FGB Natural Products is a thriving Australian-owned company which manufactures and markets a range of safe, natural and effective products. With a range of proprietary brands including Bosisto's and Euky Bear, the company is also the exclusive distributor for Vicks Home Health and Braun Health & Wellbeing in Australia and NZ. FGB’s team of highly skilled employees are driving year on year growth in product sales both in Australia and selected export markets.
The Company philosophy is based around safe, natural and effective products. The key focus on natural health and wellbeing is enacted where possible throughout the Company. The Company is committed to operating in an ethical manner as a responsible corporate citizen and therefore adopts socially and environmentally sustainable practices throughout the business.
The Company is focused on the professional and personal development of staff and has a strong commitment to staff training and development.
Initiatives for staff include:
Regular staff training
Company covering half the cost of self development training
Monthly social activities including morning teas and lunches
End of Year function
Lunch room and staff kitchen
Availability of house at Inglewood for staff use, including use of Company car and petrol
Flexibility to support / family friendly policies
Monthly Company newsletter
Winter initiative of free flu shot / product
The Company prides itself on years of successful business trading ensuring safety compliance to employees, suppliers, contractors, visitors, customers and the community. Safety is of paramount importance and is maintained to ensure the workplace, equipment, processes, procedures and products comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory codes of practice.
Culture & Benefits
FGB aims to build a culture that celebrates success and strives for industry best practice in everything that we do. We promote a safe, happy and healthy work environment. We conduct annual salary reviews and operate a bonus program. FGB is focussed on professional and personal development of our team, and have around 100 employees. FGB also offers discounted products for purchase, free farm house accommodation at Inglewood, free flu shots in winter and free on-site parking.
“I really enjoy working at FGB - As an Australian owned family business you really feel a sense of grass roots history, teamwork and belonging. FGB provides a belief that no matter what role, we are all integral to building the great successes we have achieved over the years.”
Fair & Equitable Workplace
The Company is committed to conducting its business in a way which ensures fair, equitable and non-discriminatory employment and operational practices. It is our aim to provide a working environment which maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all employees and ensures equal opportunity for all.
Since 1996 FGB has utilised the services of several sheltered workshops who provide support to persons with a disability. These include Hi-City, South East Industries and Nadrasca. Staff from these workshops are engaged to carry out various packaging activities both on site at FGB and at their own premises. FGB liases with local businesses to help create employment for those who are not able to enter the workforce.
Farm & Plantation Manager
Location: Inglewood, Loddon Shire
• Manager role to support expansion of existing Eucalyptus Oil production base
• Oversee plantation expansion, harvesting, distillery and farm R&D activities
• Focus on people, safety and productivity
About the Company
Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd (FGB) is a growing Australian-owned company which manufactures and markets a range of safe, natural and effective products sold nationally through pharmacy and supermarket channels.
Under the Bosisto’s brand (first in eucalyptus since 1852), FGB produces Eucalyptus Oil in the Inglewood-Wedderburn region and has done so continuously since the early 1900s. Due to high demand, FGB has been expanding its’ operations in recent years and currently manages blue mallee eucalypt plantations and state forests licenses across an area exceeding 3,500 hectares. The Company’s two distilleries and associated farm machinery support a large-scale agricultural operation.
FGB is seeking a high calibre professional to take over the day-to-day management of the farm, plantation and research and development activities. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in managing and overseeing broad acre farming or forestry, including people, assets, equipment and land.
The Farm Manager will report to the CEO (Melbourne based) and be directly responsible for the management of the Company’s farm, plantation and research and development activities and personnel. Your primary focus is to ensure all aspects of operations are performed in line with agreed business plans and OH&S standards.
This position involves oversight across distillery operations, plantation establishment, seed orchard assets and property maintenance, working closely with FGB staff and local contractors. It includes maintaining farm operations in good condition, managing and reporting on production yields and managing operating and capital expenses in line with approved budgets.
You will oversee and manage key farm related projects, including supervising and directing FGB staff and contractors, as well as being a key point of contact for external relationships with key stakeholders including the Loddon Shire, local farmers and research partners.
As a leader of the Company’s the farm operations, you are expected to lead, develop and mentor the Farm operations team and help them achieve key deliverables and safety standards, as well as continually refine business process to drive efficiencies and improve productivity.
The Successful Applicant
FGB are looking for a Farm Manager with significant experience in broad-acre farm or with forestry experience. Tertiary level qualifications in agriculture or related are mandatory. Strong OH&S experience is important in this role as is management of expense budgets, project delivery and reporting experience. The role will involve a high level of stakeholder management across multiple people and organisations, so a proven track record of experience at this level is necessary. Leadership skills are essential to drive and support the Farm operations team. We are seeking a hard working self-starter who is looking for a growth opportunity.
What’s On Offer?
This is a rare opportunity to join an established and reputable organization in a regional location, where you have an active role to shape and influence future farm operations and business direction. FGB has established large-scale plantations in the region and is focused on increasing its production of Eucalyptus Oil to meet growing demand. The role offers highly competitive remuneration including accommodation package. In addition, there is flexibility with regards to working hours.
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