Horticultural Grower – Burlington Berries Pty Ltd

Burlington Berries Pty Ltd

Horticultural Grower – Burlington Berries Pty Ltd

Location: Cressy, Tasmania, Australia

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience

About Burlington Berries:

Burlington Berries is a family-owned and professionally managed soft fruit farm located in Cressy, Tasmania. We specialize in producing high-quality strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries under contract to Driscoll’s Australia. Our farm utilizes the latest technologies and production skills, and we operate an on-farm processing facility. With our planned expansion to a second site, we are seeking a skilled and motivated Horticultural Grower to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day management of a 70ha protected cropping farm
  • Lead and develop a strong, sustainable team across all areas of operations
  • Execute the strategic plan and budget
  • Develop a 5-year production plan to optimize market opportunities
  • Select, recruit, and train key managers and supervisors
  • Manage nursery stock procurement from Driscoll’s
  • Oversee crop production, including cultivation, fertigation, pest and disease management, and plant husbandry
  • Manage the cropping plan, including growing, harvesting, and delivery
  • Drive productivity and cost efficiencies
  • Manage capital purchases and budget
  • Ensure compliance with food safety and production protocols
  • Manage quality assurance programs
  • Report to the board and communicate with stakeholders
  • Invest in environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives
  • Ensure a safe and inclusive work environment

Qualifications:

  • Experience in business management, intensive horticulture, soft fruit production, WH&S, and financial reporting

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proven experience in business management and team leadership
  • Strong financial reporting skills and experience working within a budget
  • Knowledge of intensive soft fruit production, agronomy, fertigation, and harvest/non-harvest operations
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a close-knit team
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Culture and Benefits:

Burlington Berries offers a positive and inclusive work environment with a strong focus on team management. We are passionate about what we do and value our employees. The Horticultural Grower role is challenging and rewarding, providing opportunities for professional growth and development. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, along with other benefits to the right candidate.

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to [email address removed] with the subject line “Horticultural Grower.”

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Application Questions:

  • Why are you the right candidate for this role?
  • Do you have experience in a similar role?
  • Do you have the necessary qualifications?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license?
  • Are you available to work flexible hours, including weekends, nights, or public holidays?
  • Are you willing to relocate if successful?

To apply for this job please visit www.workforceaustralia.gov.au.

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