and flow throughout the business.


– Must have a passion for growing.
– Capability to manage and motivate seasonal teams/crews
– Great attitude with an eye for detail
– Be a team player with bucket loads of enthusiasm
– Ability to multitask and prioritise under pressure
– Relevant Horticultural or Agricultural experience would be beneficial (Sweetcorn knowledge not essential).

This is a full time permanent role based in Gisborne, with plenty of potential for further ongoing personal and professional development. This hands on operational role has two core focus areas that involve crop management and harvest supervision. As a key member of the team you will be involved in all aspects of LeaderBrand’s sweetcorn business from growing through to harvest.
Applicants must hold a full current NZ Driver’s License and should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

Applications close 30th June 2019

Please forward your CV and cover letter to:

Nick Pollock – email nick.pollock@leaderbrand.co.nz

website – www.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