We are searching for a manager with good business sense to join our team. The farm manager’s responsibilities include monitoring staff, crops, and livestock, purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports, and ensuring maximum profit. You should be able to maintain professional networks and keep abreast of developments in agricultural science.
To be successful as a farm manager, you be detail-oriented but also keep the bigger picture in mind. Outstanding candidates are keen problem solvers who are focused on efficiency and take a hands-on approach to management.
Organization Name : P D Hook Hatcheries Limited
Post Name : Farm Manager
Qualification : Any Graduate
Industry : Private
Employment Type : Full Time
Work Hours : 8 Hours
Job Experience : Freshers
Salary : GBP 12 To GBP 14 Per Hour
Location : Bampton, England, United Kingdom OX18 2EG
A family owned business P.D. Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd was founded in the when the UK poultry industry was in its infancy. Head office is located on the existing site at Cote in Oxfordshire. It has grown to become the largest independent hatchery company in the UK and a major player in the UK poultry market.
We are an integrated agricultural business with rearing, breeding, hatching and growing operations throughout the UK. We are capable of producing 9 million day old chicks and growing 6 million chickens a week from our regional sites in Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Devon, Scotland and Wales.
We currently produce chickens across the full spectrum of growing programs including Standard, Freedom Foods, Oakham, Free Range and Organic.Our mission statement is “to remain a major supplier of agricultural solutions to the UK Poultry Industry and Retail Sector, providing our Customers with best cost,
Quality solutions that add value to their business while fulfilling the expectations of all our stakeholders”.Our skilled staff and fully equipped hatcheries ensure our customers receive chicks that are of the highest standard. With a quality assurance program utilising all available modern techniques.
Farm Manager Responsibilities
Analyzing existing operations, crops, livestock, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements.
Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations.
Visiting the different divisions to inspect crops, livestock, and also perform tests on soil and water.
Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked.
Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
Handling the marketing and sale of products produced on the farm like fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, and grain.
Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
Assisting with the recruitment and training of new staff members.
Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports.
Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments in agricultural science.
Farm Manager Requirements
Additional courses in business management or administration are recommended.
A passion for agriculture.
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work overtime as required.
The ability to apply technical knowledge of the environment and legislation/public policy matters in a practical environment.
Marketing and sales skills.