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.
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.