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Estate Manager - Chipinge,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #8973
Job Location Chipinge,Zimbabwe
Company Type Agriculture / Manufacturing / Export
Job Role Estate Manager
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary $ Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Chipinge,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean
Degree Agri diploma / degree

Job Description

  • Job Status: CVs Submitted - Awaiting Feedback from Client

Our well established leading Agriculture Company is looking for an experience Estate Manager to oversee their vast Estate. Company house provided.

The Estate Manager is responsible for the implementation and execution of short, medium and long term business plans and strategies for maximum yield and results through overseeing day – to -day operations of the Estate as approved by the Chief Operating Officer and with emphasis on:
Production Volumes
Quality Management
Cost Management
Cash Generation
Human Resources Management
Safety, Health and Environment Management
Profitability of Estate
Outgrower Schemes Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Public Relations
Tasks / Responsibilities:
Management Responsibilities
Optimise the Estate performance in accordance with company policy
Developing and Implementation of the approved strategic business plan
Administrating Estate management and coordinating farm activities through HODs
Annual Operating Plan production for approval (Budgets)
Making sound business decisions in liaison with the COO and subordinates
Satisfying regulations and accreditations set by various authorities
Managing Estate activities to meet shareholder objectives
Ensuring efficient and smooth running of operations
Ensuring good public relations with stakeholders both internal and external
Informing the COO of any breaches of rules and regulations
Safeguarding Shareholder interests and the Ariston group at large
Ensuring adherence to local and national government rules and regulations
Maintaining company assets in good working order and recommending for disposals
Ensuring audit recommendations have been implemented
Ensuring all policies, processes and procedures are implemented/followed
Operational Responsibilities
Overseeing the running of day-to-day operations of the Estate.
Maintaining and monitoring quantity and quality of yields in line with budgeted figures
Researching for knowledge on pest and disease control for all operations
Producing planting and harvesting schedules and deciding on new varieties for planting
Ensuring use of available resources to achieve best attainable results
Recommending medications, sprayings, and fertiliser application from post mortems, foliar or root analysis and soil samples
Monitoring and ensuring that production records are kept
Monitoring market trends and recommendation on operations to consider
Supervising all the production heads
Production of monthly reports for operations review
Overall overseeing all new projects.
Financial Management and Control
Budget production (Annual operating plan) for approval
Analysis of contracts entered by the Estate and advising the COO accordingly
Monitor use of Estate funds and expenses so as to make sure the estate operate profitably
Monitoring and reviewing variances to budgets and addressing the variances
Monitor the cash flow gaps and advise the COO for possible gap closure
Overseeing procurement of quality raw materials on competitive prices
Business Development
Following market trends and decide on new profitable projects for recommendation to the COO
Building up relationships with suppliers, contractors and customers
Identification, recommendation and implementation of new capital projects aimed at improving efficiences in line with new technology and global trends.
Human Resources and SHE
Ensuring NEC rules and regulations and labour laws are followed
Spearheading the HIV and Aids awareness campaigns
Ensuring staff motivation at all levels on the Estate
Ensuring health and safety measures are adhered to through safe use of agrochemicals and equipment
Ensuring protection of the environment and maintenance of biodiversity
Succession planning, identification of skills gaps and recommending training

Key Skills
Ability to manage a large area of land
Computer Literate
Cost Management

  • Job Role: Estate Manager
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $ Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Agri diploma / degree would be an advantage
Minimum of 5 years experience as a Groundsman / Estate Manager

Additional Requirements

Estate Manager
Farm Manager

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