General Manager - Agribusiness - Harare,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Retail / Wholesale / FMCG|
|Job Role||General Manager - Agribusiness|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||7|
|Degree||Diploma / Degree|
This is a brand new role in the group and requires someone who can assist in making the agribusiness unit a success.
The ideal candidate must be dynamic with vast experience and knowledge in horticulture and general agriculture.
A “jack of all trades” individual is required with knowledge and experience across all agricultural crops and practices.
This person needs to be a strong leader, energetic, highly strategic, entrepreneurial, and dynamic and be comfortable in a boardroom and on the farms.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure that creation and implementation of operational strategy designed to grow business for all farms
Supervision, guidance and mentorship for the current Farm Managers ensuring a strong performance management culture across all the farms.
Driving the increase in yields, quality and ensuring that all budgets are exceeded and maximum profitability is achieved.
Assisting on group procurement for farm materials, consumables, equipment and ensuring that all costs are contained.
Assisting the Farm Managers in planning, training, budgeting & preparing cash flows.
Assisting the Farm Managers on sales, marketing and ensuring that the company gets maximum value from farm produce.
Developing and assisting the head office team on creation of business plans for new projects or new ventures.
Identifying various opportunities on the export and local markets for farm produce.
Ensuring export compliance and protocols are in place.
Continuous training and development for all senior farm personnel to ensure best practice at all times.
At least 5 years relevant experience in senior management preferably in an export oriented horticultural cropping set up.
Proactive and entrepreneurial individual with ability to analyse problems and formulate practical solutions with a bias towards best practise.
Knowledge of financial and human resources management is required.
Strong communication skills and ability to work independently with a high concern for order and quality.
A certificate in management a distinct advantage.
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