Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Packing House Manager

FruitTanz is a newly established sourcing, processing and marketing company of high quality fresh fruit. We are looking to strengthen our Team an experienced Packing House Manager. You will be in full charge of managing our company’s Packing House with position in Korogwe Tanga - Tanzania.

Job Description
To give leadership during installation and startup of a new Packing House. After the set up the packing House Manager will provide overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the processing plant with the objective of maximizing operational efficiencies and profitability. Assures high production output, high quality product, and wastes reduction,
elimination of safety issues and controls overhead/labor costs. He / she will provide day-today leadership and management of processing functions to maximize both productivity and
profitability while ensuring the company exceed food safety requirements and maintain a safe working environment. He is required to perform a variety of management, administrative as well as physical functions to ensure timely and accurate processing. Responsible for the supervision of personnel and operations in the execution of produce receiving and packing functions.

Also See: Form Six National Examination Results 2018

Main Responsibilities of the position are:
• Ensure the safety of all employees, at all times.
• Deliver results across key business functions such as safety, quality and efficiency.
• Ensure effective teamwork throughout the business.
• Ensure that an engaged, committed, skilled and flexible workforce is maintained at all times. This includes recruitment, selection and training of supervisory and equipment maintenance staff.
• Promote the business as a 'learning environment' in which continuous improvement and bias for action are second nature.
• Control all aspects of direct and indirect costs to make a substantial improvement in profitability in a methodical, sustainable way.
• Ensure systematic planning and control of operational activities.
• Support the development of quality systems and processes, which create and maintain the integrity and food safety of all products.
• Ensure that an effective communication system is in place which should include team
briefings and regular management meetings.
• Reviews inventories of material stored, all box manufacturing and pallets supplies, to ensure accuracy and to reorder supplies as needed also advise other departments of the inventory status of each item. Directs requisitions for maintenance, equipment, machine parts, and manufacturing supplies. Recommends and/or makes improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods.
• Completes yearly performance appraisals for direct reports.

• Must have 5+ years Fruit Processing or Food Manufacturing experience.
• Must have at least 3 years' experience as a Plant/ Operations Manager running a Fruit Processing or Food Processing Plant.
• Must be able to lead a processing plant in a very fast paced environment.
• Solid technical operating skills in a food environment, including processing, equipment, food safety basics, maintenance systems, production and inventory control and information systems.
• Qualified candidates will have processing, logistics and warehousing/shipping experience.
• Experience developing appropriate policies and procedures to ensure compliance within
manufacturing, operational practices, applicable laws and GMPs/food safety requirements.
• Strong ability to inspire and motivate self and others. Experience building and
maintaining a high-performing team. Must be hands-on with employees in a laborintensive environment.
• Ability to lead and motivate individuals/teams and committed to excellence and continuous learning and improvement.
• Able to work very long hours during our busy season or as business activities demand. Plant operations are six days a week during Mid-July to Early September.
• Ability to speak Swahili to communicate with Swahili speaking workforce an asset.
• Computer Proficient – Outlook, MS WORD and MS Excel application minimum. Knowledge of SAP an asset.

Also See: Form Six National Examination Results 2018

Our Offer
• A great and challenging job with strong focus on contributing to the economic development of the East African Region;
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit a CV and Motivation Letter to info@fruitTanz.com before 20th July 2018 (or until the position is filled).