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Operations Manager (Citrus/ Packhouse)

Reference PE002170/VD
Location Eastern Cape, Kirkwood
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client in the Agricultural industry is currently looking to employ a Operations Manager (Citrus/ Packhouse) based in Kirkwood.

A wonderful career opportunity awaits you.

  • The candidate must have successfully accomplished a Grade 12 (Matric) qualification.
  • A relevant Tertiary qualification within operations or engineering disciplines will be an advantage.
  • Computer literate – MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • 10 years’ experience within a pack-house environment (preferable in the citrus industry) of which 5 years should be in a management role.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of BRC, HACCP, ISO, SIZA, and Global GAP accreditation.
  • Experience of managing a production team is essential.
Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic operational plans.
  • Co-ordination and execution of the packing program as planned and prioritised by the Marketing department.
  • Effectively manage staff and ensure compliance with company policies at all times.
  • Monitor and ensure that the packing equipment, workstations and entire Packhouse is maintained at the required hygiene and operational standards.
  • Monitor and ensure that the quality that is being packed is to each customer specification.
  • Manage costs within the Packhouse according to budget and be proactive by considering more efficient ways of working.
  • Lead and motivate Packhouse team to take ownership and pride in delivering the highest quality of product according to grade.
  • Communication and assistance to growers (primary customer).
Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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