Nestlè South Africa (Pty) LTD: Agriculturist (Dairy)

Position Snapshot

Location: Kareedouw, a town in the Eastern Cape

Company: Nestlé

Full time

Recognized Degree / Diploma in Agriculture

3 to 5 Years experience in the Dairy Industry

Position Summary

The main purpose is to provide support and solutions to farmers in their area or district to ensure long term milk supply to Nestle at a competitive price, required quantities and quality taking into considering the environment impact in compliance with all feed and food standards

A day in the life of…

Agriculturist………..

  • Manage annual budget of milk quantities and requirements for district and area.
  • Ensure milk composition/solids and loss/gain from farmers are per norm and Nestle requirements
  • Ensure milk quality control as per norm and Nestle manufacturing standards that ensure first time quality
  • Manage Chilling stations, control costs of the milk depots, milk districts and transport density
  • Develop milk district, emerging farmers and build relationships to ensure stable and long-term supply of milk to Nestlé
  • Contribute to SHE: zero lost time injuries through BBSHE and safe operations at the Chilling stations
  • Prevention of environmental impacts by advising farmers on environment friendly farming methods

Duties & Responsibilities

What will make you successful

  • A Recognized Degree / Diploma in Agriculture
  • 3 to 5 Years experience in the Dairy Industry
  • Knowledge of milk procurement and costing
  • Milk quality and composition
  • People management skills
  • Technical knowledge of milk production at farm level
  • Organizing and coordination skills
  • Manage Dairy Study groups