Production Manager: Citrus (Boland area)

Wednesday, 14 April, 2021
Anneke Viviers     +27 21 880 6160
Western Cape  

The total production hectares of these farms are approximately 400 hectares (200 ha Table Grapes/200 ha Citrus).

Relevant Tertiary qualification in Agriculture, accompanied by at least 7 – 10 years Citrus experience at farm production, packing and management level.

Knowledge and experience of the Agriculture industry and Fruit Export in SA

Extensive Knowledge and experience in citrus fruit production

Knowledge of accreditation and export requirements

Knowledge of Global Gap, HACCP etc.

Knowledge of BCEA and general HR Best Practice

Strong staff management experience

Knowledge of farming equipment and machinery, maintenance etc

  • Manage the Citrus Division on the farms according to the Company's global standards and values
  • Lead the Citrus Division on the farms to successfully implement their strategy
  • Increase the value and profitability of the Citrus Division on the farms to the benefit of all stakeholders
  • Develop, implement, and manage a sustainable and cost-effective tactical marketing plan for the Citrus of the farms in conjunction with the General Manager: Production (Farming) Western Cape
  • Ensure that the farms attract and maintain the best human capital talent in the industry, within an environment and culture that supports fair and reasonable labour practices
  • Manages time and attendance for labour teams
  • Train, mentor and upskill Production Management Team and Labour Force
  • Production Planning and Supervising all production activities
  • Annual Financial Planning, Costing/Budgeting
  • Harvest estimates and forecasting
  • Identifies and manages potential safety and security issues
  • Supervises all steps of the production process including planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and packing
  • Procurement, negotiating and liaising with suppliers
  • Manage pest control programmes
  • Manage weed and fungus control programmes
  • Manages irrigation programmes
  • Manage suppliers, chemicals, fertilizers, etc.
  • Ensure that the farms assets are adequately protected and maintained to support sustainable production targets.
  • Ensure production and packing industry benchmarks are met and exceeded
  • Maintain good relationships with stakeholders across multiple levels of the business, industry, and community
  • Good people management skills across multiple levels, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Represent the farms at Management level and Industry meetings

CVs can be send to

Closing date: 31 April 2021