Grower Liaison and Technical Officer

Industry / Sector: Agriculture
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: KwaZulu-Natal

SALARY AND BENEFITS: R500- R550K p/a neg

LOCATION:     KZN- South Coast

DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

Our international Agricultural Client is expanding their SA operations and recruiting for an experienced and results-driven Agricultural specialist, to join their team in capacity of Grower Liaison/Technical Officer , to be based in KZN.

The Purpose of the role will be to Act as liaison between the factory manager, other staff and the growers, whilst providing on-farm technical assistance to growers and clients, and producing quality results farmers on a regular basis.

This is a key role in the organisation to secure continued and growing supply of volumes, as well as to maintain and improve quality.

A high level of technical expertise and knowledge of farm/production and operations are essential in this role, as well as strong communication, relationship-building and networking skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSc/Bcom Agricultural Management or similar
  • strong knowledge of agronomical principles, processing and exporting, procurement, irrigation, production etc. specifically in Macadamia Nuts
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Be skilled in Microsoft Office, Google Earth and mapping systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Become the face of the company to growers, through Building and maintaining a good work relationship with existing grower suppliers to secure supply volumes, and recruiting new growers to increase volumes.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the factory and become fully conversant with macadamia processing, company recording procedures and computer programs.
  • Draft and manage a delivery schedule for all farmers delivering to the factory, including daily arrangements for transport during the season.
  • Collecting and analysing data on planting date, size, cultivar, irrigation type etc. per farmer
  • Assist in arranging grower meetings and study groups to educate growers on macadamia production and best practices.

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to caroline[at]kingsleyirons.co.za. Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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