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  • Posted: May 14, 2021
    Deadline: May 25, 2021
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  • Human Capital Synergies (HCS) Africa is a Nairobi (Kenya) based, human resources professional services provider. I
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    Farm Manager

    Our Client, with a coffee and horticulture farms seeks to recruit a Farm Manager who will be responsible for the assigned farms and be required to provide overall farm business management in addition to the day to day crops and livestock management. The manager will also be responsible for preparing budgets and reports and ensuring the farms are not only productive but also profitable. The manager will maintain professional networks and keep abreast of developments in the agricultural space.

    Location: Main farm is in Yatta with an acreage of 200(mainly coffee), with a secondary farm in Naivasha having an acreage of 12acres (mainly horticulture)

    Reports to: Director

    Direct Reports: Farm Supervisors/ Farm Staff

    Overview of Position

    • Manage the farm staff and ensure a good working environment
    • Grow and manage the farms to be both productive and profitable
    • Grow and manage the various sales channels
    • Prepare management reports
    • Maintain positive business relationships with customers, suppliers, professional bodies and distributors

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Manage workflow by ensuring all deadlines are met and work is completed and accurate
    2. Analyze existing operations, crops and livestock and recommend improvements
    3. Prepare production and maintenance cycles for each farm as appropriate
    4. Visit the various farms under supervision to inspect operations
    5. Manage the procurement cycle for each farm to ensure appropriate levels of supplies are maintained
    6. Maintain a functional repairs and maintenance schedule for all equipment and machinery
    7. Develop a pricing strategy to ensure our products are competitive
    8. Maintain overall responsibility over the sales and marketing of farm output
    9. Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure we get the best support e.g. from coffee millers and out growers
    10. Review staffing levels periodically and ensure staff are well trained
    11. Prepare management reports as appropriate to assist the Board make good decisions
    12. Hire, terminate, transfer, and promote farm staff while enforcing health and safety regulations
    13. Ensure accurate financials are maintained and prepare reports to analyze performance against set budgets
    14. Maintain healthy community and professional relationships/ networks

    Requirements

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Livestock Management or equivalent
    2. Additional courses in business management is desirable
    3. 5+ years’ farm management experience in Kenya
    4. Expertise in Coffee and Horticulture will be a plus.
    5. Excellent communication skills
    6. A passion for agriculture
    7. Solid analytical and computer skills
    8. Demonstrable ability to manage teams in different locations
    9. Willingness to work overtime as required
    10. Willingness to manage farms in different locations across the country.

    Method of Application

    This job has expired. Application is no longer allowed

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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