Orchard Manager - Citrus and Avocado - Out of Harare,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Out of Harare,Zimbabwe|
|Company Type||Agriculture / Horticulture / Exports|
|Job Role||Orchard Manager - Citrus and Avocado|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||$ Negotiable|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Residence Location||Out of Harare,Zimbabwe|
|Degree||Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Ag Sciences or Management; and/or Extensive working experience in tree fruit production (Citrus and Avocado)|
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
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
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
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