Technical Manager

Reference:  DB 6982

Consultant: Dorei Barnes

Descriptions:

  • Irrigation:  Precision moisture monitoring systems revised to drive accurate irrigation scheduling within all substrate growing systems.
  • Nutrition:  Balanced feed programs written and executed.  Systems in place to ensure precise nutrition applications.
  • Pest & Disease:  Compatible IPM controls revised and in place to ensure zero infestations.  
  • SOP:  Standard Operating Procedures aligned to world leading berry operations and well communicated to all growers.
  • Plant Supply:  Propagation techniques and plant specifications revised and updated.  Growing support provided to our nurseryman.
  • Climate Control:  Greenhouse control management guidelines in place to ensure yield & quality uplift.
  • Yield:  Yield analysis and innovative techniques revised to enhance yield and quality. 
  • R&D:  Aligned to global test plot objectives, design and support our test plot managers to ensure a foundation to drive a high-level knowledge transfer base.

Qualifications:

  • Batchelor’s degree in horticulture or plant science.
  • Requires 5+ years’ experience in the agronomy is ideal.
  • 5+ years senior management experience within the agriculture sector.
  • Knowledge of basic plant physiology, entomology and pathology are essential.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of greenhouse climate and irrigation controls. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be self-motivated and have a positive attitude.
  • Must strive towards precision and attention to detail.
  • Results focussed and customer driven. 
  • Willing and able to routinely travel to our 4 internal farms.
  • Willing and able to travel abroad from time to time.

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