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The Assistant Grading Manager will ensure the implementation of work plans for post-harvest handling including sorting, grading, packing, storing and dispatch of graded roses to all our customers within the stipulated timeframes and customer specifications, as well assist in the oversight of the work of grading supervisors, quality controllers, clerks and all grading & packing teams. The Assistant Grading Manager will work under the Grading Manager.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Assist the grading manager in the implementation of all activities relating to post-harvest handling and dispatch of flowers.
  • Provide an oversight role for the activities/performance of grading supervisors, quality controllers and clerks;
  • In conjunction with the grading manager, complete weekly and annual performance appraisals for all grading supervisors, quality controllers and clerks and discuss the same with the managing director,
  • Regular Monitoring of the harvested crop to evaluate crop cultural practices and crop health status with regard to pests, Diseases, and Crop Nutrition,
  • Confirm daily attendance of workers and ensure reporting times and stipulated working hours are adhered to,
  • Oversee the grading supervisors, quality controllers and clerks to ensure the quality standards are adhered to.
  • In liaison with the grading manager prepare work plans for the grading, packing and dispatch of flowers and ensure implementation of the same within stipulated timeframes,
  • Prepare and/or review production forecast vs actual graded flowers per variety and submit to the manager while doing a follow-up to confirm all data capture and data entry is accurate.
  • Communicate with production teams daily and make regular visit to confirm quality issues
  • In conjunction with the grading manager and the sales teams, receive, confirm and process customer orders in a timely manner, ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained with all customers.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the management


1. Degree in Floriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, and/or Agriculture Sciences.

2. Working experience in commercial flower farming and have at least six (6) years of working experience packhouse operations;

3. Of the six (6) years’ experience, atleast two (2) years must have been at senior supervisor/assistant manager level.

4. The ideal candidate must in addition have post-harvest experience including harvesting, cooling, grading, packaging, and shipping of flowers.

Other Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong people management skills, Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Must be a good communicator, good problem-solving skills and a team player
  • Proficiency in record keeping, data analysis and computer skills.

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