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  • Posted: Jun 20, 2022
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  • The VKB Group is a modern, dynamic and leading agricultural enterprise that has for the past 100 years, constantly focused on progressively managing solutions for the changing and various needs of agricultural producers and related stakeholders. Its head office is in Reitz, approximately 200km south of Johannesburg. The VKB Group as a top agricultural com...
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    Managing Director - Multi Green (Pty) Ltd, Villiers

    About the Role:

    • The suitable candidate will demonstrate excellent knowledge, skills and experience in the following key performance areas to manage the profitability of Multi Green:

    To ensure that the financial objectives of Multi Green are achieved by:

    • Growth of Multi Green in terms of market share and profitability.
    • Effective communication and revision of Multi Green’s financial objectives

     Strategic direction:

    • Determine short- and long-term strategic goals and priorities of Multi Green
    • Formulation and implementation of the marketing strategy of Multi Green
    • Optimal management and utilization of the assets
    • Analysis of Multi Green’ policies, processes and practices to identify where risks exist and where additional measures are required

    Strategic engagement with stakeholders:

    • Continuous liaison with the Board, Executive Management, shareholders, business chambers, government institutions, suppliers and members of management to establish and nurture long-term relationships and strengthen the identity of the Multi Green within the VKB Group as well as independently.
    • Ongoing support and advice to management teams, shareholders, internal and external clients to create a healthy work environment where the full potential of employees are utilized and developed.
    • Represent Multi Green on public forums and at meetings where necessary
    • Build synergy with other divisions within the VKB Group

    Operational involvement and direction:

    • Maintain & develop strong relationships with different departments within their company to ensure smooth operation of plant.
    • Play the lead role in advising around pricing of products.
    • Monitor performance of Multi Green using key metrics and prepare reports for relevant stakeholders
    • Continuous forecasting and project revisions as required to mitigate possible risks
    • Build effective working relationships with clients and suppliers to support alignment and better understanding of their perspectives. Use that knowledge and relationships to strengthen Multi Green’s financial position.
    • Research and Implement guidelines for efficient production scheduling, storage of raw materials and finished goods and feasible delivery solutions

    Requirements and Skills:

    • Relevant tertiary/postgraduate qualification(s)
    • At least 10 years Executive Management experience in the following areas:
    1. General Management of the whole business cycle within a fertilizer company
    2. Proven experience in the alignment of strategic-, operational- and financial goals
    3. Excellent proven financial skills
    4. Insight and vision in the fertilizer- and agriculture industry in South Africa
    5. Effective conflict management skills
    6. Comprehensive networking, communication and negotiation skills
    7. Steadfast character with regard to ethical values, consistency and integrity
    8. Strong leadership- and change management skills
    9. Team player and protect and live out VKB’s unique and healthy culture at all times
    10. Ability to identify issues and areas for improvement through analysis
    11. Strong commercial acumen and business understanding
    12. Ability to manage both internal and customer relationships
    13. Advanced negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management abilities

    Closing Date: 26th, June 2022

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    Poultry Veterinarian - Grain Field Chicken Abatoir, Reitz

    Job Description

    The Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary services to both contract growers and related departments of Grain Field Chickens. This include conducting clinical assessments and disease investigations, implementing preventive medicine practices and early disease diagnosis and treatment, monitoring and enforcing animal welfare standards, enforcing various legislative acts, regulations and inspection services of provincial and national government for the treatment, prevention, control and eradication of poultry diseases as well as investigating food safety issues and diseases.

    Requirements

    • BVSc degree from a reputable institution.
    • Qualified Veterinarian registered with SAVC.
    • Some experience as a registered veterinarian will be an advantage.
    • Previous poultry industry experience will be a definite advantage.
    • Intermediate Microsoft Office Package skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
    • Willingness to work emergencies or extra hours when needed.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Performs routine flock checks by visiting contract grower farms and conducting examination/ clinical assessments on a regular basis.
    • Performs autopsies and collects laboratory samples, evaluates chicken house management and animal welfare.
    • Assess computer production data, records detailed clinical, environmental finding and animal husbandry data, summarize findings, prepare reports and discusses with Operations Manager.
    • Investigates disease outbreaks and significant drops in production, makes diagnosis, initiates a course of treatment or arranges for eradication and repopulation of a flock, if necessary.
    • Is available on a 24-hour emergency basis to contract growers and abattoir.
    • Develops and modifies Preventive Medicine/ Flock Health Programs including developing and following Biosecurity protocols to prevent disease transmission.
    • Interprets laboratory reports, makes diagnosis and reports findings to stakeholders.
    • Maintains records and files, completes forms and prescriptions and compiles regular reports.
    • Issues prescriptions, instructs contract growers on proper dosage, mixing directions, method and rate of delivery.
    • Participates in front-line monitoring of legislated animal diseases which could have significance for animal health, public health and the business.
    • Regularly monitors related business areas/ contract grower farms for specific diseases.
    • Provides training to staff, contract growers and employees as well as external/ internal students.
    • Responds to product problems/ irregularities at processing plant, participates in Emergency Management Team activities as well as regular Management meetings at both Farms and Abattoir Level.
    • Establish or carry out quarantine or testing procedures that combat the spread of diseases to humans or to other animals according to established government regulations.
    • Liaise with various industry bodies and government institutions as well as participate in related industry forums and associations.
    • Any other duties as may be required by management.

    Skills Required

    • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within teams.
    • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
    • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
    • Highly motivated and results oriented.
    • Good presentation and communication skills.
    • Good operational skills, but also strong strategic focus.

    Closing Date: 24th, June 2022

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    General Worker - VKB Depot, Giyani

    Job Description 

    • Performs general tasks, requiring the briefest induction

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF4 
    • Able to perform hard manual labour 
    • Constantly adding value to the function of the job

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for general tidiness 
    • Cleaning duties 
    • ADHOC duties as assigned from time to time 
    • Assist customers/suppliers with loading and offloading of stock as required according to policies and procedures 
    • General housekeeping of premises
    • Customer service
    • Stock control 

    Skills

    • Service orientation 
    • Accurate, thorough and precise 

    Closing Date: 22nd, June 2022

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    Junior Admin Assistant - VKB Depot, Giyani

    Job Description

    • Manage the internal administration of a organization or a task.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF4
    • Experience in the agriculture industry will serve as recommendation
    • Numerate
    • Computer literate especially in MS Word and MS Excel
    • Thorough, precise and accurate
    • Constantly adding value to the current functions of the position
    • Clear Criminal Record

    Duties And Responsibilities

    • Maintain high standards for administration
    • Goods received voucher and completion of invoices
    • Processing stock claims
    • Minimize risk to the company
    • Issue GRV's for stock as well as monitoring deviation report
    • Client service
    • Stock Control
    • Other job-related administrative duties

    Skills Required

    • Problem definition and analyses
    • Communication
    • Maintaining Long term relationships
    • Teamwork
    • Compliance
    • Organizing
    • Planning
    • Personal Resilience

    Closing Date: 22nd, June 2022

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    Parts Manager - VKB Mechanization, Vrede

    Job Description

    • Responsible for the profitable management of the Mechanization branch through excellent service to members.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12/ NQF4
    • Relevant tertiary qualification will serve as recommendation 
    • Proven knowledge of New Holland, Case and other mechanization implements and parts
    • Knowledge of the agricultural mechanization industry
    • 3-years proven experience within a similar role
    • Proficient in the MS Office package

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Management of stock levels within the VKB framework
    • Management of expenses including stock losses, day to day expenses and budgets
    • Ongoing customer service through facilitating and solving of queries and complaints
    • General management to ensure that all VKB policies are applied
    • Personnel management
    • Workshop administration and claims
    • Financial management of branch

    Skills Required

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Marketing skills
    • Teamwork
    • Business acumen
    • Ability to establish and maintain long term relationships

    Closing Date: 22nd, June 2022

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