Job Summary

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic candidates to fill in the position below.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Simba Fresh Ltd is a Large agricultural Farm dealing in growing and selling of Fresh farm produce especially Herbs, Vegetables and Fruits.
It is located in Naromoru, Nyeri county on the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway.

1.    Farm Manager

Job Summary

Farm manager will be expected to manage the farm proactively liaising with the General Manager in managing the firm effectively.

Attributes
•    Self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with integrity and a strong work ethic.
•    Good communication verbal/written, interpersonal and computer skills are required.
•    Can work without supervision.
•    Team oriented
•    Knowledge in latest modern agricultural practices that save on costs, are sustainable, maximize on space and are environmentally friendly.
•    Passionate about agriculture
•    Proven evidence of managerial or leadership skills is essential.
•    Fit, energetic, and resilient, and be willing and able to work for long hours

Qualifications
•    Bachelors degree in Agronomy, crop science, agribusiness management, environmental sciences or their equivalent from a recognized university’
•    Over 5 years experience in managing a farm or horticultural crops with a focus on herbs, vegetables and fruits.
•    Must be computer literate.
•    Excellent husbandry skills and Knowledge of Health Programme.
•    Knowledge of fresh produce markets in Kenya and abroad
•    Understanding of internal audits on various standards like Global Gap and environmental audits

Responsibilities
•    Recruiting and supervising temporary workers to prepare the land for planting, creation of seed beds, transplanting, harvest etc. as necessary.
•    Supervising the construction and ongoing operation of greenhouse units from time to time
•    Preparing and executing processes and procedures for the management of the greenhouses and open field.
•    Maintaining farm cleanliness and ensuring sanitation procedures are followed.
•    Monitoring and maintaining current systems e.g. irrigation, water tanks and drip lines
•    Monitoring the health of plants for any diseases and pests
•    Overseeing farm’s audit and maintaining clear records for purposes of audits
•    Overseeing crop watering, pesticide and fertilizer applications as per the recommended standards.
•    Ensuring the highest available quality and yield of produce from current facilities from seeds or seedlings planted.
•    Recommending changes to improve crop yields, reduce costs and increase ROI as necessary
•    Recommending appropriate crop varieties to increase the farm’s income and returns
•    Providing frequent updates to directors on the status of the farm and health of crops
•    Planning, setting production targets, and buying materials needed for the farm
•    Maintaining health and safety across the farm.
•    Continuously monitoring the quality, performance of the produce.
•    Managing the farm’s budget, cash flow and communicating with suppliers
•    Monitoring and documenting all yields and record keeping.
•    Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
•    Overseeing packhouse activities and ensuring coordination between production and packhouse to guarantee zero wastage of farm harvest

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