Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sian Roses Propagation Manager Job in Kenya

Propagation Manager

Sian Roses is one of the leading Kenyan Producers of high quality roses and calla lilies in East Africa. 
The group has flower farms located in Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kitengela. 
At Sian Roses we are Fair-trade certified and we pay great attention to the welfare of our employees and community in which we operate through involvement of a number of CSR activities in which we engage.

We are seeking to recruit a Propagation Manager who is a team player with excellent interpersonal skills, Effective communication and negotiation skills. 
Must be pro-active and demonstrate ability to work and meet set targets consistently.

The job

The prime objective of role is to ensure that the propagation unit produces high quality plants that meet the highest expectations of our customers.

The key responsibilities
  • Propagation of plants by overseeing the activities in the grafting, propagation, hardening and root stock areas.
  • Coordinate schedule of plant orders and deliveries to the schedule and send to the customers and liaise with the customers on the issues related to the plants.
  • Ensure that the propagation targets are met; quality, reject rates, success rates.
  • Develop programmes for the root stock to ensure availability throughout the season.
  • Crop protection: Developing and implementing effectively the Company Integrated Crop Management Systems (ICM).
  • Climatic control: Ensure that all climatic controls are okay.
  • Crop nutrition: Develop and implement the drenching, misting and feeding programmes
  • Ensure audit compliance in areas related to GAPs and environmental audits
  • Managing propagation teams and ensuring that all employees in propagation are trained on their responsibilities.
  • Preparation of propagation budget, implementation and control.
  • Preparation of Propagation reports/ Developing and ensuring the propagation QMS manual is in place and up to date.
  • Responsible for the safety and maintenance of all equipments and facilities in the unit.
  • Degree in Horticulture/Agriculture.
  • 3 years working experience in roses growing and propagation
  • Proficiency in MS office packages
Added advantage if one has;
  • BASIS and FERTs certification
  • Experience in the industry certification audits.

Qualified applicants are required to send letters of application, CVs and testimonials with at least 2 professional referees to:

Group Human Resources Manager – Sian Roses
P.O. Box 15139 – 00509
Nairobi Kenya or
Closing date for the application is: July 27, 2012

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