Plantation Manager

Location: Ore, Ondo State

Company: SAO Agro

Type of job: Full time

Do you thrive in complex environments, leading high-performing teams to achieve ambitious agricultural goals? SAO Agro, a dynamic subsidiary of SAO Group, seeks a passionate Plantation Manager to tackle exciting challenges in sustainable farming.

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.

As our Plantation Manager, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation, leading a team to cultivate high-quality crops while ensuring environmental responsibility and social impact.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive agricultural plans to maximize yield, optimize resource utilization, and achieve production targets.
  • Oversee all aspects of plantation operations, including land management, planting, cultivating, harvesting, and post-harvest handling.
  • Implement sustainable agricultural practices, minimizing environmental impact and promoting soil health.
  • Manage a team of agricultural professionals, fostering a culture of safety, continuous improvement, and employee development.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant agricultural regulations and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, distributors, and local communities.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest agricultural technologies and innovations, implementing those that improve efficiency and sustainability.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned agricultural professional with a minimum of 8+ years of experience in managing large-scale plantation operations.
  • Proven track record of success in achieving production targets, optimizing resources, and implementing sustainable practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural practices, crop management techniques, and relevant agronomics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address operational challenges.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, build rapport with stakeholders, and deliver clear instructions.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related field; a master’s degree is a strong plus.

Why Join Us?  

At SAO Agro, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in Africa’s agricultural sector. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a dynamic work environment, and the chance to lead a team that’s influencing the future of sustainable agriculture.

Ready to build a brighter future? Apply today!

Please submit your resume and cover letter via (include email).