Head QC – Apples

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hawkes Bay

Are you looking to join a supportive, growing team with a passion for apples? We are looking for a Head QC to join us here in the sunny Hawkes Bay!

About Craigmore

Craigmore works with global capital partners to build and manage more than 18,000ha of farm, orchard, and forest businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand. With over $700 million of assets under management and growing, Craigmore’s aim is to be a long-term producer of high-quality food and forest products whilst managing the land sustainably and helping to build strong rural communities.

We are embracing new technology, precision farming and solid stakeholder partnerships to create and operate the most sustainable and profitable orchards and vineyards possible.

The Role

We are on the hunt for a Head QC to support our Orchard Management Team in leading and guiding quality assurance, training and aligning field QC staff across pruning, pest and disease, thinning, crop monitoring, harvest, planting, grafting and other work streams determined by the Pipfruit Technical Manager. This role is a key driver in identifying key opportunities for continuous improvement across the business.

The role will be based at our Springhill Orchard in Central Hawkes Bay, however regular travel to other areas of New Zealand is expected for the purpose of visiting other orchards in Craigmore’s portfolio.

Competencies required to be successful include:

  • Ability to manage, gather and professionally input all gathered data with a high degree of accuracy and timely delivery to interested parties.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as seasonal demands require.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • A qualification in horticulture or working toward one.
  • Desire to complete phytosanitary training to assist in disease walks and monitoring for market access across the apple business.
  • Ability to prepare and contribute to the creation of Best Practice guidelines for orchard operations at a professional level.
  • Comfortable with technology and a keen interest in prescription horticulture
  • Ability to lead from the front and be a friendly, professional, and confident company representative.

To enquire in strict confidence about this role, or to request a Position Description, please contact us at careers@craigmore.com

How to Apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your cover letter and CV through the ‘Apply’ button one of the links below:

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