Agronomy Executive – Leading Tobacco Merchant – based at Head Office

Date Posted:10/07/2019

This executive role requires the successful person to take full responsibility for the entire operations of the Agronomy Department for the company. The division is well equipped and positioned to ensure that the annual production of world-class quality tobacco is harvested and produced for global clients. The company is well recognized and highly respected across international markets. This is after applied standards were achieved by years of exceptional growth through strong trade experience by providing the required overall tried and tested agronomy systems. The systems include inputs, financial management and control, field management, and best practice agricultural advice and support to promote the quantity and quality of the seasonal crop grown by their Countrywide Commercial and Outgrower program.

Our client seeks an experienced and seasoned Agronomist with a proven managerial track record to assume this executive role. Ideally, you should be aged between 40-50 years old and hold an Agricultural degree or equivalent with at least 15 years of practical work experience in the field. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are required, with a critical ability to bring cross-functional teams together to achieve desired targets. You must retain operational and logistical management experience, with sound knowledge and judgment concerning current trends and thinking regarding good agricultural practices (GAP) and sustainable agrarian programs (STP). You must be fully conversant in developing good health, safety, and risk management systems with previous involvement in sustainable environmental management and protection programs with projects and program management experience. It's a demanding job, and therefore, extensive leadership skills and practical, proven agronomy ability is required to lead a strong team of dedicated experts in the field.

Our client, is an employer of choice, with decades of respected tradition as an equal opportunity employer, and shall offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in the tobacco sector. The use of a company vehicle, external medical aid, payment of school fees to the prescribed limit for a maximum of two children, together with a rare opportunity to join a dynamic Exco team is offered.

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