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Optiven Limited    |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Head of Agri-Business

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We seek to hire an experienced Agri-Business professional to set up, develop agribusiness and source market for produce.

1. Bachelor’s degree in either Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Marketing or Business Administration or a related filed.
2. Over 4 years proven working experience in agri-business development. I.e. in set up of greenhouses from onset to selling produce a MUST.
3. Proper understanding of agribusiness and Good agriculture practices (GAP)
4. Understanding of compliance issues.
5. Ability to penetrate the markets.
6. .Experience in small to medium scale agro-enterprise management.
7. Strong communication, presentation and report writing, negotiation, and administration skills
8. Should be a person of high integrity
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the above are required to send their applications via email with “Head of Agri-Business” being the subject of the email with detailed CV names & addresses of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


1. Set up and manage a number of greenhouses, improving their capacity to hold sustainable agri-based economic opportunities, understand and implement a demand-driven, commercialization approach to rural development based on access to markets.

2. Coordinate all Agribusiness activities, monitor and advise Management on the best option to improve Agribusiness in the site.
3. Plan and execute the best strategies in formulation of Agribusiness products that will attract customers in the market.
4. Review and implement Agribusiness department strategy to ensure objectives are achieved through implementing measures to enhance performance.
5. Identify and assist in coordinating relevant workshops in agricultural marketing issues for project staff and project beneficiaries.
6. Coordinate budget objectives of the department to ensure targets are achieved as per the recommended plans.
7. Prepare departmental budget and projections for growth in line with set targets.
8. Negotiate terms with customers in line with Return on Investment, develop and enhance customer relationships.
9. Plan on marketing the produce and ensure maximized returns and keep good public relations with customers.
10. Any other responsibility assigned to him or her from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Business development; Business strategy; Customer relations; Agriculture and natural resources; Marketing
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Optiven Limited

Real estateCompany size: 100-500 people

Optiven Limited is a Real Estate company founded to empower property investors in Africa. Our flagship product is Value Added Plots which have been transformed and made suitable for immediate settlement and futuristic capital gain focus. Optiven is the market leader in the industry and was recently crowned Number One Company in Kenya and the Best in Real Estate Under Top 100 Mid- Size Company Awards 2014/15 (This is a competition for Mid- Size Companies in Kenya run by KPMG and Business Daily).