Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming – Qatar

Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming – Qatar

Job title: Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming – Qatar

Company: 1Recruit International

Job description: Our client is a leading Qatari Holding Group with diversified global business interests within the Hospitality, Real Estate, Industrial, Investment Management and Financial Services sectors. This Group is now expanding its operations into agricultural production for livestock, agricultural, animal breeding, flower production, horses, aquaponics and hydroponics farming. Our client now seeks to recruit a Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming to manage a state-of-the-art indoor hydroponic growing system designed to grow vegetable produce for retail for Qatar and the Greater GCC Region. The core of this role is to manage planting, harvesting and delivery schedules for a variety of different plants including lettuce, basil and other assorted leafy greens.

Reporting to the Manager of Agriculture Production and building an aquaponics and hydroponics team, this role is responsible for the following:

  • Establishment, development, supervision and management of crop production from scratch for an aquaponics greenhouse system including the preparation of an annual Crop Plan, Crop Schedule and Farm Revenue Goals.
  • Preparation and implementation of the establishment of all Greenhouse operations including daily management, transplanting, recording of planting data for yields and weights, ordering suppliers and watering including logistics and supply chain delivery.
  • Monitor and maintain production records and tracking system components measuring pH, ammonia, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, bacteria level, temperature, feed amounts, growth rates and population.
  • Expert advisory to the Board and senior management on aquaponics and greenhouse training.
  • Maintain and develop the Aquaponics system ensuring the system reaches its capacity for production (plants) including maintenance of greenhouse infrastructure, hydroponics equipment and operations.
  • Ensure profitability of the Aquaponics system including financial costings, financial records and financial management to meet budgets.
  • Develop and recruit a management team to drive the growth of the company.
  • Conduct research and development in growing techniques and crop development
  • Supply chain management including the harvesting, preparation and packaging of produce for delivery

The attributes we seek for this role comprise:

  • Bachelor in Agriculture or Horticulture is required with a minimum of 15 years agricultural and 5 years botany and aquaponics experience in the art of growing plants without soil.
  • Proven performance in the strategic development and establishment of a new entity including the profit and loss, technical development and monitoring and reporting to the stakeholders and Board of Directors.
  • Candidates must be able to understand and interpret plant monitoring and documentation of growth and plant health data sets.
  • Working knowledge of farming and of plant and soil health.
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in working across the Gulf Region is highly regarded.

An excellent tax-free salary, with stable employment, will be offered to attract suitable candidates to this role. To apply, forward your resume in word format quoting reference #___.

Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming – Qatar

  • Agricultural Production Firm (Holding Group)
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Exceptional Expatriate Salary Package + Benefits

Reference #___

Our client is a leading Qatari Holding Group with diversified global business interests within the Hospitality, Real Estate, Industrial, Investment Management and Financial Services sectors. This Group is now expanding its operations into agricultural production for livestock, agricultural, animal breeding, flower production, horses, aquaponics and hydroponics farming. Our client now seeks to recruit a Head of Aquaponics & Hydroponic Farming to manage a state-of-the-art indoor hydroponic growing system designed to grow vegetable produce for retail for Qatar and the Greater GCC Region. The core of this role is to manage planting, harvesting and delivery schedules for a variety of different plants including lettuce, basil and other assorted leafy greens.

Reporting to the Manager of Agriculture Production and building an aquaponics and hydroponics team, this role is responsible for the following:

  • Establishment, development, supervision and management of crop production from scratch for an aquaponics greenhouse system including the preparation of an annual Crop Plan, Crop Schedule and Farm Revenue Goals.
  • Preparation and implementation of the establishment of all Greenhouse operations including daily management, transplanting, recording of planting data for yields and weights, ordering suppliers and watering including logistics and supply chain delivery.
  • Monitor and maintain production records and tracking system components measuring pH, ammonia, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, bacteria level, temperature, feed amounts, growth rates and population.
  • Expert advisory to the Board and senior management on aquaponics and greenhouse training.
  • Maintain and develop the Aquaponics system ensuring the system reaches its capacity for production (plants) including maintenance of greenhouse infrastructure, hydroponics equipment and operations.
  • Ensure profitability of the Aquaponics system including financial costings, financial records and financial management to meet budgets.
  • Develop and recruit a management team to drive the growth of the company.
  • Conduct research and development in growing techniques and crop development
  • Supply chain management including the harvesting, preparation and packaging of produce for delivery

The attributes we seek for this role comprise:

  • Bachelor in Agriculture or Horticulture is required with a minimum of 15 years agricultural and 5 years botany and aquaponics experience in the art of growing plants without soil.
  • Proven performance in the strategic development and establishment of a new entity including the profit and loss, technical development and monitoring and reporting to the stakeholders and Board of Directors.
  • Candidates must be able to understand and interpret plant monitoring and documentation of growth and plant health data sets.
  • Working knowledge of farming and of plant and soil health.
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in working across the Gulf Region is highly regarded.

An excellent tax-free salary, with stable employment, will be offered to attract suitable candidates to this role. To apply, forward your resume in word format quoting reference #949.

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Location: Qatar

Job date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 01:13:03 GMT

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