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Job Vacancies at a Multinational Agricultural Company in Nairobi Kenya

Our client, a leading innovative Multinational Agricultural Company that creates relevant solutions for farmers, consumers and the environment; in addition to being a leading global provider of technology based solutions and agricultural products that improve farmer productivity and food quality is seeking to hire the below position:


Human Resources Manager –Eastern Africa

The Role: Coordinate, support and oversee all the key HR process areas in the East African countries of operations (both the operational and strategic aspects) as well as partnering with the Business Managers and all the HR centers of excellence in supporting the strategic, growth and people plans for the company both in East Africa and Africa as a whole.

Location: Nairobi with frequent travels to other countries of responsibility.

Reporting to: The HR Business Partner Africa

Applicants should have:-
  • MBA Degree with a bias in Human Resources Management. Candidates with an additional Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from IPMK will be an added advantage.
  • 5 to 7 years of HR generalist or business partnering experience, 3 of which should be in a Senior or management role.
  • Working experience in a complex environment in a multinational or regional set up will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures with appropriate consultation and negotiation.
  • Good working knowledge of the labor and labor institutions laws in East Africa.
  • Experience of managing complex change processes, salary benchmarking & development of rewards & benefit packs.
  • Strong experience of HR strategy formulation as well as performance management systems and processes.
  • Experience of analyzing leaning needs and the design and delivery of training workshops.
  • Team player, able to maintain strong and supportive working relationships both in HR and across functions.
  • Good communication & negotiation skills, tact, diplomacy, influencing skills and relationship building are essential.
  • Computer literacy skills: Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and data analysis tools. Working knowledge of HRMIS will be an added advantage.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the company.
  • A willingness to travel to other countries to attend training and meetings if and when required.


Commercial Manager – Kenya

The Role: Overall responsibility for the profitability of the country which will involve but not be limited to planning and managing the sales team and developing Sales and Marketing activities in Kenya to ensure sustainable growth and maximum returns of the business in line with the organization’s future growth plans.

This role involves working closely with Farmers and Agro input Distributors so will require a person who has an interest or strong passion for Agriculture as well as a strategic mindset.

Location: Nairobi with frequent travels to other parts of the country

Reporting to: Commercial Manager Central, East & Southern Africa

Applicants should have:-
  • M.SC Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or related fields. Candidates with an additional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing or Strategic Management will be an added advantage.
  • Alternatively an MBA Degree with a bias in Sales & Marketing or Strategic Management with the relevant Sales & Marketing experience in the Agro-Chemical or related industries.
  • 5-8 years experience in Sales and Marketing Management in the Agricultural sector or related fields of which 3 or more should be in a Senior Management Position.
  • Working experience in a complex environment in a multinational or regional set up will be an added advantage.
  • Basic leadership skills-Influencing and inspiring others; critical thinking about the business, developing people and teams and Strategic management. Ability to keep abreast with changes within and without of the organization is crucial.
  • A good understanding of the Agricultural industry in Kenya including the competitive aspects, the key players, key stakeholders and regulatory bodies.
  • Good communication & negotiation skills, tact, diplomacy, and relationship building are essential.
  • Computer literacy skills: Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and data analysis tools. Working knowledge of SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Work effectively with teams and networks across geographic, political, demographic, functional, cultural and organizational boundaries to create a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • A willingness to travel to other countries to attend training and meetings if and when required.(Regional & Area travel 60% of time; 40% office. (1.5 weeks per month- field visits).
  • A valid driving license with more than three years continuous driving experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive updated CV with a cover letter attached to the following e-mail address:- info@sheerlogic.co.ke before Friday 16th May 2014.

If you do not hear from us within 30 days from the closing date, kindly assume that your application was unsuccessful.


Please note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

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