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Chief Operating Officer – Vertical Farming

Ingredients, Flavours & Fragrances
United Kingdom

George Thomas are working in close partnership with an Up and Coming company in Vertical Farming. Our client is leading the way in combining their knowledge of food and plant pharma, technology, infrastructure and data to produce large scale Vertical Farms with locally based partners, to affordably provide Fresh Healthy Produce for food and Pharma purposes locally, but on a global scale.


We are currently recruiting for a Chief Operating Officer who will be responsible for the strategy, build and roll out of 100 Vertical Farms across the UK.


Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining and implementing the strategy for the roll out
  • A deep understanding of the build project, process & needs of the plants and partners
  • Being able to build the farms yourself and successfully transferring the knowledge
  • Building a team of operations personnel to build the farms
  • Building teams for the Farm Sites including Farmers, Engineers, Production Workers
  • Assisting Farm sites through launch and initial stages of production


To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

  • Based in the UK
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering or similar
  • 10+ Years experience in a Senior Operational Leadership role
  • Strong Proven Leadership Qualities
  • A passion for sustainability
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Excellent drive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience in Farming/Agricultural Operations and Supply Chain

Job Reference: SP20COO2UK