Farm Manager at SAO Agro (Ore, Ondo State)

Location: Ore, Ondo State

Company: SAO Agro

Type of job: Full time

Do you have a passion for food production and possess the ability to lead a production and processing towards excellent results? Are you eager to contribute to the future of sustainable food production in Nigeria? If so, then SAO Agro, a subsidiary of the SAO Group, has an exciting opportunity you’ll love.

About SAO Agro

SAO Agro is transforming the Nigerian agricultural scene. We focus on key areas like oil palm, poultry, fisheries, and cash crops, applying innovative and sustainable practices to ensure efficient production and high-quality yields. As our Farm Manager at our 20,000-hectare farm located in Ore, Ondo State, you’ll play an important role in driving operational excellence and achieving ambitious goals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee all aspects of daily farm operations for oil palm, poultry, fisheries, and cash crops, ensuring adherence to best practices, efficiency, and smooth running.
  • Implement production strategies to maximize crop yields/livestock output while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Lead and motivate a team of farm workers, providing ongoing training, fostering a positive work environment, and ensuring safety compliance.
  • Manage farm budgets effectively, optimizing resource allocation and minimizing operational costs to achieve revenue generation targets.
  • Collect and analyze farm data to monitor performance, identify areas for improvement, and generate comprehensive reports for the Agriculture Director/Head of Agriculture.
  • Champion sustainable farming practices to protect the environment and promote long-term agricultural success.

Who You Are:

  • A results-oriented Farm Manager with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in managing large-scale, multi-crop/livestock farms.
  • Proven track record of success in increasing farm productivity, profitability, and operational efficiency.
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural practices for oil palm, poultry, fisheries, and cash crops relevant to the Nigerian context.
  • Strong commitment to sustainable farming principles and a passion for environmentally responsible agriculture.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to motivate, guide, and collaborate effectively with a diverse farm team.
  • Proficiency in farm management software and data analysis tools (a plus).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related field is preferred; a diploma in agriculture with extensive experience may be considered.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working in the Nigerian agricultural sector, particularly with large-scale farms.

Why Join Us?

At SAO Agro, you’ll be a key player in shaping the future of Nigerian agriculture. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package (health insurance, pension, 13th-month allowance), a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Ready to build a rewarding career and lead the way in sustainable agriculture? Apply today!

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