Harvest Manager

Harvest Manager

Full Time and permanent

Due to significant growth within the company, our client, an independent and fully integrated salmon farming business operating wholly within Scotland, has an opportunity for a Harvest Manager to join their team in Ardyne.

The Harvest Manager will be required to effectively and efficiently manage the department and take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Harvest Operation, Harvest Processes and staff within control. Ensuring all jobs are carried out in a timely, safe and responsible manner and to the highest Fish Welfare, Biosecurity, Environmental, Hygiene, Quality, Food Safety and Health & Safety standards ensuring best practice as well as customer satisfaction are reached.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Taking full accountability of the harvest operation, harvesting fish at any company harvest station as and when required and ensuring adherence to all standard operating procedures.
  • Ensuring that the team is resourced by the right quality of people who reflect the company values and the needs of the business.
  • Ownership of all people processes including training, development, holidays and absence.
  • Coaching all staff to ensure company policies and standards are understood and adhered to.
  • Achieving the highest fish welfare, biosecurity, hygiene, quality and food safety standards.
  • Maintaining all site equipment, machinery and resources, and report on as required.
  • Encourage support from other functions as and when required.
  • Developing appropriate KPI’s in conjunction with the General Manager.
  • Measure, monitor and review harvesting operations.
  • Reporting on agreed KPI’s to the General Manager, highlighting and explaining variances.
  • Informing the General Manager of any defect, damage, accident, incident or product issue and liaise on all fish related matters.
  • Seeks out and encourages the implementation of opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Providing input into and controls total site expenditure to meet or better budget.

The Harvest Manager will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of the harvesting process within a food production environment
  • Be able to demonstrate strong staff leadership and management skills within a similar role
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Have a high level of organisation and communication skills
  • Have experience working to Health & Safety standards and championing a broad understanding of best practice
  • Have experience working in target driven environment

Due to the remote location of the site, own transport is essential where candidates must hold a full, clean driving licence.

The Harvest Manager will work on a full-time permanent basis and receive a salary negotiable on experience. In return, the client will also offer additional company benefits which can be discussed upon an appointment being made.


Ref: BE031

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