General Manager – Naivasha

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGO’s in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, well-established Grower & Exporter based in Kenya with over fifty years in the Horticultural business is seeking to employ a to oversee all current operations on its 250Ha Avocado Plantation comprising of three farms. The ideal candidates MUST prior experience working in the Fruit growing industry, preferably with Avocado.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery, through appropriate plans and in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures, the vision, mission, and objectives of the Group
  • Maximize yields using best in industry practices to achieve business plan & budget targets!
  • Ensure that all input costs are maintained & within budget target.
  • Guide, mentor and empower farm managers at the farms to ensure smooth, efficient, sustainable, and profitable operations.
  • Ensure all farm managers have the necessary skills, competencies, and motivation to deliver the company’s vision and achieve budgets sustainably without compromising the quality.
  • In consultation with the MD prepare annual business and operations plan/budget, including capital expense budgets and present the same to the Board for approval.
  • Constantly endeavor to innovate and improve the processes with cost reduction in mind.
  • Ensure that all farms maintain audit standards such as Fairtrade, ETI, etc.
  • Managing Farm equipment and assets in good condition with regular servicing of the same.
  • To set targets and goals with measurable KPI’s for all farm & production managers.
  • Oversee adherence to laid down production, harvesting and post-harvest codes of practice.
  • Direct the planning and managing of farm operations and farm business administration.


  • Degree / Higher Diploma in Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience working in the Fruit growing industry, preferably with Avocado
  • Experienced in the use of drip & computerized irrigation / fertigation systems.
  • Efficient, diligent, meticulous, analytical and thrives under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to have impact on business results.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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Salary: Gross Salary Ksh. 730,500.00 (Approx 5000 USD) Depending on experience and skills
Location: Naivasha
Career Level: Executive Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 10/10/2023