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Kenya Job: AAA Growers, Production Manager

Kenya Job: AAA Growers, Production Manager

Posted: Mar 6, 2017

Employment at AAA Growers as Production Manager

About us:

Out of a small trial project growing tomatoes, the concept of AAA Growers was born. Initially, setup in conjunction with the lending arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as a micro finance orientated project, today, AAA Growers is one of the leading exporters of premium & prepared vegetables from Kenya.

The company currently harvests 30 MT of gross products a day and exports annually over 4,000 Mt of fresh produce by air all over Europe and South Africa to leading retailers. The company grew from its single production site to four sites, and now cultivates nearly 650 hectares of arable land from its in house production alone, and boasts four custom-built food processing factories. In total, AAA Growers employ over 3,500 workers spread across four geographical locations in Kenya; and approximately 70% of the workers are women.

About the Job:

AAA Growers is currently looking to fill the position of a Production Manager.

Responsibilities for the Production Manager Job

Staff

  • To recruit staff and allocate them to the various teams.
  • To ensure that the field managers working in the section allocate daily work targets to staff and record performance of all team members
  • To ensure that all labour in the section is effective and efficient and that all staff achieve the recommended daily tasks.
  • To maintain staff discipline and welfare in accordance with the company policy.

Planning

  • To plan all the farm/section operations for the month, week, and day in consultation with the farm manager.
  • To ensure that all crop husbandries i.e. land preparation, planting, weeding, irrigation and spraying etc. are done to the highest possible standard.
  • To confirm all picking predictions done by picking supervisors.
  • To ensure that produce is picked on time, handled carefully and is of high quality in accordance with the set standards.
  • To coordinate produce shading and transport to the pack house.
  • To communicate with farms daily and make regular visit to confirm quality issues.

Audits / Standards

  • To ensure the company field operations adhere to customer standards (as per audit guidelines). Handle and address any deviation on standards (customer responses).

Record Keeping

  • To ensure that various team leaders, scouts and supervisors keep accurate records of all operations carried out in their section.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the senior management.

Qualifications for the  Production Manager Job

  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture / BSc Agriculture Resource Management.
  • Above 5 yrs. experience in a busy Agricultural Sector.
  • Team player, dynamic and a great communicator.
  • Salary: Competitive package.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to: [email protected]

Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AAA Growers is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

 

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