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  Farm Director (Citrus) - Limpopo
 
Position:
 

Farm Director (Citrus)

 
Location:
 

Limpopo

 
Job Description :
 

An excellent career opportunity has arisen with an established soft citrus farming company in Limpopo. The farm requires a suitably qualified and highly experienced Director to assume full operational control of the business, reporting to the Board of Trustees.

At present the farm is 63ha in production under drip irrigation with expansion plans for following years, up to 150ha. A stable, competent and experienced labour force is in place. Produce is delivered to a packhouse for export. The Director will handle all aspects of production and staffing matters, providing leadership, direction and mentorship.

The role will encompass review of current structure and recommendations going forward as well as planning and execution of production plans, expansion planning and implementation of such within agreed parameters (e.g. quantity targets, packout, cost control and compliance with GlobalGAP, SIZA etc.) Financial requirement is included in the scope of responsibility and extends to planning, procurement, supplier payments and labour expenses.

Requirements:

  • At least 10-15 years of experience at senior management level within a commercial fruit production business;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (agric/ hort plus business/ financial preferred);
  • Excellent business acumen with strong numeracy and computer literacy;
  • Proven communication skills and staff management ability;
  • An ethical and progressive approach to management with a track record of stable leadership;
  • Experience in an export environment with proven exposure to compliance requirements.
   
 
Salary Details:

An attractive cost to company salary package is offered, in line with the seniority of the role. Secure and appropriate accommodation is offered along with provision for a vehicle, medical aid contributions and target-based bonus earnings. 

 
Contact:

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

 
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