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Dairy Farm Manager Job in Accra, Ghana (USD 2,000)

Dairy Farm Manager

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Accra,Ghana

Remuneration: 2000 USD(Gross)

Job Description:

1. Production & Management

Meet the defined production and performance targets for the farm

Organize (in conjunction with the FIM) all aspects of the management of the farm operation – to include seasonal, weekly and daily operations

Promote herd health and prevent health problems (e.g. mastitis, bloat, milk fever, grass staggers)

Ensure that the mating programme is implemented effectively

Implement the BOFP programme effectively as defined by dairy company & the farm policy manual

Maintain timeliness with all farm operations, thus keeping the farm running smoothly and up to date

2. Milking and Quality
  • Oversee the operation of cowshed (farm dairy) to ensure grade free supply of milk
  • Shed & plant hygiene

3. Pasture & Feeding Management:
  • Pasture and supplementary feed allocation to ensure adequate cost-effective feeding of stock
  • Complete an accurate farm walk with plate meter – understand the skills required to accurately measure herbage mass
  • Be able to identify a looming feed deficit or surplus and take appropriate steps to maximise feed utilisation and profit
  • Understand how to accurately time supplement use in a grazing system to increase cow days in milk and high milk solids response for every kg fed

4. Financial & Business management
  • Participate in the setting of the budgets
  • Operate the farm to achieve the budget Farm Working expenses
  • Complete reports to the standard and timeframes required
  • Awareness of financial position of the business and managing the income / expenditure accordingly.

5. Personnel Management
  • Manage all employees in accordance with Farm HR policy and procedures.
  • Organise, implement and monitor the staff roster
  • Complete company performance review system, identify training and /or development needs and act on them, (including own development). Evaluate training once completed.

6. Asset Management
  • Attend to all repairs and maintenance as per the Asset Management Plan
  • Effective and efficient use of farm machinery
  • Preservation of the business assets

7. Compliance
  • Operate the farm to satisfy all Compliance requirements

8. Communication
  • Expressing ideas, thoughts and views clearly
  • Open and constructive discussions
  • Ensuring active listening
  • Written communication – completing all reports, paddock books, effluent records, plant machinery checklist e.t.c in readable format using understandable & clear language

9. Leadership
  • Accepting accountability/responsibility
  • Decision making – both own and supporting other people’s
  • Effective team work, helping others complete tasks
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Resolves conflicts promptly & fairly
  • Self management – setting self goals and achieving them
  • Completing tasks to a standard and on time
  • Building and maintaining relationships with others – including immediate team,consultants, support staff and suppliers.
  • Effective delegation & achieving results through others
  • Coaching staff to achieve results
  • Use and application of different leadership styles
  • Use and application of different leadership styles

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology or its equivalent and have at least five years relevant experience.
  • Be innovative, enthusiastic and energetic, able to work with minimum supervision and will possess excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask under pressure.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, a pleasant and outgoing personality
  • Be self-motivated and team orientated and work to a high level of integrity and accountability, with keen attention to details.
  • Have good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills.
  • Be Computer literate with hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite specially MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English


If you feel you fit the above role, please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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