New Britain Palm Oil Limited


Papua New Guinea

Job Type


Closing Date

12th Mar 2021


Highly attractive salary package, plus furnished accommodation, relocation assistance, vehicle, free medical and more!

— Description —

  • Fantastic management opportunity for an experienced leader in the Agricultural industry!
  • Join a large-scale, integrated and sustainable industrial producer in Ramu, Papua New Guinea!
  • Highly attractive salary package, plus furnished accommodation, relocation assistance, vehicle, free medical and more!


About New Britain Palm Oil Limited


New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) is a large-scale integrated, and leading industrial producer of sustainable palm oil, sugar and beef in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.


The NBPOL Group has over 90,000 hectares of planted oil palm plantations, a further 10,000 hectares under preparation for oil palm, over 5,500 hectares of sugar cane and a further 9,000 hectares of grazing pasture, twelve oil mills, two refineries (one in PNG, and one in Liverpool, UK), as well as a seed production and plant breeding facility.


Fully RSPO accredited, NBPOL is fully vertically integrated, producing its own seed (which it also sells globally), planting, cultivating and harvesting its own land and processing and refining palm oil, in both PNG and the UK. It also contracts directly with its end-customers in the EU and arranges the shipping of its products.


About the Opportunity


NBPOL is now seeking a Sugar Agricultural Manager to join their team in Ramu, Papua New Guinea on a full time basis.


Reporting to the General Manager, this position is primarily responsible for overseeing the efficient production and harvesting of 350,000 tons of rain fed sugar cane from a 7,000 ha growing area.


Your key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Planning and implementing strategies to achieve agreed production, quality and cost targets;
  • Preparing strategic and operational plans in line with corporate direction;
  • Ensuring the timely purchase of plant equipment and materials;
  • Providing direction to, and monitoring performance of, 3 direct reports and ensuring each of their areas are effectively coordinated; and
  • Liaising with the Sustainability Department to develop standards, procedures, plans and strategies to minimise incidents within operations.


COVID-19 Update: NBPOL is prepared to help the successful candidate with relocation to Ramu, Papua New Guinea. In light of current COVID restrictions on international travel, this may involve assistance with quarantining upon arrival in PNG for candidates applying internationally.


About You


To be considered for this role, you must have extensive experience in large-scale Estate Agriculture, including demonstrable experience with sugar cane.


Ideally, you will hold a tertiary qualification in Agriculture, Agronomy or Agricultural Engineering, though this is not essential, provided you are able to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities needed to operate successfully at a senior management level.


You will need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with a range of stakeholders on a daily basis. You will be overseeing a large and diverse team, who you must be able to lead and motivate to ensure effective employee engagement and consistent performance against set targets. Your ability to influence outcomes through clear direction will be essential to your success in this role.


Importantly, you must be commercially savvy with sound financial acumen and the ability to support the overall strategic growth of the business.


Though not required, previous experience living/working in a remote location will be beneficial. You will need to demonstrate cultural sensitivity day-to-day when interacting with employees and external stakeholders alike.


About the Benefits


This is a rare opportunity to assume a senior leadership position with a leading, sustainable international supplier.


In return for your dedication and leadership, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary package in line with the seniority of the role, commensurate with your skills and experience.


You will also gain access to a host of outstanding benefits, which include:


  • Free furnished accommodation;
  • Assistance in cleaning the house and maintaining the garden;
  • Paid utilities and electricity;
  • School fee assistance + onsite International School
  • Free medical care and onsite doctors;
  • Company vehicle;
  • Annual return airfares to point of hire; and
  • Medical benefits.

Finally, you will be presented with exciting new challenges to further develop your breadth of experience and expertise, while making a valuable and positive impact upon this growing and highly diverse organisation.


If you're ready to take on a crucial senior management position within an expanding agricultural business - Apply Now!