Senior Leaf Technician at British American Tobacco (BAT)

British American Tobacco is a leading tobacco group, with brands sold in more than 200 markets. We employ more than 57,000 people and, with over 200 brands in our portfolio, we make the cigarette chosen by one in eight of the world's one billion adult smokers. We hold robust market positions in each of our four regions - Americas; Asia-Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Western Europe - and we are leaders in more than 60 markets. Our approach to marketing is second to none in our industry, in brand building, innovation and responsibility. Our companies adhere strictly to the high standards of our voluntary marketing principles.Job description
British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Leaf Technician to join our team.
Main responsabilities of the role include

Timely prepare, obtain approval from the ALM, implement and continuously monitor a crop action plans for the production of the agreed quality, quantity and cost of tobacco leaf.
Timely evaluate and communicate to the ALM progress on the approved action plan and leaf centre objectives to enable timely, effective and efficient decision making.
Provide professional technical guidance and assistance to the extension contractor and farmers to enable them grow high quality and quantity of tobacco for maximum returns to the farmers.
Continuously evaluate competitor activity and put in place proactive mitigating measures to maintain competitive advantage.
Disseminate as appropriate company policy on Growing Tobacco to farmers and the community for good corporate image.
Implement, supervise and ensure compliance by all direct and indirect reports on all company guidelines and policies (EH&S, STP, afforestation, SoBC, Procurement, General Standing Instructions, Fleet, IT, Accounting etc).

Essential Requirements

B.Sc./Diploma in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture or Engineering with a minimum experience of 2 years working in the field.
Computer skills
Self-drive and high integrity
General knowledge of all company operations.
Ability to develop a credible and professional relationship with middle line management.
Demonstrate a strong level of understanding of modern training and development principles, philosophies, methodologies and media and further demonstrate an ability to apply in the work place and at farmer level.
Strong leadership and motivational skills coupled with excellent communication ability.