General Manager (Agriculture)
Kirkwood, ZA
1d ago
source : WHATJOBS
  • Our client in the agricultural industry and based in the Kirkwood area, is currently looking to employ an experienced and dynamic General Manager;
  • with a minimum of 7 years experience at a management level in the agri sector / agri business.

    Awesome career opportunity awaits!

    Education and Experience :

    Qualification in Agricultural Management

    A minimum of 7 years experience at a management level of a agri business

    Previous exposure and basic knowledge of HR processes and systems

    Ability to communicate successfully with all levels of people in the workplace

    Experience in dealing with low educated and / or unskilled workforce

    Experience in dealing with outsourced services will be an advantage

    Experience in dealing with Union activities will be an advantage

    Experience in dealing with legal and compliance matters will be an advantage

    Duties : Financial Duties :

    Financial Duties :

    Oversee budgeting process

    Cost Management

    Forecasting manage reasonable changes thereto

    Oversee financial and project analysis

    Review availability of working capital, CAPEX, and growth projects

    Monthly / weekly communication to board members regarding seasonal progress

    Cashflow management

    Risk Management systems and oversight

    Operational Duties :

    Responsible for quality of fruit produced and volumes achieved

    Management of production team

    Implementing of optimal farming practices

    Optimizing ROI on a per orchard level

    Managing capital projects

    Ensure compliance of all HSE regulations

    Ensure compliance of all export standards and customer certifications

    Identify new projects and drive continuous improvement

    Administrative Duties :

    Coordination of all the functions on the farm to ensure successful support for optimal production

    Ad hoc reporting to shareholders about operations as required

    Manage preparation of board reports and other stakeholder communication

    Participate in board meetings, trustee, and beneficiary meetings

    Facilitate employee trust communication and administration

    Trust Development and education

    Manage relationships with local communities and neighbours

    Oversee and ensure compliance of various HR functions :

    Wage negotiations

    Performance management


    Workplace skills plan

    Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.

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