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Agribusiness

Operations Manager

OPERATIONS MANAGER.

Location
Kenya
Ref
J10205
The Role

Millar Cameron is actively supporting a leading vertically integrated agribusiness. Our client provides customers with the highest quality & leading best practices in the supply chain. They pride themselves on sustainable & responsible sourcing with strategic partnerships with our growers and customers.

The Operations Manager, reporting to the Managing Director – Mt. Kenya Region, which focuses on growing & processing vegetables and flowers for export to Europe, will be responsible for overseeing the growing, processing, and distribution of company products whilst managing a huge workforce in a dynamic, multicultural & multinational environment.

THE KEY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ROLE ARE:

Assist & Support the Managing Director and management team in setting goals that promote company/region growth
Manage regional farm operations based on company policies, goals, and objectives to ensure an efficient working environment and that deadlines are met consistently
Oversees the daily activity of the farms, staff, and direct/indirect overheads in their area
Prepares budgets, schedules, and other organizational reports as needed
Manages team workloads to meet goals and deadlines
Develops plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs
Improves existing systems and policies
Ensures customer requirements are met promptly
Promotes and enforces safety in the workplace
Manages stock and inventory
Works closely with other departments to promote efficient farm / regional optimization
Identifies improvement areas and plans and implements systems to boost region effectiveness
Manages internal and external service suppliers
Manages internal and external service suppliers
Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems
Defining performance management KPIs to monitor operational success against objectives
Establishing a culture of continuous business improvement
All aspects of the day-to-day management of the operations team
All aspects of the day-to-day management of the operations team
Minimising operation expenditure within the business wherever possible

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Prior experience as operations manager required; 5 - 10 years demonstrable senior operations experience required
Experience in handling and working in multi-site operations with good project management skills being able to structure a plan, marshal resources, work within a team, and deliver on commitments
Excellent stakeholder management skills and an ability to communicate complex business ideas
Previous experience working for a company within the industry or from a similar business
Commercial awareness with an eye for seeing business improvement opportunities
Leading, managing, and developing both individuals and the team through effective communication and mentoring
Self-driven, reliant and motivated, being energetic and positive in outlook with the hands-on and energetic approach in seeing things through to completion
Highly motivated with a passion for driving operational business change.
Ability to demonstrate exceptional organization and planning Skills
Adaptable to change
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills: persuasive and with the gravitas to gain confidence at board level
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Highly numerate and computer literate
Strong organisation skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong decision making, action planning, and prioritization skills
Ability to work as part of a dynamic team.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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