Deputy Avocado Manager - Rumuruti, Laikipia County

Job Summary

Deputy Avocado Manager to oversee and manage all activities within the Avocado Nursery concerning the production of seedlings.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

LOCATION: RUMURUTI

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

People Management

  1. Ensure that all labour in the section is effective and efficient and that all staff achieves the recommended daily tasks.
  2. Maintain staff discipline and welfare in accordance with the company policy.
  3. Train staff in grafting and all other practices required from time to time.

Planning

  1. Ensure that the nursery, operations are provided with all the necessary equipment for their smooth and efficient operation.
  2. Ensure that the quantity and quality of seedlings are produced to meet the requirements.
  3. Maintain constant dialogue with the Clients concerned as to their seedling requirements.
  4. Ensure that all plant husbandries including spray programs within the scope of the nursery are performed to the highest standard.
  5. Source Avocado fruits from the market for planting seed for grafting.
  6. Source for Avocado scions for grafting.
  7. Plan and forecast Avocado seedling grafting and delivery as per the seasonal demands. 

Audits/ standards

  1. Ensure the nursery operations adhere to customer standards (as per audit guidelines)
  2. Handle and address any deviation on standards (customer responses) 

Record keeping

  1. Ensure that various team leaders, scouts and supervisors keep accurate records of all operations carried out in the section.
  2. Maintain Irrigation/Fertigation records, spray schedule and records of sowing, grafting and deliveries of seedlings
  3. Forecast deliveries


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 2 years’ management experience in a horticultural field
  • Educated to degree level in relevant field, with 1-2 years’ experience in similar role - BSc in Horticulture or a related field
  • Attention to detail
  • Client, quality and results oriented
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

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