Field Production Manager Vegetable Seed
Prostaff Holdings Group specialists
Western Cape, ZA
10d ago

A well-known international manufacturing company within the agrochemical industry requires the above to be responsible for the realisation of the seed production process in regards to commercial and / or basic seeds in a designated area as well as for the realisation of the Quantity, Quality, Timing and (purchase) Price (QQTP) targets within a designated area.

Minimum requirements for the role :

  • A tertiary qualification in Agriculture, preferably BSc Soil Science or Plant Pathology or similar is essential.
  • Willing to look at a graduate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Must be strong in problem solving skills and the ability to work independently.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for :

  • Operating within the SAF Seed Production Team and maintaining a network including Seed Production Managers (SPM) and Employees Multiplication Order Management (MOM).
  • Deciding on the grower choice within the framework of the company’s global vendor strategy and on the grower plan based on historical performance and base yield planning parameters.
  • Instructing and monitoring grower on a pro-active manner on a regular basis.
  • Organising regular and pro-active communication with growers and regular reporting on running cost developments and hiring expenses of temporary workers.
  • Analysing grower and variety performance and preparing conclusions and actions.
  • Contributing to the process of continuous improvement of the seed production process.
  • Organising the financial administration process including cost centre control.
  • Salary package, including benefits, are highly negotiable depending on experience gained.

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