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Farm Manager Job in Naivasha

Kariki Group of companies in the Floriculture business is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the above position in our farm based in Naivasha.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the
 Farm managerwill be responsible for:
  • Overall management of the day to day aspects of 30 HA farm of Hypericum cut flowers.
  • Meeting both production and expenditure targets against budget and reporting the same on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors.
  • All growing activities and related functions of quality control, in accordance with good agricultural practice.
  • Management of a labour force of between 360 to 400 employees including management staff.
  • Coordinating annual budget preparation function.
  • Ensuring the farm maintains KFC Silver standard.

Candidates applying for the position must possess the following:

Academic and professional Qualifications.

  • Holder of Bsc Degree in Horticulture from a reputable institution.
Experience Required
  • Minimum 10 years experience in growing flowers. Those with knowledge in growing Hypericum flowers will have an added advantage
  • Strong aptitude in Managerial Functions (Planning, Directing, Coordinating, Controlling, Staffing & Organizing).
  • Excellent knowledge of pest and disease control and fertilizer applications.
  • Conversant with application of current labour laws
  • Knowledge of practices and policies involved in Human Resource Functions
  • Knowledge of KFC/Euro gap codes of practice and Government statutory requirements e.g. NEMA and Health and safety issues.
  • Knowledge of management accounting.
  • Knowledge of KAIZEN concept ( Japanese Concept of Continuous Improvement) will be an added advantage
Competencies and Personal Attributes
  • Attention to detail – Must possess a demonstrated ability to work systematically and diligently
  • Administrative analytical skills- must possess ability to analyze the management accounts and develop appropriate strategies.
  • Must be honest, strong, confident, self motivated.
  • Must be result oriented – enjoy being measured and judged by financial and administrative performance results.
  • People Skills – ability to work diplomatically, harmoniously and effectively with diverse group of people.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
If you possess the above, send your application together with a detailed CV, three references and daytime telephone contact by 30th June 2011 to:

The attention of HRM
P. O Box 6038 01000

Or send by Email –

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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