Regional Technical Supervisor

Our client is a vertically-integrated company supplying quality livestock & crop inputs & services to farmers & pastoralists in Kenya. They operate through a network of branded, professionally staffed, company managed & franchised retail outlets & field staff providing last-mile distribution & extension services. They sell to stockists through their wholesale business.
Their aim is to revolutionize the provision of livestock, veterinary services and crop inputs to farmers in Kenya by creating sustainable service delivery. Impact is at the core of their business. Through its commercial activities, they are having a major direct positive impact on hundreds of thousands of farmers in Kenya.
They provide farmers with access to quality products and the knowledge to use them effectively and farm successfully. This comprehensive approach helps to drive productivity and profitability across the agricultural value chain.

With over 4 year’s business presence in Kenya and with over 50 franchises all over the country, they are looking to hire a proactive and dynamic professional to join their team as a Regional Technical Supervisor/Team Lead at their Narok County hub.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Manage and deliver commercial and technical business plan
• Ensure hub profitability through revenue and margin growth
• Ensure the shop and the Franchisees are well stocked and managed with optimum stock levels and no product expiries or damages
• Recommend training needs for staff, franchisees and farmers, identify business opportunities for the region and communicate progress in each weekly report
• Recruit and manage franchisees, ensure all required documentation.
• Prepare sales and activity forecast with each franchisee and follow up to ensure 100% monthly target achievement
• Ensure all franchisees trade and operate within set trading terms. No overdue debts, non-invoiced sales
• Coordinate and facilitate franchisee and farmer activities
• Ensure 100% target achievement on all business units and field activities
• Ensure daily manual sales summaries are completed for the van and the shop
• Account for all field expenses
• Ensure all company vehicles & motorcycles in the region are well managed and serviceable
• Ensure stock take is done on the last day of every month and quarterly
• Coordinate training and train farmers/pastoralists on best practices in livestock production and health management
• Lead livestock vaccination campaigns and promote best practices in livestock vaccination
• Lead a team of Area Farm Developers in both commercial sales targets and technical services
• Drive hub to sustainability & profitability.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Veterinary Medicine or its equivalent.
• At least 4 years’ experience in a commercial environment is highly desirable.
• Familiarity with distribution and route to market models
• Understanding of retail, wholesale & Agricultural environment will be an added advantage
• Understanding of the challenges affecting small business management in Kenya.

• Excellent customer orientation
• Focus on relationship management
• Ability to lead, manage and coach a young energetic team to high performance
• Strong leadership skills
• Strong business acumen
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Driven and goal oriented
• Ability to multi-task effectively
• Proficiency in computer skills particularly MS-Office



This vacancy is a full time position.

Educational Level
Bachelor / Graduate