Field Operations Manager – Grapevine Nursery & Source Block (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Riversun Nursery

  Gisborne, Gisborne

Combine your passion for growing with enriching the land for future generations.

If you love working with plants, enjoy the outdoors and thrive in the seasonal challenges that go hand-in-hand with leading a hard working team - read on…

Thirty years of commitment to world-class excellence has seen Riversun Nursery in Gisborne become the leading supplier of certified grafted grapevines to the thriving New Zealand wine industry and home to an extensive library of more than 200 grapevine varieties and clones.

As Field Operations Manager in our grapevine source block and field nursery, this role lives and breathes the Riversun ethos of leading edge science and technology working hand-in-hand with world class plantmanship. Putting this into practice, you will be in charge of the day-to-day field operations to meet production targets, maintain land and plant health, oversee plant/machinery and ensure the end result of excellent plants for our customers.

Working closely with the Group Viticulturist, you will be involved in all aspects of planning and implementation - from labour strategies, field preparation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, pesticide application, plant management, harvesting and environment restoration, to sustainability and Carbon Zero reduction.

To be successful you will have a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture or Horticulture or equivalent experience in a farming environment. You will be a natural leader who isn’t afraid to make the hard calls; communicates effectively and gets a kick out of empowering teams to be the best they can be. 

You’ll transition easily between the source block, field nursery and the office; be very organised and a stickler when it comes to the details.

Closing Date: by 5.00pm Friday 10th January, 2020

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