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Farm Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

A leading agricultural company in Kenya and they are looking for an experienced Farm Manager. If you have the passion, experience & skills to manage a horticulture farm in Laikipia County, near Nanyuki, send your application by 20th Jan 2020. The farm currently focuses on French beans and onions, with the possibility for other crops in the future.
The farm manager will be expected to manage the farm proactively and ensure excellent financial returns, liaising with the directors. Key expected results: high per-acre yields of quality farm produce at an economical cost.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of all the operations of the farm both technically and administratively, ensuring timely and rational decision making. These include and are not limited to:
  • Develop and implement optimal farm plans.
  • Labour management
  • Crop nutrition
  • Prevention and management of crop diseases and other threats
  • Water management
  • Community relations
  • Harvest and post-harvest management and sales
  • Inventory management
  • Train and supervise staff
  • Responsible for setting performance targets and goals for the farm in consultation with the directors, and work to ensure targets are met.
  • Provide technical and administrative guidance to all the staff on the farm for the attainment of the goals of the farm.
  • Ensure there are adequate inputs and that machinery and tools to be used are in good condition.
  • Ensure safety in all staff operations through adherence to safety regulations when carrying out farm operations;
  • Prepare regular financial and administrative reports and discuss the same with the directors.
  • Maintain regular communication with the directors on farm-related issues, to ensure quality and timeliness of decisions and actions.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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