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Operations Manager (Fruit) - Mutare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #14626
Job Location Mutare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Agriculture
Job Role Operations Manager (Fruit)
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Mutare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean or Permanent Resident
Degree Related degree, diploma or qualification

Job Description

  • Job Status: Second Interviews In Progress

Our client, a leading producer and distributor of fruit throughout Zimbabwe and South Africa, is looking for an Operations Manager to realise their exciting plans for the continued growth of their production and distribution platforms.

• General farm operations management – drive quality KPI’s, unit volumes and costs,
• Drive development of all supporting infrastructure (cableways, irrigation & fertigation, packhouses, electrical, housing and other infrastructure)

• Drive ongoing continuous improvement, focusing on detail around quality, volumes and yields: o Production planning
o Nutrition
o Sucker management
o Irrigation and water management
o Bunch care
o Pest, weed and disease control
o Harvesting operations
o Packing operations

• Recruiting, leading, planning and developing capacity depth and first-class operational team at all levels throughout the operations,
• Attention to detailed operations systems and SOPs; - to drive productivity and quality, and crop planning from field through to packhouse and delivery to customers,
• Production of regular projections on expected production levels for marketing & logistics,
• Drive adoption of global best practices and benchmarks with local innovation,
• Implement Global GAP throughout all operations
• Manage & ensure that all assets are accounted for, and are in good working condition,
• Plan all new development, determine ROI’s, implement on time and to pre-determined budgets.
• Budgets and cashflow forecasts, financial analysis and planning,
• Manage farming operations business accounts through monthly finance reporting and corresponding financial KPI’s,
• Plan & manage the interaction with the procurement function to ensure quality & adequate supplies, to effectively support operations,
• Effective stakeholder management through team leadership & cohesiveness in all farm activities,
• Drive adoption and use of new and changing technologies throughout the operation,
• Work with Sales & Marketing teams to develop and build premium end market channels,
• Closely guard reputation and integrity of the business.

Key Skills
• Fruit technical expertise and high interest in driving technical progress,
• Confident and open team player,
• Strong leadership capacity, with high impact and influence with the ability to develop and maintain a high potential team,
• Strong attention to detail,
• High degree of accuracy,
• Proactive and entrepreneurial bent, with proven high agency and ability to make things happen,
• Curious and demanding of new knowledge and its transfer,
• Proven ability to build and mentor outstanding and growing individuals.

  • Job Role: Operations Manager (Fruit)
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
• A strong university degree from a reputable organization in a relevant subject.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant context, including at management level.
• Management level in high end production,
• Demonstrated strategic, hands–on experience in transforming operations to world class standards.

Additional Requirements

Operations Management

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