FARM MANAGER - HYDROPONICS AND SALAD (UAE)


JP Trett

2018-07-03 17:27:01

Job location Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Primary Industry

Job description

TITLE: FARM MANAGER: HYDROPONICS AND SALAD (UAE)​
INDUSTRY: Hydroponic Farming in the UAE
LOCATION: UAE (United Arab Emirates)

SALARY: Competitive package

THE COMPANY: Ethical and dynamic organisation investing in the future of UAE Agriculture and Horticulture with an extensive development of hydroponic or salad crops to include leafy salad, baby leaf herbs and micro-greens to include lettuce, kale, cress, rocket (arugula), mint, sorrel, alfalfa, basil and mustard among others

THE ROLE: As Farm Manager (Agronomist) of Hydroponics and Salad for the organisation you will ensure that production techniques and costs are as efficient as possible and the company is the most innovative leader in hydroponic production. You will work closely with the Managing Director and the General Farm Manager of the Operation.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage and maintain greenhouse infrastructure, hydroponics equipment, moving gutter system and operations
  • Determine and operate plant growing conditions; this includes developing the daily production plan and managing the schedule to maximise productivity and create an optimal growing environment
  • Harvest, prepare and package produce for delivery
  • Oversee, manage and direct the entire growing and facilities staff
  • Maintain detailed records of crop activities and observations, including growth records
  • Conduct research and development in growing techniques and crop development
  • Provide training and support to greenhouse technicians and business development staff, as needed
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the greenhouse

Qualifications

  • A proven self-starter and leader that works well both independently and collaboratively in an entrepreneurial growth environment
  • Motivated to accept additional responsibility as the farm grows and expands
  • Experience attracting, developing and managing greenhouse support staff
  • 3-5 years of experience in greenhouse management using hydroponic techniques
  • Knowledge and practice of plant nutrition and pest management
  • Extensive knowledge of hydroponic production of herbs, micro-greens, and leafy crops
  • Familiarity with a variety of hydroponic technologies, moving gutter system and lighting systems
  • Strong computer and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Manage and growing of young plant nursery
  • Able to manage multi-cultural and multi-lingual workforce and Junior Managers.
  • Good reporting skills
  • Fluent in English both written and oral. Knowledge of Arabic is a bonus but not essential

GET IN CONTACT: In the first instance, please forward your CV together with a cover note and salary requirements to and all successful candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your application. Please note that all applications will be treated in confidence.

JP Trett is a specialist recruitment business,we specialise in these overseas farming jobs to include farm management, agronomy, irrigation, crop production and engineering. This role is in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) if you have worked in the UAE or Middle East or Asia you may be suitable to apply. If you send your CV to us please read our privacy policy upon our website and the GDPR guidelines. Hydroponics and Salad crops are a specialist industry and if you do not have the experience please do not apply

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