July 21, 2024

Operations Manager Position at Agri EC

Agri Eastern Cape is a member based and funded organisation with its office in Port Elizabeth. 

Agri Eastern Cape is a modern and representative organisation of commercial agriculture. It promotes environmentally sustainable agriculture and influence government policy and formulation. It provides value-added services to its members.

The organisation is looking for a dynamic, energetic, open-minded individual who is prepared to travel locally and nationally when required.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Research and development of operational plans to address the numerous issues faced by commercial farmers
  • Lead and motivate support staff to develop a high-performance culture
  • Oversee activities relating to the operations of the functional committees of the organisation to ensure desired results consistent with the overall strategy of Agri Eastern Cape
  • Manage engagements and communication between our affiliated members and the activities of these functional committees to ensure adequate support to these members.
  • Engage and build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders

Job-related knowledge, skills and requirements:

  • Operations planning experience and an understanding of the current political climate as well as having a working knowledge of legislation and legislative frameworks relevant to commercial farming operations will be an advantage.
  • Must be able to conduct negotiations with local, provincial and national governmental departments.
  • A formal relevant qualification or sufficient employment experience in any or some of the following fields is required: labour-; natural resources-; safety and security-; communication and/or the commercial aspects, relevant to small, medium and large-scale commercial farming enterprises
  • Computer literacy with excellent administrative, communication and interpersonal skills will be a pre-requisite
  • A good working knowledge of social media platforms as well as the creating and uploading of content
  • Must have problem solving and analytical skills.
  • An appropriate degree or diploma or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a managerial position is required
  • Maximum age 55 years
  • A code B drivers’ licence
  • The successful applicant must possess their own vehicle, which they are prepared to use for official duties, such use to be re-imbursed at an agreed rate.

In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive market related salary.

Please forward your detailed CV with certified copies of all qualifications to

Closing date for applications: 15th of March 2024

Please be informed that if you have not been contacted within 14 days from the closing date of this advertisement, you must accept that your application was unsuccessful.