Technology Innovations and Phytosanitary Manager Job,  Latest Agricultural Jobs In Kenya,

Overall Objective of the Role:

  • Lead a group of technical specialists/scientists within a specialty/indication area consisting of one or two reporting levels and act as interface to relevant functions and sections within the company
  • Influence the strategy of the function, drive innovation and provide context and direction for the science/technical area
  • Keep a high level of phytosanitary standard for each site and coordinate the strategy for the sites

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop teams of science professionals and/or experts to advance technical knowledge
  • Solve complex problems addressing business needs
  • Lead and mentor complex development projects
  • Allocate resource within the group and work within defined budgets.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and communication of the strategy
  • Provide scientific expertise in cross-functional project teams
  • Initiate new projects and design/implement more efficient processes
  • Provide constructive challenge to ensure scientific integrity and prioritization of work
  • Foster a culture of innovation; implement science & technology change within the organization
  • Ensure scientific integrity and prioritization through project reviews and challenge
  • Build and nurture an internal and external scientific network and manage external collaborations
  • Build strong relations with the government bodies like KEPHIS to make sure license for business operation continue without disruptions
  • Work on the long-term strategy and use of biologicals to overcome the challenge of losing AI`s in the production
  • Strictly guide and follow on the use of AI`s on each site to be align with all regulations
  • Work on developing key pest control strategy and create the connection to work with the wider organizational teams to create synergy and leverage opportunities.
  • Develop a good internal audit platform to make sure high level of standards are kept on Phyto, Crop Protection, and scouting activities
  • Ensure implementation of all policies and compliance with internal guidelines regarding Health, Safety and Environment.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters degree in crop protection/ plant Pathology
  • Degree in agriculture/or Botany or Horticulture
  • 5 or more years relevant experience
  • Good knowledge on legislation concerning phytosanitation
  • Proven hands on knowledge in common laboratory techniques for plant pathology and plant pests.
  • Production and plant protection/Phytosanitary experience.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should contact  [email protected] 

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