Our experienced team is always available to assist you with your global inspection and analysis requirements.


Operational Technical Governance Lead


Alfred H Knight has an opportunity for an Operational Technical Governance Lead – Agricultural Services to join our Agricultural Services Department. You will be responsible for the operational technical oversight, delivery and execution of current and emerging agriculture services across the AHK Group.

We offer a wide range of services throughout the full supply chain including quality and quantity inspections, precision agriculture services and rapid analytical assessments for a range of grain, food, energy and fibre commodities. We provide clients around the globe with clear risk management solutions to monitor intrinsic values, compliance and brand protection. Our in-depth knowledge and approach allows us to tailor our services to suit your individual needs.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



  • Responsible for “Serving Safely” ensuring work is conducted in accordance with AHK Health, Safety and Environmental policies and leading by example with a focus on safety first.
  • Agriculture operational leader with operational responsibility for current, new and emerging analytical services: Identifying and highlighting operational support for implementation of global agriculture inspection services, implementation of quality methods , procurement of operational, safety and field services equipment for safe, accurate and efficient service delivery.
  • Thought leader utilising predictive analytics to monitor and maintain operational risk through developing trends in agriculture inspection markets. To drive informed decisions relating to improving responsiveness and needed action to maintain business success and growth.
  • Collaborate with Regional Division Heads to guide and deliver efficient spend and prompt service integration.
  • Assists and develops the required operational quality management accreditations to ensure service compliance and delivery . Replication and implementation of methods throughout the AHK global analytical network.
  • Coaching and training the current AHK agriculture global service teams for delivery and continuous service improvement.
  • Implementation of standardised operational services throughout the AHK network through both remote and on site training.
  • Monitoring and compiling management reports , highlighting key performance indicators for operational performance, safety, commercial and operational efficiency.
  • Highlighting and monitoring key performance of operational personnel for continuous improvement and business continuity.
  • Will play a leading role in the recruitment and selection of new operational employees, as well as the development and promotion of internal AHK employees.
  • Liaison with analytical vendors to negotiate and establish global procurement programs.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:


Required Work Experience

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Agriculture field operations, as well management of field teams.
  • A clear in depth knowledge of Grains, Feeds, Vegetable oils, Liquids and fertiliser operations, and a history of implementing and monitoring loading controls, discharge services, sampling and quality management programs.
  • Experience in the Agriculture Testing, Inspection and Certification industry (preferred).
  • In-depth knowledge of Quality Management Systems and Trade accreditations (ISO17020, GAFTA , FOSFA, GMP) (preferred).
  • Experience and history leading cost and operational efficiency strategies (preferred).



  • This role will require overseas travel.


We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match.

Apply Now