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Date Added: Thu 02/11/2023

Harvesting Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £45000/annum plus company benefits

A great opportunity has become available for an experienced Harvest Manager to join a Food Manufacturing company that is a market leader in Fresh Produce.

The role is full-time, permanent based at their East Yorkshire site.

As A Harvest Manager you will manage the Harvesting of the Fresh Produce Product in a sensitive and delicate manner to reach the desired pick rates for the efficient harvesting of the product crops, managing the planning and organisation of the houses along with the Pickers & Placers competencies, Supervisor competencies, training and H&S and food safety for the houses.

Key Responsibilities:
· Ensuring picking quality and quantity to reach targets set per hour per picker.
· Training, coaching and mentoring people/supervisors to reach the desired level of pick rates.
· Completing Manning plans for the growing rooms and organising staff with agency if/when required.
· Making decisions on staffing, recruitment and general people planning.
· Assess the crop within the houses daily and ensure the correct manning and plans are in place in line with anticipated yields.
· Ensure that graze picking is been carried out properly on the farm to maximise crop yield and quality.
· Ensuring that the products presented are of the highest possible standard; with particular focus given to weights, sizing, stem length, punnet identification and capping up.
· Attend the daily operations meeting to plan people, yields, houses and hours of work for the following day.
· Ensure customer orders are fulfilled by planning picking with packhouse sales requirements.
· Ensure New Pickers & Placers following relevant safe systems of work and Safe operating procedure.
· Encourage positive and cohesive teamwork to hit picking targets for the day.
· Liaise with the Harvesting Team Leaders, Harvesting Supervisors, Growing Manager, Production Manager & Engineering Manager with any issues with team members, yields, Machinery.
· Monitor and evaluate picking statistics on an ongoing basis. Ensure that all harvesters achieve the minimum targets and use the disciplinary procedure where necessary.
· To detect and rectify any issues in a timely manner, which affects the performance / safety of plant or equipment.
· Champion industry best practices and promote the introduction of new technologies, where applicable.
· Ensure food safety culture and legislation and guidelines as well as company policies are adhered to.
· Member of site's Food Safety, HACCP, TACCP and VACCP team.
· To adhere to and promote best practice in accordance with company health, safety and quality regulations.
· To ensure GMP (good manufacturing practices) and housekeeping (clean as you go) are strictly adhered to.
· Control and minimise waste and play an active part in continuous improvement.
· Ensure all completed work is safe and hygienic and complies with FSA and health and safety legislation.
· To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time, that reasonably fall within the scope of the post.

About you:
· Previous experience at a supervisory level with agriculture /fresh produce farm.
· Good communication skills & people management skills.
· Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Good basic IT & Numerical skills.
· Team player.

The Salary for this position is £45,000

The working hours for this role is 6.30am- 4.30pm however a level of flexibility is required

Genuine career prospects are available for the right candidate who is looking for that platform from which to develop their career!

Barker Ross Group values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business
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