Park House Manager
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
4d ago

Our client based in Kenya is one of the leading exporters of premium & prepared vegetables and the largest commercial grower and exporter of chilies from Kenya, seeks to hire a Pack House Manager responsible for Planning and maintaining all packhouse activities and processing operations complying with principles of ethics, observing safety and integrity.

Key Responsibilities :

  • 1. Labour :
  • Manage and implement a quality and production team.
  • Labour management (the team consists of people working in receiving, packing, quality control, dispatch, refrigeration, logistics, and packaging material as the main activities).
  • Meet production plans by managing line packers' work schedules.
  • Liaise with HR and management for labor requirements and ensure that all teams are capable and have received the required training.
  • Manage labor administration including leave cycles, work attendance, overtime, and disciplinary cases.
  • Establishing and maintaining team building & communication within the packhouse.
  • 2. Planning and Production :
  • Pre-planning and production organizing with the commercial team, ensuring all targets and budgets are met.
  • Logistics relating to packing material, lugs, haulage movements, amongst others.
  • Yield Information and Packaging Control. Consumption control of all consumables on the packhouse floor.
  • Responsible for coordination of raw material, utilization, dumping and record keeping.
  • In-depth understanding of customer specifications and adhere to these specifications at all times.
  • Communicating challenges and shortfalls directly to the Commercial department without fail.
  • Claims to be followed and corrective action to be put in place where needed.
  • Ensure ripening procedures are followed and monitored during the ripening process, with an in-depth understanding of temperature control and ripening procedures.
  • Continuous strive to improve productivity and process flows with quality as a priority.
  • Intake quality from out-growers closely monitored. Following fixed guidelines when accepting a delivery with a proper paper trail of producer, variety, intake temperatures, and overall quality assessment.
  • Cold chain protocols strictly observed.
  • 3. Site management :
  • Coordinating of Audits.
  • Administration.
  • Maintenance of all equipment relating to post-harvest. A clear maintenance program must be in place.
  • Health and Safety are maintained at all times.
  • Keeping stocks of equipment, crates, and staff uniforms and ensure that proper controls and utilization is observed.
  • Coordinating all preparations for supermarket audits and customer visits along with the Technical Manager.
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