Kiptagich Tea Estates Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

Kiptagich Tea Estates Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Our client, Kiptagich Tea Estates Ltd is a tea manufacturing company based in Olengoruone, Nakuru county, Kenya.

  • Kiptagich Tea Estates Ltd. seeks to hire a Farm Manager to drive its current expansion and automation processes.

  • S/he will oversee all daily operations at the farm, harvesting of tea leaves and ensuring leaf quality is adhered to for maximum implementation through the production value chain.

  • Reporting to the Senior Estates Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for prudent management of tea plantation and harvesting activities (hand, shears & mechanical) in order to achieve maximum productivity.

    Responsibilities

    • Analyses soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.

    • Manage plucking/harvesting cycles to maximize on field production.

    • Directs and coordinates activities such as planting, pruning, plucking etc.

    • Ensures that best-operating practices are implemented and adhered to in the entire supply chain of green leaf from farm to factory.

    • Manage green leaf production and all the transport logistics for the plantations.

    • Accountable for the delivery of best quality of green leaf to the factory.

    • Communicate all field policies and procedures and manage field staff relations.

    • Building capacity of field supervisors through relevant trainings to maximize the quality and production.

    • Implement and support mechanized tea harvesting.

    • Ensure implementation of regulations as required by relevant certification bodies.

    • Advice on weather patterns and appropriate months for pruning and fertilizer application. • Manage labour costs

    Competences

    • Knowledge in good record keeping.

    • Good interpersonal skills.

    • Be knowledgeable of Occupational Health & safety

    • Computer literacy and ability to create accountability and to lead by example

    • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

    Requirements

    • Diploma in Agriculture, Production Technology, Agricultural, or any other related study.

    • At least five (5) years progressive work experience in a supervisory role in a tea farm.

    • Proven practical agronomic and senior management experience, with a reputable tea companies.

    • Direct experience in engaging with stakeholders in an agricultural setup.

    • Knowledge of tea certification standards and processes.

    • Rain Forest Alliance certification

    How to Apply

  • If you believe that you are the right candidate, please email your application to

  • consulting@kkcoeastafrica.com attaching your CV and indicating expected salary on or before 29th May 2020


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