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Victory Farms


Victory Farms is a tilapia fish farm established in 2015. VF is building its operation on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. VF is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. By the end of 2017, VF is on tra...

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General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Industry Background:
The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Population growth, urbanization, and income growth are all rapidly fueling consumers’ ability and desire to buy fresh fish; however, access to fresh fish has declined driven by dwindling wild-catch stocks (e.g., tilapia population has dropped 90% over the last 30 years and continues to decline).

Victory Farms Kenya:
Victory Farms is a fully vertically integrated aquaculture company, with farm operations in the Lake Victoria region. Its founders are committed to building a global 'best-in-class' company, which means placing sustainability at the core of operations. The company was established in 2015 and is now the fastest growing fish farm in the region, accounting for roughly 50% of local fish production and 75% of the industry’s annual growth, and is uniquely positioned to continue to scale by employing best-in-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading global tilapia farm.

OPEN POSITION: General Manager
As we scale from a start-up farm to a more structured entity, we are looking to add a General Manager to our team who can add immediate value to the organization and will report directly to our COO. The ideal candidate will be able to build upon existing structures, refining where necessary, to drive improvements in operational excellence and efficiency.

A successful candidate will:
• Enjoy farm life living in a beautiful, remote area.
• Have relevant experience from similar management positions.
• Have completed higher education (extended work experience can compensate for this)
• “Be a doer” and like to take responsibility by leading others from the front.
• Never say “it’s not my job” and will have a willingness to solve problems even beyond their scope (as necessary).
• Enjoy “getting their hands dirty” and have an “all hands on deck” mentality to problem solving.
• Have the ability to influence others and win their support.
• Collaborate closely with the fish growing function and take a “fish first” attitude to prioritize and complete tasks.
• Be confident and self-assured even in unfamiliar situations.
• Be well organized and enjoy working with concepts, models and strategies.
• Take a broad perspective and consider wider implications and longer-term consequences of incidents, plans and activities.
• Prioritize tasks and keep the team focused on what matters most.
• Rapidly structure and systematically solve ambiguous problems with pragmatic solutions.
• Follow procedures, respect rules and regulations

We are looking for someone with 10+ years (aggregate work experience should exceed 15 years) working in a senior leadership capacity for an agri-business demonstrating the requisite skills to execute VF’s strategy and achieve operational goals across departments.

Main areas of responsibility:
• Develop, measure and track effective KPIs; make iterative improvements through investing in processes, systems, and talent across the organization
• Structure workflows, processes, and SOPs to achieve a highly standardized approach to handling various farm activities.
• Lead and develop a strong team across farm operations, warehousing, maintenance, construction, and processing
• Manage 6 direct reports with approximately 100 FTEs and 200 casual workers
• Ensure continued training and development of individuals to enable progress and promote personnel growth
• Partner with Director of Ops and COO to draft, manage and track farm operations budget (including both OPEX and CAPEX)
• Assume full ownership of construction projects including coordinating construction timelines and resource planning, driving execution, maintaining quality and safety standards.
• Manage and drive efficiency in in our Processing Centre while maintaining the highest quality standards in food safety.
• Identify opportunities to reduce costs by improving operational and capital efficiency.
• Create and maintain a culture consistent with VF’s values that empower individuals to develop, continually challenge the status quo, take measured risks, and embrace change to continually redefine “Best in Class”.
• Create a safe working environment for all employees by developing, implementing, and adhering to Health & Safety protocols and policies.
• Demonstrate desire to relocate and live at the farm (based in rural Homa Bay County).

Summary

Job Title: General Manager
Location: 90% Farm (Homa Bay); 10% Non-farm
Compensation: Competitive (Base, Bonus, Management Incentive)
Start date: Immediate

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 04, 2021
Construction Engineering Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Victory Farms Kenya:
Victory Farms aims to be the most sustainable fish farm on the planet whilst it scales to feed 2 billion Africans in the coming 2 decades. Currently, VF is sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing fish farm, and the largest Fish Farm in East Africa. We have operations on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity, with best in class talent from across the globe.

OPEN POSITION:
Construction Engineering Manager (located in Homa Bay, 40% travel)

In this role, you will be a key member within the Victory Farms Operations department, and will report directly to our Director of Operations. You will be responsible for identifying, designing solutions, and managing construction crews until the projects are complete.

Your four (4) primary responsibilities will consist of:
• Manage pipeline of requested construction projects across multiple stakeholders
• Identify and design solutions to identified problems
• Manage construction crews and contractors to ensure high quality delivery of projects both on time and on budget
• Report progress on pipeline of construction projects to VF leadership and problem solve as necessary

You will be the primary person responsible for ensuring high quality and on time completion of construction projects across VF. This position requires a strong engineering and project management background and proactively engage and share updates with senior executives across Victory Farms.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage pipeline of construction projects
● Gather input and construction requests from stakeholders across the organization
● Develop project plans, timelines, and preliminary budget for requested projects
● Review current projects underway and align on completion timeline with stakeholders

Identify and design solutions
● Leverage engineering background to identify and propose multiple options/solutions to requests (as necessary) and review and align with stakeholders on path forward
● Design proposed solution and budget; iterate with stakeholder feedback (as necessary)

Manage construction crews and contractors
● Manage internal construction crews to complete identified works ensuring quality and design requirements are met
● Hire and manage contractors to complete identified works as necessary, ensuring price and quality requirements
● Manage and assign work to crews as required by projects

Report progress
● Engage senior management proactively on progress reports across construction pipeline
● Identify and raise road blocks quickly with stakeholders to reduce/eliminate delays
● Prioritize construction projects with stakeholders when team capacity is limited (as necessary)

QUALIFICATIONS:
● 15+ years in construction management or project engineering
● Bachelors in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering is required
● Experience in delivering large scale engineering projects in Kenya is strongly preferred
● Ability to thrive while working collaboratively with colleagues, identifying and solving problems independently in a fast paced environment

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
● Location: Homa Bay, Kenya
● Status: Full time
● Benefits included
● Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Are you interested in becoming a Construction Engineering Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 05, 2021
Assistant Ponds Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Reports to: Ponds Manager.
Start Date: Immediate.

Job description:
Victory Farms is looking to recruit an experienced aquaculture professional to make an immediate impact in our fast-growing company. Reporting directly to the Ponds Manager, the Assistant Pond Manager’s duties will be focused on helping to increase our fingerling production from its current level of 6-8 million pieces per month.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Pond Water Quality Management - ensuring excellent water quality across all ponds at all times.
• Maintaining fingerling survivals at predetermined company targets.
• Monitoring feed regimes are closely followed to ensure growth and survival targets are met.
• Coordinating the safe and efficient transfer of fingerlings from pond to lake nursery to predetermined monthly targets.
• Ensuring effective communication with the Hatchery and Production Departments to ensure pond nursery populations are maintained to the level required to achieve company production targets
• Coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Pond Feed, Pond Environment and Pond Fish Handling sub-departments.
• Managing schedules and deadlines relating to the Ponds Department
• Ensuring relevant data is captured daily by the pond feeding, maintenance and fish handling teams.
• Providing historical water quality, feed and fingerling transfer data by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
• Compiling weekly and monthly water quality, feed and fingerling transfer results for consideration by the Ponds Manager.
• Providing daily operations reports to the Ponds Manager.
• Actively training junior team members to facilitate their professional development in line with the company ethos.
• Assessing staff performance in the Ponds Department and provide coaching and guidance to ensure maximum efficiency.
• Ensure pond operations adhere to company policies and regulations.

Requirements and qualifications:
• The successful candidate is likely to have a good solid background in aquaculture sciences, preferably with at least a B.Sc. level of education, although experienced technician candidates are also encouraged to apply.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in tilapia green-water pond culture.
• Fluent in English
• Be willing to relocate to rural Kenya
• Most crucially of all, they must be willing to get their hands wet and dirty and be as passionate about fish as we are!

About Victory Farms.
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in Africa over the next 5 years while maintaining the highest environmental and social standards. We endeavor to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world, adhering to global standards and best practices, and producing affordable, sustainable protein to feeding millions of people across the Africa.
VF is the fastest growing aquaculture business on the continent and the largest producer of Tilapia in East Africa. The company is rapidly expanding its vertically integrated model: production, processing, and sales & distribution to keep pace with the rapid growth in demand for protein. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people, and processes to build a model for sustainable protein production on the continent. The Company strives for the highest standards in performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Victory Farms was established on Lake Victoria in 2015 with both on-shore and off-shore facilities. The head office is in Nairobi, and its farm site is in Homa Bay County, and distribution across Kenya. Since inception, Victory Farms has become one of the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, the Company became the largest aquaculture producer in Kenya. Today, it is the largest aquaculture player in East Africa and operates one of largest hatcheries on the continent.
VF’s growth trajectory provides enormous opportunity for excited professional to uplift their careers and make an impact within a diverse operation. We recognize the utmost importance which contributions by individuals and teams have to the success of Victory Farms. We work to create a fantastic environment for our employees. An environment where employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.

Are you interested in becoming a Assistant Ponds Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 26, 2020
Assistant Hatchery Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Reports to: Hatchery Manager.
Start Date: Immediate.

Job Description:
Victory Farms is looking to recruit an experienced aquaculture professional to make an immediate impact in our fast-growing company. Reporting directly to the Hatchery Manager, the Assistant Hatchery Manager’s duties will be focused on helping to increase our hatchery’s output from its current level of 10-12 million pieces per month.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Assessing, revising and developing protocols in the following areas within the Hatchery Department:
o Broodstock Management and Egg Production.
o Genetics – working with an external partner to develop our own genetics program.
o Pathology work on eggs, fry, fingerlings and broodstock.
• Responsible for the regular routine maintenance of equipment within the RAS system.
• Responsible for the safe keeping, regular calibration and maintenance of all environmental monitoring equipment.
• Hatchery Water Quality Management - ensuring excellent water quality within the hatchery re-circulation system at all times.
• Maintaining egg yields and hatch rates at predetermined company targets.
• Coordinating the safe and efficient transfer of fingerlings from hatchery to pond nursery to predetermined monthly targets.
• Ensuring effective communication with the Nursery and Production departments to ensure fish populations are maintained to the level required to achieve company production targets
• Coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Incubation and Egg Collection sub-departments.
• Managing schedules and deadlines relating to the Hatchery Department
• Ensuring relevant data is captured daily by the different sub-departments.
• Compiling weekly and monthly egg collection, fish stocking and water quality results for consideration by the Hatchery Manager.
• Providing historical egg collection, fish stocking and water quality data by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
• Providing daily operations reports to the Hatchery Manager.
• Actively training junior team members to facilitate their professional development in line with the company ethos.
• Assessing staff performance in the Hatchery Department and provide coaching and guidance to ensure maximum efficiency.
• Ensure hatchery operations adhere to company policies and regulations.

Requirements and qualifications:
• The successful candidate is likely to have a good solid background in aquaculture sciences, preferably with at least a B.Sc. level of education, although experienced technician candidates are also encouraged to apply.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in tilapia hatcheries.
• Fluent in English.
• Be willing to relocate to rural Kenya.
• Most crucially of all, they must be willing to get their hands wet and dirty and be as passionate about fish as we are!

About Victory Farms.
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in Africa over the next 5 years while maintaining the highest environmental and social standards. We endeavor to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world, adhering to global standards and best practices, and producing affordable, sustainable protein to feeding millions of people across the Africa. VF is the fastest growing aquaculture business on the continent and the largest producer of Tilapia in East Africa.
The company is rapidly expanding its vertically integrated model: production, processing, and sales & distribution to keep pace with the rapid growth in demand for protein. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people, and processes to build a model for sustainable protein production on the continent. The Company strives for the highest standards in performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Victory Farms was established on Lake Victoria in 2015 with both on-shore and off-shore facilities. The head office is in Nairobi, and its farm site is in Homa Bay County, and distribution across Kenya. Since inception, Victory Farms has become one of the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, the Company became the largest aquaculture producer in Kenya. Today, it is the largest aquaculture player in East Africa and operates one of largest hatcheries on the continent. VF’s growth trajectory provides enormous opportunity for excited professional to uplift their careers and make an impact within a diverse operation. We recognize the utmost importance which contributions by individuals and teams have to the success of Victory Farms. We work to create a fantastic environment for our employees. An environment where employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.

Are you interested in becoming a Assistant Hatchery Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 26, 2020
Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title: Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate
Location: 70% Homabay 30% Nairobi
Company Name: Victory Farms Limited
Website: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Reports to: Aquaculture Cage Production Manager
Start Date: Immediate

Are you looking for rapid professional development in on of Kenya’s fastest growing young companies? Victory Farms is recruiting a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate to be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of our production units within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. This is an opportunity to help shape the development of an organization that aims to be a sustainable leader in large scale aquaculture production. Professionally, you would be joining a business with ever-growing opportunities and responsibilities, providing a profound exposure to high-growth business environment.

Come join us at Victory Farms as a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate.

Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Working with systems, building reporting structures, creating automated data flows, working across multiple departments to facilitate accurate data entry.
2. Lead forecasting and analytics activities and bring key data-driven business insights to leaders within the commercial organization in a proactive manner.
3. Building monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts for production, feed, costs.
4. Directs the collection and analysis of relevant information concerning business and channel performance and provides insights and recommendations for improving performance.
5. Investigates analysis and forecasting techniques, new trends, and seeks ways to utilize data and analysis to support Company initiatives.
6. Work cross-functionally with Data management and leadership to ensure information and insights are being cascaded throughout the commercial organizations and supporting functions.
7. Collaborate with global brand teams, regions and markets as well as new product planning and business development to define and assess opportunities, threats and evaluate assets of interest.
8. Maintains regional forecast and budget inputs for marketing and sales channels. Coordinates with division to develop, revise and track budget and performance. Examines ways to improve processes and enhance accuracy.
9. Collaborate with commercial, marketing and finance leadership to define and quantify the impact of commercial market opportunities.
10. Create objective patient/volume/revenue outlook and work with business units to create accurate forecasts (budget and long-range strategic planning).
11. Liaison with Analytics vendors as needed.
12. Contribute to monthly patient reporting, analytics, and forecasting reviews for operations and commercial leadership; provide monthly updates to the business unit and leadership - outlook vs. forecast (integrating performance, analytics)
13. Consolidate and summarizes data for ad hoc analysis (e.g. ROI analysis)

Qualifications:
1 Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer science or related field.
2 Work experience, 2-5 years in a systems role, dealing with analytics, data, and planning.
3 Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools with data from EMR/EHR, Claims data, Sales Data, and Rx Data (e.g., IMS, Symphony, etc.).
4 Proven track record developing and supporting effective business systems.
5 Strong proven leadership, analytical and communication skills, ability to collaborate cross functionally with all stakeholders in an entrepreneurial team
6 Proven analytical skills. Thorough knowledge of and possess high skill level in advanced analytics and patient-based forecast modeling
7 Expertise with statistical software, databases and MS Office programs (e.g. advanced Excel skills to include pivot tables, filtering, vlookup and macros)
8 Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, and simulations.
9 High ethical standards, including demonstrated adherence to all corporate, Compliance, and Regulatory guidelines and procedures
10 Ability to interact and communicate with all levels in the organization.
11 Develops solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
12 Provides reference by writing documentation.
13 Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
14 Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.
15 Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.
16 Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

About Victory Farms
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in Africa over the next 5 years while maintaining the highest environmental and social standards. We endeavor to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world, adhering to global standards and best practices, and producing affordable, sustainable protein to feeding millions of people across the Africa.
VF is the fastest growing aquaculture business on the continent and the largest producer of Tilapia in East Africa. The company is rapidly expanding its vertically integrated model: production, processing, and sales & distribution to keep pace with the rapid growth in demand for protein. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people, and processes to build a model for sustainable protein production on the continent. The Company strives for the highest standards in performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Victory Farms was established on Lake Victoria in 2015 with both on-shore and off-shore facilities. The head office is in Nairobi, and its farm site is in Homa Bay County, and distribution across Kenya. Since inception, Victory Farms has become one of the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, the Company became the largest aquaculture producer in Kenya. Today, it is the largest aquaculture player in East Africa and operates one of largest hatcheries on the continent.
VF’s growth trajectory provides enormous opportunity for excited professional to uplift their careers and make an impact within a diverse operation. We recognize the utmost importance which contributions by individuals and teams have to the success of Victory Farms. We work to create a fantastic environment for our employees. An environment where employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.

Are you interested in becoming a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 28, 2019
Aquaculture Cage Production Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Location: 100% Farm (Farm based in rural area in Homa Bay County, Kenya)
For exact location, Google “Victory Farms Kenya”
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Annual bonus: 0 – 30% of gross basic
Start date: Immediately

Qualifications:
We are looking for a capable and experienced Aqua culturalist to come in and immediately make an impact within our company. We are a rapidly growing organisation and as such are seeking to recruit highly experienced, qualified and motivated individuals who are capable of immediately having a positive impact, helping us to achieve our goals. The ideal candidate will have obtained a university degree (or equivalent in work experience). They will
have 5+ years’ experience working in commercial aquaculture.

Experience & Attributes:
 Experience in cage aquaculture in large-scale production systems, including cage and mooring installation, fish handling, grading, harvesting and feeding.
 Strong knowledge of fish biology, nutrition and water quality, as well as animal health and pathology.
 Strong logistical and operational mindset
 Experience of establishing and implementing protocols and SOPs.
 Able to lead large teams (6-8 direct reports, overall responsibility for >100 people) in multiple work streams, including technical and logistics-intensive activities.
 Efficient in multi-tasking and accomplishing range of projects on schedule.
 Strong teamwork and ability to function well in groups, including strong communication skills.
 Desire to learn and progress within the organization.
 Efficiency focussed, with strong problem-solving skills.
 Incredibly diligent and able to follow projects through to completion.
 Dedicated to excellence and detail-oriented execution.
 Furthermore, the ideal candidate would have experience in using Aqua Manager or similar fish management software, be a competent swimmer and scuba diver and experienced in handling small boats. Also, specific knowledge and experience with tilapia would be advantageous.

Ideally, the candidate will also have experience of working in a rural environment within a developing country. In cases without developing country experience, candidate must demonstrate a strong willingness and desire to relocate to Kenya.

In addition to the daily workload within the production department, we expect the Production Manager to assist in supporting and creating processes within other departments.

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is an integrated tilapia fish farm established in 2015 producing fish in Lake Victoria with distribution capacity throughout Kenya. VF is rapidly expanding its farm operations, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. We employ world-class technologies, people and processes, aiming to build the leading sustainable tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Since inception, VF is among the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, VF became the largest aqua player in Kenya. In its next eight months, VF became the largest aqua player in East Africa. The company added 100 employees in its first year of operation and will likely add about 150 staff per 12 months in future periods.

VF’s first location is licensed for and operationally on track to produce 10,000 MT p.a. by 2020, which would make the company both the largest in Africa and the fastest growing

Victory Farms Vision:
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in sub-Saharan Africa over the next 3 years. The Company will achieve this whilst maintaining the highest code of environmental and social standards.
Environmentally, we will endeavour to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world. This means we aim to sink carbon for every fish produced – a feat not yet achieved by a commercial fish farm globally. In practice, we will build infrastructure and smart grids to utilize 90% renewable energy. We will preserve the integrity of our site and everywhere we operate our business. And we will support local wildlife and native fish species in every way possible.

Socially, we want to create a fantastic environment for our employees. We want employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally. We want employees to feel safe, respected, and valued by both fellow staff and management.

Are you interested in becoming an Aquaculture Cage Production Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 15, 2019
General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title: General Manager
Location: 80% Farm; 20% Non-farm (Farm is in rural area in Homa Bay)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Company Url: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Start date: Immediate

About the Opportunity:
The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Victory Farms is the pioneer and leader in the space, accounting for roughly 50% of local fish production and 75% of the industry’s annual growth. Wildcatch tilapia has declined 90% over the last 30 years and continues to decline. Population growth, urbanization, and income growth are all rapidly fueling the consumer’s ability and desire to buy fresh fish. Victory Farms is uniquely positioned as the regional leader to continue to build a full-scale commercial fish farm and distribution platform.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years working in a leadership capacity for a company in Africa that has rapidly scaled its operation, faces logistical challenges, and is focused on operational excellence:
• Leadership to drive company vision and operational goals throughout all levels of operations
• Ability to develop the right KPIs, measure and track against them, and make monthly improvements through systems, improving skills, organization, and scale
• Coordinate construction timelines, resource planning, execution and quality controls, maintain safety standards, and have end-to-end ownership on project delivery
• Lead and develop strong technical team of aquaculture, construction, and administration
• Structure workflows, develop SOPs, and develop highly standardized approach to handling various farm activities
• Manage rapid scaling of business, development of infrastructure, and operational excellence
• Support and manage our community relations efforts, build close and lasting ties to stakeholders
• Demonstrate desire to relocate/live to farm site, based in rural Homa Bay County
• Reports directly to the CEO; approximately 150 FTEs report to GM, growing at 75 FTEs / year

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is a fully vertically-integrated aquaculture company, with farm operations in the Lake Victoria region. The company was established in 2015 and is now the fastest growing fish farm in the region. Its founders are committed to building a global 'best-in-class' company, which means placing sustainability at the core of operations. Victory Farms has a distribution capacity throughout Kenya, and is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 08, 2018
Security Manager in Kenya , Kenya

An exciting opportunity for an experienced security professional to make a big impact on our organization, operate in an exciting location, and gain new skills.

Location: Farm near Sindo (90%); Nairobi (10%)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd
Website: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Reports to: Joseph Rehmann
Compensation: Gross monthly: $2,000 - $3,000 depending on experience
Start Date: September 2018
Duration: Start with a 6-month contract

The Opportunity

The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Victory Farms is both the pioneer and leader in East Africa. With only 2 years of operation, VF is on track to be the fastest growing tilapia farm in Africa.

With this growth, comes challenges related to security. The fish production in cages in Lake Victoria and storage of fish feeds on the farm both create significant temptation for theft, both internal and external, and a sophisticated, multi-faceted security approach is required to manage this and maintain positive relations with staff and the community.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include:

Situational Overview, 1 month
• Develop an understanding for how the various components of the business fit together, from feed and ponds to boats and cages, all the way through to cold chain and distribution
• Prioritize the highest areas of risk to the company and postulate on methods that could be implemented to reduce or eliminate losses in these areas, including budget, operating cost, human resources required
Execute Primary Security Initiatives, 4 months
• Implement and execute the highest priority security initiatives, which will be a combination of technology-led solutions, physical security, data checkpoints, and human guards
• Develop protocols and operating procedures for all of these processes, with careful attention to challenges related to remote operations, poor power supply, unreliable human intelligence, data storage and film review, and standardization of activities

Forward Planning, 1 month
• Prepare a plan for the future, which may or may not require an expatriate security manager
• Engage and manage the handover process
• A longer-term position is possible, but will need to be fully considered

Experience & Attributes

The ideal candidate will be a security professional with a range of experiences in remote area, corporate security. He/she will possess an ability and desire to operate across multiple security media in order to build a broad range of preventative, deterrent, and corrective action measures to stop theft and improve security.
• Experience working in remote areas with limited access to resources
• Ability to develop solutions, combining low-cost, locally-available tools, alongside select and easy to maintain advanced technologies
• Desire to gain experience in Africa and in corporate environment
• Capability to operate technological security solutions, both design and implementation
• Experience in using informants and other human intelligence methods to track criminal activities

Are you interested in becoming a Security Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 10, 2018