Junior Production Manager (Avocados)

Friday, 12 February, 2021
Margot Julies     021 8630830
Western Cape  

Our client is a prominent and thriving export fruit producer with South African and overseas interests. They currently have an opportunity for a qualified person with the necessary enthusiasm to apply for the position of Junior Production Manager (Avocados). 

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible and accountable for establishing and managing the approximately 40 Ha avocado section through practical season-bound actions by planning, organizing, guidance and control. This position is based in the Western Cape. 

Responsibilities:

  • To create sustainable orchards that produce a product that meets specific market requirements
  • Irrigation, pruning, thinning, harvesting and team related actions
  • Interpretation of monitoring of information
  • General orchard hygiene
  • Implementation of standards, controls and management of supervisors and teams
  • Orchard admin ( wage lists, measurements and record keeping of data)
  • Weekly reporting to Farm Manager
  • Health and safety of team
  • Equipment control 

Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with an appropriate qualification in agriculture
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the cultivation of fruit
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Above-average interpersonal communication and meticulous reporting skills are essential
  • Must be competent in record keeping and administration
  • Good people relationships and communication skills
  • Computer literate

 Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees

 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2021