Candidate location: Zimbabwe,
Home & other languages: English, Other,
Designation: General Manager
Highest qualification type: Diploma
University: Other / International Institution
Discipline: Diesel and Petrol Mechanic
Years of experience: More than 30 years
Cost to company: R1.85 mil – R2.0 mil
Company size: 1001 – 5000
Division: General and Operations Management
Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager
Having been involved with managing a substantial herd in the past it is one of the roles I most enjoyed.Having been briefed by the agent on the current position I am quite excited about the possibilities and prospects of this position. the added benefit of being part of a sugar milling project opens all sorts of doors to the feeding program. In a country the size of Tanzania meat will be one of the more important daily commodities, with the experience and knowledge that I have as well as the modern methods that i have experienced in my travels i know that i can contribute to this ventures success.
Highest Formal Qualification: Diploma City & Guilds / General Agriculture, levels 2 and 3 Extended
University in another country: Brinsbury College, West Sussex, Uk
What is your current/ most recent job title?
What is the primary purpose of this position?
Consulting, providing services using my experience and training to impart agricultural knowledge and advice to help other operations find solutions to operational difficulties.
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
1)A Negotiated master plan
2)A workable budget
4)A willing team
5)Put the plan into action for a profitable future
What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?
Sierra Leone: Planning & implementing the construction of a 3.5Km canal and floating river offtake pumping facility in 4.5months within the 6 mnth timeline.
Zimbabwe: Contract Land prep achieving 2 x the amount of land tilled to a higher standard than other operators more efficiently
Zimbabwe: Purchase of my own property having been financed, paying the amount off 2 yrs early. Increasing area from 60Ha to 250Ha and tonnage from Average of 80 TPH to 120 TPH
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
Agriculturist with diverse African agricultural experience with proven proficiency to implement agro based projects within time frames and within budget to the highest standards.Natural aptitude to identify problems and find creative economic solutions, performance oriented with ability to lead fairly inexperienced teams in the required direction.Presently seeking a permanent challenging posting with an organisation that requires a dynamic objective driven Manager.
What is the business title of your ideal position?
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
General Manager – Oversee the implementation of Agric programmes from Land clearing to harvesting. Developing a motivated management team that enthusiastically channels their energies to achieving the planned production targets within the outlined budgets.Or Livestock Manager – Oversee the planning and execution of profitable breeding,feeding and marketing of livestock products. Integrating the latest technologies and methods. Develop a top team that works toward a common goal.
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
General Agriculture, primary production, green field start up, Logistics and operational layouts including irrigation installation ( land clearing to planting)land prep including land forming and leveling.Crop Husbandry & maintenance through to harvest. Coordination of large scale harvesting and harvest logistics. Been involved with survey and planning of block layout and drainage etc
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
Short Trm Consult Agriculture: +/- 5 yrs
Contract Land Prep: 6Yrs
Contract in field cane Haulage: 8 Yrs
Full time hunting: 4 Yrs
Full time Farming (Cane): 15Yrs
Qualified Mechanic: 3Yrs
Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:
A company who is fair in their compensation for work well done. I do not believe in asking for a bonus or tip, but believe if a reward is in order then it should be given. So many businesses it has become a culture where it is expected. Businesses would be nothing without its workforce it is a team effort and a happy worker is a productive worker.
What do you absolutely love doing?
Looking back over a job well done, knowing that I and my team have done the best that could be done to Achieving the desired results.
Motivation to move (please select): Other
Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.