Farm Manager (Nasarawa) at Olam International Limited

Olam Nigeria Limited

Job Description / Responsibility

Innovation in rice farming is essential. We have introduced a fully mechanised large-scale rice farm in Nigeria.

The Project cultivates two crops of 4,400 ha per year, under flooded conditions, which are delivered to an onsite company-owned Rice Mill.

Our farm has an integrated rice mill with a processing capacity of 70,000 tonnes.

This farm acts as a centre for improving productivity, and also as a vocational training hub for thousands of smallholders from nearby communities.

Through our rice mill, farmers can process their crop, and gain access to market, improving local livelihoods.

Key Deliverables:-

Directs, motivates & coordinates with Asst. Managers and supervisors on the farm activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting and evaluate it together with the Head of Farming Operations and take corrective decisions.

Should be able to organize himself and the team and execute the farm operations within the planting to harvesting time frames of the farm with excellent labor management skills.

Budget preparation for the area assigned and strive to be within the allocated budget

Ability to analyze the budget vs actuals and forecast any overruns.

Ability to forecast the harvest dates by estimating the physiological maturity to save time and prevent harvest losses.

Coordinate with workshop, agronomy, mill & aerial operations team for the efficient functioning of operations from land preparation to harvesting.

Should be able to evaluate the team members & understand the knowledge gap and address it with the required training from the concerned department.

Should Keep himself updated on the knowledge of the machinery, nutrients, herbicides, pests & diseases.

Preferably have farmed in Africa at some stage in his career

Educational Requirements

    A Degree in Agriculture would be preferred. Master’s in Agriculture or Management would be an advantage. A Degree in Science may be considered.

Experience Requirements

    A previous large-scale rice farming experience with a minimum of 5 years is preferred, or a candidate who has worked under any plantation set up for 10 - 15 years may be considered.

Additional Job Requirements

    Should have good communication skills in English.

    Should have good knowledge of using basic MS office packages.

    Experience in MIS or ERP systems would be an advantage.

Company Information
Olam Nigeria Limited Address : Plot 5 & 6, Abebe Village Road, Opp. FBN Regional Office, Iganmu , Lagos , Nigeria Web : Website

Job Summary

Olam Nigeria Limited
  • Category : Agriculture / Agro Allied
  • Posted on : 16 Sep 2022
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : Olam Nigeria Limited
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Nasarawa
  • Application Deadline : 30 Sep 2022

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Print at: 27 Nov, 2022 03:36 pm

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