Nationality: South African
Annual Package Range: R 151 000 - 250 000, per annum
Total Years Experience: 3 to 5 years
Home and other languages: Zulu, English, Sesotho
Ethnicity: African / Black
Assistant Farm Manager (Sugar)
Online Interview Questions
Current / most recent job title?
Assistant Farm Manager
1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
I’m currently working as an Assistant Farm Manager. My duties are managing the farm, planting sugarcane and green manure crops, farm planning, weed control, pests and diseases control, nematodes control, supervision of employees, health and safety, administration, fertiliser application, record keeping.
2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Doing forward planning, leading by example, organizing and control resources, time management, record keeping, supervision, passion for my work and ethical leadership
3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I have bundles of enthusiasm and a real ambition to progress. I am ever so keen to get on and build a career in agriculture, and I think that you would find it difficult to find someone who has my energy and willingness to work hard. All of the jobs I’ve held so far have required me to work often long hours and within the team and it’s something that I very much enjoy. So I think that I am a very strong candidate.
4. Ideal business title:
Farm Manager, Forester, Agricultural Advisor, Agricultural marketer, Research Technician, assistant Farm Manager.
5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Farming, Administration, Budgeting, Leading, Supervision,
6. Skill area of competence:
Leadership, supervision, planning, organizing, administration, farming
7. Career summary:
4 years sugarcane farming
Reducing weeds, increasing the sugarcane tons produced per hectare and improving employees working by giving them a clear vision of what has to be achieved. I have reduced cost by using correct equipment and Calibrating equipment so that we don’t over or under apply chemicals and Fertiliser and using fewer employees to do lot of work.
9. What do you absolutely love doing?
I love agriculture, team work, challenge, self development, recognition and making a difference
10. Ideal company (culture and values):
I want to work for a large employer that is truly international in scope. Getting a good training programme is obviously very important. And I want the opportunity further down the line perhaps three or five years in the future to be able to hold senior position.