Location: Jiddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia 

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Job Title: Farm Manager

Our client is a global leader in providing management services for innovative and sustainable farms.

Job Location: Jeddah, KSA

Degree Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree: a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, or a related field. This educational background provides a solid foundation in agricultural principles and practices. • Advanced Degree (Optional): a master’s degree in agricultural management, business administration, or a related field. • Years of Experience: 5 or more years of experience in farm management, including supervisory and leadership roles. They are responsible for overall farm operations, budgeting, and decision-making. Farm Manager Requirements: • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills. • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments. • Superb communication and interpersonal skills. • Willingness to work overtime as required

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Crop Management: – Plan, coordinate, and manage the cultivation of crops and/or the care of livestock. – Monitor and optimize crop growth, ensuring healthy and productive plants.

2. Farm Operations Management: – Oversee the daily operations of the farm, including planting, irrigation, and harvesting. – Manage equipment maintenance, repairs, and procurement as needed. – Implement efficient and sustainable farming practices. – Ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations.

3. Budgeting and Financial Management: – Develop and manage budgets for farm operations. – Monitor expenses, track financial performance, and seek cost-saving opportunities. – Prepare financial reports and forecasts.

4. Personnel Management: – Recruit, train, and supervise farm workers and laborers. – Schedule work assignments and ensure that tasks are completed efficiently. – Foster a positive and productive work environment.

5. Crop Planning and Rotation: – Develop crop rotation plans to maintain soil fertility and reduce pest pressure. – Select suitable crop varieties and plan planting schedules. – Monitor soil health and implement necessary amendments.

6. Pest and Disease Management: – Implement integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to control pests and diseases. – Identify and address disease outbreaks or pest infestations promptly.

7. Record-Keeping: – Maintain accurate records of crop yields and farm expenses. – Keep records of planting and harvesting dates, irrigation schedules, and other critical data.

8. Market Research and Sales: – Research market conditions and pricing trends for farm products. – Develop marketing strategies and establish relationships with buyers. – Coordinate the sale and distribution of farm produce.

9. Environmental Stewardship: – Implement sustainable farming practices to minimize environmental impact. – Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and conservation programs.

10. Emergency Response: – Prepare and implement emergency response plans for natural disasters or unforeseen events. – Safeguard crops during adverse weather conditions.

11. Continuous Improvement: – Stay updated on industry trends, new technologies, and best practices. – Identify opportunities for farm improvement and efficiency.

12. Communication: – Collaborate and communicate effectively with farm owners, stakeholders, and agricultural experts.

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