Type of farm?
Produce - Vegetable/Fruit
Caribbean resort seeking Farm Manager/Grower to manage his private farm/estate.
The farm is approximately 10 acres and grows organic fruits and vegetables for the hotels' farm to table restaurant philosophy, cocoa for the resorts' boutique hand made chocolate operation as well as ornamental plants and flowers for the grounds and rooms.
This position requires an experienced grower with farm management experience that can lead a team of approximately 12 workers to maintain and improve the farm production, growing from seed and using propagation techniques.
In addition, there is a goal of turning the farm into a world class cocoa plantation and have the large orchid gardens as an attraction for our guests. Therefore, knowledge and experience in growing both cocoa and orchids is important.
The manager needs to have the personality and drive coupled with a calm temperament to work in a third world country meeting the demands and expectations of a first world clientele. Overseas work experience and strong organizational and leadership skills are critical.
The manager will be responsible for running the daily operations of the farm including, but not limited to: providing guest tours, supply the resorts with the required fresh organic produce and plants, increasing the yield and quality of production, beautifying the farm, doing all administration required including hiring, maintaining payroll, producing monthly reports, ordering supplies and equipment and maintenance.
We are looking for an outgoing, friendly personality that has a good attitude and strong work ethic. This is a position that has very little supervision and requires a responsible, self-motivated visionary that can understand the company goal and meet or exceed it without direct supervision. Strong communication skills both written and verbal are required as there will be a need for frequent reporting to both the owner and hotel management.
St. Lucia is a beautiful country with beautiful people that will respect and work hard for a leader that is willing to lead by example and spend time educating and training the employees in the skills of the trade. This is not an office position. The farm manager will need to be someone that will lead by example and work hands-on with the farm team in the field.
We are looking for candidates that are looking to relocate for long term employment. The company offers competitive salary and provides on-site housing, all work permits in addition to other ex-pat benefits (vehicle, insurance, travel allowance, etc).
Interested applicants, please send your resume and current photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.