Head Of Agriculture

at Santander Agricultural Services
Location Simon's Town, Cape Town, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type CONTRACTOR
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH

Description

Head Of Agriculture

Job Summary

The candidate should have experience in management of caster bean, maize, soya, and vegetables production.

Duties And Responsibilities

o Develop the Agric technical division strategic and annual business plans to achieve company objectives and targets.

o Planning, budgets, forecasts, implementing, managing and monitoring of agricultural activities and productivity.

o Formulate plant protection and nutrition programmes and ensures adherence to good agronomic practices by the Farmers contracted.

o Develops and manages agricultural information systems for use in the setting up of crop production targets and resource utilization efficiency parameters.

Qualifications And Experience

o BSc degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering.

o MSc in Agricultural Engineering would be an added advantage.

o 10 to 15 years’ experience including senior general management experience.

o Strong mathematical, analytical, and business acumen / aptitude.

o The candidate’s career must also include working for a large Estate or agricultural operation and not just a farm operation as senior managerial and leadership skills are required.

Skills

o Strong mathematical, analytical, and business acumen / aptitude.

o The candidate’s career must also include working for a large Estate or agricultural operation and not just a farm operation as senior managerial and leadership skills are required.

Educational Requirements

BSc degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering.

MSc in Agricultural Engineering would be an added advantage.

Responsibilities

o Develop the Agric technical division strategic and annual business plans to achieve company objectives and targets.

o Planning, budgets, forecasts, implementing, managing and monitoring of agricultural activities and productivity.

o Formulate plant protection and nutrition programmes and ensures adherence to good agronomic practices by the Farmers contracted.

o Develops and manages agricultural information systems for use in the setting up of crop production targets and resource utilization efficiency parameters.

Experience Requirements

10 to 15 years’ experience including senior general management experience.

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