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  Olive Farm Manager - Western Cape
 
Position:
 

Olive Farm Manager

 
Location:
 

Western Cape

 
Job Description :
 

This position has now been filled, don't miss out on the next one. Send us your CV and we will let you know when a suitable job becomes available.

An olive oil producer in the Western Cape currently requires a suitably experienced Farm Manager to oversee all aspects of olive production on two farms totaling 330ha.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Grove management (cultivation, chemical pest control, fertilizer programme, pruning, irrigation, development of new groves
  • Maintenance of farm vehicles, equipment and tractors as well as general farm maintenance (fencing, hygiene, pest control)
  • Management of staff
  • Record keeping
  • Harvesting (communication with the factory, contractor management, supervision of staff, oil storage co-ordination etc.)
  • Close work with Financial Manager
  • Written reports
  • Providing strategic perspective and updating the Owner on all aspects of operational activities.

Requirements:

  • A background in commercial olive production
  • Exposure to olive oil processing (food technology education/ experience a strong advantage)
  • Strong general crop production experience (at least 5 years of experience)
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred
  • Proven staff management experience
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent report writing and record keeping ability
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans (written and spoken).
   
 
Salary Details:

A market-related salary is available and will depend on qualification/ experience. Accommodation and a work vehicle will be provided.

 
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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