Tzaneen Area – Limpopo: Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to manage and implement technical aspects and functions within the company
This position involves the management and guidance of the technical staff within the company’s technical department, as well as the strategical implementation of systems, innovation, and approaches to enhance the footprint and services rendered to the company’s growers and customers.
BSc (with extensive experience) or an MSc Agriculture
Minimum of 5 years of technical experience in the fruit industry would be advantageous
Food safety and accreditations management
Grower, packhouse and customer relationship management
Experience in proactively managing shipping risk of fruit in transit
In depth knowledge of the fresh fruit industry, packhouse processes and post-harvest fruit quality enhancement.
Horticultural experience in fruit crops, specifically including crop nutrition, irrigation and pruning principles.
A good understanding of software systems used on farms for orchard management, as well as GIS mapping techniques and database management.
Fully proficient in Microsoft Excel (Strong in data management, pivot tables)
Good communication skills (verbal and writing), managing customer and grower relationships
Good negotiation skills
Ability to manage, stimulate and guide the technical team
Good time management
Attentive to colleagues needs
Able to work under pressure
Attention to detail
Willing to travel both locally and internationally
ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted
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