31 Aug 2019

Senior Leaf Technician at British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for an Senior Leaf Technician to join our team. Our new colleague will be based in Western Kenya Region, Oyani Leaf Centre.


Purpose Statement:
To provide and implement accurate and clear plans for timely materials and services supply, farmer loan management leaf purchases and relevant administrative support for leaf growing team to achieve its objectives.


Key Accountabilities:


Planning and Reporting:


▪ Prepare accurate, timely farmer accounts status highlighting variances to enable the leaf growing team make decision to improve operating performance.
▪ Coordinate with LGM, LB&BM and ALMs on crop purchases and loan recovery trends on a weekly basis.
Operations/ Professional/ Business:
▪ Plan, direct and manage Farmer advances process system wise and physically at Leaf Centre level.
▪ Plan and manage all farmer payments and ensure the Farmers are paid on time with all control environments in place.
▪ Evaluate stock holdings and determine valuations which reflect current costs in order to avoid tying too much cash in idle stock.
▪ Organise half year validation of fixed asset register against the verified list in the leaf centres.
▪ Accurately and timely prepare monthly returns as per calendar dates.


▪ Ensure complete integrity of data, stock, all other resources and assets within the leaf centres.
▪ Plan and co-ordinate on all Leaf Growing procurement needs in liaison with Procurement and ensure the needs are addressed on time and in compliance with company Purchasing procedures.
▪ Effectively manage service provider in LGSS to ensure provision of quality services.
▪ Plan, co-ordinate and manage allocation of stationery and leaf purchases materials required at different growing areas.
▪ Ensure that the leaf centre operational procedures are adhered to improve the leaf centre control environment.
▪ Continuously identify the areas of cost and service improvement in leaf growing, crop purchasing and running of leaf centres.
▪ Provide a clear direction to the team by ensuring that all reports have a clear line of sight between their individual and team objectives and the overall company objectives.
▪ Drive the leaf leadership agenda by inspiring both the company staff and the service provider to develop a more sense of belonging to the organisation.
▪ Continuously evaluate current administration and operational procedures in leaf growing, advice on improvements and coordinate the implementation of those best suited to the organisational needs
▪ Always challenge the status quo.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field
    • Computer literate
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Good team player with high integrity
    • Ability to prioritise work load
  • B. Sc in Agriculture, Agronomy or horticulture

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