Production Manager - Tree Nursery (Mainly Citrus) - Citrusdal

Wednesday, 7 August, 2019
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
Olifants River  

Job purpose: Responsible for planning, organising and managing all production related nursery and trial block activities at a Tree Nursery.
Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12/Matric
  • Diploma or degree in agriculture will be beneficial
  • Minimum of 3 years’ proven experience in the field of citrus production


  • Good knowledge of the establishment, care and management of trees
  • 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
  • Driving license 

Core Accountability Areas

  • Provide direction, oversight and management of the nursery’s operational activities across its value chain; manage day-to-day nursery operations with the intention of realising the production unit’s objective of optimising nursery techniques and practices aimed at maximising tree output and quality, while assuring a smoothly functioning, efficient and effective unit.
  • Alert and inform the General Manager regarding any irregularities, lack of compliance or adherence, nursery inefficiencies and operational risks (actual or potential), tasks, duties, activities, operational plans, programmes and any other matter which could or does have an impact on the production unit’s ability to achieve its expected output (quality & quantity).
  • Prepare regular and timely management reports to the General Manager to improve nursery performance evaluation and business decision making.
  • Direct, coordinate and manage the nursery in close collaboration with management
  • Collaborate with and support Human Resources
  • Ensure that quality control and compliance procedures are followed according to accreditation and management systems
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety guidelines
  • Participate in the preparation and control of annual production budgets
  • Motivate, mentor, coach and manage a team of workers
  • Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the General Manager

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