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General Manager – Agricultural Management, Ref: 557497

Ref: 557497

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Agricultural Research
Professional Registration: Agriculture - Livestock/Game/Aquaculture & Agriculture - Mixed (Livestock & Crops) & Agriculture – Research and Development.
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 651 000 - 750 000, per annum.
Total years experience: 30 Years

Current/recent job title: General Manager / Director

Discipline: Agricultural Management and Development.

Industry in: Agriculture – Livestock/Game/Aquaculture & Agriculture – Mixed (Livestock & Crops) & Agriculture – Research and Development.

Years of experience range: More than 30 years.

Annual package range: South African Rand (ZAR) 651 000 – 750 000, per annum.

Gender: Male.

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White.

Nationality: South African.

Agricultural consulting and development, specializing in livestock breeding, feedlot, abattoir and meat retail, seed potato procurement and export as well as setting up of social responsibility programs for livestock and cropping.

Achievements: Played an instrumental part in developing a company farm from a ranching farm, with 600 breeding cows and 3000 sheep and no cropping, to a highly productive agricultural unit. Responsible for building 4 irrigation dams and the installation of 4 centre pivots together with drag line irrigation. Initiated the migration to irrigated seed potatoes G0 to G4 and intensive rye grass pastures for the fattening of beef cattle as well as the feedlot. Started an Agricultural Export Company that exported seed potatoes to Zambia, DRC & Mozambique and the accompanying consulting work with the potato farmers there. Instrumental in commencing with row cropping, both for commercial as well as feedlot use. This resulted in increasing the breeding cows to 1200 head. Responsible for building the new Office Block and Workshop Complex as well as the complete restoration of the Directors’ houses.

Seeking a General Management position to broaden his horizons, conquer new challenges and make a difference to agriculture in a new environment. Will consider positions internationally.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu

Designation: Consultant

Highest qualification type: Diploma

Company size: ‘1 – 10

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Superintendent (all disciplines)

Highest Formal Qualification:  Agricultural Research

Current / most recent job title? General Manager / Director

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Agricultural consultancy and development in the livestock and mixed farming areas, to build a sustainable profitable agricultaral business.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions: Self motivated, highly successfull, peoples person, who has a love for the land its animals and its people.

Ideal business title:  General Manager Agri. Business.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position: Overseeing a complete agricultural business.

Skill area of competence: Animal and crop husbandry / management / financial management / import and export / marketing of agricultural products / motivation of staff.

Career summary: Agricultural research and education (lecturer) – 5 years Dairy management – 5 years General agricultural management – 30 years Agricultural exports – 7 years Agricultural consulting – 10 years

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved? Would like to leave a legacy in agriculture

What do you absolutely love doing? Taking on a new challenge and succeeding. Leaving a legacy.

Ideal company (culture and values): A Company that accepts that its success will always lie in the hearts and minds of its people who are out there doing the job for them.

Motivation to move (please select): Reached the ceiling

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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