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Improving the workshop standards
We would like you to start to manage all the technical teams and train them where necessary
Implementing best practice procedures in the workshop
Managing workshop activity
Servicing and maintenance of Equipment
Duties to include:
Adopt new strategies to keep up to date with current business trends
Will be required to travel across the country
Able to set and meet targets
Work without supervision
Able to close sales
Able to communicate with all levels of staff
Must be willing to oversee the department and a few staff members
There will be need to travel out to customers if there is a breakdown or if services need to be attended to
Must be willing to work on tractors and put in extra time when required
Excellent communication skills
Exhibit a positive, friendly & helpful attitude towards customers and be sensitive to their needs.
Willing to be a general run around and assist in all divisions in the office
Create proforma, delivery note and invoice.
Select appropriate product from stock. Assist with and resolve customer complaints where necessary.
Keeps abreast of new product information and upcoming product promotions.
Any additional tasks as assigned by the Office Manager
Perform basic mathematical calculations required to accurately complete assigned tasks eg. discounts and mark ups
We're looking for an experienced, fiercely entrepreneurial, and humble leader to co-direct our clients innovation work in Kenya - aimed at building scalable solutions for smallholder farmers. In this role, you will lead a sub-set of innovation portfolios - aiming to delivery high-quality products and services to as many smallholder farmers in Kenya as possible.
You will help shape the 3-10 year strategy for the Kenya program (serve every farming community in Kenya), and instill this vision on the team, scope out projects, and then implement through their direct reports (portfolio leads). You will report directly to the Chief Innovation Officer Kenya.
Lead several innovations portfolios, guiding the vision, execution, and scale of these projects. This will require strong management skills, and an ability to coach innovation portfolio leads to results.
Co-manage the Innovation Lab / Innovation Department - a large team executing on complex innovation projects aimed at increasing impact for our customers, and increasing market penetration for the Kenya Program.
Shape the vision, and create the strategy for the Kenya Program - outlining key innovation investments are needed to serve every farming community in Kenya.
The Field Staff Management (FSM) Team is the people arm of the Field Operations (FOPs) department and is primarily responsible for empowering, managing, growing and developing our professional rural field-team in such a way that each member of the field can successfully execute key responsibilities and achieve excellent performance in the field.
You would manage 3,000 field staff, who are the frontline workers providing farmers with products and services.
You would be focused on executing our core program’s functions through strong staff management, and assisting in the design and implementation of strategic projects that aim to improving staffing and performance.
Specific responsibilities include:
Direct management of 3-5 high-level staff, and support the indirect management of 3,000 field staff.
Create, execute and monitor essential strategies for One Acre Fund’s field program
Oversee staff performance management and create initiatives to build staff capacity and performance
Create high-level, detailed project plans and coordinate across multiple teams to ensure smooth project operations
Responsibilities will include:
ensuring all aspects of running the farm are met
maintaining safe working practices
managing and motivating a team
ensuring welfare of livestock
Effective people management skills
Ability to carry out manual duties
Proficient computer skills
NVQ level 3 in poultry production or similar would be desirable.
A competitive remuneration package plus accommodation is offered.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Sourcing potential new customers
• Maintaining regular contact with existing customers
• Traveling to the customers location and talk about our product range
• Demonstrating the technical features and benefits of our products
• Advising customers on when and why to use our products
• Maintaining strong customer relations
• Meeting sales targets
• Candidate must be sales driven
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Professional and friendly demeaner
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to meet sales and commission targets
• Ability to travel
Managing sales and marketing of irrigation systems, includes Drip systems and Center Pivots.
Managing team of irrigation designers and technicians.
Maintaining and developing contacts with the suppliers from all over the world.
Maintaining appropriate stock levels.
Developing the company's business in this area, through direct contacts with existing and potential customers.
Expertise in drip irrigation will be a distinct advantage.
Able to communicate effectively with both colleagues and consultants,
Great management skills.
The role is open to candidates of all nationalities globally, you must have experience farming alfalfa crops.
The client is a start up business with the aim to bring alfalfa farming to Africa on a commercial scale, their first operation will be based in Tamale in Ghana.
The farm will initially have around 10,000 hectares of land which will increase after the first season and the aim will be to produce the crop all year round
We are looking for a Farm Manager that has global experience, has worked in different cultures and tried different approached to farming
If you have worked in USA farming this will be an added advantage
We are ideally looking for someone with experience with underground irrigation, solar power farming and other similar techniques
The salary is negotiable and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates, accommodation will be provided as well as car, costs, visas and other amenities
Develop agronomic plans/programs to support farmers all the while being cognisant of the farmers budgets
Transfer knowledge with regards to sustainable biological farming systems and products to farmers
Develop and maintain customer relationships by providing sound agronomic services
Maintain regular client visits throughout the season
Be able to provide technical services and interpretation of the likes of soil & or leaf results, if not suitably qualified to do so must at least be willing to learn and be progressive minded.
To constantly learn about and advance ones knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Biological Farming so as to assist farming clients to progress from a more conventional system or way of farming to a more sustainable and profitable system
Sales and agronomic technical services
Multi-dimensional thinking person
Analytical and problem solving skills
Willingness to learn
Innovative • Self-motivated and driven
Must have a definite interest in agriculture “green fingers”
Personable with excellent listening and communication skills
Confident but modest
Scientifically minded with the ability to be practice
Decides on how to discipline subordinates
Makes decision regarding manpower requirements
Executes on cropping program as per set guidelines
The person provide leadership in the Blue Berry Project
Must be prepared to work in a high pressure and dynamic environment
Daily, Weekly and Monthly reports
Formulation of Good Agricultural Practices and ensuring that the contracted farmers adheres to the standards. (GAP, Eurogap) accreditation programs
Management of Company’s community development plan-running the out-grower scheme
Setting up project associates and co-ordination of operation in line with strategy and company policy
Production planning and management
A favorable attitude towards working in the field
Superb communication skills
Employee management and decision-making skills
Products & Trials
Trials (In field)
Must have a definite interest in agriculture “green fingers”
Creative • Analytical / scientific brain
Accurate Invoicing (dates, item codes, product quantities, filing etc)
Order fulfilment: correct matching of orders according to supply (stock levels) and rate of sales (ROS)
Reporting of red alerts, and resultant action/resolution
Regular store feedback: requests or issues (perishable manager)
Merchandising on site check points, and wins and positive feedback
Loading trucks with correct stock levels
Missed deliveries, and resolution (if any)
Rollovers, and resolution (if any)
Accurate claim processing and reporting
Claim levels (general target to be agreed by management)
General building, access, condition, security, cleanliness, equipment etc
Staff register, general HR and IR responsibilities including leave, performance,
Duties, capacity. Good performance.
Cash collection, reconciliation and reporting
Stock reporting levels
Vehicle inspection sheets – highlight red alerts
Services on time, scheduled conveniently
Customer / accounts visited for week and key
Understanding of policy, planning, and strategy.
Ability to develop, implement and review policies and procedures.
Ability to oversee budgeting, reporting, planning, and auditing.
Understanding of necessary legal and regulatory documents.
The role requires an individual who has experience in Abattoir Management, has managed a large team, has excellent quality control and has a fantastic knowledge of all aspects of factory management.
Creates feed orders and transmits them to the feed mill
Direct the Hatchery to produce the highest quality chicks at the highest percentage hatch rate possible for the lowest cost.
Ensure that the Hatchery, Tech Advisors, and Contract Producers follow Animal Welfare guidelines.
Plans production, spending, and capital improvement projects.
Prepares yearly budget for the hatchery.
Controls cost in labor, repairs, supplies, and vaccines.
Prepares monthly reports and graphs on hatchery performance.
Reports egg fertility and hatching residue results, as needed, to breeder department.
Ensure compliance with Company and OSHA safety guidelines.
Ensures completion of all quality assurance checks for the following: chick quality, vaccination checks, equipment checks, and maintenance work.
Consults with company veterinarian before making changes.
Prepares employee schedules, approves vacation requests and hires new employees as needed.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Honesty/Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.