Production Seed Inspectors x2

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

SYNERGY SEEDS

Synergy Seeds Zambia (SSZ) is a leading breeding and producer

This role will be responsible for the management and execution of all phases of seed maize and Soya production to ensure high quality, reliable, and timely supply is delivered to the Synergy processing facility. They will work with the Head of Production to develop a crop placement strategy to deliver the seed production plan as well as with growers to continue building best practices within the seed production value chain.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan and coordinate seed production planning which includes the following activities:

  • Grower selection and recruitment building strong grower network and maintaining good relationships and trust.
  • Grower contracting according to company seed grower agreement.
  • Coordinate and supervise key cultivation activities from field selection, soil preparation, planting, weed, insect control, fertilizing and irrigation monitoring.
  • Coordinate key processes, planting, detasseling, harvesting and deliveries to processing plant.
  • Lead safety efforts according to standards focusing on legal compliance and identifying safety risks.
  • Record field data in velocity platform, to manage productions activities effectively. Comply with SCCI seed certification standards and requirements.
  • Lead continuous improvements efforts through data analysis identifying focus improvement initiatives.
  • Utilizing SCCI seed certification and production systems to coordinate and manage production fields effectively.
  • Increase end-to-end operational efficiency and advance customer experience through continuous improvement initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Minimum of a bachelors’ degree in agronomy
  • 3 years’ experience in seed production.
  • SCCI seed inspector’s license
  • MS Office software (excel, powerpoint, word and outlook)
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and as a team player, highly energetic and confident.
  • Results focused with ability to work on own initiative.
  • Strong teamwork capability (flexibility to work across the areas and positively influencing others)
  • Making informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Tactical thinking – agility.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

All Interested applicants should send their applications (Cover Letters and CVs) to [email protected] by Friday, 5th July 2024. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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