Agronomy/Crop Production Assistant
Gisborne, NZ
3d ago

LeaderBrand Produce Ltd is one of New Zealand’s largest independent vegetable growing, processing and marketing company, with a wide range of cropping enterprises for anyone wanting to pursue a career in agronomy and farm business management.

Gisborne based crops include sweetcorn, squash, lettuce, broccoli, NZ’s largest Salad leaf programme and wine grapes.

LeaderBrand is currently looking for a motivated, hands-on Agronomist / Crop Production Assistant to join our team in Gisborne.

Working directly with Crop Managers, you will provide the support in all aspects of crop production from planting, crop walking, crop estimates, data management through to harvest.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain sound knowledge of crop production and learn from our diverse team of growers in Gisborne and across New Zealand.

Benefits of this role : -

  • Ability to train and expand agronomy skills across a wide range of technically challenging crops in Gisborne and across New Zealand, creating a unique agronomic learning environment
  • Ongoing training and development, supported by a large and experienced local team of specialists
  • Gain exposure to other areas of agribusiness, including accounting, marketing, exporting and research and development all through our extensive vertically integrated business units
  • Grow some of the country’s largest crop portfolios of their type
  • Attractive benefits programme
  • Great supportive company culture.
  • What you’ll need : -

  • A proven interest in horticulture / field cropping
  • This is a development role, so thirst for learning and a willingness to be mentored is essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and farming software
  • Good communication and coordinating skills
  • Organised and self-motivated approach to work
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Technical knowledge around agrochemicals and agronomy would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must hold a full current NZ Driver’s License and should have NZ Residency or a valid Work Visa.

    Applications close : Monday 12th April 2021.

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