Job - BLUEBERRY PLANTATION MANAGER
BLUEBERRY PLANTATION MANAGER
FMCG Distribution and Retail, Harare, Zimbabwe

A well established organisation is seeking a Plantation Manager to manage their Blueberry Plantation. You will have a minimum of 2-year experience working in Blueberry farming operation and have experience in the production of export crops with a command of QMS (GLOBAL GAP, ETI, GRASP AND BRC). An understanding of cold chain export management systems for blueberries with a working knowledge of post-harvest management is a critical must have. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals. Initial Shortlist sent to client. Awaiting feedback.

Position Published
9 Jan 2020
Position Updated
10 Jan 2020
Applications Received
34 Applications
Talent Search
In Progress
Shortlist In Progress
4 Shortlisted
Interviews Pending
0 Interviewed
Job Offer Pending
45% Complete
45%
9 Jan
25133
Applications Received
Search In Progress
Shortlist In Progress
Interviews Pending
Job Offer Pending
34 Applications
4 Candidates Shortlisted
0 Candidates Interviewed
45% Complete
Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
Head of Agribusiness
Supervision Of
Section Managers / Quality Assurance Managers / Packhouse Manager / Workshop Manager
Interacts With
Relevant personnel
Job Description
Advising the Management on suitability of planned capital expenditure
Providing high level, proactive farm management expertise for the project as a whole and direction for both the short term and long term planning
Developing employees to ensure career progression and adequate back-up personnel for key positions to ensure business continuity
Assisting in recruiting new technical staff for the division and develop training models for production staff
Providing inputs in budget preparations, being responsible for the execution of the budget for his department.
Coordinating crop growing activities with all related departments including but not limited to Pack house, workshop, HR and Finance
Day to day operational management, determining irrigation and fertigation cycles, monitoring and adjustment of growing medium EC and pH to achieve maximum plant growth
Crop management and yield forecasting as well as assisting the yields and product availability before and during the production season
Recording information such as production, farm management practices, and parent stock, and preparing operational reports
Developing or revising standard operating procedures and leading associates to ensure compliance with standards
Actively developing, sharing, and adopting farming best practices or as per stipulated growing conditions and protocol
Benchmarking with the world
Candidate Specification
Experience
2 years
Education Level
Degree
Qualifications
Technical or university education / A degree in agriculture is an added advantage
Software
An understanding of cold chain export management systems for blueberries
Equipment
PC / Laptop
Knowledge Of
Blueberry farming operation. Incumbent must also have experience in the production of export crops
Skills To
Communicate Effectively
Ability To
Lead a team of subordinates
Personality
Team player
Organisation
Industry
FMCG Distribution and Retail
Culture
Proactive
Gender Profile
Mixed
Age Profile
Between 30 and 50 years of age
Terms And Conditions
Employment
Permanent
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe
Remuneration
Negotiable
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