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Packhouse Manager (Naivasha), Flowers Spray Supervisors (Mt Kenya) and Flowers Senior Scout (Mt Kenya) Job Vacancies

The organization 

Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.
 

The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.
 

Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.
 

Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 22,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.
 

The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers. 

The vacancies below have arisen for dynamic and self focused self starters with a passion for excellence, customers, people development and quality products.
 

Packhouse Manager - Flowers, Naivasha 

The Job
 

Based in our Naivasha Region, the Packhouse Manager will have the following responsibilities:
 
  • providing leadership and direction to the packhouse teams;
  • ensuring flowers are processed as per the customer specifications;
  • maintaining quality product output;
  • packhouse team performance appraisal and development;
  • ensuring profitable use of company property;
  • enforcing health and safety procedures and policies in the packhouse;
  • inspecting packhouse documents to ensure accuracy and consistency at all times; and
  • ensure there is efficient product grading and processing.
The Person 

We require a candidate with the following qualifications:
 
  • a graduate from a recognized university preferably in an agricultural related discipline;
  • knowledge of Packhouse operations/ systems management;
  • minimum 3 years experience in a similar role;
  • highly developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills
  • knowledge of the principles of Kaizen will be an added advantage
Spray Supervisors - Flowers, Mt Kenya 

The Job
 

Based in our Mt Kenya Region operations, located at the outskirts of Nanyuki Town, the Spray Supervisors will have the following responsibilities:
 
  • monitoring, reporting and instituting control measures on all pests and diseases in the section;
  • training; instructing and instituting follow ups on all plant management activities that drive production;
  • proactive planning of daily activities and work allocation to staff and ensuring efficiency of all agronomic activities on crops;
  • projecting weekly and daily labour requirements, observing attendance and reporting any shortfalls on productivity to management;
  • monitoring the irrigation and fertigation efficiency and advising where alterations are needed for maximum crop production; and
  • Ensuring compliance with Company Health & Safety policies.
The Person 

We require a candidate with the following qualifications:
 
  • a degree in Horticulture/Agriculture with at least 3 years experience in roses/carnations. growing. 
  • Candidates with a Diploma and extensive relevant experience may be considered;
  • monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • highly developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • excellent record keeping and analytical skills; and
  • knowledge in crop nutrition and pest management will be an added advantage.
Senior Scout - Flowers, Mt Kenya 

The Job
 

Based in our Mt Kenya Region operations, located at the outskirts of Nanyuki Town, the Senior Scout will have the following responsibilities:
 
  • monitoring and scouting of pests and diseases;
  • reporting and drawing data of infestation, infection and deficiency levels;
  • monitoring efficiency of products used for control measures;
  • monitoring plant growth and behaviour in response of elements of feeding;
  • supervision of IPM approaches to pest and disease management as well as compiling IPM and conventional reports for management for action;
  • verification of pest and disease infestation trends;
  • coordinating with spray/crop supervisors and management on pest and disease control/crop quality;
  • verifying/validating of scouting reports to confirm accuracy and reliability;
  • planning, organising and assigning scout’s duties and instituting on the job training;
  • filing of scouting documents/reports;
  • ensuring management plans/intentions on plant health are implemented in time;
  • facilitating trials on new products prior to commercial use within the farm;
  • ensuring orders for scouting purposes are placed on time.
The person 

We require a candidate with the following qualifications:
 
  • Diploma/Degree in Horticulture/Agriculture;
  • pest & Diseases identification skills;
  • highly developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • excellent record keeping and analytical skills; and
  • experience in flower growing will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure 

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for any of the above positions, please send your CV with a covering letter to the
 

Human Resources Director,
 
P.O. Box 10222, Nairobi 00400.
 

Email: hrd.kenya@finlays.net
 

to reach not later than 16 September 2011.
 

Those applicants who will not have heard from us by 1 November 2011 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
 


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