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Operations Manager for Agro division

Job Description

Job Purpose

Manage the crops production operations for the Agro division to ensure high production yields.

Analyze current operations of the divisions, propose and implement improvement plan to optimize operations. 

Implement relevant organizational change to align the division with the overall organization’s vision, strategy and values.     

 

Location: Focsani, Vrancea county

 

Main functions and responsibilities include:

·         Plan and manage all crops production operations, such as tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying or harvesting to ensure high yield crops;   

·         Take and implement decisions for targets achievement concerning crop production, supplies consumption, equipment maintenance and cost objectives for all crops production related activities;

·         Plan and monitor execution of activities based on factors such as crop maturity or weather conditions;

·         Analyze lands distribution, propose and implement appropriate measures to improve overall production efficiency;  

·         Oversee the manure management activities and make sure everything runs as scheduled, in accordance with all legal procedures and company’s policy;

·         Provide leadership to subordinates and strive to build a high performing organizational culture;

·         Analyze current operations and change division’s specific processes to improve efficiency or profitability with strong focus on change management;

·         Manage the agricultural machinery to ensure its effective and efficient use;

·         Efficiently manage inventory (e.g. spare parts, seeds, fertilizers, fuel, tools) on a continuous basis to ensure smooth day to day operations and to avoid shortages;

·         Conduct regular site visits to monitor the status of the crops and subordinates’ work;

·         Develop an equipment maintenance schedule and ensure the planned schedule is in place; create best response practices for breakdowns and machine failures;

·         Identify and solve operational problems in a timely and efficient manner, whenever necessary;

·         Prepare various reports on production status, equipment and materials for country manager and other executives;

·         Ensure all working environments are safe and organized, and that subordinates are following all safety guidelines and protocols;

Requirements

·         Minimum 10 years of experience within agribusiness with focus on crops production and

     proven experience in managing a similar division/department;

·         University degree in agriculture;  

·         In-depth technical knowledge of crops production, all types of farming equipment and

     machinery obtained through hands on experience;

·         Willing to be ‘hands on’ and to spend considerable time on the fields;

·         Skills in operating and utilizing all types of farm and agricultural equipment and machinery          represents advantage;

·         Organizational and leadership skills;

·         Problem solving and communication skills;

·         Ability to work in a fast paced work environment and adapt to variable working hours

     during season;

·         Dedicated and goal-oriented;

·         Fluent in English (both written and spoken);

·         Computer skills: Windows, MS Office; 

 
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Contact

Irina Vasile
Tel & Fax: + 40 21 411 6114

Tel: + 4 031 437 09 75

 
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