Agricultural Operation Manager

Agricultural Operation Manager

Job Description Responsibilities

• Plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the agronomic and crop protection operations of the cotton, banana, and vegetable farm.

• Prepares the annual production plan, budget, and work program for the farms, and guides the various farming units in implementing the approved annual plan and work program.

• Develops short- and medium-term agricultural production supply schemes and ensures their execution.

• Directs and supervises the proper application of agronomic guidelines.

• Ensures the availability of adequate manpower, seeds or seedlings, machinery and equipment, spare parts, and inputs required for operational activities. Additionally, monitors the efficient use of resources.

• Organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the provision of agronomic and crop protection support services to cotton fields.

• Ensures and oversees the timely harvest and transportation of farm products.

• Monitors field operations and management activities through regular follow-up, compares actual performance against targets, and takes corrective measures as necessary.

• Ensures that necessary human and logistical preparations are made before the operation periods.

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s degree in Plant Science/ Agronomy/ Horticulture/ Related fields.
  • Work Experience: – 10 (Ten) years’ experience with four years of managerial position for a Bachelor’s degree or 6 (Six) years’ experience with at least two years of managerial position for a master’s degree.
  • Skills and Competences – Communication, Planning, monitoring, coordination, leadership, budgeting, cost-consciousness, computer, and similar technology skills are required.

   Deadline: November 30, 2023.

  Number of vacancies: 1

   Job location: Omorate town, Dassenech wereda, South Omo zone of SNNPR.

   Call: +25111 5 58 20 77 / +251 911 06 06 43

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• Only short-listed candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted.

FriEL Ethiopia is dedicated to diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer.

State of the art farming:

In a bold move that’s set to reshape the landscape of Ethiopian agriculture, FriEL Ethiopia Farming and Processing Plc has unveiled a strategic expansion plan that involves the integration of cutting-edge machinery into its operations. This move is aimed at not only boosting efficiency but also transforming the way cotton is cultivated and harvested in the region. Among the remarkable additions to their fleet of machines is the highly anticipated cotton picker, a game-changer that promises to elevate the speed and quality of cotton picking for the upcoming season.

For a company that has built its reputation on being a powerhouse in cotton production, the introduction of the very first John Deere 9976 cotton picker in Ethiopia represents a monumental milestone. This move is more than just the acquisition of a piece of machinery; it’s a testament to FriEL Ethiopia’s commitment to innovation, progress, and contributing to the advancement of the agricultural sector in the country.

The decision to heavily invest in state-of-the-art equipment is poised to catalyze a wave of technology transfer within the agricultural and produce processing spheres. Beyond the immediate benefits of increased efficiency and improved harvest quality, the long-term implications of this move are profound. The introduction of advanced machinery can serve as a powerful catalyst, spurring knowledge sharing, skills development, and the proliferation of innovative practices throughout the sector.

Crucially, the journey towards mechanization isn’t solely about bringing machines into the picture. It encompasses a holistic approach that extends to the workforce. FriEL Ethiopia is fully committed to ensuring that its staff is well-equipped to harness the full potential of these automated systems. Comprehensive education and training programs will be put in place to empower employees to seamlessly operate, maintain, and optimize these cutting-edge machines. This dual investment in technology and human capital marks a pivotal stride toward building a sustainable and resilient agricultural ecosystem in Ethiopia.

At its core, every step taken by FriEL Ethiopia is a reflection of the company’s unwavering dedication to its vision. This vision, driven by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and responsible farming practices, resonates through every facet of their operations. From the cultivation of crops to post-harvest processing, every choice made aligns harmoniously with the overarching goal of ushering in the best farming and processing practices in Ethiopia.

As the new cotton-picking season approaches, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. FriEL Ethiopia’s investment in a cotton picker represents more than a simple acquisition; it’s a bold step toward the future of Ethiopian agriculture. By embracing mechanization, the company is not only enhancing its own operations but also sowing the seeds of progress that will ripple throughout the entire agricultural landscape. This journey is not just about machinery; it’s about embracing innovation, embracing change, and embracing a future where technology and tradition converge to create something truly extraordinary.