Farm Manager

Short Description

We are looking for a  Farm Manager who is willing to relocate to a new starting up farm in Manicaland. The Farm Managers will be in charge of supervising staff, monitoring of crops and animals, and handling various administrative tasks. Should be able to prepare budgets, purchase supplies, maintain relationships with vendors and clients, and ensure maximum profitability.

 

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Analyzing existing operations, crops, livestock, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understand expectations
  • Visiting the different divisions to inspect crops, livestock, and also perform tests on soil and water
  • Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery
  • Handling the marketing and sale of products produced on the farm like fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, and grain
  • Ensuring all staff adhere to health and safety regulations
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of new staff members
  • Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports
  • Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments in agricultural science

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, or equivalent a Masters would be an added advantage
  • Additional courses in Business Management or Administration is recommended
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field
  • Management experience would be a plus
  • A passion for Agriculture
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work overtime as required

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