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  Head of Agronomy - Kenya
 
Position:
 

Head of Agronomy

 
Location:
 

Kenya

 
Job Description :
 

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The vegetable division of a large, Kenyan fresh-produce exporter currently has a senior management position open for a suitably experienced Head of Agronomy.

This intensive operation currently consists of four production farms (total production area of around 500ha), between 50km and 200km away from the Head Office, which is based in Nairobi. Each farm has an on-site packhouse and management team.

The Head of Agronomy for the vegetable division will be the key liaison between Head Office operations and the farming operations teams at each farm. Approximately 70% of work will be conducted on-site with the core focus being on standard and compliance system implementation and monitoring for audit purposes as well as customer liaison, provision of sound technical advice, general management input, staff recruitment and overseeing other projects and product trials as required.

Requirements:

  • A relevant degree-level qualification (agronomy/ horticulture/ soil science);
  • At least 5 years of experience in a management-level position with a commercial agricultural enterprise;
  • A hands-on vegetable production background (open field as well as under cover/ greenhouse);
  • Proven experience as an agronomist with specific exposure to export vegetable operations;
  • Excellent communication ability;
  • Strong business acumen;
  • Well-versed in GlobalGAP and other audit standards (ethical & technical);
  • A valid passport, willing and able to relocate and travel as required;
  • Prior exposure to working in broader Africa is a bonus.
   
 
Salary Details:

A market-related expat salary will be offered, depending on level of experience and qualifications.  

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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