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Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd – Out Grower Manager

OUT GROWER MANAGER
Reports to the General Manager

Function: Leads the out grower horticultural team in creating and maintaining horticultural programmes to drive year round supply of the required produce. Develops and monitors
departmental structure and responsibilities to accomplish short-term and long-term goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for the out grower farmers.
 Works with the out growers in developing long-term productive relationships to ensure growth in volume of produce; issuing and administration of farmers’ loans.
 Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all farms to include sustainable farm practices and integrated pest management in accordance to set International
standards.
 Coordinates spray cycles and maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with Technical Assistants.
 Responsible for the operational department budgets, budget monitoring, strategic planning, and any horticultural capital projects as needed.
 Serves as part of a cross-departmental Management Team that creates and executes produce driven targets.
 Collaborates with the Marketing Manager to identify opportunities for programming for the produce and collections.
 Inventory management of propagation and growing inputs and supplies, and orders additional materials as needed.
 Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, or a related field or a diploma holder
 Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a professional horticulturist in a similar position.
 Must possess a valid Driver’s License

Interested candidates should send their applications alongside a detailed CV, copies of certificates and other testimonials, names and address of three referees and a colored passport size photograph to:-
Group HR & Administration Manager
Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd
P.O Box 68144-00200
NAIROBI
OR emailed to jobs@mastermindkenya.co.ke
To reach on or before 5th May 2017


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