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Senior Manager Agriculture Job in Kenya - KTDA

KTDA Management Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd. and is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for the efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.
In line with the company’s strategic objectives, we are seeking to recruit a competent and qualified individual to fill the following position:-

Senior Manager Agriculture 

One (1) position

The Role
Reporting to the GM - Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of agricultural strategies, policies and procedures

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring timely availability of agricultural inputs and continuous improvement of green leaf yield
  • Establishing tea management systems  and procedures
  • Ensuring effective management of crops as per plans and strategies
  • Identification and replanting of moribund tea
  • Ensuring good agricultural practices for improved yield in tea (plucking, pruning and fertilizer application)
  • Driving establishment of central  nurseries in the factories and tea infilling program
  • Ensuring adoption and embedding the Farmer Field Schools extension methodology
  • Rolling out the Farm Management Services model
  • Embedding sustainable and environmental friendly practices in tea farming
  • Spearheading relevant certifications
  • Staff supervision and mentoring

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
  • Bachelor of Science -Agriculture
  • Post graduate Dip in Management or its equivalent
  • Ten (10) years experience in management, 5 of which should have been at a senior management level.
  • Strong management and negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent planning  and organization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please write to us enclosing your detailed CV to reach the undersigned not later than 8th February 2013.

The Group General Manager – Human Resources & Administration
Kenya Tea Development Agency/Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box 30213 - 00100

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