Herbs Production Manager (Athi River) – Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a leading export Herbs Farm in Kenya, is looking to hire a Herbs Production Manager who will be responsible for timely cultural practices, harvesting and delivery of herbs to the pack house. The successful candidate must hold a degree in Horticulture and have sound leadership skills. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a crop management. 

Key Requirements:

  • Manages end to end production process and delivery modalities in Production department encompassing but not limited to cultivation and agronomy, harvesting, labour Management, budgeting, and record keeping.
  • Forecasts crop production with defined tolerance levels
  • Reports daily farming/production activities to the Farm Manager
  • Translates departmental plans into workable unit plans
  • Plans and coordinates the production of Herbs from soil preparation to harvesting i.e. land preparation, planting, harvesting, crop husbandry, spraying, fertigation, temperature and humidity control.
  • Oversees selection, trial and planting of new crops
  • Ensures maintenance of crop through timely cultivating, weeding, pinching, pruning and maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • Responsible for all farming operations including key establishments, operational and maintenance aspects of the farm.
  • Forecasts monthly and weekly production per crop and ensures set targets are met
  • Designs Fertigation regime per crop requirement based on climatic conditions.
  • Undertakes pest and disease management in the field including and planning spray schedules based on scouting reports.
  • Prepares Management monthly production reports i.e. for export, rejection, electricity, borehole, chemical and fertilizers etc.
  • Liaises with the propagation department as to ensure re-planting schedules are done accurately.
  • In liaison with the Farm Manager, develops production schedule including periodical and annual budgets.
  • Maintains and controls departmental budget, routinely audits the department as to ensure no unnecessary wastage or losses.
  • Administers implementation of workplace Safety and Health policy and promotes best practices in regard to Safety.
  • Develops and implements and effective Quality control System/process.
  • Plans and ensures production operations are not hindered and that tools and equipment necessary for smooth production operations are obtained and maintained in good order.
  • Identifies new and /or improves current operating systems with a view to maximizing production and reducing costs.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Should have a minimum 5 years’ experience in crop Management preferably in a herbs farm.
  • Must be a team player with good communication skills
  • Must be honest and of high integrity
  • Should have Working knowledge of computers
  • Displayed ability to work under pressure
  • Should have sound leadership and administrative skills

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  • Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya
  • Career Level:Mid Level
  • Salary:Monthly Salary of Ksh, 70,000
  • Deadline:30th May 2022