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Demonstration Farm Supervisor

Demonstration Farm Supervisor



The leading agriculture services and technologies firm of Southeast Asia is looking for a Demonstration Farm Supervisor


Fresh Studio is the leading agriculture services and technologies firm in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to make our clients successful in the sustainable production and marketing of food. Since 2006, we have worked passionately to achieve this mission and assist our clients to improve all practices from farm to fork. Our professional international and multi-disciplinary team of 65 persons works out of five offices and two R&D farms.  From our base in Vietnam and Myanmar, we are playing an important role in professionalizing the agriculture sector in the region.

Over the past ten years we have built a multicultural team of experienced and talented professionals that share our mission, vision and values.  As a growing business, we continue to look for dynamic and self-motivated individuals that can contribute to our team and add value for our projects and clients.

To further increase our positive impact on the horticulture sector in Vietnam, we are looking for a Demonstration Farm Supervisor to be based at our Da Lat office, Lam Dong province.

For more information about Fresh Studio, visit our websitehttp://www.freshstudio.vn


Job Identification


Position title                       : Demonstration Farm Supervisor

Department                       : R&D Crops

Work location                    : Dalat


Key Organizational Relationships

Report to                             : R&D Director Crops and R&D Manager Crops

Supervise                            : All employees of the Demonstration Farm


Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is held responsible to organize and implementation all daily operations on the demonstration farm.

These operations consist of land preparation, planting new crops, pruning, other cultivation practices, pest and disease monitoring, harvesting, fertilizer application, watering, crop protection application, data collection, seedling production, sales of products, implementation of GAP and ensuring that the demonstration farm always is in representable state.

Planning of production or trials at the demonstration farm will be in close cooperation and agreed with the R&D Director Crops.

The Demonstration Farm Supervisor is responsible to make for each planted crop a budget and a yearly budget for the demonstration farm. On a monthly basis the budget and actuals will be compared and discussed with the R&D Director Crops and R&D Manager Crops

As at the demonstration farm trials of various clients are conducted the Demonstration Farm Supervisor is responsible for data collection and reporting of the results. For this you will work closely together with the R&D Director Crops and in some cases directly with our client.

In the case a field day or meeting is organized at the demonstration farm the Demonstration Farm Supervisor will cooperate together with the involved manager or project leader to organize this day.

We also encourage the Demonstration Farm Supervisor to bring forward new ideas to enhance vegetable production in Vietnam and to discuss these ideas with the R&D Director Crops or R&D Manager Crops.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks of the Demonstration Farm Supervisor are divided in:


A.Management of Demonstration Farm

    • Plan, organize and implement all work related to crops grown on the demonstration farm and coordinate activities with the R&D department and clients.
    • Direct communication of suggestions or issues to the R&D Director Crops and/or R&D Manager Crops
    • Coordinate and supervise employee activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, and recordkeeping
    • Record all required production and trial data and other information related to management practices
    • Prepare budgets per crops and the yearly budget for the demonstration farm
    • Report and discuss on a monthly basis the budgeted versus the actual performance of crops and the demonstration farm in order to continuously improve the performance of crops and the demonstration farm
    • Plan and obtain approval to purchase inputs like seeds, seedlings, fertiliser, manure, crop protection products, equipment etc.
    • Plan the sales of products produced at the demonstration farm and inform this to the responsible sales manager.
    • Implements Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) standards
    • Enforce safety regulations and company policies.
    • Support the HR department in hiring, evaluating, reprimanding, discharging and promoting employees
    • Record keeping related to HR



Desired Qualifications:


Minimum Educational Requirement:

BSc degree in the field of agriculture or horticulture related food crops or extensive practical experience (own farm).

Practical experience with vegetable production techniques


Minimum Experience Required:

Must have at least 5 years practical experience in agricultural production. At least 1 year of relevant experience



Excellent in both verbal and written English communication


Special Skills Required:

  • A Good management, planning, organisation and reporting skills
  • Good technical insight to adapt new techniques
  • Knowledge of GAP standards for crops
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in both Vietnamese and English
  • Pro-active, careful, responsible and reliable
  • Passionate for vegetable production and result-driven
  • Enjoy working in a rural area and able to work independent
  • Team player, flexible and can work harmoniously with others

If this sounds like the role for you then please send your motivation letter and a CV detailing your qualifications and previous experience to: yourcareer@freshstudio.vn.