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Position:
 

Farm Manager (Citrus)

 
Location:
 

North West

 
Job Description :
 

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An established citrus farming operation in the Magaliesberg region requires an experienced Farm Manager. The Farm Manager will manage day-to-day operations on the farm with a focus on taking forward recent investment into the business and devising an innovative, sustainable growth strategy for the farm, implementing the plans in tandem with the Directors.

More specific duties will include:

  • Coordinating planning activities that culminate in an annual budget for the farm- including crop estimate meetings, capital expansion plans, new cultivars and new business development activities;
  • Ensuring that the citrus trees are maintained in an optimal state throughout the year;
  • Ensuring that all crops are harvested on time, to the standards required and with minimal wastage;
  • Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budgeted parameters;
  • Purchasing of inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides and diesel and paying suppliers;
  • Staying up to date with the latest developments in the citrus industry and relevant technological developments;
  • Planning activities for employees, and mentoring and monitoring employee performance ;
  • Operating the payroll system and paying the staff electronically;
  • Implementing and maintaining quality systems, such as GlobalGAP, and adherence to relevant legislation;
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment;
  • Applying health and safety standards across the farm.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of hand-on citrus production/ farming experience;
  • A relevant tertiary agricultural and/or management qualification;
  • Proven experience of at least 3 years at management level in a commercial agricultural setting;
  • Excellent staff management skills;
  • Fluency in Afrikaans and English and ability to converse in an additional indigenous language;
  • Exposure to implementing and maintaining quality management systems such as GlobalGAP;
  • Strong numerical ability and business acumen;
  • Computer literacy.
   
 
Salary Details:

A negotiable basic salary is offered, dependent on qualification and experience. The package will include accommodation and a work vehicle.

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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