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General Manager Oil Palm plantation M/F - Gabon
Oil Palms company based in Gabon
General Manager with experience in Oil Palm industry
About Our Client
The group has planted + 50,000 ha of high-yield palm groves in Africa. They also have over 60,000 additional ha of forests, wetlands and village use areas.
Presently,the site has two palm oil mills with kernel crushing plant already in operation and third oil mill is in construction stage.
General Manager will be overseeing over 25,000 Hectares of planted palm plantation. Provide leadership to his team and motivate them to always strive for continuous improvement including work planning and productivity improvement.
Key responsibilities include:
- Regular site visit across the estate with estate managers to assess the field condition and evaluate estate practices in conformity with company SOP and policy. Review overall productivity and output such as crop achievement, harvesting round and harvesting interval, field upkeep and ensure resources i.e. manpower and machinery are utilized efficiently.
- Proactively identify improvements and proposed solutions in the management of plantation and lead the implementation of improvements to improve the overall performance of plantation. Review and develop strategic activities to increase the company income levels.
- Track the implementation of plantation operational activities and the use of budget to ensure activities are conducted in accordance with the work plan and budget use in accordance with the provisions. Evaluating the plantation activity report to determine the accuracy of the report in accordance with its implementation.
- Coaching subordinates including identifying training requirements and performance management issues and ensure efficient support from other functions department - leading to increased productivity and efficiency.
The Successful Applicant
Minimum 20 years of working experience with 5 years in management role in managing plantation and people.
Background in general management and people management of overall oil palm estate .
At least a Bachelor's Degree or Professional Degree in Agricultural, Plantation Management or equivalent.
Proven management insight and sound judgement in resolving plantations issues, handling conflict, and quality improvement
Possess good people skills, leadership qualities and able to work independently.
Fluent in French and English.
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