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03 March 2022

Farm Manager

Job Outline

Whether you are in the Horticulture industry or always wanted to be in food production LeaderBrand Produce are looking for their next Farm Manager to lead the Pukekohe operation. This is a key role with a focus on vegetable production reporting into the GM of Farming and sitting within the LeaderBrand Farming Leadership team.

About The Role

Important to this role is the ability to lead a team and build and maintain key stakeholder relationships. This means that the ‘nice to haves’ are experience in the Horticulture industry and/or vegetable production/Agronomy. So, if you are someone who can learn quickly, lead a team, and drive success and performance, then this could be your next opportunity. 

With a focus on innovation and technology, LeaderBrand Produce are at the forefront of what they do, having revolutionised the vegetable industry from “garden gate to dinner plate”! With 100% of their product NZ grown via a fully integrated supply model, LeaderBrand have farms across NZ growing and producing a range of fresh produce supplying every corner of the country daily. The Pukekohe site grows Broccoli, Lettuce, and Salad Crops year-round supplying directly to the customer and to their state of the art production facility in Gisborne. 

The Farm Manager is responsible for (but not limited to): 

  • Managing all aspects of supply 
  • The farm as a business unit
  • Farm production planning 
  • Resource Management
  • Product Quality and Delivery 
  • Culture, positive work environment and health safety & compliance.
About You

What the ideal candidate looks like: 

  • Strong leadership and people management – is essential you know how to get the best out of your team 
  • Experience in Vegetable Production/Agronomy (Brassica’s and Leafy greens)
  • Experience in operations management
  • Excellent communication and process/systems experience 
  • Previous success with continuous improvement and use of technology
  • Financial reporting

Becoming part of the LeaderBrand family is something you wont regret. Farming for a Healthy Future, looking after our People and the Community, Quality and Innovation is our purpose so its essential you have the same values. On offer is a more than competitive remuneration package (matching your skills and experience), a paid day off on your birthday, lunch, and amazing long service recognition for those that go the distance, but more importantly a place you can grow, learn and challenge yourself. 

Rest assured regardless of experience the right candidate will be supported so if this is your next step and you have a strong background in one or all of the above skill sets, a passion for the outdoors and a desire to challenge yourself we want to hear from you. 

Applications will be managed on behalf of LeaderBrand by People Plus. If you have any questions, please contact Please make sure to include a Cover Letter and up to date CV.