Nursery Production Manager (Agriculture)

Location: Natal Midlands, KZN, South Africa
Date Posted: 07-08-2018
Production Manager (Agriculture)
 
Definition
The Production Manager reports to the Nursery Operations Director. The Production Manager position is responsible for the cost-effective production of all seedlings and plants at the nursery- ensuring that all orders are completed on time and in full and that the seedlings consistently meet or exceed the customers’ expectations in respect to quality and size.
The Production Manager must optimize all inputs including staff, infrastructure, equipment and all growing inputs to cost effectively and efficiently produce healthy, disease free and vibrant seedlings that meet client’s high standards.
 
Key Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or higher
  • Minimum 3 year previous experience working within an intensive horticultural operation with a large labour force
  • Basic knowledge of agric chemicals and their safe application.
  • Zulu fluency essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other data based software
  • Knowledge of vegetable, forestry indigenous tree and plant varieties preferable
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 certification preferable
  • Ability to multi-task and keep calm under pressure
  • Efficient and organized character
  • Worked with quality management systems.
  • Report writing
Responsibilities
  • Seedling growth & fertilisation
  • Spraying operations
  • Seedling irrigation
  • Nursery hygiene
  • Stock taking
  • Despatch
  • Deliveries
  • Labour management
  • Marketing and repping
  • Farm and nursery security
  • Inventories
  • Reports
1. Monthly analysis of: 
Drivers, truck performance, fuel usage & trip data
Planting performance, quantities, germination %’s, pull rates, throwaways,
Water usage, pest & disease incidences, general nursery hygiene & space utilization
Staff performance by activity and department
Equipment availability

2. Annual analysis of: 
Drivers, truck performance, fuel usage & trip data
Planting performance, quantities, germination %’s, pull rates, throwaways,
Water usage, pest & disease incidences, general nursery hygiene & space utilization
Staff performance by activity and department
Equipment availability
Kind regards / Groete
Erma
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ERMA DAVENPORT | Cell (+27) 082 882 3762  | F  (+27) 0866 000 516  | Skype Erma347_d |
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