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Co Managing Director Murara Plants

Referentie nummer: #VSE00298

Kenya is the place to be!

To be independent, and to run a very successful farm in Kenya together with your Co Managing Director. With very specific responsibilities and targets. To live there and to become part of the local Kenyan culture. You will stand at the forefront of further development of the business and will amongst others be responsible for the commercial and financial department.

A super opportunity for someone who knows - or is interested in - horticulture. And who is adventurous enough to find the road to Kenya. Someone who wants to live in the pearl of Afrika. Kenya!

The role

HilverdaFlorist is looking for a candidate for the new position of Co Managing Director for Murara Plants.

To achieve further growth of the company with a focus on regional sales and setting up contract propagation of vegetative crops for third parties, it is necessary to strengthen the management of Murara Plants. The new Co Managing Director will be working closely with the other Managing Director of Murara Plants. Together they are responsible for achieving the growth objectives.


  • Leading and motivating the marketing and sales department;
  • Drawing up and monitoring marketing and sales budgets;
  • Creating sales plans and adjusting existing plans;
  • Translating the marketing strategy into concrete actions;
  • Emphasis on developing the local management, coordination, cooperation, monitoring and control;
  • Reports to the International Director of HilverdaFlorist (the Netherlands).


  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in managerial positions, preferably in horticulture;
  • Willingness to live in Kenya for a period of at least 5 years;
  • Capable of setting and achieving commercial objectives in line with the HilverdaFlorist objectives and business strategy;
  • Capable of dealing with, and respecting, Kenyan culture, thinking and working methods;
  • A pragmatic, people manager with proven success when it comes to leadership, sales and change;
  • Teamplayer with a working method that focuses on quality for both the customers and the organization;
  • Capable of finding new clients and customers and further developing relationships with existing customers;
  • A strong affinity with finance and organizational development;
  • Taking ownership and fulfilling an exemplary function;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Able to delegate efficiently, focus on fairness and connection and knows how to motivate, stimulate and convince;
  • Analytically strong, solution and result oriented;
  • Seeing challenges instead of problems;
  • Can give and receive constructive feedback;
  • A pioneering mentality;
  • Pro-active, stress-resistant, inventive, creative, pragmatic, energetic and flexible;
  • Very good command of the English language (speaking and writing).

The Company

HilverdaFlorist focuses on breeding, propagation and development of a wide range of cut flowers, pot plants, garden plants and bedding plants. This is done with a strong drive and focus on innovation. HilverdaFlorist is the supplier of high-quality young plant material suitable for every climate and cultivation need. Our range consists of starting material in seeds, cuttings, and tissue culture.

Our mission is simple: to excel together for a flourishing future. To achieve this, we focus on four core values: innovation, ambition, partnership, and reliability. HilverdaFlorist’s head office is located in De Kwakel, The Netherlands, where we work with 150 people in an international context. Together with our other branches in Colombia, Kenya, India, and Canada, HilverdaFlorist can provide all customers worldwide with the best products and advice.

Murara Plants is a fully owned subsidiary of HilverdaFlorist and has been active since 1995 with its own location in Kericho, Kenya. Murara Plants is a leading specialist plant propagator in Africa and focuses on the supply of Alstroemeria, Dianthus, Gerbera, Gypshophila, Helleborus, Limonium, Scabiosa and Salvia young plant material for the cultivation of cut flowers, pot plants, garden and bedding plants.

Murara Plants is focused exclusively on the production and supply of young plant material for HilverdaFlorist and produces almost all vegetative propagation material for HilverdaFlorist.

In addition, Murara Plants sells HilverdaFlorist’s range in the African region.


Excellent salary and additional employment conditions!

  • Housing
  • Family travel
  • Company car



Kericho, Kenya



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