Job Summary

An exciting career opportunity exists for a highly motivated, proactive person with Farms Operation Management experience at Avant Organic Farms and Foods Limited; one of the most progressive integrated farms in the South West of Nigeria with the following units: Animal production (piggery and poultry), Market gardening, Agro-forestry, Fishery, Juice processing unit, Soya and Palm oil processing units and Abattoir. Avant Organic Farms and Food Limited is seeking to engage a Farm Operations Manager to assume responsibility for its integrated farm operations in a rich farming region of southwest Nigeria. The company runs a successful integrated farming operation located on large hectares of land in the Southwest of Nigeria, currently producing a large amount of animal and market garden products. We use leading-edge technology, systems and processes to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency in all areas of its business.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position of Farm Operations Manager will involve, but not limited to the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Management of day-to-day farming operations
  • Strategic management and planning
  • Management of staff
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Asset management.
  • As the leader of a talented and dedicated team, the successful person must demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • A strong people manager, communicator and motivator
  • A strategic thinker and problem solver
  • A demonstrated team player capable of working both within the team and independently
  • Honest, reliable and dependable
  • Well-developed literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Get it done, Execution focused!
  • Honest and dependable.
  • Passionate, strategic, breathes ownership.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relational skills
  • High bar for excellence and strong analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal relational skills, highly diplomatic and yet result focused.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity, and at the same time intellectual swiftness to map out plans.
  • Ability to think strategically and holistically and to appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solutions
  • Strong understanding of the dynamics of the peculiar markets/customer environments in which the Company plays, that is, the agricultural sector.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to identify and convert opportunities.
  • Strong awareness and understanding of local regulations related to private sector businesses with an emphasis on Agric. Business.
  • Political correctness, tact and ability to foster and sustain relationships with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships and develop business opportunities along the Agric Business value chain.
  • Ability to manage budgets and perform financial analysis.
  • Strong understanding of project management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Strong leadership/supervisory and people management skills. 
  • Good appreciation and working knowledge of business productivity and Agricultural tools as well as other applicable tools.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in any Agricultural Management discipline or equivalent field.
  • Six (6) years cognate experience in agriculture, of which at least three (3) must have been at an executive/strategic management level.
  • Experience in managing the core operations of a similarly structured entity.
  • An MBA or equivalent and other relevant training programs and courses would be an added advantage

The company is determined to attract the best possible candidate for this position and has designed a remuneration package accordingly.

The position would require relocation of the successful applicant to the Farm community which is adequately equipped with staff residence and the warmth of the host community, being a strong and friendly rural-urban community with excellent lifestyle facilities suitable and easily adaptable for relocation.

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