Production manager (horticulture industry)

Job Summary

The Production Manager will be responsible for Planning and implementing the crop production programmes and harvest processes.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Our client, a global exporter of horticultural products with a local vegetable farm is currently looking to recruit a Production Manager

The ideal candidate must have 7 years of experience in the Horticultural Industry with 5 years in a similar position.


Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing the crop production programmes and harvest processes.
  • Work with head agronomist for all crop protection and nutrition programmes. 
  • Involvement in farm operations.
  • Control the production forecasts to meet markets demands and strategic plans.
  • Manage propagation procedures.
  • Full control of the production process for quality and markets’ conforming products.
  • Observe full levels of ethical, environmental and Food Safety standards.
  •  Understanding of internal audits on various standards.
  • Preparation and facilitating of various farm schedules.
  • Monitoring farms planting programmes to meet the commercial requirements.
  • Allocate crops to plant in different sites depending on the climatic conditions.
  • Develop picking structures in the fields.
  • Develop skilled workforce for the field’s production units.
  • Prepare and review job descriptions for field staff
  • Managing a team of pickers and field workers.



  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field.

  • Must have 7 years of experience with 5 in a similar position.

  • Must have clear understanding of the production control process.

  • Must have experience in Quality control in the same industry.
  • Clear understanding of the internal audit processes.

  • Excellent people management skills.

  • Excellent communication and organization skills.


Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh. 130,000 – 150,000/= (Approx. 1300 – 1500 USD) depending on skills and experience.

Deadline: 15th Dec 2018.

Management Level – Middle level.

Location: Ngong Road, Nairobi.


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