Agronomy Production Manager
Safisana Ghana Limited
Farming & Agriculture
Accra & Tema Region|Full Time
Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry|Confidential
Safisana Ghana (in Ashaiman) is hiring a full-time Sales Manager to take responsibility for the sale of Safisana’s products and services to companies, farmers and other customers. The candidate will serve as the first sales manager for Safisana and will lead as a selling manager to establish sales best practices while developing a sales team.
Minimum Qualification: Degree
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 5 years
Safisana has developed a circular business model for local waste treatment for governments, utilities, and food processing industries. Our recycling plants turn organic waste and fecal sludge into high-value products: renewable energy (electricity), organic compost, and irrigation water. Safisana also has an agronomy department that is into vegetable production in three sections: Greenhouse, Hydroponics, and Farm Field.
In this position the incumbent is expected to look at how to improve Safisana’s agricultural production and processing capabilities, provide leadership with the cultivation of vegetables for the food industry and general public (in open fields, greenhouses and hydroponic systems), help define planting plans, select irrigation techniques and plan harvests. As Safisana is exploring to establish an integrated farm field model and investigating innovative methods on how to develop this further, we are looking for an Agronomist who is able to lead on these production areas including the fortification of Safisana’s organic fertilizer.
In this position, you are expected to work with potential customers to identify needs and offer solutions via recommendations and placement of Safi Sana compost, crops and (possibly) seedlings.
Create strategies in strengthening crop production and crop management
Be responsible for the day-to-day management of crop production and harvesting in the greenhouse, farm field, and hydroponics including the planning, logging, and reporting.
Own the economics of production areas including budgeting, unit economics, and forecasting of sales
Provide significant input in the sales and marketing plan that outlines all the strategies that are critical for production and distribution (e.g. compost, seedlings, crops)
Be proactive and identify market needs and clients for crop production and sales
Initiate newer techniques in soil and organic fertilizer management processes
Supervise, coach, and monitor the implementation of demonstration plots and nurseries
Attend and represent the Safisana product in relevant agri fairs and Agri related programs.
BSc in Agronomy, Agriculture, Soil Science or related field
Minimum of 5 years of agronomy work experience
In-depth knowledge of soil and crop principles
Proven experience with unit economics and analysis
Knowledge of / ability to use laboratory testing equipment (for chemical, physical and biological tests)
Project management and planning skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Willing to travel has a valid driver’s license
Skills / Abilities
Ability to make excellent decisions and overcome challenges creatively.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated and organized
Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
Able to work additional hours to meet business demands
Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision
Knowledge of agri-food chain processes with sales experience