Agriculture Jobs in Kenya

Bridge Talent Management

Farm Manager

Job Description

Daily management of all departments within the farm to ensure maximum revenue and profit generation from agriculture and livestock resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure revenue generation through proper production plans for dairy and crops.
  • Maintain effective pest and disease control for both livestock and crops.
  • Oversee the procurement of supplies including monitoring of requisitions of farm inputs.
  • Develop and apply Health & Safety standards across the farm and ensure compliance with all regulations.
  • Provide advisory support on Farm Management and Operations to stakeholders and propose new innovations to maximize the farm’s profitability.
  • Monitor the performance of employees through appraisals to ensure productivity and bridge the gap through training where required.
  • In liaison with other Departments, develop the farm work plan, monthly management reports, and quarterly Board papers.
  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, and training of employees.
  • Manage the marketing and sale of all products produced on the farm e.g. dairy, grains, vegetables & honey.
  • Supervise key activities that include land preparation, planting, fertilization, and harvesting on the farm

Requirements

  • Experience in managing a large dairy farm with over 500 livestock herds with cash crops & food crops.
  • Experience in the development of farm KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for both livestock and crops.
  • Experience in farm activity planning for both machinery maintenance and animal production.
  • Experience in business compliance, budgeting, and periodic reporting to stakeholders.
  • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, or Horticulture.
  • Minimum of ten years relevant experience working in Agriculture /Horticulture or Farming sector.
  • Possess a qualification that demonstrates Technical competence in Crop and Livestock Management.

Key Skills

  • Ability to lead and manage Teams.
  • Communication and Presentation skills.

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