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Sep 1, 2017

Harvesting and Transport Manager Job in Kwale County, Kenya

Position: Harvesting and Transport Manager
Duty Station: Kwale County
A company in Kwale is seeking a highly qualified and suitable candidate to engage in a six months contract for the aforementioned position.

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Harvesting and Transport Department Head, He/She will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, managing and controlling cane transporting activities and efficient utilization of resources of the Section in order to help attain targets of the Agriculture Operations in economical way; and executing decisions, policies, plans and programs by coordinating subordinates.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, managing, monitoring and controlling the activities and resources of the Section;
  • Determining and specifying the annual resource requirements (machinery, labor, tools, etc) for cane transport against the time needed for use.
  • Scheduling and ensuring the timely delivery of fresh cane to the factory as per the annual production plan and factory crushing capacity;
  • Monitoring and controlling regularly that the cane haulage fleet is intact.
  • Checking and working closely with Civil Works Section and Agricultural Workshop Department to ensure the timely maintenance of roads and machines, respectively.
  • Inspecting machinery and implements technical conditions and consulting to concerned department for remedial actions.
  • Checking and ensuring that all essential data are collected, recorded, maintained to be used any time as needed.
  • Checking and ensuring the recording and evaluation of machines performance and productivity and compiling findings for management decision-making.
  • Coordinating and synchronizing the Department’s activity plans with the service rendering and recipient departments.
  • Implementing appropriate agricultural strategies, policies, standards, and procedures in view of the Company’s objectives;
  • Facilitating and directing the adoption and promotion of agricultural technologies.
  • Implementing improved management systems or new methods of work with the view of continual improvement in the cane production and organizational performance;
  • Preparing and controlling the Section budget.
  • Participating in developing, directing and monitoring agricultural plans such as determination of targets, performance measurement standards and indicators.
  • Ensuring that the Section is staffed with employees having the needed qualifications and competencies.
  • Participating in determining short and long term training requirements for agriculture personnel and directing familiarization and orientation programs for new entrants in to the Agriculture Operations.
  • Creating and maintaining conducive working environment in which employees can fully involve in achieving organizational objectives;
  • Ensuring prompt handling of labor cases in conjunction with human resource department to maintain amicable labor-Company relationships.
  • Directing and monitoring the implementation of operational standards to ensure product/service quality.
  • Implementing various cost reduction methods and ensuring the efficient utilization of all types of resources and timely execution of operations;
  • Owning responsibility for proper handling and management of all resources of the Section.
  • Appraising performance of the subordinates.
  • Preparing periodic performance reports.
  • Performing other related tasks as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Transport or Logistics
  • At least three experience as a Harvesting and Transport manager.
  • Experience in Sugar industry is highly desirable.
This challenging position will require a candidate with proven ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision, high level communication skills, ability to prioritize workload, attention to detail and excellent organization and managerial skills. 

They should display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and embrace teamwork.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to [email protected] the Position as the Subject of the email.
CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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