Farm Supervisor

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

The company is an integrated agricultural production and processing organisation. The company plans to have over 1,000 acres of crop planted over the next 12 months.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Requirements:

  • A seasoned professional who will establish a comprehensive program for the preparation, planting, harvesting, processing and marketing of the company’s products. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or HND in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering or a related science discipline.
  • Experience 5 years post qualification experience including at least 2 years of service at the managerial or supervisory level. 

Reporting Reports to General Manager:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and coordinating all the phases of agricultural production from planting to harvesting
  • Recruiting, training and supervising laborers and workers
  • Undertake practical activities, such as driving tractors, operating farm machinery and spraying fields with pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • Purchase supplies such as crop inputs, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • Arrange the maintenance and repairs of farm machinery and equipment
  • Plan activities for training staff and monitoring their performance
  • Maintain and monitor the quality and quantity of crop yield
  • Understand the implications of weather and make contingency plans
  • Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations
  • Maintain knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • Forward planning
  • Keeping on top of all projects to make sure that work progresses in a satisfactory manner
  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm estate
  • Keep financial accurate up-to-date financial and operational records
  • Produce and provide regular update and records to management 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of food production, food standards and sustainability
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Supervisory skills and management ability
  • Numerical aptitude
  • Willingness to be outside in all weathers and patience to undertake practical tasks
  • Full driving license
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to motivate others
  • Large-scale business awareness
  • Marketing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Genuine commitment to farming
  • IT skills
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Good understanding of modern farming methods
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • The ability to work with discretion
  • Systematic working style
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure. 

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