Seed Nursery Manager Job in Kenya

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Seed Nursery Manager Job in Kenya

Kentegra Pyrethrum Company Limited located in Nakuru is looking to recruit a Seed Nursery Manager.

This position will be based in Subukia.

The overall responsibility for this role is to fully manage the nursery.

Key roles for this position are:-

Duties & Responsibilities:

·  Lead efforts to produce best quality and quantity of Pyrethrum seeds.

·  Leading the nursery staff in weekly and monthly meetings for planning, updates and strategizing on seed production processes.

·  Develop and maintain an internal standard operating procedure as relates to nursery operations.

·  Design seeds production schedules. Make decisions on planting/sowing calendars, fertilizer application. pest and disease control.

·  Hire, train, oversee and provide nursery staff with proper crop management techniques and procedures for pyrethrum plant care.

·  Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of nursery management to ensure the crop is maintained well and with optimum production.

·  Oversee seed processing, packaging and dispatch to farmers
• Work closely with all nursery services providers to ensure efficient service delivery.

·  Ensure all staff and visitors adhere to occupational health and safety procedures whenever within nursery premises.

·  Develop budgetary requirements for the nursery activities and inputs.

·  Setting research objectives and producing research plans and budgets

·  Participate on researching on new methods of pyrethrum breeding and agronomy.

·  Plan for field trials, analyzing/interpreting and presenting research findings to the company.

·  Execute research protocols.

·  Carrying out seedlings production projection and simulation.

·  Approval of nursery field-staff Payrolls.

·  Keeping the Nursery financial records

·  Custodian of all company equipment’s and inputs at the nursery.

·  Maintain an inventory of all company items at the nursery.

Qualifications and work experience required for this role

·  Degree in any agricultural related field from an accredited institution.

·  At least 5 years of Professional experience in managing large farms, research units for 3+ years and relevant Agronomy / production management experience with demonstrated achievements and advancement

·  Excellent communication and leadership skills

·  Proven work experience as a team leader and experience in managing teams.

·  Evidence of managing people with respect to promote a caring, teamwork geared towards continuous improvement.

·  Excellent strategic, analytical, creative and presentation skills.

·  Excellent decision making and organizational skills.

·  Great understanding of seed production procedures, registration and certification.

·  Understanding crop production, scouting and management of plants diseases and insect pests.

·  Effective and efficient planner with excellent communication skills

How to Apply

Please apply only if you fulfill the above credentials and send your application as one word/pdf document with the title Seed Nursery Manager to by 10th February 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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