Farm Manager

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Job Description:

  • We are searching for a manager with good business sense to join our team.
  • The farm manager’s responsibilities include monitoring staff, crops, and livestock, purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports, and ensuring maximum profit.
  • You should be able to maintain professional networks and keep abreast of developments in agricultural science.
  • To be successful as a farm manager, you be detail-oriented but also keep the bigger picture in mind.
  • Outstanding candidates are keen problem solvers who are focused on efficiency and take a hands-on approach to management.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing existing operations, crops, livestock, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements.
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations.
  • Visiting the different divisions to inspect crops, livestock, and also perform tests on soil and water.
  • Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked.
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
  • Handling the marketing and sale of products produced on the farm like fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, and grain.
  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of new staff members.
  • Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports.
  • Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments in agricultural science.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Agronomy).
  • At least 2 years experience in production of veggies (tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, cucumber, cabbage) and groundnut.
  • Management experience would be a plus.
  • A passion for agriculture.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.