VACANCY: Production Manager in Ethiopia

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agriculture, Horticulture
  • Field of Expertise: General Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jan 16, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: Mar 01, 2020

Job Description

Would you like to live and work abroad for a leading international company where you will have an opportunity to make an individual contribution and where a good working atmosphere is a top priority? If so, Florensis Abyssinia Farm in Ethiopia has the job for you!

Florensis is a supplier of high-quality young plant material for professional growers in the European horticulture sector. Our main office is located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands. Florensis operates internationally and has various sales and production locations in both Africa and Europe. For our location in Ejersa, Ethiopia, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic full-time Production Manager.

What will you do?
As a Production Manager you are responsible for specific planning and logistics activities at our modern production site in Ethiopia. In this position, you will acquire extensive experience and quickly expand your expertise. The interesting, special and varied Ethiopian environment and culture will constantly offer you professional and personal challenges.
This is a flexible position in which your capacities will be applied where most needed. You will quickly increase your knowledge and build up your experience, while at the same time helping our business to progress.
In short: a challenging position! You will work with a professional team of motivated colleagues and will report directly to the General Manager.

You are able to motivate others, work in a team and create a positive atmosphere; You formulate clear goals that you manage to achieve with your team. You have a positive outlook and demonstrate a fair attitude. You always work from a customer perspective.

You also perform the following duties:

• You manage the Planning and Logistics department;
• You ensure that the correct cuttings are supplied to customers at the right time;
• You inform Florensis Netherlands of the correct availability of cuttings;
• You are a key user of ERP and other support systems;
• You are responsible for optimum greenhouse planning, leading to the highest possible yield;
• You will be working on specific projects at the nursery in Ethiopia;
• You will be co-responsible for production, cultivation and Supply Chain;
• Setting up and organising all aspects of new cultivation procedures/new crops;
• Initial communication with external customers;
• You will be a member of the Management Team (MT).

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

Information and applications
Does this sound like the job for you and do you fit the requested profile? Are you ready for this challenge? Have a look at our website: www.florensis.com and click the application button to apply before 15 February 2020. We'd love to hear from you! For more information about this post, please contact Ronald Vijverberg at ronald.vijverberg@florensis.com. An assessment may be included in the recruitment procedure.

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