AGRICULTURE OPTIMISATION MANAGER- ZAMBIA - Zambia
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Agriculture (Regional) / Sugarcane|
|Job Role||AGRICULTURE OPTIMISATION MANAGER- ZAMBIA|
|Joining Date||June 2020|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||$ Negotiable|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5-10|
|Degree||Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Agronomy|
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop sustainable agronomic strategies with the objective of closing the gap between the actual and the attainable yield potentials for each field on the estate
Drive agronomic modernisation, and optimisation improvement plans through innovation and new farming systems, improving the cost of production through yield and efficiency improvement
Support adoption and embedding of agreed best practices, frameworks, minimum standards and processes for agronomy
Develop an estate master plan that guides strategic decision agriculture to maximize sucrose production and profitability– e.g. seasonal planting variety and ground usage, sugar cane agronomic trials, Estate nursery fields management, seed quality, plant nutrition, water usage, fertilisers, and cane improvement practices
Develop an integrated pest and disease management program across the cane supply area, monitor / report on status and changes, and ensure best practice is applied
Provide Agronomic support service to Growers through Extension Officers
Own design and management of systems data analytics methodologies / reporting
Manage data to maximise accuracy and integrity
Coordinate capability building in data management, analytics and benchmarking, and drive on-site utilization
Set direction, implement and monitor continuous improvement by designing standardized work practices for in-Country nuances, and ensuring that tools and techniques are being applied to deliver high quality, sustainable supply of Estate sugar cane
Develop and update standardized work procedures in line with Head Office best practices and on-site constraints
Proven track record of effectively developing and implementing strategies through managing budgets, people and resources to meet business KPIs
Strong agriculture data analysis skills
Experience in addressing multi-variable agronomic problems
Experience with CanePro (or similar) would be an advantage
Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, coaching, and conflict resolution skills.
Time and project management skills.
Ability to analyze processes and information, identify problems and trends, and develop effective solutions and strategies.
Commitment to providing exceptional service to customers and support to staff members.
5-10 years experience in sugar cane agronomy on an irrigated estate, with 5 years in leadership/management role
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