Plantation Manager, Plantation In-charge

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor?s degreein Agriculture

Minimum 1 ? 7 years of work experience in related field

The tasks a Manager, Plantation is expected to perform include:Managing the plantation on behalf of the employer

Determining type of crop, such as tea, coffee, rubber, etc. to be grown after considering various factors like type of soil, climatic conditions, scope of marketing, etc.Selecting, purchasing and storing seeds, fertilizers, agricultural implements, etc.Organizing operations of ploughing, planting, etc.Supervising operations of manure preparation, weeding, spraying insecticides and other measures to protect crops from diseases

Organizing and supervising processes like tapping, threshing, plucking, withering, rolling, shifting, drying, cutting, sorting and storing of harvested produces

Undertaking publicity strategies for the produce

Identifying markets for products and arranging for their transport

Supervising and co-ordinating work of field and office staff

Recruiting staff and training them in modern methods of plantation

Allocating work to the staff and ensuring proper payment to them

Maintaining equipment, fences, building, etc. in proper condition

Maintaining muster roll of labour and managing office correspondence

Ensuring that provisions of Plantation Act, Labour Act, etc. are observed

Arranging payment of various taxes to Government

Maintaining production/cost statements and submitting periodical reports to the proprietor

Processing the produce partially, prior to marketing

Knowledge of maintaining records of cost, sale and other accounts

Basic knowledge of conducting research and organizing demonstrations regarding plantation of various crops

Knowledge of the latest technology and developments in variety of crops

Basic knowledge of arithmetic and accounting

Efficient in hiring and supervising workers

Knowledge of soil types and climatic conditions required for different crops

Familiar with nutrient management of the soil

Basic knowledge of integrated insect, pest and disease management for crop

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Skilled in making business plans for farming activities

Proficient in managing big farms

Skilled in marketing and sales

Knowledge of basic computer skills and spreadsheets

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

Good leadership skills

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Need tosupervise plantation workers and office workers

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime is common during some seasons

Shift system maybe applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, dust and equipment noise, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using heavy farm equipment, etc.

For candidates with experience ? INR 8,800 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Major Plantation Crops

According to the annual report released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, tea is one of the most important commercial crops of India. India is the largest producer as well as consumer of black tea in the world. India exports more than 2, 00,000 tonnes of coffee in a year to over 90 countries of the world. India is the fourth largest producer of natural rubber with a share of 8.9% in world production. Apart from these, there are many other plantation crops also, like tobacco, spices, etc.

The government is running various schemes to promote the production of plantation crops.

The tea production grew by 6.5% in 2013; this trend is expected to continue for the coming years also. Plantation cropsare not a major portion of the agriculture output but contribute heavily to export earnings. The expected yield of plantation is expected to grow due to advancement in technology, improved seed quality, etc.
As the demand for these plantation cropsincrease, so will the job opportunities for Plantation Managers.

Plantation owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Maximum numbers of job openings are available in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa, eastern states of India, etc.