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Land Prep Manager - Sugar Cane (Nakambala Zambia)
Cape Town, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 05 September 2019

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Job Description

 Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant Schooling qualification
  • A tertiary qualification in Logistics, Agriculture or similar
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge in word and excel packages
  • 3-5 years management/supervisory experience
  • Interpersonal skills with special emphasis on industrial relations
  • Excellent customer service skills

 Specialized Management:  Land Preparation Services

  • Implementing the new Minimum Tillage Land Preparation System
  • Implementing the new UNIPLAN production monitoring system
  • Implementing mechanical planting of seedlings in Nursery fields
  • Coordinate and oversee mechanized land preparation operations
  • Knowledge of field survey process and ability to interpret maps and designs
  • Working knowledge of the crop (s) being cultivated
  • Manage all aspects of equipment performance and productivity
  • Become proficient with supporting hardware and/or systems that may be introduced from time to time (keep pace with technology)
  • Actively seek opportunities to expand the business
  • Compile and present meaningful reports to management & the client

General Management: Management of operational processes and contracts/service:

  • Develop and maintain procedures which relate to day to day operational requirements
  • Ensure proper utilization and scheduling of vehicles to achieve production targets as per customer requirements.
  • Vehicle downtime to be monitored, controlled and kept to a minimum
  • Constantly monitor the fleet to ensure:
    • Vehicle and driver security
    • Optimal usage of fuel
    • No unnecessary production delays
  • Ensure adherence to procedures pertaining to
    • Work Rates (as per client requirements)
    • Safety and security standards
    • Optimal allocations of vehicles and staff
    • Timeous vehicle inspections
  • Identify, implement and maintain site/ depot specific requirements as per legislation, policy and customer requirement
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  • Manage and control vehicle maintenance, including:
    • Tyre tracking and scrapping requirements
    • Tyre cost and quality – though management of suppliers agreement
    • Tyre management system

Management of financial and administration requirements

  • Monitor and manage costs
  • Undertake accurate and timeous forecasting
  • Screen all suppliers by comparing costs, quality products
  • Report weekly on projects contract revenue, kilometers and profits
  • Monitor and reconcile
  • Daily kilometers travelled
  • Monitoring fuel
  • Rectify problematic vehicle or drivers
  • Report on performance of the contact on a monthly basis
  • Manage and control all assets that are acquired and disposed of according to the relevant procedure and ensure accurate recording

Management of safety, health, environment and quality

  • Manage housekeeping, safety and quality by ensuring that all housekeeping audits are conducted regularly and that corrective action is taken if required, which includes:
    • Condition of the vehicles
    • Appearance of drivers
    • Appearance of offices
  • Manage accidence and insurance
  • Ensure accident report keeping system is maintained
  • Safety and security orientation
  • Implement and manage an effective SHEQ system addressing all safety risks

Effective management of human resources

  • Effective Performance management
  • Develop performance standards
  • Measure performance accordingly for each position
  • Conduct Performance Reviews and evaluate performance on a regular basis
  • Coach and provide feedback on possible areas that can be developed or rectified
  • Correct performance when required and discuss problem areas and discuss possible actions that can be undertaken
  • Ensure effective record keeping by maintaining personal files for all subordinates
  • Develop a Workplace Skills Plan by assessing the development and training required by subordinates
  • Undertake purposeful recruitment as per operational requirements in line with Recruitment Procedures
  • Ensure that planned progress is made in terms of the Employment Equity Plan
  • Monitor employees remuneration and benefits and compare the monthly staff costs with budgeted allocations
  • Grievance
  • Human resources report monthly

Effective customer relationship management

  • Undertake effective client relationship management, including client entertainment when necessary
  • Audit the quality of service provided through personal interaction with the customer on an ongoing basis and timeous corrective action is taken when required
  • Monitoring and measuring