Senior Field Recruitment Manager job at Apollo Agriculture


  • Full Time

Apollo Agriculture

Senior Field Recruitment Manager Job, HR Jobs In Kenya 2021,
Apollo Agriculture is the commercial farming platform that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. Apollo’s ML-powered credit models and automated operations technology unlock the massive, untapped small-scale farming market, starting in Kenya. With optimized financing, high-quality farm products, and digital advice, Apollo farmers are already more than doubling their farm profitability. Apollo’s team brings together technology, credit and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for USD $1 Billion), GoogleCapital One and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.
About the Role:
Apollo is seeking an experienced Recruitment Manager with a strong background in field and bulk recruitment of early career professionals. This role will be key to Apollo achieving our growth targets – the Recruitment Manager will be responsible for bringing onboard the ‘boots on the ground’ needed to execute our Sales strategy.



  • Deeply understand the Apollo Field Sales network, structure, and recruitment needs
  • Work with relevant team leads to define the ideal field sales profile to source for to fulfil role needs in their respective operation areas
  • Create a recruitment plan to meet field hiring targets required to support sales and growth targets
  • Drive innovation in sourcing for field agents – identifying new sourcing channels, experimenting with outreach approaches etc.
  • Roll out and monitor the hiring process, including defining, monitoring and reporting on key metrics
  • Create, update and maintain recruitment communications: from messaging designed to attract talent, to interview communications, etc to keep applicants informed in a clear, concise and timely manner throughout the recruitment cycle
  • Ensure applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, have a positive experience with the Apollo brand
  • Define airtight processes and systems to manage the recruitment process from intake to onboarding to ensure each applicant is accounted for, informed and finalized within a timely manner
  • Keep and maintain a database of prospective talent to meet talent requirements as the need arises e.g. for expansion, to maintain headcount accounting for natural churn etc. This means maintaining a headcount of 5000+ high performing field agents in action at any given time
  • Track placements lifecycle with Apollo to gain insights to refine recruitment profile/model, working closely with the Training and Sales management teams to create a feedback loop
  • Build a Field Recruitment Team to support the execution of recruitment strategies


  • A recruitment professional with extensive experience with in-the-field talent recruitment in peri urban/rural environments. Bulk recruitment experience will also be key for this role
  • Highly detailed oriented and data-driven in your approach – recruitment at these high volumes requires a keen understanding of key metrics such as drop off rates at each stage of the funnel, churn rates to account for in recruitment planning etc.
  • Passionate about understanding our customers and field agents to ensure you are onboarding talent that will be able to thrive in their local areas. This will also involve occasional field visits to get a feel for the areas of operation, and see the impact of agents hired first hand
  • A skilled recruiter with 5+ years of relevant experience – team management experience is an added advantage



  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers
  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise
  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve
  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree
  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth
  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects
  • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect
  • Are excited to hear from you!

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