Position title
Block Managers - Tomatoes and Onions
Description

Twiga Foods is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of a Block Manager - Tomatoes and Onions. The role holder will be accountable the production of a crop in specific block in a pivot. A pivot is divided into 4 blocks. A Block Manager is assigned a single or multiple blocks under a pivot.

Responsibilities
  • Production of year round, high quality fresh Tomatoes/onions in line with Twiga Foods Limited product demand planning
  • From land preparation and planting, through the crop production process to harvest up to packhouse level.
  • Implementation of the advice given from the Agronomy team for irrigation/nutrition/crop protection.
  • A key focus on harvest team management and personnel management of up to 250 harvesters for tomatoes and additional support staff daily. Onion harvesting is mechanized as per the attached video.
  • Yearly and seasonal crop production planning, in line with Twiga Foods demand planning and quality specifications with a current planting program of 6 ha of Tomatoes every week. All grown under center pivot irrigation
  • Training and development of the Tomato team for continual professional improvement
  • Retaining good staff working relations and a high standard of Health and Safety.
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited university in Agriculture/horticulture or associated disciplines. BASIS & FACTS qualifications an advantage.
  • A valid Kenya driving license.
  • A minimum of 7 years direct accountability for production of crops on an acreage of 25 – 50ha, within the fresh produce industry with relevant experience in Kenya.
Employment Type
Full-time
Industry
Agribusiness
Job Location
Nairobi, East Africa, Kenya
Date posted
October 15, 2022
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