GENERAL MANAGER- BANANA PRODUCTION – FM1139

Burma Valley Area, Mutare – Zimbabwe: Our client is looking for a General Manager to join the team.

This position oversees the effective and first-class development of the company’s banana expansion programs, and the continuous performance improvement and development of existing operations.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong university degree from a reputable organization, in a relevant subject.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant context, including at management level.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, QGIS, and any applications specific to agriculture
  • Management level in high-end banana or other orchard or horticultural production,
  • Demonstrated strategic, hands–on experience in transforming operations to world class standards

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Banana technical expertise and high interest in driving technical progress
  • Confident and open team player
  • Strong leadership capacity, with high impact and influence with the ability to develop and maintain a high potential team,
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial bent, with proven high agency and ability to make things happen
  • Curious and demanding of new technical knowledge and its adoption and transfer
  • Proven ability to build and mentor outstanding and growing individuals

MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • General farm operations management – drive quality KPI’s, unit volumes and unit costs,
  • Drive development of all supporting infrastructure (cableways, irrigation & fertigation, packhouses, electrical, housing, and other infrastructure)
  • Drive ongoing continuous improvement, focusing on detail around quality, volumes, and yields:
    • Production planning
    • Nutrition
    • Orchard management
    • Irrigation and water management
    • Bunch care
    • Pest, weed and disease control
    • Harvesting operations
    • Packing operations
  • Recruiting, leading, planning and developing a first-class operational team at all levels throughout the operations,
  • Attention to detailed operations systems and SOPs; – to drive productivity and quality; and crop planning from field through to packhouse and delivery to customers,
  • Forecasting expected production levels for marketing & logistics planning,
  • Drive adoption of global best practices and benchmarks with local innovation,
  • Implement Global GAP throughout all operations,
  • Manage & ensure that all assets are accounted for, and are in good working condition,
  • Plan all new development, determine ROI’s, implement on time and to pre-determined budgets.
  • Manage financials against budgets and cashflow forecasts,
  • Manage farming operations business accounts through monthly finance reporting and corresponding financial KPI’s,
  • Plan & manage interaction with the procurement function to ensure quality, timely & adequate supplies, to support operations,
  • Effective stakeholder management through team leadership & cohesiveness in all farm activities,
  • Drive adoption and use of new and changing technologies throughout the operation,
  • Work with sales & marketing teams to develop and build premium end market channels,
  • Closely guard reputation and integrity of the business.

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=FM001139&preview=65a3d32a22a769332908bc5efcd0d2bf