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  • Area Leaf Manager at British American Tobacco

  • Posted on: 17 August, 2019 Deadline: 17 August, 2019
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  • British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

    We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

    Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

    Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

    Area Leaf Manager


    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for an Area Leaf Manager to join our team. Our new colleague will be based in Western Kenya Region, Oyani Leaf Centre.

     Key Accountabilities:

    Operations/ Professional/ Business:

    • Timely prepare, obtain approval from the LOM (Leaf Operations Manager), implement and continuously monitor a crop action plan to produce the agreed quality, quantity and cost of tobacco leaf.
    • Timely evaluate and communicate to the LOM (K) progress on the approved action plan and leaf center objectives to enable timely, effective and efficient decision making.
    • Provide professional & technical coaching and assistance to the extension personnel and farmers to enable them grow high quality and quantity of tobacco at optimal returns
    • Continuously evaluate competitor activity and put in place counter measures to maintain competitive advantage.
    • Disseminate an appropriate company policy on growing Tobacco to farmers and the community for good corporate image
    • Implement, coach and ensure compliance by all direct and indirect reports on all company guidelines and policies (EH&S, Afforestation, procurement, Collective Bargaining Agreement, General standing instructions, fleet, IT & Accounting).
    • Timely plan, forecast & communicate materials & supplies (M&S) requirement for the leaf center.
    • Identify, evaluate & manage business risks within the leaf center environment implementing short- and long-term management measures while obtaining necessary approvals from LOM (K).


    • Effectively manage loans issued to farmers to ensure crop quality and quantity
    • objectives are met while minimizing risk of loan defaulting
    • Timely prepare obtain approval from LOM (K), implement and continuously monitor the leaf center budget to ensure the achievement of cost objectives.


    Coach, develop and motivate all staff to ensure optimal individual output in line with the leaf center operations.


    Maintain on-going basis good relations with all local stakeholders and community, Government departments and also business fraternity.

    On a continuous basis manage leaf center employee’s welfare.

    Innovation: Continuously evaluate current practices in in the leaf center to be able to identify and recommend possible areas for improvement.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • B. Sc in Agriculture, Agronomy or horticulture.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field.
    • Practical Knowledge on leaf buying and Grading
    • Computer skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco (BAT) career website on careers.bat.com to apply

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