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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2024
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    AAA Growers is one of the leading exporters of premium & prepared vegetables from Kenya and the largest commercial grower and exporter of chillies from Kenya. We aim to provide quality products which redefine what innovative, healthy and delicious vegetables should be. AAA Roses (Forest Gate (EPZ) Ltd.) entered the floriculture industry in 2011 and in 20...
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    Assistant Field Activities Manager - Roses

    Job objective

    AAA Roses is the flower division within AAA Growers. At AAA Roses, we produce high quality rose stems for export. We supply a wide assortment of Roses all over the world everyday fresh. Quality is our key deliverable. A happy customer is our main goal at AAA Roses.

    As Assistant Field Activities Manager, you will offer support to the Field activities Manager in overseeing the daily field operations of the farm. This includes Roses trial management, general field maintenance, stores management, composting, events planning, land preparation and replanting, flower transportation, compliance and scouting. Greatness, Responsibility, Openness and Warmth are the values you live and work by.

    Your tasks and responsibilities

    •  Plan, coordinate and oversee flower trial programs to test new varieties and cultivation techniques.
    •  Monitor the performance of different rose varieties and report findings to the Management Team.
    •  Oversee land preparation activities and coordinate for replanting schedules
    •  Oversee all general field maintenance activities.
    •  Ensure proper inventory of farm supplies including fertilizers,chemicals, tools etc.
    •  Maintain accurate records of stock levels and usage.
    •  Coordinate with procurement team to ensure timely procurement of the required materials/inputs.
    •  Oversee the composting process and manage distribution and application of compost to improve soil fertility.
    •  Coordinate for proper events planning to ensure that the farm is well prepared for event’s specific demands and activities.
    •  Ensure that farm equipment and machinery within Simba roses are well maintained and operational.
    •  Ensure effective management of flower transportation from fields to pack house
    •  Oversee all scouting activities and compliance related activities within the farm
    •  Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally. Employees are our biggest asset.
    • Together with your team you are responsible to ensure that staff engagement and satisfaction is maintained.

    Your profile

    •  Graduate in Horticulture, Floriculture or Agriculture
    •  5-7 years’ experience in a farm of the same capacity; dealing with Roses Production
    •  Strong understanding of Roses cultivation
    •  Excellent Leadership skills and management skills
    •  Analytical mindset, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team player facilitating cross-functional collaboration.
    •  Good Command of the English language, both verbal and written.
    •  Proficient Computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly with Excel.

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    Head of Compliance

    Job objective

    • As the Head of Compliance, you will ensure that all the farm technical documents such as harvestingrecords, spray records, fertigation/irrigation records, pests and diseases records,  scouting records, weather records, post-harvest records, chemical handlers medical and cholinesterase tests records are up to date, well-kept and are always accessible.

    Your tasks and responsibilities

    •  To ensure that the management is well informed of all technical aspects of the farm.
    •  To ensure that plant Protection Products are used at the recommended rates to ensure proper pests and diseases control and to avoid development of resistance by pests and diseases.
    •  To ensure that chemicals with different modes of action are used and alternated accordingly against pests and diseases as a crop protection management strategy.
    •  To ensure that all employees are trained in all technical aspects such as the use of cleaning detergents and cleaning of harvesting equipment.
    •  To ensure that the farm meets and passes all audit standards such as ETI, Global Gap, M&S F2F, WFA, KEPHIS/HCD farm audits and any other audit which may be requested by the customers.
    •  To ensure that all monitoring systems for notifiable pests such as Leaf miner, False codling Moth (FCM), Helicoverpa armigera, Fall Army worm (FAW), etc. are alwaysin place and properly located,
    •  To ensure collection of data on the traps of the notifiable pests, analysis and advising the management of the situation. This requires raising of alarms to forestall a situation where product may be rejected/destroyed by the relevant Government agencies, such as KEPHIS and by equivalent bodies of the importing countries.
    •  To ensure that the farm uses only approved Plant Protection Products (PPPs) by PCBP and products which meet the customer requirements.
    •  To ensure that the farm is kept clean in terms of hygiene requirements and standards by strictly following the guidelines of the hygiene manual.
    •  To ensure that you participate and walk through the farm during the weekly hygiene audits and achieve the required scores.
    •  To ensure regular measurements of the PH of the spray solution to ensure that it is within PH 5.5 – 6.0
    •  To attend HACCP meetings and ensure all areas of improvement highlighted in the report concerning veg field are addressed in a timely manner.

    Your profile

    •  Diploma or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/ Horticulture.
    •  3 and above years of work experience in a similar role.
    •  Ability to work under minimal supervision.
    •  Team player who creates top-down working relationship with general workers and management
    •  Good command of the English language, both verbal and written.
    •  High moral standing with impeccable integrity.
    •  Proficient Computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly with Excel.
    •  Report writing skills.
    •  Analytical mindset, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AAA Growers on www.aaagrowers.co.ke to apply

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