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FARM MANAGER – CROPPING – FM1786

Krugersdorp / Tarlton Area – Gauteng: Our client is looking for a Farm Manager- Cropping to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Agriculture Diploma/Degree advantageous
  • At least 3 years’ experience with large scale vegetable farming
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing a team in a farm environment
  • Experience building, working in, or leading and interacting within a multi-disciplinary teams including, farm managers, operators, agronomy technicians, business managers, and general labour.
  • Experience in Farm operation and training operators
  • Experience working with Agriculture equipment and machinery.

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Leading and managing a team
  • Planning, co ordinating, organizing and controlling
  • Ability to use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers, together with GWF Business Management Systems
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means.
  • Ability to work independently with respect to timelines and objectives.
  • High Ability for Critical thinking and Problem solving
  • Self-Disciplined and Motivated
  • Ability to interpret Reports and give insight into report findings.
  • Ability to do Administrative tasks
  • Accurate, organised and demonstrates initiative
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Required to work outside and be in the field
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Good mobility to ensure access to hard-to-reach areas.
  • Should be able to operate farm machinery without restriction.
  • Should be willing and able to travel to other sites.
  • Hands on

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Responsible for all the activities that happen on the production site. From land preparation, planting, spraying, fertilization and harvesting.
  • Planning, co ordinating, organising and controlling all activities around the growing of crops in the production department.
  • Uphold the Execution of all operational schedules. Making sure operations are timeous, effectively and execute Excellent Quality of work.
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting, spraying, land operations and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations.
  • Manage and uphold operational Standards and Outputs. Ensuring that efficiencies of operations are withing the set KCVs
  • KPI management and reflection reporting, insights, performance management, dashboards and controls.
  • Manage and allocate the correct resources for all jobs and operations through upholding, best planning and Efficiencies of Both man and Machines.
  • Managing all the activities around all production, input resources (diesel, all seed, fertilizer, Chemicals, etc)
  • Uphold and manage all production stocks, through correct processes, procedures and systems, with integrity for all resources that are within your responsibility.
  • Should foster a culture that actively develops teams, through upskilling and training.
  • Leads the team through motivation, high communication, influencing and guiding.
  • Effectively manage HR through high engagement performance reviews with Staff, manage the Staffing Budges and Processed timeously and with high integrity.
  • Uphold all HR processed and Policies Develop strategies for People Development, upskilling and training.
  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
  • Implement and uphold the Global GAP standards and compliance requirement for the Business, Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements are upheld.
  • Facilitate meetings, trainings, and the development of quality production operators with the knowledge of pest control and how to manage Plant protection products.
  • Foster a culture that upholds the Quality and Execution of Asset management, inspections and Maintenance workflow standards.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within and managing a budget for planned schedules, negotiating and contracting with vendors or suppliers, assisting with budget development, and meeting financial efficiency targets.
  • Upholding standards of Housekeeping and 5S
  • Leading and managing a team of production operators.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate all operations and field activities carried out by your team together with observations around other activities like Irrigation.
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.

 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM001786&preview=810447de2efb4e2c50e8340404c02115