Farm Manager - National Vegetable Producer - Philippi, Western Cape

Thursday, 7 November, 2019
anonymous    
Cape Town  

One of the leading producers & suppliers of vegetable products to the retail and food service industries is currently recruiting for a Farm Manager to efficiently manage their farm operations at Philippi where numerous vegetable lines are grown. 

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed degree / diploma in Agriculture
  • 10 Years working experience in Vegetable farming
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Knowledge of hydroponic farming as well as conventional farming techniques
  • Knowledge of Industry quality and safety audits
  • Passionate about agriculture
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure
  • Able to adapt in quick changing environments with forward thinking
  • Computer literate in MS Office applications

KPA’S

Budgets

  • Assist General manager with budgets

Finance

  • Responsible to identify and motivate for capital budget

Farming

  • Responsible for yield on all crops
  • Responsible for timeous and accurate application of all farming inputs, i.e. Fertilizers, Chemicals, Irrigation, Compost and other inputs.
  • Ensure best practises are followed
  • Ensure all trails are followed and recorded.
  • Capture of all farming data.
  • Must be able to communicate and motivate all levels off management
  • Be able to work with industry leaders, i.e. Consultants, Super markets and service suppliers

Labour

  • Responsible to drive labour efficiencies to ensure no downtime
  • Drive mechanisation: identify new opportunities

Machinery

  • Communicate with the workshop manager on service of all machinery to ensure minimum downtime and unproductivity

Audits

  • Ensure conformity with Global Gap, “Farming for the future” and industry standard

Growing programme

  • Assist General manager with growing program
  • Ensure fresh produce availability weekly to pack house

Competitive market-related salary on offer

To apply, please email CV’s to leniseb@kubekanye.com stating your current gross ctc monthly salary + notice period