Biopesticide Company General Manager Job in Machakos, Kenya

Our client is in production, marketing and distribution of a biopesticide in Kenya. The product has been launched into the market and production has begun.

They are seeking to recruit an enterprising General Manager with a solid understanding and experience of transacting agricultural inputs. The successful candidate shall oversee the operations of the plant based in Machakos, with a primary focus on growing revenues by developing business across the country and managing distribution.

Reporting to the Board of Management, he/she will be responsible for the overall performance of the plant.

In particular the person will be expected to:

  • Develop and execute strategy to grow business
  • Establish powerful networks at county and national levels and with various stakeholders which will pave way for business development.
  • Liaise with national government, county government and private sector players to run farmer trainings for the product.
  • Develop and manage the entire sales cycle from receiving orders to effective communication with customers to timely product delivery
  • Manage the financial aspects of the entire plant operations to achieve cost efficiency i.e. labour, material and overhead expenses.
  • Direct and manage plant operations from production, maintenance and quality, as well as inventory, warehousing and shipping and receiving.
  • Prepare production plans as per the demand in the market and market projections.
  • Oversee procurement of the raw materials to meet production requirements.
  • Manage and maintain existing plant facilities and equipment in appropriate working condition to meet business needs.
  • Work toward continuous improvement in efficiency and productivity of the plant.
  • Oversee the development and continuous review of standard operating procedures as well as ensuring their effective implementation
  • Ensure that the plant, processes and its products meet all regulatory and health and safety guidelines.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • BSc. Degree in Agricultural or Mechanical engineering, Food Processing/Technology or Biological/Agricultural sciences., with a secondary qualification in sales and marketing
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in the food/feed or seed/ agro-input processing industry, preferentially within a commercial or semi-commercial setting with a solid understanding of process engineering: design, operation, control and optimization.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Good verbal, report writing and general communication skills.
  • Honest, vigilant and can work under pressure with minimal supervision.

How Apply:

Apply Now via our recruitment portal.

This will require you create a profile, attach your detailed and up to date CV and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements on or before Friday 7th September 2018.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


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Machakos, Kenya

Machakos, Kenya

Machakos County

Business Administration, Engineering and Technical
Updated: August 31, 2018 — 4:01 am