Kentegra Pyrethrum Seed Nursery Manager Job Vacancy in Subukia, Kenya

Kentegra Pyrethrum Company Limited located in Nakuru is looking to recruit a Seed Nursery Manager.

This position will be based in Subukia.

The overall responsibility for this role is to fully manage the nursery.

Key roles for this position are:-

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to produce best quality and quantity of Pyrethrum seeds.
  • Leading the nursery staff in weekly and monthly meetings for planning, updates and strategizing on seed production processes.
  • Develop and maintain an internal standard operating procedure as relates to nursery operations.
  • Design seeds production schedules. Make decisions on planting/sowing calendars, fertilizer application. pest and disease control.
  • Hire, train, oversee and provide nursery staff with proper crop management techniques and procedures for pyrethrum plant care.
  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of nursery management to ensure the crop is maintained well and with optimum production.
  • Oversee seed processing, packaging and dispatch to farmers
    • Work closely with all nursery services providers to ensure efficient service delivery.
  • Ensure all staff and visitors adhere to occupational health and safety procedures whenever within nursery premises.
  • Develop budgetary requirements for the nursery activities and inputs.
  • Setting research objectives and producing research plans and budgets
  • Participate on researching on new methods of pyrethrum breeding and agronomy.
  • Plan for field trials, analyzing/interpreting and presenting research findings to the company.
  • Execute research protocols.
  • Carrying out seedlings production projection and simulation.
  • Approval of nursery field-staff Payrolls.
  • Keeping the Nursery financial records
  • Custodian of all company equipment’s and inputs at the nursery.
  • Maintain an inventory of all company items at the nursery.

Qualifications and work experience required for this role

  • Degree in any agricultural related field from an accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years of Professional experience in managing large farms, research units for 3+ years and relevant Agronomy / production management experience with demonstrated achievements and advancement
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven work experience as a team leader and experience in managing teams.
  • Evidence of managing people with respect to promote a caring, teamwork geared towards continuous improvement.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, creative and presentation skills.
  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills.
  • Great understanding of seed production procedures, registration and certification.
  • Understanding crop production, scouting and management of plants diseases and insect pests.
  • Effective and efficient planner with excellent communication skills

How to Apply

Please apply only if you fulfill the above credentials and send your application as one word/pdf document with the title Seed Nursery Manager to by 10th February 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.