Production Manager

Reference: MLR 6869

Consultant: Michelle Le Roux

Description:

  • Overall responsibility of the Production Unit’s operations, budget, equipment, biological assets and personnel 
  • Provide leadership, direction and oversight to farm’s management team (technical, financial and administrative) 
  • Annual, monthly, weekly and daily planning and communication with the management team to ensure production tasks are executed in line with requirements for overall objectives 
  • Manage day-to-day farming operations within approved Standard Operating Procedures and Budget, with the intention of realising the Production Unit’s objectives as developed in conjunction with Agricultural Management 
  • Constantly evaluate data and monitor performance with the aim of optimising farming techniques and practices to meet and exceed set objectives 
  • Alert and inform the Agricultural Manager regarding any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence, inefficiencies, and risks, whether actual or potential, concerning operations, tasks, duties, activities, operational plans, programmes and any other matter of which could or does have an implication on the Production Unit’s ability to achieve its expected results 
  • Prepare annual water budget, manage water allocations and storage accordingly to mitigate risks 
  • Ensure that quality control and compliance procedures are followed according to accreditation and management systems 
  • Management of operations within approved budget and motivation of any potential deviations (both technical and financial) to Management 
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety guidelines 
  • Participate in the preparation of annual production plans production budgets 

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12/Matric
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Agriculture (Citrus) 
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ proven experience in the cultivation of citrus 
  • Good knowledge of the establishment, care and production of citrus 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills 
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work confidently in a group 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Computer literate 
  • Driver’s license

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

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