Farm Manager

Our client, situated outside Potchefstroom is in need of a Farm Manager for a multi-disciplinary farm.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic manager with proven ability to manage and work with people and must be reliable and honest without question. The manager will report to the farm owner.The candidate will oversee all aspects of the production management of the operations which specializes in the below collective farming categories:

  • Smutsvinger grass
  • Olives
  • Protea and foliage
  • Oryx (Gemsbuck).

Responsibilities:

  • Control and effective management of production facets of the farm including pruning, pest control and irrigation in adherence to company protocol
  • Effective management of budgets and recordkeeping
  • Daily Reports to owner
  • Effective management of workforce
  • Managing and control Health and Safety requirements
  • Managing machinery and equipment, stock control and ground maintenance
  • Maintenance of vehicles, tractors, implements and structures
  • Harvesting of olives
  • Managing the sales and marketing of farm products

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Agricultural diploma / degree in crop and animal science advantageous
  • Completed BASOS/FERTASA examination and certification advantageous
  • Hands-on experience in farm management ( Min of 5 years previous farm management experience)
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Previous protea and foliage farming experience advantageous
  • Previous game farming experience advantageous
  • Maintenance orientated advantageous
  • Mechanical orientated advantageous
  • Outstanding people management skills
  • Analytical and practical problem-solving skills are essential as is a demonstrated ability to
  • identify and drive continuous improvements
  • Computer literacy essential
  • Proviciency in Afrikaans and English is essential in this position
  • Valid drivers lisence
  • Able to work irregular hours and weekends
  • Able to live on the farm

Salary:

  • Depend on qualifications and experience
  • Safe housing available

 

Closing date:              23 March 2020

Submit your CV:         apply@hyraxrecruitment.co.za

The company reserved the right not to make a placement.All applications will receive feedback, only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed

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