Production Manager - Citrus - Burgersfort

Wednesday, 5 January, 2022
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747

Job purpose:  Responsible for planning, organizing and managing all production-related farm activities on the allocated production area.
Key Accountability Areas:

·      Overall responsibility of the Production Unit’s operations, budget, equipment, biological assets and personnel

·      Provide leadership, direction and oversight to farm’s management team (technical, financial and administrative)

·      Annual, monthly, weekly and daily planning and communication with the management team to ensure production tasks              are executed in line with requirements for overall objectives

·      Manage day-to-day farming operations within approved Standard Operating Procedures and Budget, with the intention of          realising the Production Unit’s objectives as developed in conjunction with Agricultural Management

·      Constantly evaluate data and monitor performance with the aim of optimising farming techniques and practices to meet               and exceed set objectives

·      Alert and inform the Agricultural Manager regarding any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence, inefficiencies          and risks, whether actual or potential, concerning operations, tasks, duties, activities, operational plans, programmes and          any other matter of which could or does have an implication on the Production Unit’s ability to achieve its expected results

·      Prepare annual water budget, manage water allocations and storage accordingly to mitigate risks

·      Ensure that quality control and compliance procedures are followed according to accreditation and management systems

·      Management of operations within approved budget and motivation of any potential deviations (both technical and                        financial) to Management

·      Ensure implementation and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety guidelines

·      Participate in the preparation of annual production plans production budgets

·      Motivate, mentor, coach and manage a team of managers, supervisors and labourers to build a strong team

·      Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Agricultural Manager

Qualification and Experience:

·      Grade 12/Matric

·      Relevant tertiary qualification in Agriculture (Citrus)

·      Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ proven experience in the cultivation of citrus

Competencies and Skills:

·      Good knowledge of the establishment, care and production of citrus

·      Excellent planning and organisational skills

·      Strong leadership skills and ability to work confidently in a group

·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·      Strong problem-solving skills

·      Excellent time management skills

·      Computer literate

·      Driver’s license

Applications close on the 31 January 2022.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  If the company does not contact you on or before the 05 February 2022, your application was unfortunately unsuccessful.