The Farm Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the activities of a farm to meet the objectives of the Company. Tasks include:
-Preparing and implementing the annual budget for the Farm;
-Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress versus budget plan;
-Keeping financial records up to date;
-Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield;
-Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans;
-Ensuring that farm activities comply with regulations;
-Maintaining knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to prevent and treat them;
-Applying healthy and safety standards across the farm estate;
-Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity;
-Planning, coordinating, and executing farm activities by work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees as per set priorities by management.
-Supervising and providing technical assistance to farmworkers.
-Advising management on better and improved farming techniques and new innovations;
-Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery, and equipment;
-Overseeing the farm’s equipment and tools and ensuring their best upkeep;
-Procuring the required supplies such as fertilizers, pesticides, and other items on time;
-Ensure all farm inputs: fertilizers, pesticides, and other basic requirements are maintained in proper/standard storage;
-Prepare and submit regular reports to management on farm operations and activities;
• Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or equivalent qualification.
• 5 years of professional experience in the management of agricultural farms
• Farm management skills
• Must have good workforce management and influencing skills and be a good communicator
• Driving License
• Computer fluency.