We are currently recruiting for two roles:

  • Production Manager - Potted Avocado, Kiwifruit & Grapevine Nursery

  • Field Operations Manager - Grapevine Nursery & Source Block         (applications close Friday 10th January, 2020)

PRODUCTION MANAGER – Potted Avocado, Kiwifruit & Grapevine Nursery

Riversun Nursery in Gisborne has a long history of growing excellence in the production of certified grafted grapevines, avocado trees and kiwifruit vines.

New Zealand’s horticultural sector continues to thrive, driving demand for Riversun’s high quality plants, and providing an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, flexible and adaptable Production Manager to lead our production team.

Reporting to the Business Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the operation, and be able to demonstrate a strong focus on high quality production, optimising resource use, minimising production costs and maintaining hygiene standards.

You will achieve this through your progressive management skills that enable you to maximise the potential of our dedicated potted plant team while critically ensuring standard operating procedures are followed.

While experience in the unpredictable world of horticulture is not essential, experience in production, planning, and team management is a must.

Want to know more? Give us a call or download the full job description here.

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV can be emailed to info@riversun.co.nz or posted to:

Riversun Nursery Ltd
PPP - Production Manager Application
PO Box 1199
Gisborne 4040


FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER – Grapevine Nursery & Source Block

Combine your passion for growing with enriching the land for future generations

If you love working with plants, enjoy the outdoors and thrive in the seasonal challenges that go hand in hand with leading a hard working team – read on…

Thirty years of commitment to world-class excellence has seen Riversun Nursery in Gisborne become the leading supplier of certified grafted grapevines to the thriving New Zealand wine industry and home to an extensive library of more than 200 grapevine varieties and clones

As Field Operations Manager in our grapevine source block and field nursery this role lives and breathes the Riversun ethos of leading edge science and technology working hand in hand with world class plantmanship. Putting this into practice you will be in charge of the day to day field operations to meet production targets, maintain land and plant health, oversee plant/machinery and ensure the end result of excellent plants for our customers.

Working closely with Group Viticulturist you will be involved in all aspects of planning and implementation – from labour strategies, field preparation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, pesticide application, plant management, harvesting and environment restoration, to sustainability and Carbon Zero reduction.

To be successful you will have a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture or Horticulture or equivalent experience in a farming environment. You will be a natural leader who isn’t afraid to make the hard calls; communicates effectively and gets a kick out of empowering teams to be the best they can be.

You’ll transition easily between the source block, field nursery and the office; be very organised and a stickler when it comes to the details.

Want to know more? Give us a call or download the full job description here.

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV can be emailed to info@riversun.co.nz or posted to:

Riversun Nursery Ltd
Field Operations Manager Application
PO Box 1199
Gisborne 4040

By 5.00pm Friday 10th January, 2020.



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