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10 Jun 2014

Farm Manager Kenya Vacancy

Our Client is a Horticultural Farm,currently recruiting a Farm Manager.

The roles would include

  • Tour work areas to observe work being done, to inspect crops, and to evaluate plant and soil conditions.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform necessary maintenance work.
  • Explain and enforce safety regulations and policies.
  • Identify plants as well as problems such as diseases, weeds, and insect pests.
  • Coordinate clerical, record keeping, inventory, requisitioning, and marketing activities.
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules.
  • Assign work schedules and duties to nursery or greenhouse staff, and supervise their work.
  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research.
  • Hire employees, and train them in gardening techniques.
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers to plants.
  • Prepare soil for planting, and plant or transplant seeds, bulbs, and cuttings.
  • Determine types and quantities of horticultural plants to be grown, based on budgets, projected sales volumes, and/or executive directives.
  • Select and purchase seeds, plant nutrients, disease control chemicals, and garden and lawn care equipment.
  • Provide information to customers on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, and lawns.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers.
  • Cut and prune trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants.
  • Confer with horticultural personnel in order to plan facility renovations or additions.
  • Construct structures and accessories such as greenhouses and benches.
  • Graft plants.
  • Negotiate contracts such as those for land leases or tree purchases.

Requirements:

  • Education background in Agriculture/Horticulture
  • At least 6 years Working Experience in a Farm that not more than 100 Acres

If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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