Entomologist and Lab Services Manager

Entomologist and Lab Services Manager
£Great + Bens

Our client is an expanding wholesale packaging operation committed to quality in a customer-focused industry. They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local sourcing with a focus on quality. They are currently going through a phase of significant capital investment to fuel and support growth opportunities.

Summary of responsibilities for the Entomologist and Lab Services Manager
– Management of the Lab
– Identify pests from samples submitted by the Growers and Agronomists
– Assist the Agronomists in devising control strategies for pests
– Communicating new and relevant information to growers and colleagues

General responsibilities:
– Troubleshoot pest issues on farms, following requests from the Agronomy team
– Identify problem areas for growers, agronomists and other colleagues and assist in providing solutions
– Identify future potential pest issues
– Keep abreast of pest research
– Communicating information relating to current and potential pest pressures to growers
– Support any research projects carried out through assisting with experimental design, planning, analysis, reporting and formalisation of the trials process
– Communicate trials information and results to the Agronomy Team and the growers
– Identify, prioritise and communicate trials work through quarterly meetings with the Agronomy Team Manager and Director of Research

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Head of Agronomy

Head of Agronomy
£Great + Bens

Our client is an expanding wholesale packaging operation committed to quality in a customer-focused industry. They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local sourcing with a focus on quality. They are currently going through a phase of significant capital investment to fuel and support growth opportunities.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
– Lead the team of agronomists and oversee our crop production bulletin.
– Responsible for the management of the Agronomy Support Team.
– Responsible for the management and performance of the Laboratory
– Define strategy for the evolving requirements of the Agronomy Team, Agronomy Support Team and laboratory providing scientific support to our growers.
– Oversee the supply of high-quality plant material to our growers in conjunction with our nursery supply arrangements and partners.
– Horizon scan crop production developments and assess how new technologies should are best introduced to our grower members.
– Represent the Agronomy Team on our Grower Research Advisory Panel.
– Provide information and assistance to the Head of Planning to influence the group’s overall production strategy and forecasts. Where required, provide assistance to the planning process to individual growers plans to ensure that our production and market demands are aligned.
– Design and manage our programme of educational visits, farm walks and knowledge exchange activities to ensure that our growers are well informed.
– Manage the regional and crop benchmarking groups in order to and promote best practice and continuous improvement of all growers.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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New Variety Development Manager

New Variety Development Manager
£Great + Bens

Our client is an expanding wholesale packaging operation committed to quality in a customer-focused industry. They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local sourcing with a focus on quality. They are currently going through a phase of significant capital investment to fuel and support growth opportunities.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Management of the Trials Areas
Liaising with plant breeders and identifying new varieties for trials
Arranging to rapidly test, assess and help commercialise new varieties
Arrange the supply of trials plant material prior to commercialisation
Communicating trials results and new information to a variety of growers and colleagues about new varieties

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Ensure that agronomic and plant type trials are carried out to a high standard at the trials sites
Ensure consistency within the trials sites and in relation to commercial practice
Ensure that data collection and publication of varietal trial results are carried out to a high standard at the trials sites
Assess new technologies that may improve function of the trials sites
Manage and plan the budget for trials
Assist with Open Days at the Trials Areas
Liaise with other stakeholders to determine the most relevant trials and develop trials site research
Assist co-ordination of on-farm variety trials
Liaise with the Technical Team to ensure that samples of interesting new varieties are sent to retailers for their assessment
Communication of new variety trials information to all growers and other colleagues, especially the Sales Account Managers, Technical Team and the Agronomy Team

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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