Operations ManagerAgronomist
South Africa, ZA
2d ago
source : Jobnos

Duties Responsibilities

Consolidate all seasonal plans to construct Farming Budget and establish inputs needed

Conduct practical research to evaluate performance and efficiency of the different inputs utilized each production season to enable critical analysis of seasonal plans and potential new inputs to be utilized

Support Field Managers with information and decisions to optimize production at lowest cost for each crop produced, as well as decisions regarding potential new units

Take part in the procurement process for the identified inputs each season and in conjunction with Farming Financial Manager manage the prepayment process for these inputs

Manage orders and logistics of the inputs to ensure timely delivery within the constraints of the decision making matrix of the company

Coordination with representatives of different input suppliers

Stock management in conjunction with Farmers, Field Managers, Financial Manager Farming and Financial Admin Manager

Communicate and discuss Budgets vs ActualProjected with Field Managers and Farmers and maintain monthly reporting and feedback to different roleplayers

Facilitate pricing decisions per unit based on the relevant tons derived from the budgetscrop estimates and targeted levels to optimize profitability within the parameters of the pricing strategy

Report crop development and progress with scenario analysis for potential outcomes and impact on budgeted outcome

Manage logistics of the crop into destination in conjunction with Logistics team to ensure safe and timely delivery

Manage and maintain the data of the Farming Operation and perform statistical and historical analyses as well as benchmarking and ensure timely reporting of data to Research Desk as needed

Manage monthend and end of season process in conjunction with Farming Financial Manager

Minimum Requirements

Degree in Agricultural Economics

Preferably at least 5yrs experience in a row crop production environment

Proven ability to construct, manage and report budgets

Must utilize whole of Farming team to reach goals and therefore must have excellent people skills to direct team members

Basic knowledge of inputs associated with crop production and ability to do research to evaluate alternatives

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