• Graduate Trainee Vacancy at Vanden Agro-Allied Group

  • Posted on: 22 September, 2016 Deadline: 31 October, 2016
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  • Vanden Agro-Allied Group, is a company established in 2000, active in the trading of raw materials (cotton, coffee and cocoa). The company is managed by a team of experienced and highly skilled professionals in agricultural farming.

    We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position below:

    Graduate Trainee (Farm Manager)

     

    Job Description

    • Farm managers are responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of a farm

    Responsibilities

    • Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against
    • Budget parameters.
    • Practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery,
    • Feeding livestock, spraying fields, etc.
    • Marketing the farm's products.
    • Buying supplies, such as fertilizer and seeds.
    • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment.
    • Planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them.
    • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops.
    • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans.
    • Making sure products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets.
    • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate.
    • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity.
    • Keeping financial records up to date.

    Skills:

    • Knowledge of food production.
    • Organisational and time management skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Supervisory skills and management ability.
    • Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others.
    • Larger-scale business awareness.
    • Marketing skills.
    • genuine commitment to farming.
    • IT skills.
    • Good technical knowledge.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of B.Sc or HND in Agricultural Engineering, Crop Management, Farm Business Management, Horticulture, Land/Estate Management.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their applications to: info-ng@vandenagro.com

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