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If you’re looking for your next career move, then have you ever considered the possibility of a senior management job in Africa’s flour milling and agriculture industry? Below, we explain what you can expect from an executive position based abroad, and why you should take up a job in one of the biggest sectors in nations across the African continent.

A quick overview of the flour milling and agriculture sector

The flour milling and agriculture sector stands out as one of the most important areas for economic activity in Africa. Not only does it provide employment for about two-thirds of the continent’s working population, but it also contributes an average of 30% to 60% of gross domestic product for each country.

As leaders look to drive economic growth across Africa, the importance and potential of these industries are vital for African Nations to thrive and build. As a result, there are many companies and organisations n the lookout for highly skilled executives to drive growth through large agriculture development projects.

What jobs are there in flour milling and agriculture?

Agriculture jobs in Africa centre around the growing, maintenance and harvesting of crops, such as vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts, or the looking after livestock. Likewise, with flour milling jobs, these revolve around converting grains to produce products like flour.

The average agricultural or flour mill worker often works under the supervision of a manager, where they often receive on the job training. Most agricultural and flour milling jobs require candidates to work on mills or farms of all sizes, from small family-run businesses to large industrial agriculture organisations.

As for more senior roles, such as an agricultural manager or a shift mill manager, these positions are often responsible for making sure that work happens on farm estates and mills. Their tasks often include daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of the various activities that their workers do. Some include:

  • Making policy decisions
  • Organising sales and purchases of livestock, farm equipment, crops and agricultural products
  • Budgeting and maintaining accurate financial records
  • Handling paperwork and keeping administrative records
  • Recruiting, training/instructing and supervising farmworkers
  • Ensuring compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards
  • Ensuring that the farm is profitable and meets projected financial targets
  • Advertising, selling and marketing farm/mill products.

What executive job roles can you apply for?

In the past, we’ve hired candidates for the following senior management jobs in Africa, the UK and beyond:

We can help you find and secure an executive job in Africa

If you’re looking for a senior management role within the flour milling and agriculture industry, then look no further than Bourne Recruitment! Our dedicated team of farming headhunters will take all your current job circumstances, wants and needs into account when looking for a new role in the African job market.

We want to help you find a new job that will open up new and exciting opportunities for you, as well as one that will make the most of your existing skillset. Our extensive interview process allows us to determine what your key attributes and aspirations are, as well as the kind of role you’re looking for and type of organisation you want to work for. Once we’ve secured your new role we’re here to answer my questions you may have so that the transition into your new job is as seamless and efficient as possible!

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