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Agronomist Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
The incumbent will responsible for negotiating new contracts and running with the existing contracts, overseeing all the activities of the department.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
• University/College degree in Agricultural Field /Food Science or related field
• Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Agri Food Industry.
• Working knowledge and experience in food inspection &testing, hard goods, soft lines and food performance assessment
• Ability to manage a team with a traditional Agricultural inspection and trade business
background as described above
• Knowledge about the Grain, Vegetable Oil market, Laboratory, logistics, minerals, consumer
and goods
• Proven ability to develop and introduce new services successfully
• Team management skills and experience
• Professional experience in comparable position
• Ability to adapt quickly and demonstrate flexibility
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word,)


• Accountable for meeting business budget revenues and profitability forecasts for AFL/CRS Minerals Department
• Building and maintaining cohesive and motivated teams focused on client service and
satisfaction with high levels of collaboration between technical groups
•Responsible for long term and short-term strategic development of business, marketing and operations for AFL/CRS/Minerals Department
• Responsible for service level monitoring for the department
• Adhere to all quality, Health and Safety Standards (OI) and implementation of the OI initiative within the team Ensure best quality of execution of AFL/CRS/Minerals tasks
• Monitor market for the development of new technologies and trends
• Draft, negotiate and secure contracts for local and international clients
• Manage pre-and post-contract commercial issues
• Promote the image, capability and integrity of the company to the clients
• Lead, Coach and develop a business-oriented team, Identify and develop high potential employees
• Successful expansion of our market position according to the global Agricultural Services business strategy
• Establish budget targets in conjunction with global and East Africa country business managers
• Ensure revenue targets and profitability in the East Africa region
• Accountability for client satisfaction, technical governance and performance standards in the East Africa region
• Coordination with operations to provide high quality services to the customers
• In conjunction with the local management develop a strategy in selected locations to capture business opportunities
• Development and introduction of new services including introduction of SGS services already available internationally on to the East Africa market.
• Conduct regular customer visits with the support of local business and key account managers.
• Continuous optimization of the business processes according to customer needs in order to achieve productivity and efficiency improvement
• Operate to the highest standards of ethics, in accordance with the SGS Statement of Integrity

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourselfEducation certificate - the official certificate for your highest education
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