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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2015
    Deadline: Jan 17, 2015
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  • Vegetable Growers Supply Company (VGS) is dedicated to providing quality packaging products to West Coast growers and shippers of fresh fruits and vegetables. We provide a full line of corrugated cartons, flexible packaging, wooden crates and pallets, plastic RPCs, and a large inventory of hardware and harvesting supplies. Our main office is in Salinas, ...
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    VEGETABLES FARM MANAGER

    Who we need

    A Bachelor’s degree or HND in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Horticulture or any other related discipline.
    Two or more years of practical experience in growing fruit and leafy vegetables on a commercial scale.
    Great passion for organic agriculture and environmental safety.
    Smart marketing  abilities
    Very organized
    Attention to details
    Ability to make sound business decisions
    Familiarity with basic finance and accounting

    What you will do

    Overall responsibility for farm administration and processes.
    Plan farm finances and maintain all financial records
    Develop and implement vegetables growing schedules to ensure maximum profits
    Ensure production of organic, safe and high quality vegetables
    Monitor soil fertility and water quality
    Manage compost pile
    Monitor the incidence of pest and diseases and make efforts to prevent their occurrence
    Responsible for managing staff
    Marketing farm produce
    Ensure compliance to the farm’s HSE policy
    Assess the farm’s risk exposures and suggest appropriate insurance policies to be subscribed to
    Make contingency plans to manage exposure to weather risks;
    Responsible for the maintenance of farm assets
    Responsible for procuring all farm inputs

    Remuneration

    A competitive fixed monthly salary
    Variable incentive pay after every profitable harvest
    Free accommodation
    Health insurance

    Work hours

    Six days in a week; 7am – 6pm every work day; 2hours break

    Method of Application

    Interested? Please email your CV to [email protected]

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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