Orchard Farm Manager - Large Scale Operation

This large scale operation is looking for an Orchard Farm Manager in central QLD. The role will have the responsibility of the overall farm management of 300+ hectares of orchard and all on farm staff. It’s a large-scale operation and the orchard farm manager is responsible for the safety, quality, financial and physical performance of the farm and as such will be highly skilled in all aspects of orchard management. In this role you will be responsible for implementing the short and long term business plans. You will be expected to drive the business and work with your manager to ensure success. You will be required to optimise the farm's performance and continue to build & support the team in accordance with the company policies.

Based in Central QLD, the role would suit a hands on, energetic and ‘on the go’ person who can show leadership and stability in his / her roles (2-3 years) as we are looking for long term cultural fit. The role is full time, an on farm house is available and vehicle will be provided. You will want to become part of this team and ideally you come from fresh produce orchard background, although for the right person other orchard experience could be acceptable as well. Someone from citrus and other soft fruit tree crops would be ideal. Salary is generous including an incentive scheme and vehicle.


This farming company is about passionate growers, and if you want to implement your learnings and take the next step in your career, this is a great launching pad. They promote good work culture, based on fairness and honesty. People enjoy working for this company because culture is an important aspect for them. They are looking for long term, cultural fits with great energy and leadership. They are industry disrupters and pride themselves on their multicultural and diverse team atmosphere and are all committed to the food they produce and the sustainable future they strive for.

Key responsibilities:

  • Safety management systems
  • Maintain all QC / QA best farming practices.
  • Overall staff management and staffing
  • Multi facet problem solving
  • Managing and maintaining fresh care system / HACCP.
  • Detail orientated
  • Adjusting and planning per ever changing situations
  • Adhering to systems and processes
  • KPI and budget ownership
  • Leadership
  • Level 1 management – Organize, structure work teams, determine the report-to structure and establish processes for collaboration.
  • Office management
  • Plan and prep for seasonal requirements, schedule activities.
  • Ensure compliance with certifications

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Experience within agricultural or horticultural industry.
  • Proven stability in roles (2-3 years)
  • Safety management systems
  • Managing and maintaining fresh care system / HACCP.
  • Training and management of staff as well as people management skills
  • Communication and training skills
  • Good time management as the peak season is extremely busy
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Be able to provide role clarity and ensure teamwork amongst staff
  • Be self motivated and able to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside of the company

Please submit your CV or call Robbert Sindorf for a confidential discussion.