Based in Cornwall, Rowe Farming is one of the UK’s leading producers of outdoor handpicked daffodils and dry daffodil bulbs; supplying c.50 million bunches and c.1,200 tonnes of bulbs each year, selling to leading supermarkets and export customers. The business now requires an experienced and ambitious Head of Production to lead their farming operations across the country.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Production will take overall responsibility for all aspects of farming and harvesting such as land acquisition, agronomy, crop planning, field mapping, cost analysis and direct oversight of all outdoor and field-based company operations. As a key part of the leadership team, the Head of Production will also lead ongoing projects into variety development, soil health and automation to ensure the business continues to be at the cutting edge of farming and production techniques.
To be suitable for this role candidates will be experienced at leading large-scale farming businesses in the horticulture and fresh produce sectors. They will be comfortable managing a highly seasonal and dynamic cropping plan with the ability to engage, motivate and support field-based harvesting teams across the country. Flower knowledge is not required but candidates do need to be an organised, disciplined, an eye for detail and passionate about modern farming and people management techniques. The ideal person will also have the ambition to become a Director of the business within 2 years.
For more information on this exciting opportunity, please apply below or call Bertie Mayo at Eden Search & Select Ltd on 0113 8346634 for a confidential discussion. All applications will be forward to Eden Search & Select who are exclusively managing this project.