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General Manager (Citrus)


KwaZulu Natal

Job Description :

3 year, fixed-term contract:

An experienced General Manager is required for an established citrus farming operation in Zululand. The position reports to the Managing Director: Fruit and will require the candidate to take on full responsibility for the farm and current development projects on a 3 year, fixed-term contract.

Mores specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development and management of Operational and Capital Budget for Citrus Production and Citrus Pack House.
  • Management and control of Capital projects on the farm.
  • Full Operational Management responsibility for Production Unit which includes the management & supervision of:
    • Cultivating different varieties citrus (240ha)
    • Irrigation & Irrigation Programmes
    • Pest & Weed Control, pruning and fertiliser programs
    • Harvesting Planning and Management
    • Manage Permanent & Seasonal Workforce
    • Capacity planning and procurement of Labour, Machinery, Implements, Resources & Equipment
    • Maintenance of all infrastructure
    • Management of 11ha of bananas
  • Management of Industry and Quality standards.
  • Management and control of Pack house.
  • Establishment and maintenance of sound Labour Relations.


  • A relevant tertiary agricultural qualification
  • A proven track record of at least 5 years in large scale commercial citrus farming
  • Excellent business acumen and financial literacy
  • Strong people management and communication skills.
Salary Details:

A market related annual total cost to company (TCTC) package is offered with a discretionary annual bonus will be offered. A contract completion bonus will be offered. 


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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