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General Manager


Culdevco is a partnership between the ARC and the Deciduous Fruit Industry.  The company invites dynamic, passionate and suitably qualified candidates to apply for this strategic position situated in Stellenbosch.


  • Strategic management and decision-making in respect of the development and maintenance of operational activities
  • Management of ARC contract and careful execution of objectives as set out in the licensing agreement with the ARC and owners of cultivars
  • Liaison with the Deciduous Fruit Industry, producers’ associations, plant improvement / – propagation organisations and other stakeholders
  • Planning, coordination and implementation of market needs and demand for products in identified national and international markets
  • Ensure compliance with all related protocols and regulations regarding the management of the organisation, including health and safety protocols
  • Management and maintenance of administrative systems

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Agriculture and/or Business Sciences (e.g. project management, legal, etc.) and/or tertiary qualification in AgriSciences (Horticulture / Viticulture)
  • 5 years relevant experience in the fruit industry
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a management position
  • Proven management experience (financial management, legal practice, company policy and intellectual property rights)
  • Sound knowledge of agricultural economics, management and deciduous fruit varieties
  • Excellent skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint


  • Motivated individual with the ability to work under pressure
  • Reliable, loyal and able to make independent decisions
  • Excellent planning and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Fully bilingual in both English and Afrikaans
  • Proven administrative skills (report-writing)
  • Very good communication skills (written as well as public performance)
  • Willingness to travel

A market related package, in accordance with qualifications and experience, is offered.

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