Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.
Our client a venture-backed Kenyan agritech startup that fundamentally transforms the productivity of smallholder farmers is seeking to hire a Farm Manager (Agronomist) . The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including planting, harvesting, irrigation, pest control and overall crop management. The ideal candidate Must have a minimum of 10 yearsâ experience in experience in farm management, preferably with a background in managing onion, tomato, and bean crops.
Key ResponsibilitiesOversee day-to-day operations, including planting, harvesting, irrigation, pest control, and overall crop management. Provide expert advice on soil management, crop selection, planting techniques, and disease control to optimize yields and quality. Develop and manage budgets, plan crop rotations, and strategize to ensure profitability while maintaining sustainability. Ensure that crop yield targets and harvest cost targets are consistently hit. Supervise and train farm workers, fostering a culture of productivity, safety, and efficiency. Maintain accurate records of farming activities, expenses, yields, and any other relevant data for analysis and decision-making. Explore and implement innovative agritech solutions that can enhance productivity and efficiency on the farm.
QualificationsMust have a degree in horticulture or related field. Must have a minimum of 10 yearsâ experience in experience in farm management, preferably with a background in managing onion, tomato, and bean crops. Understanding of modern agricultural practices, irrigation techniques, pest management, and crop-specific requirements. Ability to lead a team effectively, communicate clearly, and make sound decisions under pressure. Capacity to identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and adapt to changing situations on the farm. A strong sense of accountability and follow through. Eagerness to explore and adopt new technologies and methodologies to improve farming practices.
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