LAND PREP MANAGER - Farm Manager SA, Zambia

  • Zambia
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Agriculture
  • Posted by Farm Manager SA on Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Reference: FM000298/SH
  • Apply before Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 46 Days left
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Vacancy Details

Employer: Farm Manager SA
NAKAMBALA – ZAMBIA: An exciting opportunity awaits the successful Land Prep Manager with this international company

Minimum Requirements

• Relevant Schooling qualification

• A tertiary qualification in Logistics, Agriculture or similar

• Computer literate with a good working knowledge in word and excel packages

• 3-5 year’s management/supervisory experience

• Interpersonal skills with special emphasis on industrial relations

• Excellent customer service skills


Specialized Management:  Land Preparation Services


• Implementing the new Minimum Tillage Land Preparation System

• Implementing the new UNIPLAN production monitoring system

• Implementing mechanical planting of seedlings in Nursery fields

• Coordinate and oversee mechanized land preparation operations

• Knowledge of field survey process and ability to interpret maps and designs

• Working knowledge of the crop (s) being cultivated

• Manage all aspects of equipment performance and productivity

• Become proficient with supporting hardware and/or systems that may be introduced from time to time (keep pace with technology)

• Actively seek opportunities to expand the business

• Compile and present meaningful reports to management & the client

General Management: Management of operational processes and contracts/service:

• Develop and maintain procedures which relate to day to day operational requirements

• Ensure proper utilization and scheduling of vehicles to achieve production targets as per customer requirements.

• Vehicle downtime to be monitored, controlled and kept to a minimum

• Constantly monitor the fleet to ensure: o Vehicle and driver security o optimal usage of fuel o No unnecessary production delays

• Ensure adherence to procedures pertaining to o Work Rates (as per client requirements) o Safety and security standards o optimal allocations of vehicles and staff

Timeous vehicle inspections

• Identify, implement and maintain site/ depot specific requirements as per legislation, policy and customer requirement  

• Manage and control vehicle maintenance, including: o Tyre tracking and scrapping requirements o Tyre cost and quality – though management of suppliers agreement o Tyre management system


Management of financial and administration requirements


• Monitor and manage costs

• Undertake accurate and timeous forecasting

• Screen all suppliers by comparing costs, quality products 

• Report weekly on projects contract revenue, kilometers and profits

• Monitor and reconcile

• Daily kilometers travelled

• Monitoring fuel

• Rectify problematic vehicle or drivers

• Report on performance of the contact on a monthly basis

• Manage and control all assets that are acquired and disposed of according to the relevant procedure and ensure accurate recording


Management of safety, health, environment and quality


• Manage housekeeping, safety and quality by ensuring that all housekeeping audits are conducted regularly and that corrective action is taken if required, which includes: o Condition of the vehicles o Appearance of drivers o Appearance of offices

• Manage accidence and insurance

• Ensure accident report keeping system is maintained

• Safety and security orientation

• Implement and manage an effective SHEQ system addressing all safety risks


Effective management of human resources


• Effective Performance management

• Develop performance standards

• Measure performance accordingly for each position

• Conduct Performance Reviews and evaluate performance on a regular basis

• Coach and provide feedback on possible areas that can be developed or rectified

• Correct performance when required and discuss problem areas and discuss possible actions that can be undertaken

• Ensure effective record keeping by maintaining personal files for all subordinates

• Develop a Workplace Skills Plan by assessing the development and training required by subordinates

• Undertake purposeful recruitment as per operational requirements in line with Recruitment Procedures

• Ensure that planned progress is made in terms of the Employment Equity Plan

• Monitor employee’s remuneration and benefits and compare the monthly staff costs with budgeted allocations 


• Human resources report monthly


Effective customer relationship management


• Undertake effective client relationship management, including client entertainment when necessary

• Audit the quality of service provided through personal interaction with the customer on an ongoing basis and timeous corrective action is taken when required

• Monitoring and measuring


ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted


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