Summit Recruitment & Search Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

Summit Recruitment & Search Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a high standard of professional knowledge, ethics and practices when dealing with customers, suppliers, peers, support staff, line managers and other key stakeholders at the farm.

  • Ensuring the standard hygiene questionnaire is administered and filed for all visitors to the farm.

  • Act as a gatekeeper to restrict access to sensitive areas.

  • Collate from relevant departments all GAP records such as exact dates for planting, type of seeds/seedlings, inputs used and when used.

  • Collate all sectional reports as required for harvest quantities by section, produce type and grade.

  • Maintain a register documenting climate-smart practices in use on the farm.

  • Keep up-to-date records of all documentation for each crop such as scouting dates, the findings and actions taken.

  • Keep on file a register of the PHIs and MRLs reports per crop.

  • Ensure that HR records on all employees are kept on file.

  • Negotiate and retain Technical Experts. Keep on file all reports advising on what pesticides to use and rationale.

  • maintain a plant protection products (PPP) glossary for quick reference and keep on file records pesticides used, when, where and who applied, re-entry intervals.

  • Keep on file updated reports of Water Tests done as well as treatment done, if necessary, for the water to be used in post-harvest.

  • Ensure farm signage and site map are visible, legible, and up to date.

  • Developing a crop planting strategic framework in conjunction with technical experts.

  • Overseeing all field clearing and planting activities in line with the strategic framework.

  • Planning the production schedule to avoid supply gaps of adequate high-quality produce.

  • Liaising with the logistics department to ensure timely collection of harvested produce from the farm.

  • Disposing of grade 3 or rejects on the farm in accordance with the organization policy.

  • Ensuring all workers on the farm are properly oriented and trained on the farm procedures and policies covering such aspects as hygiene, smoking, eating, chewing, and spitting.

  • Developing and implementing continuous learning through regular feedback, coaching and training.

  • Managing and developing production worker to achieve established goals of safety, environmental performance, production volumes, quality, service, and cost.

  • Understanding, supporting, and adhering to the health and safety policies and procedures by communicating and promoting health and safety awareness on the farm.

  • Ensuring all workers have access to
    clean drinking water.

  • Ensuring all workers have access to changing rooms and washing facilities.

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations regarding safety, environmental performance, quality, profitability, expenses, productivity, and customer feedback.

  • Managing and controlling the farms’ production budget.

  • Supervise the plant and equipment manager to ensure all farm equipment and tools are always kept in a good clean useable state.

  • Review on a regular basis all reports from plant and equipment manager for GAP-related tasks such as cleaning procedures for equipment in use for producing collection, transport, cleaning, and storage.

  • Supervise the store clerks managing the different stores to ensure compliance with GAP for items.

  • Keep track of inventory and provide regular management reports on inventory levels.

  • Put in place and oversee proper implementation of all procedures to reduce theft, loss of use and spoilage of stored items.

  • Ensuring the Water and Irrigation team is working effectively to maintain pumps, water tanks, irrigation systems and all equipment used in irrigation.

  • Ensuring the water irrigation systems are always working optimally.

  • Ensuring that the back-up plan for water and irrigation is always functioning.


  • Must have a qualification in Horticulture or equivalent.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years working in a similar role.

  • Must demonstrate sound commercial judgment such as understanding the market dynamics.

  • Must be a good negotiator able to secure desired outcomes with suppliers.

  • Must have proven ability to balance and manage diverse stakeholder interests.

  • Must be able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and accomplish set objectives.

  • Positive attitude with an appetite for innovation, growth, and continuous improvement.

  • Results-oriented – ability to develop visions, translate into strategies and execute at pace

  • Possess excellent verbal skills, both spoken and written.

  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of MS Office.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Summit Recruitment & Search Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

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