Farm Supervisor

Our Client
  
Our client is a leading agribusiness with a diverse portfolio across tree cropping, broadacre, viticulture, and more. They foster a culture of innovation and provide ongoing mentorship and external development opportunities to support both personal and professional growth.

Committed to giving back, they invest in local communities while developing and implementing innovative farming practices that drive quality. They combine cutting-edge farm management with exceptional environmental stewardship, meeting the highest standards.

Your Role
  
As the Farm Supervisor, you work closely with the Farm Manager and play a pivotal role in assisting in managing the daily operations of our client’s 220ha macadamia property, perfectly located just 25km from Bundaberg. Your role will range from overseeing irrigation through to machinery operation and supervising crews during harvest.
  
They are also developing an additional 200ha which is due to be planted in 2025 – offering you additional exposure to greenfield development. In addition to the above your role will also include, but not be limited to –
  

  • Providing leadership and mentorship to casual and permanent staff
  • Oversee and optimise irrigation scheduling and maintenance to ensure efficient water usage and plant health.
  • Supervise the utilisation of farm machinery for tasks like spraying, pruning, planting, and harvesting, ensuring adherence to best practices and safety protocols.
  • Develop and implement operational plans and budgets in collaboration with the Farm Manager.
  • Conduct regular orchard inspections, monitoring crop health and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including agronomists, contractors, and suppliers, to ensure smooth operations.

About you
  
Our ideal candidate will be highly organised and collaborative, with operational farm experience across tasks such as labour management, maintenance, irrigation, and hands-on orchard work. Whilst previous experience in macadamia’s is not essential, experience in tree cropping / orchard would be highly regarded.


Furthermore, you will be adaptable, flexible, and possess a keen eye for identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement in farm management practices.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role within a horticulture environment, preferably with irrigation and machinery expertise.
  • Good understanding of irrigation principles, best practices, and maintenance procedures.
  • Proven track record of leading and motivating teams.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and make sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and adherence to safety regulations.
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for maintaining a productive and organized orchard environment.

Benefits:

  • $80k – $90k + Super – negotiable for the right candidate
  • Tool of Trade Vehicle
  • Participate in annual incentive program at 10% of annual salary.
  • Work mobile phone.
  • Leave loading.  
  • Opportunity to contribute to a leading sustainable agriculture company.
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Commitment to professional development and growth

How to apply
  
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Partner, Agri Talent: 0476 884 936.

Farm Manager

Your Employer
  
Our client is a highly reputable, industry-leading agribusiness with a diverse portfolio of properties; across the tree cropping, broadacre and viticulture space. They boast a culture that breeds innovation and personal & professional growth.
  
They are committed to investing in local communities while developing and implementing innovative farming practices that drive quality. They combine leading farm management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to meet the highest standards.
  
Your Role
  
As the Farm / Orchard Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing and overseeing the daily operations of our client’s 450ha macadamia property. The farm is perfectly located just 15 minutes outside of Emerald, QLD, and equipped with modern infrastructure as well as an experienced team of 9 permanent staff, to include irrigation, operations, and administration.
  
You will collaborate with the MD of Operations, agronomists, and other resources to achieve optimal yields. You’ll also focus on mentoring and developing the team while fostering a positive and safety-first work environment.
  
Your responsibilities will also include, but not be limited to –

  • Developing and implementing strategic farm operations plans with senior management.
  • Continuously seeking innovations and productivity gains to enhance irrigation practices and reliability.
  • Taking a proactive approach to business improvement through planning, recording, analysing costs, and implementing ongoing refinements.
  • Overseeing meetings and reports to ensure timely information flow to the corporate office.
  • Creating and implementing plans and budgets for farm growth, optimizing plantation development, irrigation systems, and broader farming practices.
  • Managing resources and equipment for smooth and efficient daily operations.
  • Ensuring proper induction, training, and supervision for employees regarding environmental, animal welfare, health, and safety (EWH&S) policies and procedures.
  • Upholding sustainability, food safety, and quality assurance standards that exceed industry requirements.
  • Developing the annual harvest program, including labour scheduling and crop estimates.
  • Assisting in prioritizing costs and capital expenditure.

About you
  
Our ideal candidate will come with experience in a similar role with demonstratable commercial acumen and knowledge of end-to-end horticultural tree cropping operations – preferably with macadamia experience.
You will be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills to build trust with colleagues, contractors, and customers. You will be adaptable, flexible, and possess a keen eye for identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement in farm management practices.
Further to the above, it is important you can address the following –

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in agriculture or horticulture (regarded)
  • Experience in managing large-scale tree-cropping properties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build trust with colleagues, contractors, and customers.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing work environments and requirements.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement in farm management practices.
  • Prior experience operating and managing irrigation systems in a horticultural cropping environment.
  • Able to work flexibly and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Good business acumen with strong numeracy, financial management, and communication skills.

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary package
  • Family-sized home
  • Fully maintained work ute
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate
  • Leave loading
  • Annual budget for personal and professional development / further education
  • Bonus structure

How to apply
  
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Partner, Agri Talent: 0476 884 936.

Harvest Supervisor

Our client
Our client is Australia’s largest vertically integrated horticulture company.  Their portfolio spans the nation and includes citrus, table grapes, avocados, mushroom, and berries proving significant opportunity to build a career in agricultural management.

They are widely recognised for their genuine commitment to investing in their people, supporting local communities, implementing best practice management, and adopting sustainable farming practices.
  
Your Role
As the Harvest Supervisor, you will play a vital role in overseeing and managing the citrus harvest operations. You will work closely with both the Packhouse and Farm Manager to ensure the efficient harvest across a total of 1700 hectares, considering factors such as fruit maturity, quality, and market demands. Additionally, you’ll supervise field teams to meet fruit specifications and quality standards.

Furthermore, you will be assisting, with your management team, in managing and rostering a seasonal harvest crew of up to 500 people, across the four properties.

Your experience in citrus will allow you to support the seasonal teams in working safely and selecting the right fruit for the destination market.
  
Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing citrus harvest operations across Emerald & Dimbulah
  • Weekly reporting on harvest forecasts and volume schedules
  • Communicating and implementing harvest schedules and deliveries to the packhouse
  • Collaborating with the Packhouse to coordinate fruit deliveries and ensure compliance with maturity and MRL regulations.
  • Managing lead supervisors
  • Ensuring workforce productivity and quality
  • Managing workplace health and safety practices and promoting a healthy work culture

  
Seasonal Requirements

  • Varied schedule based on season and location (Aug-Sept peak harvest)
  • Up to 60 hours per week (6 days) during peak season (May-Aug)
  • Possibility of 6-hour days or 4-day work weeks during off-season (Sep-Nov)

About You
Our ideal candidate possesses exceptional attention to detail, natural leadership qualities, and a highly organized approach to problem-solving. Additionally, you will be adept at motivating a culturally diverse workforce.
  
To be successful in this role, it is important you can address the following –

  • Previous experience in Harvest processes and staff management within a high-paced environment
  • Forklift licence (desirable)
  • Proven experience and understanding of fruit quality, quality control and management.
  • High level of planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work efficiently according to schedules.
  • Proficiency with computers and technology
  • Strong communication and cultural awareness essential
  • Prior citrus experience (mandarins preferred)
  • Maintenance and pruning experience is a plus

The Benefits

  • Industry leading salary package on offer
  • Relocation assistance
  • Opportunity to progress your career – or transition to another property / crop
  • Comprehensive onboarding program, farm visits, and ongoing communication with a supportive team, including our dedicated marketing and sales team who will help you understand the “why” behind your efforts. 

  
Choose Agri Talent
Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian and NZ agribusinesses. Our extensive network connects high-calibre candidates to diverse and exciting roles with respected clients across the agriculture sector.
  
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Bruce Highfield on 0473 597 731 or Nick Marchant on 0476 884 936.

Farm Manager

Your Employer
  
Our client boasts a forward thinking, innovative approach to agriculture, and continually invest in their properties to ensure they are not only well-staffed but equip with modern infrastructure and equipment. Their diverse portfolio spans across grapes, citrus, avocados, and berries to name a few.
  
They are also widely recognised for their genuine commitment to investing in their people, supporting local communities, implementing best practice management, and adopting sustainable farming practices.
  
Your Role
  
As the Farm Manager, you will play a vital role in effectively managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of our client’s 85ha table grape property, with a primary focus on optimising the production of premium grape varieties. Situated in Mundubbera, QLD, this well-established property is equipped with modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated team and 100% covered by netting.
  
Additionally, you will receive ample support from the senior leadership team, your peers and external consultants. Your responsibilities will involve planning and supervising all tasks necessary to maintain the properties health and uphold high standards, including pest management, pruning, irrigation, and fertigation, among others.
  
Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate closely with agronomists to implement effective fertiliser and spray programs, as well as pruning and vine management strategies.

  • Efficiently organise and plan the maintenance of machinery and equipment.
  • Oversee all aspects of irrigation, soil monitoring, pest management, and day-to-day farm operations.
  • Lead, mentor and further develop the team, and conduct weekly meetings and staff reviews.
  • Ensure strict adherence to farm health and safety procedures, while also ensuring that all farm staff members receive appropriate training.
  • Maintain meticulous records of farming activities, WHS records, production records, and other relevant documentation.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement, aligning with modern farming practices.

About You

Our ideal candidate will not only be hands-on and technically proficient but also possesses good commercial acumen, with a proven track record of working in a similar role and/or climate, and able to demonstrate expertise in table grape farming operations.
  
To be successful in this role, it is important you can address the following –

  • Proven experience in vineyard management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, and mentor a team.
  • Applied knowledge of pest, disease and crop management
  • Understanding of best practice workplace health and safety (WHS) processes
  • Strong fundamental irrigation skills
  • ‘ChemCert’ Chemical Handling Certificate
  • Current driver’s license.

Individuals looking to progress into Farm Management are encouraged to apply.
  
The Benefits

  • Industry leading salary package on offer
  • Relocation assistance
  • Fully maintained vehicle
  • On farm house provided
  • Opportunity to progress your career – or transition to another property / crop
  • Comprehensive onboarding program, farm visits, and ongoing communication with a supportive team, including our dedicated marketing and sales team who will help you understand the “why” behind your efforts. 

Choose Agri Talent
  
Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian and NZ agribusinesses. Our extensive network connects high-calibre candidates to diverse and exciting roles with respected clients across the agriculture sector.
  
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Bruce Highfield on 0473 597 731 or Nick Marchant on 0476 884 936.