Farming Field Manager

Reference: 4444 CDS

Consultant: Carina de Swardt

A leading global agri-business has a vacancy for a Farming Field Manager, who will be responsible for planning, executing, managing and reporting on the employer’s designated farming units.

Responsibilities: 

  • Constructing crop production plans for designated farming units in conjunction with the Operations Manager and contractors.
  •  Making chemical- and fertilizer recommendations in conjunction with respective chemical representatives and agronomists.
  • Building a set budget for each unit covering all necessary scenarios within an achievable cost range with the Operations Manager.
  • Evaluating different input prices and farming practice to determine the most efficient production plan
  • Executing the production plans within the set budget together with the Operations Manager and Farming Contractors.
  • Overseeing that land preparations are done accurately and on time
  • Ensuring timely planting and application of inputs within correct procedure and circumstances as set out in the production plan with Farming Contractors and Operations Manager.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate delivery of inputs and contracting services rendered.
  • Ensuring accurate delivery of harvested crops into designated silos and/or coordinating on-farm loading of harvested crops to end-point destinations.
  • Coordinating Farming Contractors by assisting with their day-to-day crop production activities and decision making.
  • Continuously visiting designated farming units to follow up and help solve challenges and problems, and monitor general progress.
  • On-farm stock management with safe stock storage, regular stock taking and implementation of inputs.
  • Frequent updating and reporting on crop progress as well as projecting production outcomes based on agronomical characteristics and facts for designated farming units.
  • Reporting on factors that influence the crops during the season and potential damage and/or solutions to it.
  • Reporting on the planned budget and any factors that may influence it toward potential over- or under-spending for each designated farming unit.
  • On-farm as well as storage facility stock quantities.
  • Reporting on daily rainfall on farms.
  • Completing, reporting and updating crop estimates pre-harvest.
  • Reporting deliveries into designated delivery points of harvested crops and reconcile with reports.

General:

  • Season runs March to August
  • Financial year-end is December

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to anneke@exceed.co.za