Vacancies in a Multinational Company in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Assistant Farm Manager – Fruits and Vegetables

Our client in the export and import of fresh fruits and vegetables seeks to hire an Assistant Farm Manager with a good understanding of the modern farming methods.
S/he will be tasked with implementing strategies for maximum yield, organize farm administration, work machinery and manage any associated businesses and staff.
Salary: 28k- 30k
Roles and Responsibilities
·         Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
·         undertake practical activities, such as driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock or spraying fields
·         Market the farm’s products and Confers with purchasers and arranges for sale of crops.
·         Buy supplies, such as fertilizer and seeds
·         Arrange the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
·         Maintain and monitor the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops
·         Understand the implications of the weather and make contingency plans
·         Make sure products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets
·         Ensure current government regulations concerning farm activities are complied with
·         Maintain a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
·         Apply health and safety standards across the farm estate
·         Protect the environment and maintaining biodiversity
·         Records information, such as production, farm management practices, and parent stock, and prepares financial and operational reports.
·         Analyzes soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.
Skills and Qualifications
·         Major in agriculture or relevant course, diploma & above
·         At least 2 years above experience in farm management
·         Familiar with the planting of French beans, snow peas, etc.
·         The location of farm is in Mbooni, Mwea, Meru- can smoothly communicate with local farmers and even effectively train them.
·         Knowledge of food production and an awareness of customer demand, food standards and sustainability
·         Organizational and time-management skills
·         The ability to work under pressure
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com with Assistant Farm Manager-Fruits and Vegetables on the Subject line.


Job Vacancy: Purchaser – Fruits and Vegetables
Our client in the export and import of fresh fruits and vegetables seeks to hire a Purchaser.
S/he will look for the best combination of quality, price, payment terms and delivery speed & negotiate contracts and policies with suppliers.
S/he will also monitor deliveries to ensure compliance with contracts.
Salary: 32K – 35K
Roles and Responsibilities
·         Develop purchasing strategies and identify buying trends to keep the business profitable
·         Conduct self-guided research to become familiar with what products are available as well as their costs and benefits
·         Search available products to find the best combination of quality, price, and delivery
·         Negotiate policies and contracts with various suppliers
·         Manage deliveries to confirm compliance with contracts
·         Monitor stock levels and verify purchase requisitions
·         Identify damaged or defective goods and work out an alternative solution with the supplier
·         Keep detailed records and prepare and submit necessary reports
·         Maintain professional relationships with all key suppliers
·         Attend various conferences, supplier plants, and vendor interviews to stay informed about changes and advancements in the industry
Skills and Qualifications
·         Major in agriculture or relevant course, diploma and above
·         At least 3-5 years’ experience in veggies and avocados purchasing
·         Good contact with veggies and avocados farmers with coordination with the farm manager
·         Ability to give priority to whom has resource of fruits & veggies.
·         Good physical condition and hard-working.
·         Extensive knowledge of products- veggies and avocados
·         Strong communication, negotiation, and persuasion skills
·         Analytical and mathematical capabilities in order to compare prices and quantities and consider vendor contract terms
·         Ability to evaluate market conditions and various suppliers
·         Keen eye for detail
·         Willingness to make quick and thoughtful decisions on behalf of the business
·         Effective relationship building skills
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com with Purchaser – Fruits and Vegetables on the Subject line.

Job Vacancy: Quality Controller – Fruits and Vegetables
Our client in the export and import of fresh fruits and vegetables seeks to hire a Quality Controller.
S/he will be Responsible for inspection on fruits & veggies to ensure that they meet the quality requirements.
S/he will implement and monitors procedures, standards and specifications aimed at meeting a company’s food quality goals.
Salary: 30k – 35k
Roles and Responsibilities
·         Contributes to development of department mission, strategy, programs, and operating budget
·         Collaborates with key internal customers in order to provide effective and efficient support against project objectives and timelines
·         Review customer feedback and respond to any complaints.
·         Prepare reports on food quality status to relay to owners and upper-level management and keep records of all tests and inspections that have been conducted.
·         Developing and reviewing existing safety and quality policies,
·         Inspecting the workplace for compliance and identifying any areas of concern,
·         Provides support for achieving compliance to company requirements.
·         Selects and manages third-party auditing services to validate supplier compliance. Uses auditing data to identify risks and opportunities for improvement for each supplier.
·         Monitors effectiveness of ongoing training program on in-store safe food handling and sanitation practices.
·         Inspect the food products to ensure they are safe and of a high quality before releasing them to the market.
·         Use a checklist to confirm products are packaged safely, and have expiration dates and instructions about storage and use.
Skills and Qualifications
·         Major in agriculture, food science or closely related course , diploma and above
·         At least 3-5 years above experience in veggies and avocados quality control
·         Previous experience in sensory and quality evaluation of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables will be an added advantage
·         Have cutting-edge analytical skills,
·         The ability to identify problems in products,
·         A keen eye for details and consistent study on quality-related issues.
·         Familiar with include the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) management system
·         Ability to work as part of a team
·         Ability to assimilate new information quickly and react positively to new and challenging opportunities
·         Ability to operate effectively in a fast-changing environment
·         Familiarity with food regulations
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com with Quality Controller -Fruits and Vegetables on the Subject line.


Job Vacancy: Packaging Officer – Fruits and Vegetables
Our client in the export and import of fresh fruits and vegetables seeks to hire a packaging officer.
S/he will be tasked with analyzing and determining all standards for packaging lines and ensure compliance to all schedule for processes and develop and maintain all packing orders effectively.
Salary: 30k – 35k
Roles and responsibilities
·         Monitor and recommend improvements in processes to increase efficiency of packaging department and monitor inventory for warehouse and maintain records of all physical transactions and prepare documents for same.
·         Maintain and ensure compliance to packaging schedule and assign specific tasks to all employees and monitor all packing equipment’s and supplies.
·         Coordinate with quality and warehouse departments to monitor everyday activities of units and ensure efficient working of both manufacturing and packaging department and ensure continuous improvement in same.
·         Manage all work according to packing schedule and maintain an inventory of materials and completion of all projects with required timeframe.
·         Develop team environment in department and resolve all packing issues in coordination with quality department.
·         Develop and maintain professional relationships with all external vendors and contractors and improve efficiency process through incorporation of new technology.
·         Implements quality control check to ensure the packaging meets environment, health, and safety regulations
·         Responsible for stacking and piling goods into their correct containers and preparing them for shipment using various equipment.
·         Provides staff with directions on materials and equipment for each package.
·         Review packing lists as well as mark and label containers
Skills and Qualifications
·         Major in agriculture or relevant course, diploma above
·         At least 3 years’ experience in veggies/fruits packing
·         Familiar with veggies and avocados packing process will be an added advantage
·         Can be well acquainted with the demands from each different marketsEuropemiddle east
·         Responsible for the total workshop management, secure each customer`s order.
·         The ability to work well with others
·         Physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
·         Should be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com with Packaging Officer – Fruits and Vegetables on the Subject line.


Job Vacancy: Accountant
Our client in the export and import of fresh fruits and vegetables seeks to hire a competent candidate to fill the post of an Accountant.
S/he will be responsible for the administration of management accounts, organizational budgeting and the administration of accounting processes.
Salary: 35k
Roles and Responsibilities
·         Preparation of budgets and forecasts
·         Preparation of tax computations and statutory returns
·         Assist with analysis of monthly financial reports and report on variances
·         Ensuring prompt payment to and from suppliers
·         Stock reconciliation for farm produce
·         Managing payroll, statutory deductions, and tax returns
·         Responsible for calculating cost pricing of work in progress stock items
·         Assist management in budgeting, cash flow forecasts and financial reporting
·         Maintain general ledger
·         Conduct month end and year end close
·         Preparation of monthly and year end general ledger reconciliations
·         Maintains and updates fixed asset register
·         Cash flow management
·         Manage book keeping and financial systems
·         Maintain general ledger
·         Analyze and interpret monthly operating or project performance against budget
Skills and Qualifications
·         A diploma in agricultural business/accounting/finance
·         CPA (Part 2)
·         At least 2 years’ accounting experience , familiar with agri-business,
·         Reliablehonest and responsible, hard-working.
·         Ability to work with accounting software
·         Excellent working experience with Ms. Excel
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com with Farm Accountant on the Subject line.
Candidates MUST indicate their Current & Expected salaries

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