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Office Contacts

  • Corporate Headquarters

    Hail & Cotton, Inc.
    2500 S Main Street
    Springfield, TN 37172
    tel: +1 (615) 384-9576
    Chris Cooksey
    Rod Roe
    Lee Crawford

  • Hail & Cotton International B.V.

    Zwarteweg 149
    1431 VL Aalsmeer
    tel: +31 (297) 345-991
    Andy Spies

  • CdF Trading N.V.

    Zwarteweg 149
    1431 VL Aalsmeer
    tel: +31 (297) 345-991
    Onno Molenaar

  • Asian Representative Office

    Hail & Cotton International B.V.
    Spazio Office Building
    3rd Floor  Unit 325
    Jl. Mayjen Yono Soewoyo Kav. 3
    Graha Famili
    Surabaya 60226, Jawa Timur
    tel: +62 (31) 9914-1842
    James Jackisch

  • Boost Hail & Cotton (Pvt) Ltd

    4 Northend Road
    tel: +263 772 132 193
    Haaken Mordt

  • China Representative Office

    Hail & Cotton International B.V.
    Room 2009 of A Section
    Yihe International Building
    No. 10 Middle of Hong Kong Road
    Qingdao, Shandong, PRC
    mobile: +86 (138) 0110-0702
    Tony Jiang

  • CdF Colombia S.A.

    Carrera 3ra,
    #6A-100 Edificio Torre Empresarial
    Oficina 903 Cartagena (Bolivar)
    tel: +57 (56) 656-260
    Oscar Patron

  • CdF Domitab S.A.

    Carretera la Cienaga – Jacagua
    Santiago de los Caballeros
    Dominican Republic
    tel: +1 (809) 575-9366
    Alessandro Teixeira

  • CdF Ecuador S.A.

    Malecón Simón Bolivar 905
    Víctor Manuel Rendón
    Guayaquil 090145
    tel: +593 98 125-0638
    Reinder Hartmans

  • Cordillerana Tabacalera Paraguaya S.A.

    Km. 18 Ruta 2  – Mariscal Estigarribia
    tel: +595 (228) 634269
    tel: +595 (228) 633839
    Alberto Cayuela

  • Fumex Tabacalera Ltda.

    Estrada Municipal de Cruz das Almas
    Pumba – Zona Rural, CEP 44.380-000
    Cruz das Almas, Bahia
    tel: +55 (75) 3621-7008
    Markus Dietrich

  • Hail & Cotton Africa Limited

    Suite 1, Perrieri Office Suites, C2-302, Level 3
    Office Block C, La Croissette,
    Grand Baie, 30517
    tel: +230 260-1747
    Andy Spies
    Patricia Rietveld

  • Hail & Cotton (Malawi) Limited

    Plot number: 29/56
    P.O Box 40214
    Kanengo; Lilongwe 4
    Post Code: 207229
    tel: +265 1 710 382
    Topkins Silindu

  • P.T. Mayangsari

    Jalan Argopuro 41
    Desa Mayang, Kec. Mayang, Kab. Jember
    Jember 68182
    tel: +62 (331) 48-5800
    Eric van der Linden

  • Wilson Sales Office

    1801 Quality Dr NE
    Wilson, NC 27893-6729
    tel: +1 (252) 237-6035
    Donald Duncan

Open Positions

Head of Agronomy

The Head of Agronomy will be responsible for the production of Tobacco based on the IPS model to meet the business needs of the company. The Incumbent’s additional responsibilities will include directing, promoting, and coordinating agronomy operations in a manner that will optimize HAIL & COTTON (Malawi) Limited’s (H&C Malawi) resources while managing both business and financial risks and aligning production strategies to address ESG requirements and farmers productivity initiatives in line with GAP & STP.

Additionally, the Head of Agronomy will be mandated with:

  1. Establishing a lean and agile agronomy team that can effectively multitask.
  2. Ensuring security of supply that is aligned with GAP/STP & ESG principles and that adheres to the Companies purpose, values, and mission.
  3. Creating productivity & efficiencies throughout the leaf production supply chain that benefit both the farmer & Company.

This position requires the ability to think strategically, communicate effectively and a positive, can-do attitude, that promotes teamwork & inclusion within the agronomy department and throughout the company.

Job Summary and Key Duties:

  • Establishes departmental goals in collaboration with Leaf Operations and Finance under the guidance of the Managing Director.
  • Develops and implements agronomy strategic plans, objectives, and policies that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the company.
  • Assigns team members defined job responsibilities, maintains these job descriptions, develops performance standards, completes, and administers bi-annual and annual performance reviews for team members, plans and provides opportunities for advancement, training, development, and succession planning.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures for various activities related to the company’s assigned activities, such as: contracting, pricing, risk management, marketing of the crop, logistics – total supply chain.
  • Develops programs to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s agronomy presence in areas where we operate.
  • Promotes company communication efforts at all levels regarding agronomy market intelligence, policies, procedures, and agronomy department direction as it relates to the assigned volume, ESG and ERP systems development.
  • Communicates the strategic direction and needs of the company to the farmers, stakeholders, and the employees.
  • Guides and directs the Production team in liaison with Leaf operations all GAP/STP and ESG related matters including Yields, Quality, Farmers net returns, Crop throw and Product Integrity, to ensure continuous improvements in a cost-effective manner.
  • Engages with other external stakeholders to ensure that an awareness of the various agricultural programs undertaken by H&C Malawi is implemented to enhance the image of the company and its contribution to society.
  • Facilitates periodic GAP and ESG assessments (audits) as required and provides guidance and follow-up to ensure corrective actions are appropriate and completed.
  • Develops project scopes, budgets, benchmarks, and schedules. Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are key.
  • Must be fully conversant with data Analysis and possess the ability to read and interpret data to make informed decisions.
  • Applies sound business principles and judgement in the management of the department. Develops annual and long-term strategic and operational plans for the Agronomy department.
  • Encourages other Key departments (Leaf and Finance) to understand the business plan of the department and that efforts with other departments are not in conflict.
  • Assures that the agronomy division team members understand company-wide objectives and how the agronomy department supports company goals.
  • Plans Agronomy CapEx and provides business justification for fixed asset purchases, consistent with equipment replacement schedules or business conditions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related field with strong understanding of Finance, Marketing and Agriculture Engineering.
  • Tobacco industry knowledge and relevant experience in tobacco production.
  • Business and Entrepreneur savvy/acumen traits, strong written and verbal communication skills. Good computer literacy Highly proficient in all Microsoft applications – Power Point, Excel, Word etc. strong customer centric skills and approach.
  • Must have strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow with acute attention to detail.
  • Awareness of industry trends, technology.
  • Should demonstrate good communication with all employees and customers – customer centric and must fully understand all customer requirements, procedures, and needs.
  • Must be principled and uphold the image and reputation of the organization and can deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions, versatile, flexibile, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player. Must be proactive and work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines as required by management and customers.


  • The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names of three traceable referees to the address below, no later than 19th May 2023.

The Human Resources Manager
HAIL & COTTON (Malawi) Limited
P.O. Box 40214,
Kanengo, Lilongwe 4

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

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