Krugersdorp / Tarlton Area, Gauteng: Our client is looking for a Technical/ Agronomy Manager to join the team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing better planting, cultivation, and operational techniques, improving crop yield and Quality, and solving problems in the production department. Implementing strategies, maintaining outputs in operations through engaging and Managing stakeholders while ensuring that Quality and Execution is Upheld.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.


  • BSc degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in agriculture, agronomy, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in Managing a team
  • Experience working for or with agricultural retailers and sales agronomists.
  • Experience building, working in, or leading and interacting with multi-disciplinary teams including, farm managers, operators, agronomy technicians, business managers, and External scientists.
  • Experience in training farmers and agricultural industry professionals.
  • Experience managing projects, including managing finances, with diverse partners, both internal and external.


  • Leading and managing a team of Agronomists and Technicians
  • Planning, co ordinating, organizing and controlling
  • Ability to interpret field data and communicate to non-scientific stakeholders.
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Ability to use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers, together with Business Management Systems
  • Ability to Develop Reporting from Data and Communicate clearly with the team.
  • 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


  • Required to Travel
  • 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.
  • Sitting at desk for prolonged hours


  • Develop improvement plans and efficiency strategies for the Production department that result and relate to improved yields, and Quality
  • Planning, co ordinating, organising and controlling agronomic aspects of the production department.
  • Perform the best processes that lead to sustainable soil health and nutrient load reduction management.
  • Analysis and recommendations based on Soil and leaf samples, to make the best-informed decisions for the business and the Crops
  • Develop and maintain production schedule. Develop growing and fertilizer programmes. Improve the
  • Operations Standards and Outputs
  • Research and Development, for agrochemical/ biological products, Seed varieties, disease and pest control management.
  • Implement and uphold the Global GAP standard and requirement for the Business, Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Serve as a resource for farmer manager and Senior production manager relating to implementation of nutrient management, crop health and soil health practices.
  • Develop and implement agronomic production performance reporting to uphold the standards of the Production department
  • Facilitate meetings, trainings, and the development of quality operators with the knowledge of pest control and how to manage Plant protection products. Looking at all indicators that result in good outcome of inputs
  • Help design, implement and direct multiple complex production Schedules, set and meet deadlines, and ensure schedule accountability is flagged and managed.
  • 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.
  • Land performance reporting, such as but not limited too; land costing, quality and yield evaluations
  • Leading and managing a team of Agronomists and Technicians
  • Oversee and co-ordinate all agronomical and technical field activities carried out by stakeholders (Irrigation and farmers) and provide necessary agronomical technical backstopping to them for the 3 farm locations (Tarlton, Bokpoort and Christiana).
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.

 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

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