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Resident Farm Manager

Life Foods Unverified

Karachi, Pakistan

Posted Sep 15, 2017 355 views

PKR. 30,000 - 50,000/Month

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Job Description

Required a resident farm manager at a commercial farm using state of art technology in Dhabejk near Karqchi city. Candidate should have a degree in agricultural sciences with at least 3 years of commercial farming experience. 

Chosen candidate will receive a handsome monthly salary, year end bonus, company residence and many more perks.

Overview 

We are looking for someone who will run farm operations including supervision and management of crop and fish production to maximize yields. Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in Agriculture with both relevant experience and qualification and be looking to apply his skills and experience in the new environment. Great people’s skill is an important part of the role. We are a small team and this person will be responsible for ensuring that all farm staff is working effectively for both supervise and unsupervised tasks. He will be involved in both plant and fish element of the farm. Ideal candidate must be willing to learn and get stuck in. 

We are looking for someone who will join the team and grow with us, it is important that they share our company values and are prepared to work hard to deliver a high standard of work. Our ideal candidate will be looking forward to learning about how our business works and getting involved in detail so that he can be part of the business moving to the next stage. Above of all, he needs to be a team player – our team is the most important asset and he will be a vital part of it.

Responsibilities include 

 Managing a team of 5-10 people on the farm 

 Oversee the initial construction and startup of the farm using outside vendors (Oct 2017) 

 Planning of all seeding and harvesting activities 

 Managing all on farm activities 

 Stock controls 

 Ensuring that all farm activities are carried out in line with standard operating procedures and health and safety requirement.  

 Keep accurate and detailed records tracking system components including, but not limited to, pH, ammonia, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, bacteria level, temperature, feed amounts, growth rates and population 

 Environment control system management 

 Oversee farm repairs and maintenance of equipment as required 

 Pest control 

 Fish farm management - Maintaining the health of the system and health and growth of the fish, including daily fish feeding, harvesting monitoring and maintaining main tanks. 

 Liaising with the sales staff to make sure that they know what produce is going to be available and when 

 Providing regular farm operations report to the management team 

 Staff training 

 Quarterly reporting on targets and delivery 

 Monitor the operating costs vs budget including vendor invoicing 

 Ensure aquaponics farm system follows and adheres to food safety plans, strict biosecurity measures, SOPs, and good safety standards

Experience and Qualifications 

Essential 

 Experience in commercial horticulture 

 Management of a small team 

 Agricultral Sciences  Degree (MS)

Preferable

 Experience in fish farming 

 knowledgeable in hydrology, fluid dynamics, and aquatics biology would be an asset 

 Experience with Leafy salads, herbs, microgreens, tomatoes and bell peppers

Skills and qualities we’re looking for: 

 To understand how to grow great produce 

 Need to be hands-on and confident with practical problem solving – sometimes things go wrong and we need to be sure that you can fix them (within reason) 

 Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; must be comfortable taking initiative and working with minimal 

 supervision 

 Excellent time management capabilities 

 Great communication skills – it’s crucial you can communicate well with the team, especially the team on the farm floor 

 A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 

 A commitment to the values and ethos of our business 

 Co-operation and collaboration wherever it’s needed 

Job Details

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Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Karachi, Pakistan
Gender:
Male
Minimum Education:
MPhil
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years
Apply Before:
Oct 15, 2017
Posting Date:
Sep 15, 2017
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