(Botanist) Agricultural Operations Professional (6 months contract)

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  • Category: Jobs - Professions
  • Payment: R 20 000.00 - R 20 000.00
  • Region: Gauteng
  • Published: 19/10/2020
  • Ad Type: Jobmail Affiliate

We are looking for a experienced agricultural operations professional who is ready to create a commercial scale cultivation operation from scratch Salary
R 20 000 CTC pm

Writing the comprehensive operations plan, design and oversight of facilities, all staffing and training, genetics acquisitions, company goal setting, facility maintenance, compliance - complete production
Oversee the creation and implementation of all cultivation operations and plans - including propagation, plant care, integrated pest management, health and safety operations, harvest and post-harvest
Create and implement best practices for plant health and care - paying close attention to different cultivars' specific needs
Develop effective natural integrated pest/disease control with STRICT adherence to compliance and environmental safety regulations
Establish system and chain of command to collect , analyse, and maintain data on cultivation operations to aid strategic planning and operational decisions
Create complete facility compliance plan with periodic internal audits to ensure state and environmental safety, security and hygiene regulations are met
Create and lead training program for all cultivation personnel on plant propagation, plant care, plant harvest and compliance 
Facilities Management
Select, install and train staff on the operations of the cultivation facility's automated tools; including temperature controls, lighting, water systems and other infrastructure
Monitor climate equipment and data ensure proper functionality 
Create inventory management system and budget for all facility supplies
Develop comprehensive staffing plan to train, and supervise staff
Create and oversee the cultivation budget
Coordinate with ownership with regard to production scheduling
Coordinate with managers


Degree - agriculture, horticulture, botany etc
4 years previous commercial experience
Leadership experience managing staff
Experience managing operations with 5 000 + plants
Experience creating organic and non-organic programs
Must have no criminal record or arrest involving drug-related


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