Job Summary

We are seeking to hire a mature and proactive Packhouse Manager who will be responsible for setting up and managing of all processes in the pack house to meet the overall production targets, international export requirement and objectives of the company.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

SALARY: 120,000 – 250,000


To be based in Thika high care facility.



  1. Recruit, train, and maintain competent production/Quality Assurance staff
  2. Ensuring that all staff trainings are done and that key personnel have the requisite skills and competency required for the job.
  3. Monitoring of labour efficiency and overtime authorization for the pack house staff.
  4. Planning and organising for workers transport and liaising with the Transport manager on the same
  5. Conducting regular worker analysis on performance and making motivational recommendations
  6. Handling of all disciplinary cases on site and ensuring harmony and good relationship between staff 


  1. Maintenance of the Facility and equipment integrity.
  2. Be part of the site HACCP team
  3. Monitoring the utilisation of Packaging materials and labels with a bid of reducing/minimising wastages
  4. Keeping all stocks of equipments, crates and staff uniforms and that proper controls and utilisation is observed
  5. Coordinating the maintenance/servicing of all machinery and equipment on site
  6. Coordinating all preparations for supermarket audits and customer visits along with the Technical manager. 


  1. Ensuring that all products dispatched for the export market meet the specified customer specifications in terms of safety, quality and Legality
  2. Overall responsibility for coordination of raw material procurement, utilization, dumping and record keeping for such.
  3. Ensuring that production is run such that window period is provided after every shift for cleaning. 

Other functions.

  1. In charge of daily order planning and communication with the head office on orders and all export
  2. Ensuring that Truck departure from the sites both produce and shipment trucks are on schedule.
  3. Actively participate /coordinate in any activities and sue diligence audits in light with the HACCP plan and as an active member of the HACCP team.
  4. Any other duty that may be assigned by the Immediate Senior.




  • Diploma/Degree in Food Science & Technology, or Agronomy
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience as Packhouse Manager in a pack house that deals with fresh produce
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Leadership with maturity and high emotional intelligence
  • Critical thinker with ability to pre-empt needs
  • Ability to analyse, communicate, manage and prioritize multiple technical issues
  • Computer literacy
  • Have proven technical aptitude, leading from the front.
  • Approachable and have a strong business acumen
  • Other trainings (HACCP/Food safety, Management, Kaizen and lean management, work place communication

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