Leaf Growing Specialist Needed at British American Tobacco (BAT)

Leaf Growing Specialist Needed at British American Tobacco (BAT),

Leaf Growing Specialist Needed at British American Tobacco (BAT)

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Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 55 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of them. We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so i…

Leaf Growing Specialist


To supervise extension services to achieve agreed company quantity, quality, and cost objectives.


  • Timely prepare, obtain approval from the (Area Leaf Manager) ALM, implement, and continuously monitor a crop action plans to produce the agreed quality, quantity, and cost of tobacco leaf
  • Provide professional technical guidance and assistance to the extension contractor and farmers
  • Continuously evaluate competitor activity and put in place proactive mitigating measures to maintain competitive advantage.
  • Implement, supervise and ensure compliance by all direct and indirect reports on all company guidelines and policies
  • Effectively supervise loan issued to farmers to ensure crop quality and quantity objectives are met while minimising risk of loan defaulting.
  • Train, develop and motivate all staff to ensure optimal individual output
  • Identify community development projects in the area in liaison with the local leadership, communicate the same and supervise the implementation of those approved.

In addition, the job holder is required to liaise on daily basis with various local and external customers in public such as National Government and County governments


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline i.e.: Agronomy/Extension
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field
  • Valid motorbike license is mandatory
  • Ability to develop a credible and professional relationship with middle line management.
  • Leadership skills and teamwork spirit
  • Experience with Excel (at least basic level)
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Demonstrate a strong level of understanding of modern training and development principles, philosophies and methodologies

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco (BAT) on careers.bat.com to apply