Junior Farm Manager
Join a highly successful agricultural company in the Standerton, Mpumalanga area. They seek a talented, experienced Junior Farming Field Manager to join their dynamic team. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a reputable company that values expertise, professionalism, and innovation in the industry. Enjoy competitive compensation, a supportive work culture, and room for professional growth.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate should possess a tertiary qualification, such as a BSc in Agriculture or a related field. Previous work experience of 1-2 years will be advantageous.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop crop production plans for maize, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, and cotton for designated farming units in collaboration with the Operations Manager and contractors.
- Make chemical and fertilizer recommendations in consultation with chemical representatives and agronomists.
- Establish a budget for each unit, considering various scenarios and cost ranges.
- Implement production plans within the allocated budget, working closely with the Operations Manager and contractors.
- Ensure timely and accurate land preparations, planting, and application of inputs as per the production plan.
- Facilitate the delivery of inputs and contracting services.
- Coordinate the delivery of harvested crops to silos or other destinations.
- Assist farming contractors with day-to-day crop production activities and decision-making.
- Conduct regular visits to farming units, addressing challenges, and monitoring progress.
- Manage on-farm stock storage and implement proper stock management procedures.
- Provide frequent updates on crop progress and production outcomes for designated farming units.
- Report on factors influencing crops, potential damage, and recommended solutions.
- Monitor the budget and report any factors impacting spending for each farming unit.
- Maintain records of on-farm and storage facility stock quantities.
- Report daily rainfall from farms.
- Complete crop estimates pre-harvest and reconciles deliveries with reports from the Stellenbosch Head Office.
- Customer focus: Demonstrates strong customer orientation.
- Communication: Listens actively and shares ideas and solutions.
- Teamwork: Actively seeks input and involvement from others.
- Initiative: Takes proactive steps to drive processes and achieve results.
- Innovation: Generates resourceful ideas and solutions.
- Ownership & Accountability: Takes ownership of decisions and actions, acknowledging both successes and mistakes.
- Management: Provides timely, constructive, and specific feedback.
- Detail orientation: Demonstrates organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Knowledge of the grain industry and/or farming/agriculture experience.
- Experience with ERP systems.
- Location: Mpumalanga (Standerton)
- Reports to: Senior Farming Field Manager
- Remuneration: Market-related basic salary with Travel and Car Allowance, Provident Fund, and Medical Aid benefits.
- Must have a reliable vehicle, preferably a utility vehicle (4×4/bakkie)
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