Farm Manager at IBFCAlliance Limited



IBFCAlliance Limited – Our client, a leading Farm in Nigeria located in Ekiti State, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Farm Manager

Location: Ekiti
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities

  • Support and organize farm administration for the establishment of a commercially viable large-scale farm.
  • Establish and manage all Green House and Open Field fruits and vegetables, and Cassava agribusiness matters including Land Preparation, seedling nursery, transplanting/planting, irrigation, fertilization, disease and pest prevention and control, weed management and related activities.
  • Train selected candidates as agronomists for both vegetable and Cassava related activities.
  • Management and oversight of a team of agronomists and extension workers
  • Develop and implement cassava and vegetable out-grower schemes in conjunction with technical partners, including the selection and training of farmers.
  • Deliver agreed Production targets as set out in the business plan from time-to-time.
  • Follow strict management, operational and monitoring programs on all farm related matters.
  • Execute, monitor and report performance on an ongoing basis against approved programs and budgets.
  • Maintain compliance with Company rules and procedures and maintain compliance with regulatory statutes, authorities and industry best practices
  • Oversee budgeting processes and participate in the business plan and strategy development for the Company’s farms
  • Identify, recommend and implement best practices in project management, based on expert knowledge of project management
  • Build and lead farm teams to achieve the Company’s goals, and provide mentoring and coaching to team members
  • Develop and maintain the Company’s processes to support effective internal control system and operations for the farm
  • Provide guidance and leadership in rigorous commercial field operations, risk management, including management of community exposures and relationships
  • Collaborate with local community leaderships to develop and retain excellent rapport with leaders and the entire host communities, including other relevant stakeholders
  • Engage and align the farm team, contractors etc. with functions, assignments and the Company’s planned growth objectives and critical initiatives, including effective and ‘to standard’ delivery of scope of work
  • Participate in meetings with key stakeholders, including the Ekiti State Government, Community leaderships and other departments regarding the resolutions of unfolding implementation challenges, on–going establishment/ production issues and support discussions on new projects
  • Provide meaningful and reliable management reporting, including financial analyses, working capital forecasting and expenditure reporting
  • Direct all the field work activities done on the farm including direct management and supervision of daily operations of production
  • Plan with relevant subjects the administration, operational management and alignment required for farm establishment on land clearing, land preparation, planting, crop management, harvesting; Specifics of this includes:
  • Manage and maintain land area by organizing and allocating field space for production operations and managing land clearing operations
  • Manage finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Support hiring the right farm hands, vendors and contractors to support land/field opening and other production operations
  • The planting and management of crops including harvesting and Quality assurance of same.
  • Oversee the harvesting of the crops during harvesting season and packaging the crops for sale, including facilitating institutional sales arrangements
  • Support planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Manage and ensure that ALL stock, inventory and other financial records are kept up to date.
  • Making an inventory of the crops/harvest and accounting for their sales / distribution
  • Support all necessary establishment operation for the future processing factory to be established.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in Agriculture-related field, Accounting, Economics or business-related field. Professional Certificate or Master’s degree will be an added value
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience with 5 years in a management position in agriculture-related business
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field.
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to relocate to Ekiti State.

Application Closing Date
27th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@ibfcalliance.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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