Sunday, 15 October 2017

Area Agri-business Manager

Sheer Logic is seeking to engage a dynamic individual for the Area Agri-business Manager position for one of our clients.

Market Complexity:
This position works within the Agricultural team and is responsible for ensuring farmers produce quality maltable and seed  barley
 
Leads a team of Field Supervisors
 
Purpose of Role:
  • Role will ensure security of supply by contracting growers to produce high quality barley, sorghum and certified seed as well as ensuring delivery to Maltings and Molo plants at the lowest cost possible
  1. Offer extension services to improve on yield and quality
  2. Manage loan portfolio for financed growers
  3. Crop monitoring and forecasting
  4. Stakeholders management
  • Recruit adequate farmers and suitable land to ensure delivery of agreed malting barley
  • Advise the farmers on the best production techniques to better yields and quality
  • Register all  growers and prepare crop assessment reports, and reduce company exposure to bad debts by recovering all advanced amounts
  • Carry out assessments to determine potential yields, to assist management determine adequacy or deficits, and storage needs.
  • Recruit adequate harvesting contractors and transporters and supervise the entire harvesting and delivery process.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Science degree in Agriculture or a related field
Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in cereal production or managing Out growers schemes
  • Knowledge on IS0 quality management systems
  • Knowledge on machinery involved in production operations like planting, spraying and harvesting.
How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: sheerlogictalentsourcing2@gmail.com  on or before 20th October, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Area Agri-business Manager”

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