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Commercial Sugarcane Grower & Contracts Manager



Job Description :

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The Commercial Sugarcane Grower and Contracts Manager will take overall responsibility for the commercial and contracted cane related activities in the designated region This area is geographically dispersed, covering some 45,000ha under sugarcane. This senior position requires appropriate agronomic, financial, and commercial skills.

• Develop strong working relationships with commercial growers.
• Develop business cases in relation to agricultural interventions. (establishing new areas to cane; transport and irrigation subsidies; soil remedial measures, seedcane supply, ripeners, extended length of cutting cycles, etc)
• Understand and monitor existing water and transport schemes. Identify opportunities to extend / enhance such arrangements further.
• Understand the complexity and strategic importance relating to retention and attraction of growers, and assist in the contracting / drafting of these commercial arrangements.
• Operational and financial accountability for agricultural service providers.
• Sensitivity towards the broader socio-economic-political environment, ensuring that cane development initiatives and supplying farmers are responsive to these realities.
• Working in a dynamic team environment, where there is an overlap of financial, commercial, operational and agronomic functions.
• Recognising and respecting the interface that exists with the milling operations.
• Interacting at an industry level on various forums.

Personal Requirements
• Business acumen and strong commercial skills with the ability to anticipate factors impacting on the business. A sound commercial and financial understanding of sugarcane husbandry is essential.
• An understanding of the complexities of land tenure.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills (using appropriate channels and technology).
• Team player with a strong, confident and assertive personality.
• Analytically strong decision making capabilities.
• The ability to display initiative given the need to anticipate and respond to change.
• A high level of integrity.
• Knowledge and exposure to the sugar industry.
• Project management skills.
• An appropriate agronomic or economic tertiary qualification,
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in the agronomic and / or commercial environment.

Salary Details:

Package is negotiable.


To be considered for this position please contact Jody Rawlins or email a completed CV to jrawlins@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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