Fruit Growing Manager

A well-established Grower & Exporter based in Kenya with over fifty years in the Horticultural business is seeking to employ a Group Fruit Growing Manager to oversee all current operations on it’s 250Ha Avocado Plantation comprising of three farms & future 150+ Ha expansion as well as Passion Fruit and Berries. The manager will be responsible for: 

  • Delivery, through appropriate plans and in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures, the vision, mission, and objectives of the Group
  • Maximize yields using best in industry practices to achieve business plan & budget targets!
  • Ensure that all input costs are maintained & within budget target!
  • Guide, mentor and empower farm managers at the farms to ensure smooth, efficient, sustainable, and profitable operations.
  • Ensure all farm managers have the necessary skills, competencies, and motivation to deliver the company’s vision and achieve budgets sustainably without compromising the quality.
  • In consultation with the MD prepare annual business and operations plan/budget, including capital expense budgets and present the same to the Board for approval. On need basis short term forecasts to be prepared.
  • Constantly endeavor to innovate and improve the processes with cost reduction in mind.
  • Ensure  all farms maintain audit standards such as Fairtrade, ETI, etc., always and throughout the year.
  • Working closely with consultant and ensure that all recommendations are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Managing Farm equipment and assets in good condition with regular servicing of the same.
  • To set targets and goals with measurable KPI’s for all farm & production managers.
  • Oversee adherence to laid down production, harvesting and post-harvest codes of practice.
  • Ensure the preparation and presenting of monthly production, packhouse and other management reports to the board.
  • Direct the planning and managing of farm operations and farm business administration.
  • Ensure safety in all staff operations through adherence to safety regulations when conducting farm operations.
  • Ensure production, farm records, operating costs and other farm data are well maintained.
  • Monitoring performance and productivity of employees

Requirements: Qualification and Skills

  • Degree / Higher Diploma in Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience working in the Fruit growing industry, preferably with Avocado
  • Experienced in the use of drip & computerized irrigation / fertigation systems.
  • Efficient, diligent, meticulous, analytical and thrives under pressure.
    Other essential attributes sought are good business acumen, maturity, organized, self- motivated, integrity and team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to have impact on business results.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to

Not later than 15th June 2023


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