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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 31, 2022
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  • The Agricultural Employers Association (A.E.A) is a voluntary member based farmer organization registered in 1966 under the Trade Unions Act Cap 233 of the Laws of Kenya as an Association representing the collective interests of employers in the Agricultural Industry in matters connected with employment of labour. The A.E.A is an affiliate to Kenya Pri...
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    Horticulture Manager

    The successful candidate must have more than 5 years’ practical managerial experience and be able to demonstrate hands-on such experience. Reliable referees are a critical pre-requisite to applications being considered.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. To supervise the production and plant health in an expanding business venture.
    2. Oversee budget planning and implementation for all production operations.
    3. Overall management and cost control of the operations.
    4. Introduce and uphold the requisite standards and certification; GlobalGAP, GRASP, SMETA and others.
    5. To ensure all production practices are carried out in line with applicable standards with the application of all specific recommendations.
    6. Enforce Company rules, procedures and policies.

    Education and Professional Qualifications

     

    1. Degree in Horticulture or Agriculture, with at least five years’ field management experience.
    2. Practical experience in growing avocados and other high value horticultural crops within greenhouses is essential.
    3. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of crop diseases, crop protection techniques and crop nutrition requirements. This will be tested extensively during the interview stage.
    4. A good understanding of the horticultural value chain including cold storage requirements.
    5. Good knowledge of farm certification for horticultural produce is required; GlobalGAP, SMETA (SEDEX) and other certification schemes.
    6. Good and proven administrative and management skills.
    7. Excellent people and Industrial Relations skills.
    8. High level of integrity.
    9. Self-Motivation, with the ability to motivate others.
    10. Good communication, data management, organizational and time-management skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates to apply attaching CVs and supporting documents to [email protected] by 31st July 2022.
    Please indicate your expected salary for this position

    Agricultural Employers AssociationFSK Centre 3rd Floor Wing ‘C’
    Along Nakuru-Kabarak Road
    P.O BOX 17783-20100
    Nakuru, Kenya
    Tel:0722557039/+254512216744

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