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Estate Manager (Agriculture) – Cecil de Robillard – Ref: 948824 – Enshrine Candidate VP Marketing

Candidate location: Zimbabwe

Home & other languages: English, French

Designation: Agricultural Manager

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

University: Other / International Institution

Discipline: Agricultural Engineering

Years of experience: More than 30 years

Cost to company: R551 000 – R650 000

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: General and Operations Management

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


I have extensive experience in Cattle management-buying and selecting cattle for Feedlots,Pen-feeding,breeding and rearing cattle off grass.
With over 30 years Cane farming experience including use of Sugar factory bi-products for Cattle feeding, planning, budgeting and administration, I believe I have the ability and knowledge to manage and contribute significantly to the profitability of the organisation.


Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              Zimbabwean

Highest Formal Qualification:  Agriculture

University in another country: Gwebi College of Agriculture

What is your current/ most recent job title?

Estate Manager

What is the primary purpose of this position?

To supply employment to the local population,to incrrease effeciency thereby boosting productivity levels in order to rateably supply the Mill.

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

Hard work

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

Achieiving targeted objectives and maintaining above average yields over a ten year period.
Good Employer/Employee relations.
Innitial profitability & wise planning led to capital investment which further increased production and there fore profitability.

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

A qualified motivated & disciplined individual with hands on experience in a wide range of Agriculture. I am determined to apply myself in aproffesional manner and be meticulous in the execution of my duties. I have excellent experience in planning, management,general finance and administration, cashflow and Budgeting & able to manage a large work force. I also have technical ability in Building and Mechanical repairs & maintenance.

What is the business title of your ideal position?

Agricultural operations Manager

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

Planning, administaration and implementation.

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

Crop production
Livestock production
Machinary repairs & maintenance
Irrigation Installation

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

35 years Cane and rotational crops, Cane Haulage and land preparation, Cattle Breeding and feedlots.
Financial Administration.

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

Environmentally friendly sustainable food production.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Farming-Planning, Budgeting, Project development and implementation.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am specifically interested in opportunities in Africa.