General Manager (Lokoja) at an Agribusiness Firm

Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa. We are currently looking for a General Manager for a client of ours, who is an agribusiness firm (Farm & Agro-Processing). Responsibility:Reporting to: Managing Director (MD) SummaryThe General manager will be responsible for design, development, operation and continuous improvement of the systems and process that create and deliver the products and services for the farm and not limited to planning, directing and coordinating the farm’s operations, production and value adding activities, ensuring output is commensurate with inputs, agreed targets and established standards ResponsibilitiesDesign, implement, enforce and continually improve the company’s documented systems, policies, standards and policies which guide production activitiesTranslate the company’s annual business plan objectives and targets into integrated company-wide resource requirement plan for and across all production facilities. Such plans may include but not be limited to:                     -       Stocking/Flock Management Plan                     -       Flock Vaccination Plan                     -       Pen and Farm Equipment Maintenance Plan                     -       Staffing Plan                     -       Feed Production Plan                     -       Training Plan (for operations staff)Optimise utilisation of the company’s production facilities, ensuring the production pipeline is constantly aligned and effectively managed to meet identified customer needs and requirements and business plan targetsDesign, implement and ensure continuous monitoring of programmes and measures to:                     -       Minimise bird mortality due to handling and illnesses                     -       Improve bio-security awareness                     -       Minimise product damage and losses due to poor handling                     -       Reduce on-going expenditure on farm asset maintenance and repairs                     -       Operational information and records managementOversee all aspects of the company’s production operation on a day-to-day basis, ensuring:It is in sync with agreed strategy and business plan objectives and targets                -       The company’s value creation activities are constantly aligned with market opportunities as and when they emerge                -       The company identifies, targets and secures business from new and existing customer groups through on-going product improvement and the design and development of new products                -       Performance is constantly monitored against clearly established, defined and communicated operational performance indicatorsManage and lead the following processes on behalf of the company:Selection of breeds to rear on the farm                -       Health, Safety, Environmental and Community Relations                -       Communicating and enforcing compliance with government regulations governing poultry farming activities                -       Production and dissemination of farm operations reports                -       Definition and continuous improvement of the company’s rearing and production processes                -       Farming equipment selection and farm project developmentBuild and strengthen the capacity of the company’s operations team by:       -       Continually assessing the capability of the team to deliver on agreed outcomes       -       Providing leadership that inspires others to succeed and develop, and proactively share experience, knowledge and ideas                  -       Coaching and counseling team members as necessary

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