Farm Manager (Olives)

Tuesday, 16 March, 2021
Margot Julies     021 8630830
Paarl  

Our client, situated in the Paarl area, is one of South Africa’s largest olive oil producers. They are seeking to appoint a Farm manager to manage the olive farm in all aspects to produce maximum olive growth and oil production. 

Duties:

  • Grove Management:
    • Cultivation
    • Chemical Pest Control
    • Fertilizer programme
    • Pruning
    • Irrigation
    • Harvesting
  • Development of new groves
  • Maintenance of farm vehicles, tractors and equipment
  • General farm maintenance and development
  • Management of staff
  • Record keeping, i.e. Pest control, Orchard maintenance
  • Communication to management
  • Motivate and promote general well-being amongst the work force
  • Facilitate disciplinary hearings with staff, divisional managers and lawyers 

Requirements: 

  • Grade 12 with at least 5 years’ experience as Farm Manager (an Agricultural qualification would be advantageous)
  • Experience in Olive oil processing would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of Business Management
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Ability to manage and motivate teams
  • Communication skills – English (read, speak, write), Afrikaans (read, speak, write)
  • Computer Literate (MS Office)

  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
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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.

 

Closing date for applications: 7 April 2021

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za