Candidate location: Cote D’ Ivore,
Home & other languages: English, French
Designation: Plantation Director
Highest qualification type: National Diploma
Discipline: Agricultural Engineering
Years of experience: More than 30 years
Cost to company: R2.1 mil – R2.5 mil
Company size: ‘1001 – 5000
Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities
Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head
Have managed livestock & crops
Owned my own ranch & sugar farms
Have had many years experience working in Africa
Highest Formal Qualification: Sugar Cane Diploma / Oxyco Welding Certificate
What is your current/ most recent job title?
What is the primary purpose of this position?
Increase yields tons/ha
Discipline in the labour force – reduce absenteeism
Increase export quality of bananas
Lower our cost/hectare
Increase training to improve worker output & efficiency
Increase the profit of the plantation
Encourage outgrowers to deliver to the Company
Replanting of the plantation
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
Effective team & management
Regular management meetings
Applying the code of conduct
Increase yield in order to reduce cost
What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?
Constructed a fruit packshed for the export of the crop
Installed effective irrigation systems that was cost effective in water usage & labour
Managed ineffecient projects & made them more viable
Turned problematic plantations into effecient plantations
Trained people to manage their departments effectively
Replanting 1,000 hectares of sugarcane after a major drought
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
Team builder & player
People are assets & not a liability
Like to be a hands on manager & not being office bound
Mentoring young people to better themselves
Turning something from zero to something productive & viable
Strives for excellence
What is the business title of your ideal position?
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
Starting a new project from nothing
Developing the project including infrastructure
Forming a team to achieve this
Being hands on the project
Implementing new farming technology
Inserting new irrigation systems
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
Development of new projects & infrastructure
Heavy duty equipment
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
Cotton & wheat – 3 years
Sugar cane – 14 years
Horticultural crops – 10 years
Construction – 4 years
Palm Oil – 6 years
Rubber – 2 years
Bananas – 8 mths
Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:
A Company that takes care & understands its employees
A Company that’s honest
A Company that communicates & informs
A Company that rewards for results achieved
A Company that has values & ethics
A Company that provides the means to achieve the results required
What do you absolutely love doing?
Enjoy developing – creating something from nothing
Team building – the right person for the right job & seeing those people evolve higher
Heavy duty equipment
Evolving the project with new & more effecient technology
Excellence & quality of work
Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities
Location Preference: I am specifically interested in opportunities in Africa.