Farm Manager - Citrus - Ashton

Friday, 23 February, 2024
Lee-Zanne Flaatten    

Job Purpose

My Client seeks to employ a Farm Manager to ensure overall planning, organizing, and managing all production related farm activities within all the designated business units.

Key Accountability Areas

• Ensure timely and accurate execution of production tasks as communicated by and agreed with the Manager

• Measurement and collection of relevant data to provide feedback on measuring efficiencies of production against protocols and planning

• Measurement and evaluation of efficiencies of sprays, pruning and irrigation, contract workers and provide feedback to the Manager

• Management of stock, labour and production costs, record keeping and reports

• Motivate, mentor, coach and manage a team of workers, with special reference to supervisors and scouts

• Regular meetings with scouts to ensure Pest & Disease identification and management system run efficiently

• Communicate and motivate interventions with regards to pest, irrigation, pruning and other production related matters due to specific visual interpretation, discrepancies or deviances from the standard

• Support the Regional and Agricultural Manager in achieving the production units’ overall objectives

• Provide leadership, direction and guidance to the farming team

• Ensure that quality control and compliance procedures are followed according to accreditation and management systems

• Financial and Administrative tasks, such as confirmation of purchase orders, payment authorizations and budget management

• Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Agricultural Manager or his/ her designate.

Skills and Competencies required

• Good knowledge of the establishment, care, and production of citrus products

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• Strong leadership skills and ability to work confidently in a group

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Problem-solving ability

• Excellent time management skills

• Computer literate

• Driver’s License

Qualification and Experience

• Tertiary education in the Agricultural Field

• Minimum of 5 - 10 years’ proven experience in Citrus Industry


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks.

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