VACANCY: Junior Production Manager

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Horticulture
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Specialist
  • Salary: USD 3000 - 4000
  • Benefits included: Accommodation, Bonus, Flights, International insurance, Schooling, Transport
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jan 03, 2017
  • Vacancy closing date: Feb 17, 2017

Job Description

For our client who is a specialist in horticulture we are looking for a Junior Production Manager Propagation and Quality.

Purpose of the position
The holder of this position is responsible for overseeing all the propagation and quality works. He is responsible for decision making in the Propagation and Quality department to ensure safe, continuous and reliable production of cuttings to the Project. Will be managing a team of 24 and 40 people.
This is a great first or second career step after finishing education. A lot of guidance will be offered, the candidate works closely together with the General Manager. In a few years’ time you will be trained to be a great manager.

Summary of daily tasks:
• Leads Propagation and quality Sections to success
• Support the team to collect and analyse production figures and other management information and communicating it to the team and management
• Ensure that protocols and standards in place are followed to ensure sustainability of the business
• Supervising and supporting the team to ensure the health, hygiene and productivity of the plants
• Ensure all protocols are updated and known to all staff
• Provide technical support and insight to the team in order to ensure strong performance against the production goals
• The candidate acts as the bridge between GM/Management and the team, ensuring that clear communication and good relationships are maintained

The suitable candidate requires to have:
• Education, experience or affinity with agriculture / horticulture
• A long term planning to build his / her career in Africa, 3-5 yrs. at least
• English reading and writing
• 0-3 years’ experience
• Fast learning
• Creative and enthusiastic
• Good supervision and team work
• Good communicator
• Feeling for Africa

Package offered:
• €2.250 international, €1.000 local gross salary
• Bonus structure
• Housing on the farm
• Vehicle
• International insurance
• 2x flights per year
• Family is welcome

Start date before March 2017