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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
FloraHolland Post-Harvest Consultant Vacancy in Kenya
Job Title: Post-Harvest Consultant
FloraHolland, the world’s leading flower auction, had a global sale in 2014 of € 4.5 billion in flowers and plants. It plays a key role as marketplace, matchmaker, mediation and Post Harvest Knowledge center.
FloraHolland is a service providing company, which has no focus on generating profit, but offering its members the best sales opportunities at the lowest possible costs.
With four (4) auction centers in the Netherlands, FloraHolland is an international operating intermediary organization and has a dynamic import department.
By offering the best quality and various selections of flowers and plants, FloraHolland wishes to maintain its lead as a trustworthy marketplace for international commerce.
In order to achieve their goals in Kenya, FloraHolland is currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic Post-Harvest Consultant.
Our employee core values are passionate expertise, exceptional customer service, business judgment, integrity, teamwork and innovation. If these values describe you, then we look forward to your application.
Job Description: The Post-Harvest Consultant will be responsible for assisting growers by giving them paid services on the post-harvest of the flowers.
He or she will be responsible for:
Best-in-class performance of paid quality services to growers
Acquisition of new growers for Post-Harvest services including making professional commercial proposals
Continuous development and improvement of (paid) quality services
Relationship management for the growers on Post Harvest services, aimed at achieving an increase in flower quality for different growers through the provision post-harvest services
Acting as the contact person for other FloraHolland services in concert with Account Managers
Preparing regular reports on achievements & discussing them with both farm managers (owners, farm managers, etc.) and Dutch counterparts
Audit Post Harvest-processes and recommending on areas of improvement to growers
Train and Develop farm staff on post-harvest procedures and issues
Monitoring cool chain systems and measuring the cold chain
Setting up and maintaining standard working protocols on post-harvest consultancy, and generate regular status reports together with team in Ethiopia
Degree in Horticulture or agricultural based study
Broad knowledge of the international flower business
Broad and deep knowledge of quality aspects of flowers – especially post-harvest
Experience in a complex/international two sided surrounding
Fluent in English language (written/spoken)
Ability to work independently
Excellent communicative skills
Organizational skills and research experience, team player
Good computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Office)
How to Apply:
Send your application including a cover letter and detailed CV, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by Sunday 15th January 2017 to: