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Background

Homegrown Kenya Ltd is a market leader in the production and processing of flowers and vegetables for export and as part of the larger Flamingo Group their added value products supply markets in the UK, Europe and USA.

We are seeking to fill the positions below with results focused self starters who are team players with highly developed organizational, interpersonal, analytical and communications skills.

1. Manager – Vegetable Production


Based in our Mt Kenya Region this is a key position in our vegetable growing operations whose primary responsibilities include:
  • production of various varieties of vegetables to meet required specifications including export market requirements;
  • field preparation, planting, crop husbandry, support work installation and maintenance;
  • ensuring proper identification of pests and diseases and evaluate plant health control strategy report;
  • repair and maintenance of farm structures;
  • team leadership to ensure people are motivated and productive.
Required qualifications
  • Agricultural / Horticultural educational background at degree level;
  • Facts and Basis trained with knowledge applied to vegetable growing;
  • A minimum of three years hands on relevant experience in a similar position gained in a reputable organisation.
2. Packhouse Foreman

Based in our Mt. Kenya Region the key responsibilities of this position include:
  • overseeing the overall grading and processing operations in the pack house, liaise with the Farm Managers to ensure that crop harvesting and delivery to the pack house is efficiently and promptly done;
  • training personnel on quality and efficiency improvements;
  • managing the workforce in a dynamic and multicultural environment;
  • ensuring that the budgets and other Key Performance indicators are monitored and adhered to;
  • ensuring that the records on key Packhouse operations are properly maintained.
Required qualifications
  • At least a Diploma in Agriculture / Horticulture / Post harvest;
  • A minimum of five years experience in pack house operations;
  • Exposure to quality assurance management, operations management and supervision.
3. Mechanic

Based in our Workshop in Naivasha Region, the key responsibilities of this position include:
  • conducting routine operational and preventive maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment;
  • rectifying all mechanical faults as per job card and service check sheet;
  • performance of other related duties.
Required qualifications
  • A holder of Trade Test Grade 1 and above;
  • A minimum of three years experience in the same capacity in a busy Workshop;
  • Experience with generators and chemical spray equipment will be an added advantage;
If you fulfill the requirements for any of the above positions and wish to be considered, please send your detailed CV and copies of certificates and testimonials together with telephone and email contacts, specifying the position you are applying for, to reach the undersigned not later than 25th March 2011.

Human Resources Director
Homegrown (K) Limited
Nairobi Business Park, Unit B
P.O Box 10222-00400, Nairobi

Email: careers.homegrown@f-h.biz

Those who will not have heard from us by 4th May 2011 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
Homegrown (K) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

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