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The role will take responsibilities for designing a range of irrigation solutions.
Recommends, install and maintain irrigation technologies correctly in order to save a significant percentage of irrigation water and nutrients consumption.
Managing sales and marketing of irrigation systems
Maintaining and developing contacts with the suppliers from all over the world.
Maintaining appropriate stock levels.
Developing the company's business in this area, through direct contacts with existing and potential customers.
Expertise in drip irrigation will be a distinct advantage,
Ability to read and interpret user manuals correctly
Able to communicate effectively with both colleagues and consultants,
Competent in Ms Office including Word, Excel, Power-point,
Hatchery producing 200 000 chicks a week
Vegetables 60 hectares
Budgeting and maintaining accurate financial records
Passionate for excellence in all work fronts as an individual and expectations for staff
Skilled in any of the farming operations mentioned and able to learn the others
Procuring stockfeed, Vaccines for farm
Placement and purchase of Day old chicks
Brooding and rearing - 100 000 chickens per cycle (8 weeks)
Reporting – mortalities, FCR’s, Costs
Loading of chicken
Sale of Live chickens
The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work overtime as required.
Duties will include:
Supervision of staff
Irrigation, Fertilising, etc
Reaping and curing
All logistics associated with farm activities
Budgets and finance
Overseeing and management of farm workers
Knowledge of and experience with tobacco
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
The ability to make decisions in stressful environments
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Willingness to work overtime as required
Offer onsite technical support to Key Accounts
Proposes customised diets to nutrition
Collects on farm product performance data and share with nutrition
Must be willing to travel
Knowledge in Animal Nutrition
Data collection and analysis
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Project manage the establishment, or be part of the project management team that established the first 20 ha of infield berry infrastructure
Have good management skills to ensure the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the production function including planting, harvesting, pruning, fertigation, pest/disease management of the blueberries
Team management is essential to ensure overall financial and physical performance on a day-to-day basis to achieve the short- and long-term business and production KPI’s
Execute on plans set forth by management in order to meet Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s)
Identify and implement advanced growing techniques, equipment and process improvements, changes and/or replacements to improve safety, quality or efficiencies
Direct the coordination of operations including
Ensure the management of personnel actions
Computer literacy: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Good understanding of agricultural practices and crop production
Basic financial management, to budget and cashflow level
Basic human resources legislation, especially those relevant to everyday operations (e.g. absenteeism, leave, health and safety, working hours)
Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong people-management skills, relationship building and interpersonal relations
Ability to work under pressure
Detail and results orientated
Duties would include assisting then General Manager with but not limited to
Manage /- 5000 head of cattle being a 2500 breeding cows & followers
Manage wildlife & hunting quota
Continue a game fencing job of /- 150
Maintain paddock fencing
Maintain water reticulation systems
Manage labour force of /- 150
Manage cash flow
Purchasing of orders
Manage a butchery
Physical and mental stamina: Required for managing the health and quality of the herd, as well as repairing feedlot fencing and equipment
Leadership skills: Needed for managing feedlot personnel
Familiarity with the herd: Important for knowing the personalities and idiosyncrasies of each member of the herd
Analytical skills: Necessary for assessing the health of the herd
Interpersonal skills: Required for working with others such as veterinarians, farmers, customers, scientists, and other feedlot staff
Major Functions /Accountabilities:
General operations management – drive quality KPI’s, unit volumes and costs
Drive development of all supporting infrastructure (cableways, irrigation & fertigation, etc)
Drive ongoing continuous improvement focusing on detail around quality, volumes and yields
Pest, weed and disease control
Recruiting, leading and developing a first-class operational team
Attention to detailed operations systems and SOPs to drive productivity and quality and crop planning from field through to Packhouse
Drive adoption of global best practices and benchmarks with local innovation
Budgets and forecasts, financial analysis and planning
Plan and develop capacity depth and skills at all levels through operations
Closely guard reputation and integrity of the business.
Confident and open team player
Strong leadership capacity with high impact and influence with the ability to develop and maintain a high potential team
Strong attention to detail
Proactive and entrepreneurial bent with proven high agency
Curious and demanding of new knowledge and its transfer
Proven ability to build and mentor outstanding and growing individuals
The role will take responsibilities for designing a range of irrigation solutions.
1) Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
2) Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, or harvesting of crops or plants, product packaging or grading, or equipment maintenance.
3) Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems, initiating corrective action as necessary.
4) Review employees' work to evaluate quality and quantity.
5) Prepare and maintain time or payroll reports, as well as details of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, or disciplinary actions.
6) Plan or supervise infrastructure or collection maintenance functions, such as planting, fertilizing, pest or weed control, or landscaping.
7) Prepare reports regarding farm conditions, crop yields, machinery breakdowns, or labor problems.
8) Requisition or purchase supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, or tools.
9) Estimate labor requirements for jobs and plan work schedules accordingly.
10) Direct or assist with the adjustment or repair of farm equipment or machinery.
11) Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification and in the use of safety measures.
12) Drive or operate farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or supplies or to cultivate or harvest fields.
13) Perform the same horticultural or agricultural duties as subordinates.
14) Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
15) Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs.
16) Recruit, hire, or discharge workers.
17) Investigate grievances and settle disputes to maintain harmony among workers.
18) Contract with seasonal workers and farmers to provide employment.
19) Arrange for transportation, equipment, or living quarters for seasonal workers.
20) Confer with managers to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
21) Read inventory records, customer orders, or shipping schedules to determine required activities.
22) Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.
23) Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.
24) Perform hardscape activities, including installation or repair of irrigation systems, resurfacing or grading of paths, rockwork, or erosion control.
Ability to set targets and achieve prescribed objectives through team motivation.
Ability to establish good rapport with rural farmers.
Ability to communicate in Chinyanja, Tonga, or a Zambian vernacular is advantageous.
Suitable Extension & Business management experience.
Strong Working Ethic.
Good Labour Management skills.
Good Time Management Skill.
Can-do Will-do attitude.
Partnership, Communication and Leadership
Inspire all Team Members through your passion for our products and commitment to our success.
Provide quick response to feedback and adjustment to programs, as needed, to best serve customers and store operators.
Partner with the management team, as needed, to develop staff structures, training materials and development paths for subordinates.
Financial planning skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), replenishment systems, and other internet based software.
Supervise workshop staff
Assist the agricultural engineering research team
Undertake fabrication, repairs, maintenance and engineering works
Outsource works as necessary
Identify and proactively design innovative, mechanically-sound equipment and gadgets to meet the needs of growers
Engage farmers and tobacco growers, to discuss their agricultural engineering related needs and implement the necessary interventions.
Assist in the estimation of costs and submission of bids for engineering-related projects and the preparation of the relevant contract documents.
Perform any other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum 6 years relevant working experience preferably with industry experience in agriculture or engineering.
Self-motivated with proven interpersonal and relationship skills
Ability to work independently and within teams on abstract projects with minimal supervision
Ability to use Computer Aided Design
Must be able to work under pressure.
Class 4 drivers license
Ensures proper flow of all departmental activities and effective Marketing and Advertising for the entire organization.
Coordinate departmental activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies
Manages correspondence by answering emails related to the department
Manages and maintains client relationships
Submit and reconcile expense requests and claims for the departmental sales
Departmental Stock management
Ensure all departmental stock movements are processed in the system and invoices are done on time.
In charge of Tender document preparations
Execute departmental stock purchase orders and preparation of all WIP documents for departmental projects.
MARKETING AND ADVERTISEMENT DUTIES
In charge of company marketing and advertising materials - brochures, flyers and related
In charge of website functions and social media profiles
Maintain and update client database
Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the supervisor
Excellent Communication skills and networking ability
Strong attention to detail
Good organisation and planning skills
Creativity and writing skills
Develop an annual strategy and action plan for horticulture & floriculture crops.
Develop infrastructural improvement schemes to fully utilise exiting & additional farm infrastructure .
Prepare weekly reports on crop production .
Assess crop yields & profitability.
Monitor staff, crops, livestock & infrastructure.
Monitor worker activities, e.g. planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll & record-keeping..
Implement research recommendations for new & existing crops.
Manage day-to-day farm operations .
Establish & maintain professional industry networks.
Keep abreast of developments in agricultural science (assisted by Research department).
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
Excellent computer skills and record keeping
Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work overtime as required.
Plan, direct, delegate and perform daily duties in a timely and organized manner which involves preparing the parlor, feeding the animals, milking, bottle calves, scrapping holding pens and maintaining proper hygienic standards.
Managing milk harvesting to optimize quality and yield
Maintain high quality dairy by responding to health, environmental and nutritional requirements.
Managing and updating herd records
Identify and treat Animal Health issues
Implement feed plans and budget
Managing the Maize crop for silage
Managing crop rotation for dairy
Ensuring that all farming and milking equipment is properly maintained
Knowledge of pasture
Animal health knowledge
Knowledge of cropping for dairy
Knowledge of Maize for Silage
Experience with Dairy
Knowledge of farming equipment
Production Planning and Plan Execution.
To take full responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift in line with the companies’ quality systems, processes and procedures
Manage, develop and motivate direct reporting staff
Stock Management and yield analysis.
To ensure that Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to
To ensure that Production targets are met
To have an active role in the companies’ continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth within the company
To manage food safety management systems
Ability to Negotiate and Communicate at all levels
Must be Between 29 to 35 years of age
Reporting to senior management and performing secretarial and administrative duties.
Typing, formatting, and editing reports, documents, and presentations.
Entering data, maintaining databases, and keeping records.
Liaising with internal departments, answering calls, and making travel arrangements.
Managing internal and external correspondence on behalf of senior management.
Scheduling appointments, maintaining an events calendar and sending reminders.
Copying, scanning, and faxing documents, as well as taking notes.
Preparing facilities for scheduled events and arranging refreshments, if required.
Ordering office supplies and replacements, as well as managing mail and courier services.
Observing best business practices and etiquette.
Advanced typing, note-taking, recordkeeping, and organizational skills.
Ability to manage internal and external correspondence.
Working knowledge of printers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
Proficiency in appointment scheduling software such as MS Outlook, as well as call forwarding.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Administrative background is Advantageous
PA experience in Agriculture industry is advantageous
Creates feed orders and transmits them to the feed mill
Direct the Hatchery to produce the highest quality chicks at the highest percentage hatch rate possible for the lowest cost.
Ensure that the Hatchery, Tech Advisors, and Contract Producers follow Animal Welfare guidelines.
Plans production, spending, and capital improvement projects.
Prepares yearly budget for the hatchery.
Controls cost in labor, repairs, supplies, and vaccines.
Prepares monthly reports and graphs on hatchery performance.
Reports egg fertility and hatching residue results, as needed, to breeder department.
Ensure compliance with Company and OSHA safety guidelines.
Ensures completion of all quality assurance checks for the following: chick quality, vaccination checks, equipment checks, and maintenance work.
Consults with company veterinarian before making changes.
Prepares employee schedules, approves vacation requests and hires new employees as needed.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Honesty/Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Duties to include:
Involved with taking over process of the new farm and taking full account of the inventory
Identifying the suitable areas on the farm and preparing the full layout plan.
Revive the irrigation infrastructure.
Carryout the land prep and plant out suitable cash crop /row crop while establishing a long term plantation crop
Manage day to day business and preparing the annual budget.
Strong communication and social skills
Ability to lead a team
Ability to live in a remote environment
Duties to include:
Ensuring all aspects of running the farm are met
Maintaining safe working practices
Managing and motivating a team
Ensuring welfare of livestock
The Successful Candidate will be responsible for
The overall success of the SPV
Meeting or exceeding planned objectives for revenue and profit, and ensuring that customer satisfaction and product quality standards are met.
Providing exemplary performance for staff to follow.
Policy and Strategy
Marketing and Sales Management
Human Resource Management
Safety and Security Management
Must know about farm machinery and equipment management
Must have been exposed to fleet management
This position will take on the role of Farm Manager overseeing all aspects and reporting on a corporate level. The role will manage the growth and harvesting of the crops, as well as the expansion of the farm over the next five years. The Farm is extremely technical in all aspects, especially in their irrigation, so the Farm Manager will continue with these aspects and development.
Must have an understanding or experience of working on a corporate level
Must understand soil science, advanced irrigation techniques, etc
Preferable to have an understanding of regional dialects.
Duties to include:
Manage a large skilled, semi and unskilled workforce combination
Handle government departments
Supervise farm maintenance and manage a maintenance/workshop team
Nursery experience / young plant care
Understanding of IPM and European pest management restrictions
Understanding of soil and plant nutrition
Budgeting, procurement and resource allocation
Weekly and monthly management reporting
Understanding of quality management and systems maintenance
Understanding of Global Gap, SEDEX and other European certification systems
Research and Development ability
New project management requirements
Ability to manage multiple properties
Strong business acumen
The position exists to develop, lead and execute the technical, postharvest and export aspects of the farming operations of an established, growing Horticulture Flower and Apples Export Company, based in the Eastern Highlands, to enable the company to produce its chosen product lines to international standards on a competitive basis. The Employee will be responsible for the management and proper running of the Technical, Post-Harvest and Exports department for the employer which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Nutrition - The prescription of the nutrition programs for all the Employers crops which will include overseeing and ensuring that the following is done correctly:
Fertiliser Mixing - according to the required program as designed by the consultant is done correctly and on time, and monitor from time to time the application methods to ensure the correct techniques are being used for the various fertiliser applications and make recommendation where necessary,
Measure and monitor the Ec's regularly in all blocks under production to confirm nutrition is being applied correctly and keep records of such checks,
Make recommendations to the MD on changes to the nutrition programs for the Employers crops it must be noted that all changes must be approved by the MD prior to implementation,
Ensure the required fertilisers are ordered on time and available for use when required.
Follow up on the delivery of said fertilisers and advise the MD of any expected shortages in time to allow for alternative arrangements to be made.
Ensure leaf and soil samples are taken at regular intervals as prescribed by the Employers consultant and submitted for analysis as recommended by the consultant.
2. Irrigation – Ensure the irrigation schedules for all the Employers crops are done weekly and updated as required including the items below:
Design and provide to the production team an irrigation schedule weekly taking into account climatic conditions and current soil moisture.
Ensure the hand test is being carried out in all block twice a week to monitor soil moisture levels.
To ensure even distribution of water, and that the irrigation system is applying what is required, regular tests must be carried out by catching the discharge from one dripper at the Top and bottom of all blocks.
Monitor that blocks are being irrigated on time as per the schedule
Flushing and filter maintenance is carried out
Pest and Disease control – Ensure the employers crops are protected at all times from all pests and diseases to avoid any loss of production by doing the following:
Ensure accurate scouting is being done of all production blocks on a weekly basis and more frequently where required.
Draft Spray programs according to the scouting results and feedback received from the production department to ensure effective control of all pests and disease.
Ensure the Employer is using the latest techniques to manage pest and disease giving due consideration to the environment and costs.
Ensure calibration of spray equipment is done regularly and is correct.
Proper maintenance of spray equipment
Carry out training as required to ensure that the functions of the Technical, Post-Harvest and Exports department are being done professionally.
5. Post-Harvest and Exports
Ensure all the Post-harvest processes required for the Employers products are carried out professionally and exceed the standards as required by the chosen markets.
Oversee all the grading facilities and ensure all staff are performing their duties to the required standards.
The Employee is also charged with improving productivity of all those under his department.
The Employee is responsible for all communication with the Employers service providers for logistics and marketing which includes, but is not limited to, providing regular forecasts, documentation and invoicing and other administrative functions for the smooth marketing of the Employers product.
6. Relationship - At all times the Production Department must be considered your customer and supplier and your relationship with those teams should be guided by the principles of these relationships.
7. Support Structure
The Employee is responsible for setting up the support structure for the management of the Technical, Post-Harvest and Exports department. Communication will remain key in order to avoid confusion.
Any employments or changes to structure require the approval of the MD before being implemented. 8. Research and Development
The incumbent will oversee all trials carried out to ensure that they are properly done and looked after in order for meaningful results to be achieved.
He will ensure that findings from the trials are accurately recorded and presented in a manner that enables business decisions to be mad
Export managers find buyers internationally for domestic product manufacturers.
The candidate will need strong computer skills, good communication skill with good working knowledge of technical aspects of flower production.
Excellent management, organizational, and customer service skills; knowledge of export laws and regulations
Ability to manage logistics of all aspects of supply chain, from product development to the shipment of finished items.
Understanding of accounting or finance.
Must be able to comprehend legal documents.
Strong communication skills and the desire to build lasting relationships with people all over the world.
To undergo a 2 -year intensive and competency -based training program on fruits (bananas & apples) and flowers agriculture growing practices.
Confident and open team player,
Strong attention to detail,
Proactive and entrepreneurial bent,
Curious and demanding of new knowledge and its transfer,
Proven ability to build and be mentored into an outstanding individual
Duties to include:
To manage the operations of the abattoir
Monitor and organise the removal of extremely high strength waste from the abattoir to the appropriate site for disposal in order to prevent environmental contamination
Ensure supervision of the day-to-day activities of the abattoir personnel in order to obtain best practices within the abattoir
Management of the timely and accurate delivery of carcasses to Head Office for distribution to clients
Responsible for the implementation/conduct of pre-slaughter inspection of facilities/plant and to make certain that hygiene and sanitation measures are always conducted according to the established standard operating procedures
Ensure compliance in all aspects of legislations and procedures regulating the operation of abattoir
Must be willing to oversee the department and a few staff members
There will be need to travel out to customers if there is a breakdown or if services need to be attended to
Must be willing to work on tractors and put in extra time when required
Excellent communication skills