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Aspiring Salad Agronomist - New Zealand

De Lacy Executive
New Zealand (NZ)
Excellent salary package (unrivalled in real terms for similar roles in the UK)
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Job Details

Make your mark in the fresh produce sector alongside getting involved in industry-shaping discussion at a national level. If you have the drive to challenge and strengthen your technical agronomy credentials, we're keen to talk to you.

Our client is a prominent business within New Zealand's fresh produce sector. They seek an aspirational Salad Agronomist with a strong technical skillset to optimise yields and quality together with the potential to lead commercial operations.

Whether you've recently completed your BASIS, are in the process of doing so or you have a degree in a related field, this is an opportunity to expand your horizons personally and professionally.

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


Walking 350-400ha of broccoli and lettuce among other crops

Responsibility for all crop production/operations

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:

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

Experience of growing fresh produce or leading trials in a commercial environment

Strong technical agronomy skillset is essential

BASIS and/or FACTS are desirable, but not essential

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 rental 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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