Research & Innovation Manager (Fruit/ Agri)
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5d ago
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  • Research & Innovation Manager (Fruit / Agri) - Grabouw Introduction Our client in the fruit farming industry is looking for a Research &
  • Innovation Manager to join their Agri-services division at their Grabouw office. Duties & Responsibilities • Research horticultural best practice and identify new initiatives that are suitable to trial in house •
  • Identify and plan experimental trials to provide input for decision making in terms of best practice applications and manage the R&
  • I initiatives • Maintain up to date detailed record of the trial outcomes and communicate to relevant stakeholders (reports &
  • presentations) • Manage new varieties and coordinate the research related to existing varieties • Establish and maintain professional networks with academic and research institutions •
  • Develop and maintain horticultural best practice process documents by adding conclusive findings to policy document •
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external growers, clients, consultants and service providers •
  • Provide best practice advice to target audience • Design and compile monthly communication newsletter for grower audience •
  • Plan, design and present relevant horticultural workshops to target audience • Negotiate relevant needs with regards to specific equipment requirements and identify most appropriate solutions •
  • Manage and motivate Research & Innovation team subordinates according to set parameters Desired Experience & Qualification •
  • Agricultural degree, minimum BSC. • 5 Years’ experience • Strong Horticultural knowledge • Understanding of science and practical application thereof •
  • Computer literate • Project Management skills Package & Remuneration R550 - 650k pa

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