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CV, Farm Operations Manager targeting Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 11531

List top 5 skills: administration, budgets, production management, reporting, trouble shooting
Short Bio:

A dynamic, versatile and self-motivated commercial farm manager with a wealth of transferable skills honed during a progressive career to date. Possesses a strong understanding of the agricultural sector, with an inspirational leadership style. Employs a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems, formulating effective solutions, with good analytical skills.

Current location: 

Western Cape, South Africa - View on map

Nationality: 

South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

General Management

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

canada



Career
2013-date FARM OPERATIONS MANAGER 1 / FARM OPERATIONS MANAGER 2
Pioneer Foods (Quantum Foods Division)
o Managing daily farm operations, including leading and motivating a workforce of 40 staff, troubleshooting and budget planning
o Acting as Chairman for management meetings and at staff meetings
o Providing a point of liaison for vets (520,000 layers)

2011-2013
GENERAL MANAGER / SALES AND PACK STATION
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.
o Carrying out general management duties for farm with 580,000 layers and 50 employees
o Interacting with vets and reps, working with Key Account Managers on market developments and pricing
o Managing cull program
o Overseeing food safety control and audit preparation (pack station), ordering of packaging materials and POL placement orders
o Managing all staff. Including training Production Manager; holding regular meeting with managers, senior staff and pack station staff

2008-2011
PRODUCTION MANAGER / GENERAL MANAGER
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.
o Overseeing production for 570,000 commercial layers and 10,000 Free Range; managing a team of 35 employees
o Checking all feed orders and interacting with reps, including running of trials
o Keeping accurate production records, carrying out all administrative duties including POL placement and cull program; managing production budgets
o Holding meetings with managers and senior staff; holding 2010-2011 financial and planning meetings with bookkeeper
o Key involvement in newly developed pack station; assuming control of informal egg market (sales)
o Responsible for food safety control and audit preparation (pack station)
o Earning promotion to General Manager / Sales and Pack Station

2003-2008
FARM MANAGER / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.
o Managing site with 170,000 commercial layers / 580,000 layers
o Maintaining accurate records on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, generating graphs and reports for both the site and the whole farm
o Responsible for: order of feed, checking water levels, vaccination of birds, collection of blood samples, stock taking, culling, rodent control, general flock health, POL program, ordering packaging material, troubleshooting and maintaining smooth production results across whole farm
o Providing point of contact for managers, workers and vets
o Effectively managing a staff of 17 employees; training farm managers
o Chairman of PRP (production, finances, personnel) committee meetings, providing information to workers and general interaction on future planning

2000-2003
FARM MANAGER
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.
o Responsible for 200,000 commercial layers plus 10,000 Free Range (every second weekend 400,000 layers); managing a staff of 7, record keeping and administration
o Ordering feed, checking water levels, arranging vaccinations, collecting blood samples, rodent control, general flock health
o Earning promotion to Farm Manager / Production Manager

1999-2000
FARM MANAGER IN TRAINING
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.

1998-1999
GENERAL FARM WORKER
Amaqanda Farms (Pty) Ltd.

Education/Qualifications
Matriculation Including English, Agricultural Science and Mathematics
Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium, Clanwillian 1998

Languages
English & Afrikaans