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Posted: Fri Jan 05 2024

Orchard Manager

Boundary Bend, Victoria


Due to internal promotion and company growth, The Lucas Group is working closely with our valued client Olam Food Ingredients (ofi) to find their next experienced (or up-and-coming) Orchard Manager to lead their pristine 1,379ha Wandown Orchard operation.

With a negotiable salary to match your skills and experience, on-site solo or family accommodation, and provision of trade tools including a car and mobile phone, your career leap could also mean a lifestyle upgrade.

Your Role
Play a crucial role in the ofi Sunraysia team, you will:
  • Plan, schedule, and monitor all orchard activities such as production cycles, inputs, staff requirements, and assets/infrastructure.
  • Lead the orchard team, ensuring performance is maintained within strict safety protocols and in line with strategic plans.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as customers, contractors, and suppliers to allow for timely delivery and cost-effective orchard performance.
  • Regularly report to the Orchard Operations Manager on key orchard activities.

Does This Sound Like You?
We’re seeking a passionate leader with:
  • Strong leadership skills and proficiency in budgeting and expense tracking.
  • A strong understanding of tree crop orchards and a passion for horticulture.
  • Strong understanding in leading safety initiatives within a corporate entity.
  • A brilliant planner that can motivate both experienced and junior staff.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset, combined with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficiency in utilising computer systems for managing tree and soil health, inputs, budgetry and reporting purposes.

The ofi Advantage
ofi’s unique approach to environmental sustainability has allowed them to be a leader in horticultural production and therefore achieve continuous growth. With growth comes ample opportunity to obtain education and training, skills, and enhance career progression. Other advantages include:
  • Outcome linked performance reviews
  • Trade tools provided, including a car and mobile phone

Join The ofi Team
Your expertise is key to our industry's success. Ready to take the helm as the next Orchard Manager? Click the 'Apply' button or send your resume to noting Ref: BM8315 in the subject line.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please call Brodie McHugh on (08) 8201 9999.

We look forward to receiving your application and exploring the future of agricultural productivity, together.

Applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role.

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