12 Jan '21
Seed Production manager

Agriculture, Africa Tanzania

Market Related -

A large Commercial Farming Business requires an enthusiastic and progressive Manager to hands-on manage, oversee and co-ordinate their Seed Production section in Tanzania. Must have sound knowledge of irrigation, and Hybrid seed production (specifically maize, sunflower and beans).

New role, reporting to the Production Director. 

Required Qualifications & Experience

  1. B Sc Agric - Agric qualification Essential
  2. 10 years’ (plus) extensive experience in seed production and row cropping
  3. Must be familiar with Hybrid seed crops & relevant crop protection
  4. Team player
  5. Good manager
  6. Able to live and work in a remote location with very wet April/May and warm winters 

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  1. Variety selection, land preparation and planting, pruning… all agronomic practices required
  2. Management of 620ha irrigated (with a dependable water supply)
  3. Disease recognition and curative measures
  4. Reaping and processing
  5. Budgeting
  6. Management and development of labour force
  7. Strong MS Office knowledge: computer skills and record keeping
  8. Farming and Cropping management programs 

Behavioural Competencies:

  1. High ethics & integrity
  2. Resilience
  3. Able to relate well with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  4. Team work and mentoring others
  5. Enthusiastic and progressive
  6. Outstanding communication skills – written and verbal
  7. Passionate about agriculture
  8. Hands on manager 

Remuneration:

Highly competitive, with bonus and generous leave 

IMPORTANT - If you feel you meet the above criteria, contact Brian on the following email address  brian@hcrecruit.co.za with:

a)       An email motivating how you meet the criteria specified above.

b)      Your CV attached to your email

Only candidates responding in the above manner will be considered.

Other Benefits: Market Related

Ad Visible Until: 11 February 2021
Ref: DUR001193/BH

Vacancy Type: Permanent