Farm Manager - Stellenbosch
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Advertised By:Agency
Job Type:Full-Time

Our client, a leading berry farming organisation, is looking for an experienced, self-motivated and target driven Farm Manager for their farm in Stellenbosch.


  • Agricultural Qualification or Business Qualification (for example, Post Graduate Business Qualification).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Exceptional leadership and management experience.
  • Financial management, including budgeting experience.
  • Planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in the soft fruit industry.
  • Working under pressure.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Must be self-disciplined, a team player, honest and of high integrity.
  • Experience in HACCP, BRC, and or other quality systems.


  • Oversee all production practices on the farm.
  • Ensure good record keeping of all actions on farm is kept.
  • Setup a budget for production.
  • Keep all production action within the budget setup annually.
  • Create and implement systems for efficient labour management and productivity.
  • Ensure an effective wage system is in place and managed.
  • Weekly and daily staff planning coaching with Production Manager.
  • Productivity measurement and feedback on costing of production actions.
  • Maintain a high yielding crop with high quality.
  • Ensure a high quality is kept on harvesting.
  • Keep constant record of all harvesting volumes.
  • Report on harvesting and fruit income frequently to CEO and shareholders.
  • Ensure farm compliance with all required accreditations for export.


  • Create timelines and budgets for all development projects.
  • Manage contractors to keep with timelines set out.
  • Manage all contractor payments and keep with quoted and budgeted amounts.


  • Keep track of all expenses on farm and keep to yearly budget.
  • Ensure that all expense approvals are recorded and done.
  • Keep track of all income to farm and ensure amount balances are accurate.
  • Assist the Financial Manager in all expense allocation for financial management purposes.


  • Setup a budget for all farm maintenance purposes.
  • Ensure good maintenance of company vehicles.
  • Setup procedures and schedules for all maintenance.
  • Ensure good maintenance of company buildings and infrastructure.

Security and Safety:

  • Implement good security practices with Security Officer and manage Security Officer directly.
  • Identify security risks and manage appropriately.
  • Ensure the safety of the product and personnel at all times in all procedures.
  • Build and maintain good relations with suppliers and contractors.
  • Create and maintain an esthetically pleasing and high standard estate visually.

Remuneration: An all-inclusive CTC package of R 40 000 per month negotiable.

Starting date: 1 February 2020

Please forward your CV to us if you meet the above-mentioned requirements.

Please assume that your application was unsuccessful If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks from the date of this advertisement.

Salary: R40k pe month

Job Reference #: DEW58

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