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African Vegetables Company


African Vegetables Company Ltd. (AVL) is a canning factory and farm in Moshi, Tanzania, owned by Dutch holding JAMAEL Food Group. We produce green beans in glass jars and export them to Europe via our sister company Baltussen in the Netherlands. They support us operationally in various ways, includi...

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Quality Specialist in Tanzania , Tanzania

We are looking for a Quality Specialist to set up, implement, and manage the quality systems of the company, under the guidance of our Quality Manager in the Netherlands.

Role description
The overarching role of the Quality Specialist is managing the quality system and proactively supporting the production process across farm and factory operations. In addition, you will monitor the processes by analyzing data from the farm & factory and providing guidance where necessary.
You will be responsible for all day-to-day quality aspects across the entire business. This means you are expected to intervene in the production process when product integrity is compromised, actively identify and plot improvement trajectories with regard to quality, and manage processes in compliance with AVL quality policies and objectives.
Tasks
• Coordinate quality activities in the event of a crisis or recall
• Check for product integrity
• Functional management of QC control factory
• Establishing standards for process control
• Verification of the process control sheets and data
• Leading the HACCP and Global GAP / validation teams
• Setting corrective and preventative actions with CCP override
• Participate in new product development projects
• Supervise external audits
• Communication with certification bodies (e.g. IFS, Global GAP, organic)
• Giving CCP / quality training
• Ensuring all quality related data are recorded and accessible to relevant parties
• Prepare product specification, validation
• Creating and managing trend analysis
• Troubleshooter in the event of an emergency
• Communicate with the QESH manager in the Netherlands

Responsibilities
• Intervening when product integrity is compromised
• Adapt process control to developments in product and process
• Quality assurance and control in factory
• Changes to the handbook/procedures are implemented in practice
• Planning of (internal) audits
• Blockade decision and handling
• Traceability of product from raw material to container
• Managing pest control

Who we are looking for

Education & experience
• Minimum college level degree in Food Technology or comparable field
• Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in the food industry
• Strong affinity with processing natural raw materials (fruits & vegetables)
• Demonstrable experience within a production environment
• Knowledge of and / or experience with quality assurance systems such as IFS
• Knowledge of automated systems, e.g. Microsoft and data from the quality manual
• Affinity with continuous improvement
• Good command of spoken and written English and Swahili

You are
• Detail-oriented, meticulous and precise, while not losing sight of larger process dynamics
• Able to convey the relevance of quality-related activities by connecting it to other people’s work
• Able to give honest and clear feedback where necessary to safeguard quality aspects, including to higher management
• Analytically strong, and know how to communicate effectively at management and operational levels

We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to HR@africanvegetables.co.tz. We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 17, 2021
Farm & Outgrower Manager , Tanzania

We are looking for a Farm & Outgrower Manager with the experience and ability to set up and lead the farming operations across both our in-house farms as well as contracted outgrowers.

Role description
As Farm & Outgrower Manager at AVL, you will ensure the smooth running of all in-house and contracted outgrower farming operations, reporting to the AVL General Manager. The largest in-house operation is Makuru Estate, a 120-ha old coffee estate. Initially, we will grow only extra fine beans for the factory, but we expect to quickly introduce a sustainable rotational cropping program including commodities that can be exported in fresh or processed form through the AVL channel to market.
You will be responsible for the agricultural department performance in general, i.e. both the agricultural as well as the business aspects.
You will need to align cropping with factory and packhouse processing requirements and capabilities, working closely with factory management to ensure the whole process runs smoothly. Efficient agricultural operations is key to the overall company performance.

As a food producer within an international supply chain, we must be keenly aware of our social & environmental sustainability performance. You will develop and implement the strategy to improve our performance in these areas, and will monitor and report according to targets. Simultaneously, you will balance economical sustainability through key drivers including, but not limited, to yield optimization and cost-efficiency.





Responsibilities

• Develop production plan according to processing requirements
o Production schedule that meets factory requirements and optimizes yields & costs while ensuring the company owned farm’s long-term productivity (sustainability)
o Manage & monitor budget (reporting regularly to GM)
o Effective procurement & planning
o Effective resource management

• Supervise all procedures & employees on the farm
o Ensure conducive and safe working environment, always according to company best practice & all certification requirements
o Motivate & coach supervisors
o Ensure relevant & clear communication for all employees
o Ensure proper use and maintenance of farm infrastructure & equipment

• Set up data gathering & analysis to guide decision-making & continuous improvement
o Set up procedures & systems to gather, store and analyze data effectively
o Make decisions based on data, actively managing employees to do the same
o Improving & optimizing processes through trials

• Maintain relationships with relevant external stakeholders, like surrounding farms, villages, and suppliers

Who we are looking for

Education & experience

• Minimum college degree level education in agricultural sciences/agronomy or related field
• Minimum 10 years commercial farm management experience with demonstrable in-depth, diverse & relevant knowledge of commercial horticulture in the tropics
• Experience in extra fine French bean production essential
• Experience in relevant industry standards such as Global GAP, SMETA, BRC etc. and have a working knowledge of how to implement such standards
• Experience with budgetary planning & commercial agricultural business administration
• Experience in farm expansion and development is preferred
• Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), good Swahili

You are:
• Innovative, eager to learn mindset, eager to coach & educate
• Passionate about farming
• A manager who motivates people to yield results
• A strong team player with an eye for interpersonal dynamics
• Comfortable and sensitive in working with different cultures and educational backgrounds
• Practical, with a hands-on mentality
• Committed to sustainability and have a strong vision for what that means in agriculture

We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to HR@africanvegetables.co.tz. We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 17, 2021
General Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

We are looking for a General Manager with the experience and ability to set up and run the operations of the business and ensure the company achieves our mission.

Role description
The overarching role of the General Manager (GM) is realizing the AVL company mission & strategy as set by the Board through the company’s operations, and reporting results back to the board. You will be responsible for translating the company mission into operational goals, working closely together with, as well as mentoring, middle management. The performance of all operational business units falls under the responsibility of the GM.

Responsibilities

• Develop operational plan according to AVL strategy together with middle management including KPIs, ensure implementation (after BOD approval), and monitor and report on results on a standard basis. This leads to a cost-conscious, quality-driven, sustainable production system, including
o Production schedule that meets all requirements
o Conscientious company-wide financial management, incl. budget, cash flow & forecasting
o Streamlined farm & factory operations
o Strategic & effective procurement
o Environmental & social sustainability plan & targets
o A supportive and effective HR strategy
o Total resource management (assets, farms)
o The set-up of new product lines where required
• Create a culture of continuous improvement and optimization across all areas of the organization, by
o Setting up systems to gather and analyze data consistently and correctly
o Ensuring transparent, consistent availability and appropriate accessibility of relevant company information
o Creating a data-supported culture by driving management on data-backed results
o Improving & optimizing processes through results-oriented thinking, initiating improvement where necessary

• Lead, motivate & coach middle management, enabling them to function optimally and take ownership of their part in the success of AVL, through
o Enabling people, assets, and capital
o Ensuring cooperation & communication across relevant areas (e.g. farm & factory)
o Removing obstacles using communication, knowledge and experience
o Ensuring & facilitating effective communication channels across the organization

• Represent and lead AVL operations with respect to internal and external stakeholders, by
o Informing Board on matters that directly influence company strategy & policy, reporting on company performance regularly and taking ownership of operational performance
o Identifying, exploring and trialing opportunities for new business, understanding the market and its requirements, and understanding AVL wider business environment
o Sustaining contacts with governmental bodies where related to operational matters and maintain knowledge of latest policy & legislation on this

Who we are looking for

Education & experience

• Minimum college degree level education in a relevant field
• Minimum 5 years management experience in a food processing environment, experience in canning an advantage
• Working knowledge of food safety, quality, and processing
• Experience in commercial agriculture, horticulture experience an advantage
• Demonstrable experience in finance management, improvement processes, and data-driven decision making
• Experience in digital analysis & admin tools (e.g. advanced Excel, ERP software)
• Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), Swahili an advantage

You are
• Able to see the big picture as well as how its components relate to it
• Conscientious, but able to take decisions and follow through
• Able to translate vision & high-level goals to daily activities
• A team player who can enthusiastically motivate, engage and connect others
• Comfortable in an office as well as a production floor and farm
• Committed to sustainability and have thoughts on what that means in our context
• Able to work well in different cultural contexts, and happy to travel when necessary
• Excited about leading a diverse team in developing a company to improve & grow
We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to HR@africanvegetables.co.tz. We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 17, 2021