Production Manager Jobs in South Africa

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Production Manager Jobs in South Africa

Job title: Production Manager

Company: Staff Unlimited

Expected salary: R110000 – 128000 per year

Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Production Manager Job Details:

Job Description

Position duties:

  • Maximize return per hectare by increasing production of good quality fruit in a sustainable manner.
  • Coordinate and prepare recommendations on capital investments prioritizing return on investment – Monitor performance of return on capital
  • Manage process of new developments and replanting from planning to execution.
  • Develop and maintain agronomic and technical programs and management strategies that provide the requirements to grow fruit and ensure maximum yields are achieved, without compromising optimum quality and size
  • Implement process to ensure detail is provided to each farm regarding irrigation & drainage monitoring programs, spraying programs, fruit growth, quality assessment, crop estimation activities, harvest programs, canopy management, labour allocation, and maintenance programs.
  • Develop and manage a plan for the harvest of fruit balancing market demands, resources, and fruit readiness
  • Work hand in hand with commercial and packing to ensure that customer programs and requirements are met.
  • Manage the preparation of budgets, harvest estimates and associated reporting in detail and apply updates and changes to forecasts on a regular basis.
  • Review and report weekly and monthly income and expenses, harvest volume and crop estimates. Provide analysis on relevant deviations
  • Perform regular analysis of orchard performance and create detailed improvement plans.
  • Create a cost-conscious environment and improve efficiencies through continuous improvement and innovation
  • Review and approve purchases exceeding a certain value – Negotiate with suppliers
  • Establish relationships with third party growers and provide technical knowledge needed to ensure that they produce a crop that will deliver maximum yields that are at the standards required by customers.
  • Set leadership standards and conduct staff appraisals and performance management. – Identify training & development requirements for key positions.
  • Develop and initiate research and development projects and monitoring progress in conjunction with the Technical Manager
  • Develop and direct corrective activities where required with the objective of ensuing all safety, sustainability and operating plan requirements can continue to be achieved.
  • Ensure all farms and contractors comply with HSE policies and procedures, including the maintenance for a safe and healthy workplace for the protection off all employees.
  • Ensure that the maintenance programs for all facilities and equipment are in place and executed withing budget and required standards.

Position requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management level
  • A degree in agriculture
  • Must have been responsible for at least 500 hectares


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