domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2017

Eng. Agronomo

General Manager
Job Opportunity in a European Agriculture Venture

The company is a new venture established in 2016 with the goal of producing seed and slips for sale to root crop growers, aiming to become the leading supplier of licensed planting materials in Europe. The company shareholders have complementary experiences, both in agriculture and management, being credible business persons in their industries.

The experienced Board Members of the company are looking for an ambitious, experienced and results driven General Manager to organize and lead the operational team to fulfill its goals over the coming years. The production is currently located near Comporta, Portugal. The General Manager will be responsible to oversee all the production planning and implementation, technical assistance and support to farmers, and commercial relationships of the company. A production manager and an assistant will report to the General Manager.

Title: General Manager
Location: Comporta/Odemira (with frequent travelling abroad)
Responsible to: Board of Directors (weekly reporting)
Responsible for: All operational staff of the company
Responsibility: Work program approved by the Board of Directors

Candidate requirements:
• Ethical and responsible behavior
• Drive, determination and strong initiative
• High level of attention to detail
• Strong execution and delivery capabilities
• Organizational & planning skills, including project & people management experience
• Communication skills
• Process knowledge / Process improvement / Problem solving ability
• Finance, numeracy and computer know-how
• Commercial and marketing knowledge

 Autonomy within the established framework and report requirements
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant agriculture and management experience
• Preference for an agro engineer with management experience, or management degree with experience in the agriculture sector
• Proven track record of managing operations in a commercial farm setting
• Preference for candidates with experience in:
o Sweet potato or other root crops
o Greenhouse management
o Crop production management (planting, harvesting, nutrients, amongst other)
o Project / People / Change management
o Farm management software
o Sales

1. Unique challenging and interesting job
2. An opportunity to be part at the start of a large project to promote production and consumption in Europe of a major root crop for the fresh and processing market
3. High level training from some of the world major specialists in root crops/sweet potato breeding, propagation and production
4. Be part of a team with high entrepreneurial, management and technical experience and competences
5. An attractive remuneration, with a variable part in accordance with the candidate performance

If your experience corresponds to the requirements and you are interested in joining this new agriculture venture, please send us your CV to We will confirm the receiving of your CV by email and if we consider that your experience fits our requirements we may contact you to book an interview.

If you have any doubts please contact 91 903 24 87 (Sónia Rosa).

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