General Manager - Food Processing Plant - South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||South Africa|
|Job Role||General Manager - Food Processing Plant|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||8|
|Residence Location||South Africa|
|Degree||Degree in food science/technology, chemical engineering, or biotechnology|
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic and Operations Management
Responsible for strategy execution, management and compliance of capital and operating budgets
Lead and ensure all production and operating facilities operate efficiently, effectively, safely and in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety and environmental programs standards and goals.
Responsible for the optimal functioning of the production process to ensure meeting the quantitative and qualitative objectives e.g. cost, quality and volume targets are achieved
Champion a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operationally sound, safe and efficient.
Initiate efficiency and improvement projects and implement the continuous improvement programme
Ensuring that production is carried out in accordance with the set quality and safety standards. (HACCP, FSSC2200)
Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors
Coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions.
Oversee the execution of quality products
Develop and maintain relationships with buyers and potential buyers both in the local and export markets
Lead new product development initiatives People Management
Collaborate with line managers in the development of staffing and recruitment plans, ensuring that each team is staffed appropriately according to the need and budget, and in an efficient, orderly and timely manner.
Responsible for ongoing selecting, hiring, motivating, coaching, training employees using all applicable policies and procedures
Collaborate with managers and supervisors to ensure staff selections align with current and future growth needs.
Learning and Development
Identify the training needs of employees and ensure processes are in place to support and encourage the appropriate personal and professional development of staff within the context of the Company objectives.
Collaborate with line managers in establishing the skill gaps within the relevant departments and facilitate training needs analysis and execution of mitigation initiatives.
Oversee the delivery of training programs with other colleagues across the organisation Qualification Requirements
Strong professional with charismatic personality
Problem solving and creative thinking skills
Good understanding of data metrics and the ability to present these to the senior management
Self-assured, internally motivated and passionate individual with outstanding communication skills
A minimum of eight (8) years professional experience; of which (6) of these must have been as a processing plant manager
Experience in working with food processing plants
Experience in edible oil processing plant an advantage
Deep understanding of Ethiopian regulations and international standards in food processing.
Prior experience in working with multinational organisations
Excellent communication in written and spoken English
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