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Salad Agronomist - New Zealand

De Lacy Executive
New Zealand
Excellent salary (unrivalled in real terms for similar roles in the UK) + Relocation package
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Opportunities to contribute towards shaping the future of the fresh produce industry are hard to find. With this role, you'll have this opportunity while still being fully 'hands on' amongst the crop.

Our client is a prominent business within New Zealand's fresh produce sector. They seek an Experienced Salad Agronomist with a strong technical skillset to optimise yields and quality.

Whether you have direct experience of growing salad vegetables or come from a cereals background, this is a chance to broaden your horizons personally and professionally.

The client is a fully accredited SSE employer in partnership with New Zealand Immigration.


Walking 350-400ha of plants including broccoli and lettuce

Responsibility for all crop production

Operational responsibility

Positively contribute to company culture, vision and team ethos

Making sound agronomy decisions (from a technical and commercial standpoint)

Communicating through multiple channels (within and beyond the team)

Contributing to industry discussion around key issues/policy on a national level (through professional bodies, steer groups, biosecurity committees etc)

What you will have: 

Proven success in growing fresh produce or leading trials

Strong technical agronomy skillset

BASIS and/or FACTS are desirable

Degree in a related field (e.g. crop science, farm business management etc)

Ability to communicate and be a team player

What you will receive: 

Excellent salary package (unrivalled in real terms for similar roles in the UK)

Relocation package

Assistance in securing accommodation

Supportive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere with regular social events

To apply: 

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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