British American Tobacco Sigatoka, Fiji
Nov 15, 2019Full time
Job Number: 20592 British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. We build distinctive brands that excite our consumers and satisfy their needs in a highly complex and competitive retail environment. To plan and organise all field cultivation. To supply farmers the required quantity of fertilizer, chemicals etc. ensuring that the issues do not exceed the requirement for the hectarage To ensure that field contractors are regularly paid in accordance with the job they perform. To ensure the correct method, timing and quantity of chemical, suckercide application by farmers. To implement the correct field cultivation techniques by farmers to ensure that quality and good farm husbandry is maintained. To participate in training programmes conducted by the Agronomist To assess the quantity of leaf to be harvested per farmers on a daily basis ensuring that reaping at correct level and at the right time To minimize loss of farmers ensuring that they I) do not reap under/over ripe leaf II) do not supply overweight slings III) grade their leaf. To allocate seedbed sites and ensure sowing starts on scheduled date and in accordance with the Company’s policy on seedbeds. To ensure farmers uproot and destroy tobacco residue before the final payment. To buy farmers leaf in accordance with the buying procedures of the Company ensuring that clear instructions are given. To report to Operations Controller any disputes, disagreements or grievance of the farmers. To organise and plan buying in order to economise transport cost and that the leaf reaches station without undue delay. Ensure full compliance, at any point in time, to controls, processes and procedures required as part of the role. To ensure that farmers do not exceed their hectarage and plant on approved fields. To assist in the implementation of irrigation policy. To invoice farmers for all materials, stock supplied ensuring that all invoices are signed to acknowledge receipt of either goods or service (on time). To be conversant with the Company’s policy in relation to advances and uphold without any deviation. To compile ‘Request for Cash Advance’ list on the prescribed form for approval. To ensure that field contractors are regularly paid in accordance with the job they perform. To ensure farmers uproot and destroy tobacco residue before the final payment To report to Operations Controller any disputes, disagreements or grievance of the farmers. Resolve any supply issues through creative thinking and resource allocation Knowledge, Skills and Experience A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from a recognised tertiary institute. At least 2 years of working experience in a similar organisation. A full class 2 driver’s license. Fijian/Hindi language skills. Strong communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and influencing skills to build effective and optimal relationships within a unionised, mixed gender workforce of a multi-cultural background.