Harvesting Team Leader

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at Southern Fresh Foods Ltd (view profile)
Location Tamahere, New Zealand
Date Posted 10 November 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Southern Fresh Foods Ltd have been operating a successful business as professional growers and processors of speciality vegetables, gourmet leaf salads and fresh herbs for over 30 years in the fertile, lush growing region of Cambridge; in the heart of Waikato. This family-owned and operated company have now progressed into one of New Zealand's leading professional growers and processors of high-quality baby vegetables, salad lines, and herbs; both fresh and processed.

Due to our continued success, we are seeking a full time motivated, passionate Harvesting Team Leader. This exciting role requires a hands-on approach to manage and oversee all aspects of the salad harvesting operation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure all salad products are harvested “In full, on time, in spec” as per Factory requirements
  • To operate harvesting machinery to a high standard of safety and ensuring the daily servicing of the machine is completed
  • Monitor and forecast product availability and liaise with the Outdoor Cropping Manager
  • Leading a team and ensuring daily KPI’s are achieved
  • Adhere to all Food Quality & Safety Procedures
  • Monitor crop yields and record accurately on company software

To be successful in this role, you will need the following skills with relevant experience to reflect:

  • Harvesting management/operational experience
  • A proven record of staff management and leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy and able to learn systems quickly
  • Mechanical knowledge or a good understanding of harvesting machinery
  • Be physically fit and required to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Ideally hold an F endorsement or minimum a full, clean drivers licence to enable to obtain an endorsement.

What is in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Work for a company where strong family values are at the core of their business
  • New Zealand owned and operated business
  • Beautiful work setting and parking onsite

If you are a motivated Harvesting Team Leader who is keen to work for a company with a fantastic offering who provides an inclusive and positive working environment, with a service ethic that is second to none, we want to hear from you.

For further insight into our business, products and innovation process visit https://southernfresh.co.nz

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