Estate Manager


Job Description

Purpose of Role

The Estate Manager leads the Agricultural function in accordance with laid down company policies and procedures to ensure that the Estate is managed to highest agricultural standards & ensure quality of tea and productivity is maximized



Ensure the Estate is managed to the highest agricultural standards & tea quality & productivity improvement.
Ensure that the financial expenditure is in line with the budget.
Train & develop all staff & manage IR in the Estate
Implement SHEQ policy in the Estate.
Deliver the business targets aligned to the Company Strategy.
Provide counselling services to employees in the Estate.
Main interface with many roles e.g Factories, Finance, HRBP, Unions, Corporate Relations, R & D Legal etc
Responsible for effective performance of 400 – 600 (350 – 400) Ha area in the Estate
Participate in the preparation of Estate budgets & performance
Responsible for the Company assets in the Estate/Estate.
Responsible for cascading Company information to the employees.
Implement all company policies and procedures in the Estate


Checks and verifies labour pay records regularly
Ensures reconciliation of the green leaf register against the weighment sheet.
Maintains and update the weeding book
Ensures that all office registers including the Overtime sheets, transport log sheets, history cards inventory cards are all up to date at all times.
Maintain detailed records of all in-filling, and field sanitation.
Reconciles the muster sheet with the labour distribution sheet & payroll outputs.
Issues register, and regularly check all tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ensuring their proper maintenance. (Monthly-Tools check).
Responsible that all reports are made accurately and submitted on time.
Be responsible for the proper administration of the general stores.
In consultation with the manager, be responsible for authorisation of Compassionate, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave and annual leave.
Ensures that appropriate and comprehensive records in areas of Operations are established and properly maintained.


Qualifications & Experience Required

Graduate in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering or Bachelor of Science.
4 Years experience.
Crop Production and Field Operations
Sourcing – raw materials of agricultural origin
Plant Breeding – tea nurseries
Infrastructure Management
Project Management
Industrial Relations/Employee Relations

As per job/site requirements, local travel likely.
Leadership Behavior

Should meet expectations on the ekaterra Choice Values relevant to the work level.

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