Job Summary
An exciting opportunity has arisen in a dairy farming concern for the position of General Manager. The role entails achieving set targets through efficiently and effectively utilising all material, financial and human resources. The role requires an energetic individual who has in depth knowledge of animal husbandry specifically dairy farming from breeding of dairy herd to processing of diary products. The role requires an individual who takes a holistic and long term perspective in tactical and strategic decision mak

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Plan, direct, delegate and perform daily duties in a timely and organised manner which involves preparing the parlor, feeding the animals, milking, bottle calves, scrapping holding pens and maintaining proper hygienic standards.
 Maintain high quality dairy by responding to health, environmental and nutritional requirements.
 Develop and abide by the farm budgets with main focus on optimising all dairy operations at least cost.
 Develop dairy products such as cheese and other dairy supplementary products with an objective of generating profit for the farm.
 Ability to work independently and in a team with a strong sense of accountability and insight to communicate with proper management.
 Record and report farm data and maintain current and accurate information on daily farm performance.
 Lead the farm human resources and ensuring that all policies, procedures and programs are well communicated and ensure that a system of performance management is in place.
 Ensures that all production targets are achieved within the set timelines with planned resources.
 Continuously aims to improve the dairy farm process by employing best practise methods.
 Develop strategies and controls of utilisation of farm equipment and ensure that repair and maintenance is within the budget

Qualifications And Experience
PERSON SPECIFICATION
The ideal person must possess the following:
 Degree/Diploma in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry or Animal/ Livestock Science,
 At least four years’ experience in a dairy farm set up at senior managerial level.

 

 Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and working with numbers.

 

 Production planning and work scheduling are prerequisites.
 Knowledge of extension services, dairy production, crop production and dairy markets is essential.
 Ability to work with a diverse workforce and various stakeholders is necessary.

How To Apply
Candidates who possess the qualifications and experience should send their detailed CVs to [email protected] not later than 5 January 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.