FRUIT FARM MANAGER – FM1747

White River Area – Mpumalanga: Our client is looking for a Fruit Farm Manager to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable tertiary qualifications in line with the industry will be beneficial such as a BSc, B.Agric or BCom or BTech degrees and/or diplomas
  • 10 years’ experience on a macadamia and avocado farm, preferably at least 5 years as manager.
  • Experience with the farming of cattle will be beneficial, but is not a requirement.
  • Code 10 or Code 14 driver’s licence will be beneficial, but is not a requirement.
    Ability to Speak Xhosa/Zulu is advantageous

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop and implement plans for planting, cultivating, pruning, maintenance and harvesting avocado, macadamia nut and other crops.
  • Monitor crop conditions and make decisions regarding irrigation, fertilization, and pest control.
  • Provide a detailed costing plan for the season to the CEO and financial manager for fertilization and pest control.
  • Oversee accurate irrigation schedules and maintain the irrigation network
  • Ensure that labour costs are minimized by effective utilization of personnel and minimization of overtime pay.
  • Monitor financial performance of the various crops and implement cost-saving measures where appropriate.
  • Allocate tasks and responsibilities to ensure efficient and productive farm operations.
  • Ensure compliance with Global GAP and Siza policies and complete and manage the audit process.
  • Develop and expand the market for produce.
  • Oversee the maintenance of buildings, fences, roads and other infrastructure and general farm safety and security.

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=FM001747&preview=985c2b9054774febbd80813d0b41f0a2