Assistant Farm Manager (Plaisir de Merle Farm)

Thursday, 22 August, 2019

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Farm Manager at Plaisir de Merle Farm in Simondium, Franschhoek. The successful incumbent will report to the Farm Manager at Plaisir de Merle.

What will you be up to:

  • Have a farm owner mind-set in execution of duties
  • Responsible for the effective management of farm and vineyard activities
  • Effective management of employees
  • Effective planning and utilisation of seasonal contractors
  • Effective management of all related administration
  • Maintenance of all farm buildings, vehicles and equipment
  • Assist Farm Manager with budget
  • Training of employees
  • Maintaining sound employee relations and discipline

To be brilliant in this role, you will preferably have / be:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (degree in Viticulture/Oenology/Soil Science or Elsenburg diploma)
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of soil management, pest- and weed management, canopy management, and grape harvesting
  • and handling
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of cattle farming will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Donkerhoek Data time and attendance/wages software will be advantageous
  • Able to work extended hours and on weekends as and/or when required
  • Good mechanical knowledge of vehicles, tractors, farming equipment, etc. of a successful vineyardfarming
  • operation
  • Project management experience
  • PC literate in MS Office suite (SAP/Fraxion knowledge will be advantageous)
  • Team player with strong relationship building ability
  • Action orientation

Applications process:

Please apply via the Distell corporate website on/before 3 September 2019: 

Closing Date:                           3 September 2019