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Our client, a leading export Herbs Farm in Kenya, is looking to hire a Packhouse Manager who will be responsible for overall pack house operations. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a busy post-harvest operation.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Requirements:
•    Ensure that all raw material received from the fields are graded to the right specification, correct quality, on time grading, processing and order dispatch deadlines adhered to
•    Manage pack house operational costs within the set budget including setting and justifying capex requirements.
•    Ensure a safe working environment by regularly auditing and enforcing health and safety and cleanliness standards for the Pack House and by securing appropriate protective clothing and working tools for employees
•    Daily communication with the Managing Director on all packhouse issues.
•    Ensure compliance with technical and customer specifications
•    Liaising with all departments to ensure correct specifications and quality product received in timely manner.
•    Ensuring good staffing levels throughout the pack house, managing labour issues with assistance from HR dept as required
•    Identifying training needs of pack house staff and ensuring training is done in conjunction with HR dept.
•    Daily communication with Sales unit to ensure orders are met on time.
•    Ensuring the target efficiencies levels are met and continuously improved.
•    Developing and implementing desired culture change.
•    Development and introduction of new processing techniques.
•    Equipment source and development and scheduling maintenance.
•    Develop, review and implement standard operating procedures for the Pack House in line with market standards and various audit organization on best practices
•    Auditing including cross functional and third-party auditing as and when necessary.
•    Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Management.

Qualifications:
•    Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
•    Demonstrate proficiency in use of computers especially Microsoft office applications.
•    Must have a minimum of five years hands- on experience in a busy post-harvest operation.
•    Should have ability to establish and maintain excellent, mutually beneficial working relationships with customers, workers, other departments, to ensure continued commercial benefit for the company.
•    Should be an independent thinker with the highest level of integrity.
•    Should be a strong team player with proven people management skills.
•    Must have proven administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to impart knowledge and skills to a multi-disciplinary team
•    Must be familiar with market requirements and able to advance formalized systems of work including SOPs and policies.

Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh. 70,000
Career Level: Mid-Level   
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Location: Nairobi. Kenya (Kisaju - Isinya  
Deadline: 30/05/2022

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