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Dairy Production Supervisor Job in Accra, Ghana (USD 1,000)

Dairy Production Supervisor

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Accra, Ghana

Remuneration: 1000 USD

Job Description:

1. Feed Production Management

Assist to plan and allocate feed using feed budgeting techniques to achieve production targets

Assist to source required supplements and grazing to achieve production targets
Assist to develop and implement an annual nutrient management plan, with the fertiliser supplier

Assist to develop and implement cropping and regrassing programme

Assist to manage weeds and pests to maintain pasture and crops.

2. Milking
  • Ensure effective management of all aspects of the milking process, including plant hygiene and somatic cell count, to maintain grade free standards.

3. Effluent
  • Operate and maintain the effluent system on the farm to all council compliance requirements
  • Maintain all appropriate effluent management records
  • Know what to do when things go wrong.

4. Animals
  • Assist to develop, review and implement animal health programme to maintain good health
  • Assist to manage calving and the calf rearing programme to achieve minimal losses and ensure high quality replacements are available for the herd
  • Ensure all herd records are maintained
  • Adhere to all relevant animal welfare codes.

5. Business
  • Work with the Dairy Farm Manager to help develop the 5 year Business Plan and annual budget
  • Monitor seasonal expenditure in line with the budgeted cash flow
  • Liaise with key rural professionals e.g. vet, fertilizer rep, stock agents and contractors to ensure smooth operation of the farm
  • Assist to ensure company products are presented for sale in line with company policy regarding, quality, quantity and timeliness of delivery and are marketed in accordance with the company marketing policies
  • Assist to develop, review and manage repairs and maintenance schedule for all plant, machinery and infrastructure
  • Ensure all relevant company policies are understood and adhered to.

6. Environment
  • Assist to manage the farm within consent conditions
  • Assist to work within best practice environmental guidelines
  • Assist to ensure any development work is undertaken with appropriate consents

7. People
  • Assist to supervise day-to-day activity, organise rosters and schedule tasks/activities that need to be undertaken
  • Provide coaching to staff to enable them to competently carry out tasks required of them on farm
  • Assist to ensure that Health and Safety policies and procedures adhered to
  • Assist to ensure health and safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to
  • Assist to ensure new staff are inducted and aware of company policies and are given role clarity

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology or its equivalent and have at least Two 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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