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Orchard Manager - Citrus and Avocado - Out of Harare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #11183
Job Location Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Agriculture / Horticulture / Exports
Job Role Orchard Manager - Citrus and Avocado
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary $ Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean
Degree Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Ag Sciences or Management; and/or Extensive working experience in tree fruit production (Citrus and Avocado)

Job Description

  • Job Status: Interviews in Progress

Our Agri inspired Client is a group of Agri and Hort Companies with a significant export portfolio of various Hort products. On their behalf we are looking for an experienced Orchard Manager for a large Citrus and Avocado operation / farm.

This would include managing all orchard components associated with producing conventional and organic citrus and avocados.
The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience managing a large, modern orchard system, with a large workforce.
Day-to-day responsibilities include directing staff, outlining priorities, setting goals and evaluating outcomes. Communication and teamwork are key skill traits.
The candidate should be an independent, motivated self-starter who values working in a “team” setting.
Supervise and lead the orchard managers to meet key objectives;
Manage orchards to ensure efficient/profitable operations while also meeting certification expectations for organics and food/human safety;
Lead the day-to-day direction and implementation of the orchard operations, including but not limited to orchard renewal, crop management, crop protection, pest management, irrigation, harvest timing and post-harvest strategies
Further develop manager training mechanisms with clear goals and pathways for leadership opportunities among staff.
Establish orchard production goals and direction while strategically planning projects with owner

Key Skills
Work with all managers to identify and implement innovations and key strategies to ensure continued growth and success.
Proven ability to communicate and work with all levels of management
Working knowledge of modern, high-density tree fruit production practices
Proven ability to build and manage a team-oriented culture
Strong leadership and decision-making skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to implement projects under pressure

  • Job Role: Orchard Manager - Citrus and Avocado
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $ Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Ag Sciences or Management; and/or Extensive working experience in tree fruit production (Citrus and Avocado)
5 years' experience growing Citrus and Avocado
3-5 years' experience in the same / similar position
Formal education, technical certificate, and/or extensive work experience in the area of orchard production (Citrus and Avocado) and management is necessary

Additional Requirements

Orchard Manager
Orchard Manager for Citrus and Avocado
Farm Manager

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