Farm General Manager

Recruiter / Employer: Summit Recruitment & Search
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Our client, the fastest growing aquaculture looking to scale from a start-up to a more structured entity and one of the largest tilapia producers in East Africa is looking to recruit a Farm General Manager. The successful candidate will be able to build upon existing structures, refining where necessary, to drive improvements in operational excellence and efficiency. The ideal candidate MUST have more than 15 years of experience working in a senior leadership capacity for an agri-business organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, measure and track effective KPIs; make iterative improvements through investing in processes, systems, and talent across the organization.
  • Structure workflows, processes, and SOPs to achieve a highly standardized approach to handling various farm activities.
  • Lead and develop a strong team across farm operations, warehousing, maintenance, construction, and processing.
  • Ensure continued training and development of individuals to enable progress and promote personnel growth.
  • Partner with Director of Ops and COO to draft, manage and track farm operations budget (including both OPEX and CAPEX).
  • Assume full ownership of construction projects including coordinating construction timelines and resource planning, driving execution, maintaining quality and safety standards.
  • Manage and drive efficiency in the Processing Centre while maintaining the highest quality standards in food safety.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs by improving operational and capital efficiency.
  • Create and maintain a culture consistent with the organization’s values that empower individuals to develop, continually challenge the status quo.
  • Create a safe working environment for all employees by developing, implementing, and adhering to Health & Safety protocols and policies.
  • Demonstrate a desire to relocate and live at the farm (based in rural Homa Bay County).

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an agri-business related field, MBA is a plus.
  • MUST have more than 15 years of experience working in a senior leadership capacity for an agri-business organization.
  • Strong background in logistics planning.
  • Deep understanding of varied business functions.
  • Outstanding team motivation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
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