Farm General Manager is responsible for the financial and physical performance of the farm and as such must be highly skilled in all aspects of the farm business. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for implementing the short and long-term business plans, drive the business and work with the team to ensure success. The incumbent will also be required to optimize the farm performance.
Work with the Board to develop the 5-year Business Plan and annual budget.
Develop policies, procedures and operational documents to ensure the smooth operations of the farm.
Monitor seasonal expenditure in line with the budgeted cash flow.
Liaise with key stakeholders including farm manager, veterinary nurse, community and contractors to ensure smooth operation of the farm.
Develop, review and manage repairs and maintenance schedule for all plant, machinery and infrastructure
Provide periodical reports on farm activities.
Ensure all relevant company policies are understood and adhered 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.
Recruit and select staff.
Supervise day-to-day activity, organize rosters and schedule tasks/activities that need to be undertaken.
Provide training/coaching to staff to enable them to competently carry out tasks required of them on farm.
Conduct an annual review of staff performance (at least once a year for all on-farm staff)
Maintain employment records.
Ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to
Review, implement and improved health and safety policies and procedures.
Ensure new staff are inducted and aware of company policies and are given role clarity.
Manage the farm within consent conditions.
Work within best practice environmental guidelines.
Ensure any development work is undertaken with appropriate regulatory approval.
Develop, review and implement animal health programs to maintain good health.
Develop and manage the mating programme to ensure mating targets are achieved.
Ensure agreed stock policy is adhered to.
Ensure all herd/flock records are maintained.
Adhere to all relevant animal welfare policies.
Plan and allocate feed using feed budgeting techniques to achieve production targets.
Source required supplements to achieve production targets.
Develop and implement an annual nutrient management plan in conjunction with the fertilizer.
Develop and implement cropping and regressing program.
Manage weeds and pests to maintain pasture and crops.