The successful incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the Plant Pathology research programme, which includes undertaking individual research at world specialist level, with the aim of maximising profits for Westfalia Fruit (Pty) Ltd. The incumbent requires the ability to foresee and identify problems, anticipate and evaluate possible solutions to new and existing problems, by combining and applying knowledge, information and consulting expertise from a variety of sources to effectively arrive at appropriate solutions. Tree and fruit health, and long-term sustainability are important to us. The incumbent will be required to have the ability to manage subordinate research staff as well as the WTS Pathology research budget. It is necessary that the incumbent have good communication skills and be able to communicate with clients and researchers at all levels on an international scale.
The Company offers a Total Guaranteed Remuneration Package which comprises provident fund, insured benefits, medical aid and an option to structure an annual bonus.