Description

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldAgriculture / Agro-Allied 

Role Objective:

  • To provide a support service for all production and compliance programs and operations across all Veg Farm Sites for continuous improvement.
  • Providing BOD visibility at Farm Level and providing recommendations on agronomic corrective action plans as well as following through on all agronomy queries.
  • Custodian of the businesses Agronomy & Technical documents, ensuring that the crop production manual is consistent at all Sites.
  • Manage the Agronomy team at each site
  • Manage issues around documents, Audits/Certification, PPE, Training & Coordination

Key Responsibilities:

  • Audits – Able to pick up on issues on GAP standards special Production Projects – Looking after special projects i.e. tomatoes and peppers in greenhouse production
  • Advising and assisting farms with up-to-date crop protection and nutrition methods, products and programs for all farms & out growers.
  • Coordinating the implementation of and adherence to GAP and other market standards in the production processes of AAA farms & out growers.
  • Carrying out internal audits on various standards (Global GAP, TN10, F2F, environmental audits, etc.) – follow through on issues around non-conformance
  • Following up with individual farm managers on produce quality issues/complains pertaining to produce delivered to the pack houses and advising on corrective measures.
  • Coordinate Fertilizers/Chemicals supply to the farms as ordered and assist with alternatives where supplies are restricted. Manage any issues
  • Manage the farms’ adherence to PPPL requirements and updating the farms on new inclusions or removals of products from the list.
  • Take a lead in investigating any issues of non-conformity or exceedance of maximum limits and report to senior management in the shortest possible time.
  • Update field quality manual when due for a revision.
  • Attend to meetings with external bodies on behalf of the farms agronomy teams and/or coordinate attendance by the teams to such meetings.
  • Organising for and facilitating external audits for the farms and out growers on the above standards.
  • Monitoring and confirming farms’ planting programs and conducting routine farm visits.
  • Collation of the farms production predictions and stand in for the farms in sales meetings.
  • Recommending and coordinating suitable trainings with external organisations for various teams to improve operational efficiencies on farms.
  • Co-ordinate plants and soil sampling, submission for testing and disseminating the samples results.
  • Coordinating and collating all data collected for various trials carried out by farms and presentation of such data to senior management for final decision.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Hold Farm Managers to account
  • Follow through on all issues relating to non-conformity

Key Competencies:

  • Seasoned and qualified Agronomist with at least 10+ years’ proven experience
  • Outstanding Technical knowledge and ability to be challenged on finer details
  • In depth understanding of Veg growing issues
  • On point with new European pesticide programmes
  • Deep understanding of Agronomy Audit requirements
  • Able to communicate with customers on technical issues
  • Able to travel to Farm sites on a very frequent basis

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to AAA Growers on to apply