Fresh Produce Production Manager Jobs in Kenya

Fresh Produce Production Manager Jobs in Kenya


Vacancy:

  • Production Manager

    Job Ref: VN/PM/1

    About our client:

    Our client is a large scale grower and exporter of premium fresh produce in Kenya. They are looking for a Production Manager who has outstanding knowledge of crop production and the ability to have a firm grip of all growing matters on the farm.

    The Production Manager will be responsible for projections, yields, crop targets and production.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing the crop production programmes and harvest processes.
  • Work with the head agronomist for all crop protection and nutrition programmes.
  • Supervise farm operations such as cultivation, drilling, spraying, fertilising and irrigation.
  • Control the production information and forecasts to meet markets demands and strategic plans.
  • Manage propagation procedure, including plant ordering.
  • Oversee and manage all produce quality issues and complaints pertaining to field production processes.
  • Manage and take full control of the production process to ensure good quality and markets’ conforming products.
  • Observe full levels of ethical, environmental and Food Safety standards.
  • Understanding of internal audits on various standards like Global Gap, F2F, environmental audits.
  • Preparation and facilitation of various farm schedules like audit schedules, field testing, analysis schedules, staff training schedules.
  • Monitoring and confirming farm planting programmes to meet the commercial requirements.
  • Allocate crops to plant in different sites depending on the climatic conditions.
  • Develop picking structures in the fields.
  • Build up skilled workforce for the field production units through recruitment and training.
  • Prepare and review job descriptions for field staff.
  • Managing a team of pickers and
    field workers.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or other related field.
  • 5 years or more experience in the industry as a Production Manager or Assistant Production
  • Manager with responsibility for all production activities.
  • Should have excellent strategic planning skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Should have the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must be process driven, self-motivated, develop and work as part of a team and possess strong management, organisational and communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge in usage and handling of agricultural equipment, chemicals and fertilizers.

    Remuneration:

  • An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th January 2018
  • To apply, send your CV in word format with a recent photograph of yourself embedded in the top right hand corner.
  • Attach an application letter demonstrating how your skills, experience and qualifications are transferrable to the role.
  • All documentation is to be emailed to apply-3076a7d214cc@by-appointment-africa.breezy-mail.com , quoting the Job Reference in the subject header of your mail.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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