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December 19, 2012

Operations and Quality Administrator Job With Cut Flowers, Kenya

Operations and Quality Administrator – Cut Flowers

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small team in Kenya who manages the direct sourcing of cut-flowers for a well known retailer in the UK.

You will be working under the guidance of the Flower Procurement Manager.

Job Description:

The position has two focuses:

1. Logistic Administration coverage (shared role)

  • Assist in creating and amending daily supplier orders and communicating it to suppliers.
  • Liaise with suppliers on supply situation (shortages/extras).
  • Update expected quantities in UK server with latest supplier expected volumes.
  • Verify packing lists and invoices from suppliers for correctness and update UK server with actual loadings.
  • Send daily updates on expected quantities.
2. Quality and Technical Management (full focus)
  • Take ownership of quality management, liaising with UK quality department and following through with suppliers on packhouse and farm level.
  • Be the first point of contact for Suppliers and UK on matters of specification and quality.
  • Ensure all Suppliers are in possession of latest specifications and approved variety lists.
  • Liaise with UK Technical and Quality team and ensure issues are followed up with suppliers.
  • Undertake pro-active and focussed inspection of finished product on arrival at cold store to evaluate specification adherence.
  • Assist in administration of Technical Due Diligence information from suppliers.
  • University education in the field of agriculture / horticulture
  • Previous experience working in the Kenya cut-flower industry, specifically on quality management.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Good command of computers, especially excel an database programs
Behavioral Criteria
  • Culture and Attitude for Responsibility and Accountability and Attention to Detail.
  • Self Motivated – able to work independently.
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Strong Communication skills – able to maintain with local Suppliers and UK office.

Position is based at JKIA, Nairobi

Flexible approach to the hours of work

Applicants can send a short CV to [email protected]

Please include a cover letter referring to current and previous work experience as part of the email body text.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Early application will be advantageous.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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