Candidate location: South Africa, North West

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: Agricultural Manager

Highest qualification type: Diploma

University: Other / International Institution

Discipline: Agricultural Engineering

Years of experience:  20 to 30 years

Cost to company:  R851 000 – R950 000

Company size: ‘1 – 10

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager

Introduction:

I am an agronomics production and operational manager with 26 years’ experience in a wide spectrum of farming. Furthermore, I have gained a great deal of experience and possess wide knowledge of the management of systems – financial, compilation and verification of budgets as well as the application of operational activities. The 26 years’ experience in the agricultural industry, as production and operational manager, include agronomy (maize, soy beans, sunflowers and planted pastures), as well as livestock breeding (cattle and sheep). This experience can be applied across a wide spectrum of business management based on the unique combination of expertise and experience.

With regard to character traits, I can, among others, offer the following: Very motivated, utterly professional worker with high integrity and intelligence.

I would like to be part of, and make a positive contribution to, the proper management of a successful business.
The greatest part of my career experience in the agricultural industry was gained at Kanhym Estates in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in total 23 years. There I had the opportunity to manage agronomy and livestock breeding intrusion to the most scientific and economic practices.

Gender:                                     
Male                                   

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Agricultural Diploma

University in another country: Agricultural College Grootfontein

Other Formal Qualification:    Additional courses attended include Animal Health, Heard Management and Financial Budgeting and Reports.

What is your current/ most recent job title?

Director

What is the primary purpose of this position?

Providing consultation services in crop cultivation/ production, livestock (sheep & cattle) production planning/ monitoring (including breeding, etc.), and assistance in terms of pasture planning, marketing of livestock as well as budget preparation and monitoring, etc.

What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose? 

– Very motivated, utterly professional worker with high integrity and intelligence.
– I would like to be part of, and make a positive contribution to, the proper management of a successful business.

What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?

The greatest part of my career experience in the agricultural industry was gained at Kanhym Estates in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in total 23 years.

There I had the opportunity to manage agronomy and livestock breeding intrusion to the most scientific and economic practices. Managed field cattle herds, planning of breeding and health programme (7000 herd) as well as the Management of Nelspruit Feed Depot (01/01/2010 to 28/02/2012).

I visited Argentina two times in 2004 and 2015 there I examine their conservation farming methods, as well as a visit to the US grain producing area known as the ‘Corn Belt’ to gain also knowledge there of their farming practices there.

If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?

I’m self-motivated, goal-oriented, punctual and a good organizer

What is the business title of your ideal position? 

Production and Operations Manager

What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?

– I would like to be part of, and make a positive contribution to, the proper management of a successful business.

What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?

11 years
– Management of total agronomy division,
– Crops: Maize, soy beans, sunflower, (8000 hectare)
– Production planning of crop planting,
– Planning and purchasing of all inputs,
– Mechanical purchases and management,
– Compilation and implementation of budget,
– Production and financial reporting,
– Harvest estimations of different crops,
– Production planning of silage process,
– Monitoring of husking process,
– Record-keeping of yields,
– Implementation of precision farming,
– Processing of precision farming return value,
– Personnel management within the agronomy division,
– General estate maintenance,
– Management of Delmas Farming – Agronomy,
– Manage field cattle herds, planning of breeding and health programme, (7000 herd)
– Management of Nelspruit Feed Depot (01/01/2010 to 28/02/2012).

Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:

– Management of total agronomy division,
– Crops: Maize, soy beans, sunflower, (8000 hectare)
– Production planning of crop planting,
– Planning and purchasing of all inputs,
– Mechanical purchases and management,
– Compilation and implementation of budget,
– Production and financial reporting,
– Harvest estimations of different crops,
– Production planning of silage process,
– Monitoring of husking process,
– Record-keeping of yields,
– Implementation of precision farming,
– Processing of precision farming return value,
– Personnel management within the agronomy division,
– General estate maintenance,
– Management of Delmas Farming – Agronomy,
– Manage field cattle herds, planning of breeding and health programme, (7000 herd)
– Management of Nelspruit Feed Depot (01/01/2010 to 28/02/2012).

Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:

– I am looking for an opportunity with an established and reputable organisation that would offer me an opportunity to not only utilize my current knowledge, skills and experience, but also afford me an opportunity to gain more experience and be awarded for achievements and grow within the organisation.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Management of factors that can make a difference

Motivation to move (please select): Challenge

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally