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Managing Director



Job Description :

A large, well-established commercial vegetable farming operation in Gauteng currently has a senior management level role available for a suitably qualified and highly experienced candidate.

The Company would like to bring on board a Managing Director who will take direct responsibility for implementing company strategy with a view to creating shareholder value through strong day-to-day operational leadership and decision-making informed by superior technical vegetable production knowledge and business acumen.

At present the operation consists of over 400ha under production, using both conventional and hydroponic techniques. There is an on-site packhouse, processing facility and cold storage facility. A general management team is in place (GM, Farm Managers, Line Managers etc.) along with a permanent labour force of around 350 staff, increasing seasonally.

The MD will report to the Board of Directors, acting as liaison between management and the shareholders/ Board.

The role calls for a leader with exceptional business and financial acumen who will bring with them years knowledge and experienced gained through career progression in management within the agricultural industry. Requirements:

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree. Post-graduate qualifications are welcomed.
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience at senior management level in an intensive, commercial farming environment.
  • A background in intensive crop production
  • A proven track-record of leading a large team and labour force.
  • Ability to formulate and implement operational strategies, make informed decisions and lead with integrity.
  • Sound business and financial acumen.
  • Excellent communication ability (written and spoken English).
Salary Details:
A market-related salary in-line with the seniority of the role and linked to the candidate’s experience and qualifications 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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