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Head of Crop Development | Vertical Farming | Worcestershire

England, Worcestershire
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Other Job Function, Sales
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Head of Crop Development | Vertical Farming | Worcestershire
£DOE - some remote working opportunities

Are you a commercially minded person looking to get involved in an exciting project?

About Our Client
Our client is a forward-thinking, vertical farming business looking to expand its growing operations. Specialising in leafy salads and herbs, they are focussing on trials to ensure the highest quality crop is grown at the best price They plan to expand extensively in the coming years. As a result, we're looking for a Head of Crop Development to join the team.

About the Role
You will be given details of crops for recipe development and be responsible for selecting trials to be carried out by the Head Grower (direct report to you) and their team. You will assess the commercial impact of results with input from the data analyst (direct report to you), modifying testing programmes as needed to develop crops to financial viability in the minimum time/minimum cost. Results will be fed to the Director, New Business to whom you will report. You will make recommendations on resource requirements and be responsible for team budgets.

The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for someone who is a confident communicator, highly numerate with proven commercial skills, and business drive and has previous team management experience. We are open to candidates from a range of backgrounds. Experience in agriculture would be beneficial but is not essential.

How to Apply
Does this sound like the role for you? Apply below! For more information, contact Sarah at 01780 480530 or


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
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