Technical Manager - Fruit Industry - Paarl

Tuesday, 21 May, 2024
Lee-Zanne Flaatten    
Paarl  

My Client, a leading global player in the management of protected fruit varieties, is seeking the services of an individual to fulfill the role of Technical Manager in South Africa.

Requirements:

• A relevant BSc- / MSc-Agric degree or appropriate agricultural qualification.

• 2-5 years relevant citrus industry experience essential.

• A self-driven and trustworthy individual who can operate independently and under pressure.

• An individual with strong inter-personal, communication and administrative skills.

• A professional individual with a drive to deliver an exceptional technical service to all current and future customers/growers.

• The individual will also be required to travel both domestically and internationally from time to time.

Responsibilities:

• Regular technical visits providing advice to all associated growers to ensure the optimal in field performance of all plant material.

• Provide sound technical advice to growers in need thereof (pruning, tree manipulations, irrigation, fertilization etc.).

• Develop protocols for optimal production on specific citrus and other cultivar varieties.

• Host open-days and technical workshops.

• Build and maintain strong relationships with growers and partners.

• Coordinate and execute all pre – and post - harvest trials.

• Coordinate and execute the upkeep and relevant tasks associated with the private trial sites.

• Data capturing and evaluation for all trials in RSA.

• Auditing of protected variety plantings on commercial farms.

• Close coordination with the plant material supply chain, nurseries, and prospective growers.

EMAIL CV IN WORD FORMAT: cvs@agricruitment.co.za

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

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