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Herb Manager–based Abu Dhabi

The role:
The Herb Production Manager will be based in the Al Shwaib area near Al Ain in the Abu Dhabi Emirate.  They will manage and oversee the operations of a consolidated group of farms that will be contracted/leased for the production of various varieties of leafy herbs for fresh supply to Supermarkets throughout the UAE. This is a full time role up to September 2014 with a possible extension.

Your Key responsibilities:

  • a field position that will involve considerable on-farm work involving farm business management principles
  • development of farming practices for herb production and the practical introduction and application thereof
  • will require raising levels of skills and knowledge among farm workers in an on-farm context in order to efficiently produce the required crop volumes with a high quality
  • liaising with the packhouse supervisor to coordinate the daily harvest in-line with the retail sales demand.
The successful candidate will have
  • Bsc in Agric OR similar horticultural qualification (e.g. 3 year diploma)
  • At least 3 years of experience in herb production – in a commercial setting. Or alternatively 5 years in leafy vegetable production.
  • Sound operational experience
About Us:
The Farmers’ Service Centre (FSC) is an Abu Dhabi government initiative implemented to facilitate a change in the manner in which agriculture and agribusiness are conducted in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. This encompasses the entire spectrum from on-farm production to retail sales.

The broader objective encompasses a progression from a government supported agriculture sector to a more market based sector. To this end, the Abu Dhabi Government has contracted GRM International Pty Ltd to facilitate the formation of the Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Service Centre to a fully functioning, locally managed organisation.

To apply please email your resume to Kristine: kristine.leon@grminternational.com with the subject: Herbs Production Senior Officer – UAE before the 5th January 2013.