Job offer - Technical Services Manager

Technical Services Manager - Driscoll’s Australia Pty Ltd


Attractive salary package on offer + sponsorship (if required)
• Must have plant nutrition and compliance experience
• Local and international travel + access to global technical support teams

 

ABOUT US
Driscoll’s Australia is an exciting joint venture company owned by Driscoll’s (USA) – the world’s market leader in berries and Costa – Australia’s leading integrated growing and marketer of premium quality
fresh produce. Partnering with a broad grower base across a national footprint, Driscoll’s Australia supplies year round delicious, branded berries to consumers using exclusively patented varieties developed by our joint venture partners breeding programs. Since our inception we have successfully achieved significant yearly growth and market share, enabling us to become the market leader in our category.

 

THE ROLE
Based at our HQ in Ravenhall in this newly created role you will be providing ongoing technical support to our expanding nursery operations based in Tasmania as well as our third party nursery partners located nationally. With our in-house nursery sprawling across 100 ha, three sites and consisting of both soil and substrate production systems such as long cane and tray plant systems, you will be utilising your highly developed plant physiology and production knowledge, as well as your experience in compliance to ensure our nursery teams receive sound technical advice adopting best-practice production methods across all four of our berry types.

Reporting directly to the National Nursery Manager, some of your key duties include:


• Identifying & developing new plant propagation & growing methods including soil and substrate production to improve plant yields and quality
• Developing plant nutrition plans and programs
• Provide pragmatic and hands-on advice and support to nursery teams and ensure compliance with production guidelines and procedures
• Developing and implementing advanced pest and disease management programs
• Develop guidelines, protocols and documentation to ensure compliance with local and global regulatory pest and disease controls
• Facilitating technical trainings and providing hands-on direction to teams
• Providing technical support and guidance to the Tissue Culture Propagation team and function

 

A detailed Position Description can be obtained by contacting adela.kadic@driscolls.com.au

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate the following in your application:


• Undergraduate or post-graduate qualifications in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Sciences
• Strong understanding of plant production techniques and significant practical experience as well as highly developed theoretical and scientific knowledge base
• Previous experience in managing small teams
• Strong technical writing & analytical skills
• Ability to work autonomously and make independent technical decisions
• Ability to travel interstate or internationally without restrictions
• Unrestricted drivers licence

 

OUR OFFER
In return you will be joining a highly successful and rapidly growing business in a challenging yet rewarding role and an opportunity for you to make a real impact. At your resource, will have access to both strong operational and technical teams (both locally and globally) to provide you with support to achieve your key deliverables as well as working in a fast-paced environment where you can exercise fully autonomous decision-making in related operational matters.

 

TO APPLY
To apply please submit your application to adela.kadic@driscolls.com.au or for a confidential discussion please contact (03) 8363 9032.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT US
www.driscolls.com.au


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