Head of Seed

Reporting to the Seed Director, this position has full management of the Greenvale seed business with responsibility for profit performance.

  • Location: Burrelton
  • Reporting to: Seed Director
  • Salary: Competitive Package
  • Hours of work: Monday- Friday
  • A full, clean driving license is essential, as is a willingness to travel and to relocate if necessary.
  • Financial budgeting and forecasting – setting budgets for the sales team, site and overall seed business.  Forecasting quarterly and ensuring new targets are communicated and achieved.
  • Provision of insight to the monthly board report produced by finance.
  • Presenting the seed business to Operational Board on a regular basis.
  • Leading change within all area of the seed business.  Setting strategic objectives for the seed business and ensure implementation, monitoring and measurement, where possible.
  • Liaising with all functions across the business to ensure consistency of message, efforts of respective teams and commercial opportunity maximisation. 
  • Setting and monitoring KPIs for all sectors of the seed business.
  • Review practices and establish changes required on a regular basis.
  • Develop staff to ensure that individuals work efficiently and effectively within the values and policies of the company.
  • Carry our appropriate levels of communication within team, e.g. monthly management meetings, annual appraisals and interim reviews along with monthly 1-2-1 staff meetings.
  • Building teams – set team goals and instil a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Develop new varieties to fulfil the commercial requirements of the company.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience in the seed potato industry is preferred.
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel.
  • Full driving licence.
Closing date: 24 May 2017