Orchard Development Manager

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at Rockit Management Services
Location Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Date Posted 2 March 2021
Category Business
Job Type Full-time


About The Role

Reporting to the Operations Manager RMS, the Development Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development of new orchard blocks across Hawkes Bay. The appointee will work closely with contractors and our Orchard Managers to deliver an ambitious development plan as part of our global growth strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple development projects simultaneously
  • Ensure effective workflow scheduling to meet deadlines
  • Monitor the development budget, procurement and commercial contracts
  • Build effective relationships with contractors and Orchard Managers
  • Ensure quality and safety standards across projects

Skills and Experience

  • Project management experience is essential and knowledge of project management software would be an advantage
  • Proven operational experience in the Pipfruit industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills working with diverse teams and managing contractors
  • Commercially astute with budget, reporting and contract negotiation experience
  • Physically fit and willing to be hands on where needed
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Rockit Global’s core values are at the heart of what drives RMS and you will ideally relate to and role model these values in this role

A positive attitude, flexibility regarding work hours and a full driver’s licence are essential. We pride ourselves on being a drug free environment and all potential employees will need to pass a mandatory drug test.


  • Competitive remuneration
  • Opportunity for career progression at a pivotal stage of innovation and growth
  • Health Insurance available
  • Company Ute, mobile phone, and other necessary tools of the trade

About Rockit

Rockit Global Limited is an innovative and vertically integrated fruit grower, packer, exporter and marketer of unique miniature apples under the Rockit™ apple brand. Rockit Management Services manages the operational aspects of the orchards and is in an exciting phase of continued significant growth and development in the Hawkes Bay region. The company has just opened a state of art Packhouse and Coolstore facility on Irongate Road.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, and what you are looking for, join the Rockit™ apple team and enjoy a career that will be full of exciting and fulfilling experiences.



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