AFGRI New Vacancies June 2024

AFGRI New Vacancies June 2024

AFGRI New Vacancies June 2024

To apply, simply click the link at the end of the posts. Best of luck with your applications!

LIST OF THE FOLLOWING JOBS

  1. APPRENTICESHIP (X20) 
  2. TECHNICIAN: CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY
  3. DEPARTMENT HEAD ADMIN
  4. OPERATIONAL NUTRITIONIST
  5. PARTS SALESPERSON – CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY
  6. REGIONAL MARKETER – CONSTRUCTION & FORESTRY EQUIPMENT
  7. REGIONAL MARKETER – WACKER NEUSON LIGHT EQUIPMENT
  8. ADMINISTRATION CLERK (RETAIL)
  9. TRAINING COORDINATOR
  10. ADMINISTRATION CLERK (EQUIPMENT) 
  11. ADMINISTRATION CLERK
  12. HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
  13. JUNIOR PARTS SALESPERSON: CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY

APPRENTICESHIP (X20) 

Grade 12’s of 2024.

AFGRI is offering an opportunity for an exciting apprentice training program at our various branches in South Africa. For this position, two adverts will be available within 2024.

This advert is exclusively for matriculants of 2024, all other applicants may apply in the next round that will run from 01 Sep 2024 to 10 Oct 2024. The start date for the apprenticeship is the first working day of January 2025. 

We seek dynamic, self-motivated individuals with the necessary technical ability wishing to qualify as an Artisan are invited to apply. The Apprenticeship Program affords the incumbent the opportunity to grow within AFGRI under the mentorship of our leaders, informal training as well as on the job development rotations in multidisciplinary teams.

This apprenticeship will be a 3 year in-service training experience.  This will be towards a qualification known as Tractor Mechanic or Earthmoving Mechanic.  The first 6 months is probation time period.  This period is use for the company and the employee to make sure it is a long term relationship. Any party may withdraw in this period without any consequences. Thereafter the apprentice will be bind by an AFGRI contract and start his actual training.  This training includes: The apprentice will be going to a Practical Training Institute in the different phases needed (If needed). At the same time the apprentice will be written-in for N subjects needed at a College  and will study as distance learning (If needed and if available). It is expected to attend classes on Saturdays also. The distance learning might continue as needed while at workplace. The apprentice will undergo Product Training at the John Deere Training Facility in Boksburg and other suppliers as well as Internal training hosted by our own Specialists. 

Above mentioned training do not have training costs involved to the apprentice if passes, but any training failed need to redo on own costs. All the Apprenticeships are bound with the contract.  This is a 3 year contract with AFGRI.  Should the apprentice withdraw within the period of apprenticeship or the “work-back period” there will be costs involved.  Depending on time and phase of withdrawal, the costs will be calculated.  It is expected that the apprentice work back the time it took him to qualify. The contract cannot be extended for more than 4 years. If the apprentice has not been qualified in 4 years, the contract expires.

The duties of the Apprentice will include:

  • Trained to be a Tractor Mechanic / Technician
  • Repair and maintenance of related equipment
  • Responsible for stock control
  • Customer service
  • General work in the workplace

To complete this application, you need at least 60min. Please take your time to complete this application. 

Requirements

The minimum requirement for this application is:

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Communication Skills
  • Admin Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • N2 subjects:
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Diesel Trade Theory
    • and anyone of the following
      • Industrial Electronics
      • Engineering / Technical Drawing
      • Motor Trade Theory
  • Should the applicant not have the N2 qualification, the Matric Certificate will also be taken into consideration if the applicant has subjects such as:
    • Mathematics (Not Literacy) (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
    • Technical Mathematics (Not Literacy) (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
    • Physical Science (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
    • Technical Science (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
    • Engineering Graphics and Design (At least 40% / E-Symbol)

Behavioral Competencies

  • A highly motivated individual
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Goal-oriented
  • Deadline-driven

Complete the screening and assessment questions to the best of your own knowledge. You might need at least 30 min for it. 

General Principles

Learners must avail themselves for an interview and assessment process as defined by the company. Interviews for successful candidates will be held at Bellville and Centurion between 1 July 2024 to 5 Jul 2024.  

Closing Date: 06 June 2024

Please check your emails for further communication and applicants who have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful, and are hereby thanked for their interest. The filling of these positions will be aligned to AFGRI’s Employment Equity Policy.

TECHNICIAN: CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY

Description

Repair and maintain construction and forestry and related equipment as a service

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • N2 Qualified Technician

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 3 years’ relevant experience (including training as Apprentice)

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Perform repairs and maintenance of construction and forestry equipment.
  • Build and maintain good customer relationships and ensure that customer queries and complaints are resolved within the prescribed turnaround time.
  • Update job cards.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensure that protective equipment is used as prescribed.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations
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TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Good product knowledge in the repair and maintenance of construction and forestry equipment
  • Good time-keeping abilities
  • Communication skills
  • Driver’s licence

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Willingness to work in hot areas as well as outside locations
  • Good time management
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Safety cautious
  • Problem analysis
  • Focus on quality
  • Accountability
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team
  • Good customer service and interpersonal behaviour

Closing date: 11 June 2024

Please note that correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Applicants who have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful and are hereby thanked for their interest. The filling of these positions will be aligned to AFGRI’s Employment Equity Policy

Applicants are informed that in order to consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. 

A law, known as the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner. 

In order to give effect to this right, we are under a duty to provide you with a number of details pertaining to the processing of your personal information. These details are housed under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the AFGRI Group website, https://www.agh.co.za/ which HR Processing Notice we request you kindly download and read.   

DEPARTMENT HEAD ADMIN

Description

Ensure all administrative processes are updated and followed as per requirements.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 3 years relevant administrative experience

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Handle all employee-related matters and correspondence for the branch.
  • Check all documents received and direct them to the relevant working area.
  • Oversee stock counting and investigate stock variances
  • Run the price analysis report.
  • Collect and process petty cash where applicable.
  • Handle the cash control account and reconcile cash and make bank deposits.
  • Report on all abnormal administrative situations.
  • Ensure all filing is done timeously.
  • Ensure compliance with the AFGRI control matrix (AFGRI policies and procedures).
  • Assist the Branch Manager with administrative functions during his/her absence.
  • Complete IOD reports.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Good customer service

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Willing to work additional hours when needed
  • Stress management
  • Customer orientation
  • Disciplined
  • Cooperation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English read & write

Closing date: 11 June 2024

OPERATIONAL NUTRITIONIST

Description

Responsible for cost-effective feed formulation, raw material, and final product quality management on site as well as overseeing the quality management system on-site, technical support to procurement and sales departments.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • BSc. Agric (Animal Science)
  • MSc. Agric in Animal Nutrition Science will be an advantage

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS        

  • Maintain raw material and product matrices and determine quotations for raw material costs
  • Communicate and coordinate the cost impact of raw material restrictions
  • Manage feed risk data for the mill as well as the 
  • Manage quality-related corrective and preventative actions and non-conformances
  • Identify and investigate current and alternative raw material opportunities
  • Management of laboratory staff
  • Management of the Quality Management System, including overseeing internal and external audits

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Sound technical knowledge of Animal Nutrition Science
  • Feed Formulation experience will be an advantage
  • Administration Principles
  • Management Principles

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Positive
  • Innovative
  • Team Player
  • Self-starter, Diligent
  • Result Driven
  • Assertive

Closing date: 14 June 2024

PARTS SALESPERSON – CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY

Description

Provide over-the-counter sales and administration support of parts stock

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 1-year parts sales and administration experience
  • Parts sales and administration experience in the agricultural environment will be an advantage

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Ensure stable availability of stock by ordering stock in line with branch procedure
  • Conduct regular stock counting and stocktaking
  • Responsible for stock control and stock rotation of old stock and new stock
  • Build and maintain good relationships with internal and external clients
  • Identify and timeously resolve customer queries and complaints
  • Ensure accurate cash balancing, timeous processing of account payments and collect payments by accepting cash, credit cards, etc.
  • Process sales and returns in accordance with the established procedures
  • Ensure compliance with risk and safety legislation requirements

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Valid drivers license
  • Product Knowledge
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office)
  • Good customer services
  • Good communication

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Accuracy
  • Neat and presentable
  • Customer orientation
  • Punctual
  • Basic selling power
  • Good conduct
  • Learning ability

 Closing date: 14 June 2024

REGIONAL MARKETER – CONSTRUCTION & FORESTRY EQUIPMENT

Description

Represent AFGRI Equipment by marketing and selling its construction and forestry equipment by visiting Mines, rental and construction companies, analyzing their needs, introducing products, and follow through on all sales.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant Sales or Marketing qualification
  • Valid driver’s license

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE          

  • 3 years business, sales and marketing experience
  • Proven sales results in top 5 OEM
  • Experience in the marketing of construction and forestry equipment
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KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Manage the marketing function
  • Procurement and stock control
  • Marketing of John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment
  • Administration
  • Reporting

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Able to conclude good business transactions
  • Technical knowledge of construction and forestry equipment
  • Good understanding of the C&F industry
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Strong client service exposure.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work under extreme environmental conditions
  • Customer orientation
  • Negotiating
  • Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Closing date: 14 June 2024

REGIONAL MARKETER – WACKER NEUSON LIGHT EQUIPMENT

Description

Represent AFGRI Equipment by marketing and selling its Wacker Neuson Light Equipment by visiting rental and construction companies, analyzing their needs, introducing products, and follow through on all sales.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant Sales or Marketing qualification
  • Valid driver’s license

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE          

  • 3 years business, sales and marketing experience
  • Proven sales results in top 5 OEM
  • Experience in the marketing of Industrial/Construction Equipment

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Manage the marketing function
  • Procurement and stock control
  • Marketing of Wacker Neuson Light Equipment
  • Administration
  • Reporting

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Able to conclude good business transactions
  • Technical knowledge of construction equipment
  • Good understanding of the Light Equipment Industry
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Strong client service exposure.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work under extreme environmental conditions
  • Customer orientation
  • Negotiating
  • Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Closing date: 14 June 2024

ADMINISTRATION CLERK (RETAIL)

Description

Responsible for effective maintenance of the administrative functions of the branch.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 1 year administration experience

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Receive and compare stock to delivery notes.
  • Receive and file all delivery notes and assist with ad-hoc receiving duties.
  • Ensure that all documents are processed and that the number sequence on the system is correct.
  • Collect invoices electronically for receiving process and link invoices with delivery notes and orders.
  • Capture, process and manage claims (warranty claims, damaged items, short or surplus deliveries and expired stock).
  • Maintain good client relationships with internal and external clients and resolve client queries.
  • Generate daily, weekly and monthly reports from the system (outstanding claims, outstanding purchase orders, negative on-hand reports, etc,).
  • Generate stock-taking reports and assist with quarterly stock-taking.
  • Capture stock count sheets on the system.
  • Generate variance report and report variance to line manager.
  • Regularly communicate with suppliers on all outstanding invoices, credit notes or discrepancies of stock.
  • Ensure that codes, prices and stock correspond with orders and stock received.
  • Ensure that cash-ups are done daily.
  • Ensure that cash surpluses and shortages are paid in as per policy.
  • Report daily cash up (balances & discrepancies) to Regional Banking Clerk.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Verbal and written communication skills

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Accuracy
  • Discipline
  • Identification with management
  • Cooperation
  • Team player

Closing date: 11 June 2024

TRAINING COORDINATOR

Description

To maintain Lemang’s position as a Training provider by coordinating all training courses offered to farmers and other external candidates as required from time to time.

Requirements

 REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Grade 12
  • Tertiary qualification in business management
  • An agricultural qualification would be advantageous
  • Accredited Assessor.
  • Accreditation as a moderator will be advantageous 

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a training environment
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Facilitator, Assessor
  • Exposure to the agricultural environment would be advantageous

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Maximise profitability of training interventions while ensuring strict adherence to accreditation
  • Maintain good relationships with AgriSeta and ensure that all AgriSeta reporting is completed accurately.
  • Assist in expanding Lemang’s footprint by identifying collaboration opportunities with South African corporates requiring training interventions offered by Lemang
  • Identify and respond to training tenders by Public and Private sector players
  • Assist in ensuring the successful execution of tenders to roll out training initiatives
  • Assist corporates in the Agri sector to improve on training interventions
  • Provide monthly reports on budget progress, programs and training centres.
  • Provide reports to the Group Training & Development Specialist for annual SETA reporting or as and when the need arises
  • Contribute to internal and external audits and action audit findings accordingly
  • Maximise learner throughput at Vastfontein and online training platforms
  • Ensure congruence with the AFGRI Learning and Development team to mutually benefit from opportunities in training initiatives
  • Support the AFGRI internship drive by placement of interns at Vastfontein and/or any other suitable site
  • Identify growth opportunities in the Public and Private sectors to grow the learner pipeline
  • Expand and customise new course offerings as requirements in the market.
  • Assist in ensuring that learners are properly accommodated at the training farm.
  • Ensure that all learner records are properly recorded and stored.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES 

  • Training skills with a focus on course facilitation and assessment
  • Marketing and sales skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in research and relationship management
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Working knowledge of learner management systems
  • Office Suite
  • General office administration
  • Printing & collation of training material
  • Excellent knowledge of the competency framework
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Networking
  • Team player and able to work independently
  • Negotiation skills
  • Planning & Organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
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This position will be filled in line with AFGRI’s EE requirements.

Closing date: 11 June 2024

ADMINISTRATION CLERK (EQUIPMENT) 

Description

Performs various clerical duties including some internal liaison within set parameters

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 3 years administration experience

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Register insurance claims
  • Generate a credit note report from the system
  • Capture credit notes against wholegoods warranty claims
  • Ensure the accuracy of company vehicle log sheets
  • Capture credit notes against whole goods warranty claims
  • Capture of John Deere stock receipts on the system
  • Capture vendor data on the system

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Verbal and written communication skills

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Accuracy
  • Discipline
  • Identification with management
  • Cooperation
  • Team player

Closing date: 11 June 2024

ADMINISTRATION CLERK

Description

Responsible for effective maintenance of the administrative functions of the branch.

Applicant has to stay in Delmas

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 1-year administration experience

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Accurately capture month-end stock data.
  • Compile a list of stock to be counted, coordinate, plan and organise weekly/monthly stock counting.
  • Perform weekly/monthly stock reconciliations.
  • Oversee stock movements/rotations.
  • Perform reconciliation of raw material stock.
  • Issue purchase orders and receipts, manage and control outstanding orders.
  • Issue credit notes and complete credit note register.
  • Responsible for petty cash and control cash sales Adifo vs SAP.
  • Correct identified costing errors.
  • Compile monthly reports and ensure that documents are filed correctly.
  • Attend to and resolve debtor and creditor queries.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Ability to handle stress
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Administrative principles
  • Computer literacy – highly competent in Excel
  • Distribution process
  • Fully Bilingual
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good reading and writing Skills
  • Health and Safety regulations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety regulations
  • Problem-solving
  • Product knowledge
  • Quality, Food Safety Standards

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Able to work under pressure
  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Good Communication skills
  • Diligent
  • Disciplined
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking
  • Innovative
  • Motivated
  • Pro-active
  • Problem-identifying and problem-solving skills
  • Result-orientated/driven
  • Safety cautious
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Time Management skills

Closing date: 11 June 2024

HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

Description

The Human Resources Officer will primarily be responsible for providing HR support and guidance to managers and employees across the factories of the AFGRI Animal Feeds Division.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment, onboarding, training and development, performance management, employee wellness, and employee relations.

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Grade 12
  • A National Diploma or Degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 3 years HR Administration experience

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Lead and coordinate end-to-end recruitment processes in collaboration with Hiring Managers and HRBPs
  • Facilitate approval for new hires, prepare and issue offers/contracts of employment and new hire onboarding pack
  • Ensure that all employee movement processes including transfers, promotions, salary adjustments, terminations, etc. are captured timeously and accurately
  • Process payroll input on SAP – appointments, promotions, salary adjustments, transfers, terminations, and personal detail changes within the allocated timelines.
  • Attend to and timeously resolve all HR and payroll queries/errors
  • Maintain and update employee records and ensure employee information is updated on SAP and LaserFish
  • Provide support to employees and managers during performance management processes, i.e., KPA/goal setting, bi-annual reviews, and performance improvement planning
  • Ensure compliance with established HR processes and policies and identify gaps to improve understanding of HR Compliance
  • Assist with internal/external HR audit processes, ensuring that audit requirements are met, and audit queries are resolved on time
  • Investigate disciplinary and grievance cases, draft charges and recommend corrective measures where required
  • Advise line managers about disciplinary processes and provide monthly reports on the status of disciplinary/grievance cases
  • Maintain HR data to provide input into monthly HR reporting i.e., headcount, recruitment, training, attendance, leave, etc.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE / COMPETENCIES

  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
  • Attention detail
  • Knowledge and experience in HRIS (SAP would be an advantage)

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Team Player
  • Ethical
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship management
  • Diversity understanding

Closing date: 14 June 2024

JUNIOR PARTS SALESPERSON: CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY

Description

Assisting with over-the-counter sales and administration support of parts stock

Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING    

  • Grade 12

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE            

  • 1-year parts sales and administration experience
  • Parts sales and administration experience in the Construction & Forestry environment will be an advantage

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS         

  • Conduct regular stock counting and stocktaking
  • Assist with stock control and stock rotation of old stock and new stock
  • Build and maintain good relationships with internal and external clients
  • Assist with processing sales and returns in accordance with the established procedures
  • Ensure compliance with risk and safety legislation requirements
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and clean work environment at all times

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/ COMPETENCIES          

  • Valid drivers license
  • Product Knowledge
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office)
  • Good customer services
  • Good communication

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Accuracy
  • Neat and presentable
  • Customer orientation
  • Punctual
  • Basic selling power
  • Good conduct
  • Learning ability

Note: The incumbent for this role may be required to work overtime from time to time.

Closing date: 11 June 2024

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ABOUT AFGRI

With a history that tracks back 100 years, AFGRI is an agricultural finance and insurance partner, that will stand by your side to impart the deep knowledge and understanding between the seasonality of agricultural cycles and credit, which are vital for agricultural success.

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