Senior Production Manager: Citrus and Table Grapes

Industry / Sector: Agriculture
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Limpopo

LOCATION:     Limpopo

SALARY & BENEFITS: R70K – R100K p/m neg & Accommodation

DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

The Senior Production Manager will work under the Management and Mentorship of the Company’s MD, with an excellent long term succession plan in mind for the successful candidate.

This is a Senior Role and critical in terms of the company’s future growth objectives, and will require a seasoned candidate with a proven industry track record.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A degree in Agriculture and related Industry Courses/Certifications
  • Knowledge and experience of the Agriculture industry and Fruit Export in SA
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience of citrus and table grape production
  • General Large Scale, Intensive Farm Operations Management experience
  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall responsibility for the Management of 300 ha of citrus and 120 ha of table grapes;

  • Management of labour and evaluating labour productivity
  • Manages time and attendance for labour teams
  • Train, mentor and upskill Production Management Team (15 staff) and Labour Force (up to 1000 workers)
  • 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
  • Supervise the packhouses and packhouse labour force
  • Procurement, negotiating and liaising with suppliers
  • Manage pest control programmes
  • Manage weed and fungus control programmes
  • Manages irrigation programmes
  • Manage suppliers, chemicals, fertilizers etc.
  • Management of Farm Infrastructure, buildings, equipment and machinery.

Excellent package, accommodation and benefits on offer!

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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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