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Florensis is an innovative, second-generation family business that has proven its success over the years. We have been providing professional growers with new varieties and plant propagation material since 1941.

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Manager Planning & Logistics in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Florensis is supplier of high-quality young plant material in the European horticultural business for the professional grower. The head office is based in the Netherlands (Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht). Florensis operates internationally and has several sales- and production locations in Africa and Europe. At one of our locations in Ethiopia we are looking for a driven and enthusiastic:

Manager Planning & Logistics:
Driven, pro-active and commercial
(fulltime, located in Ethiopia)

The position:
The manager Planning & Logistics is responsible for all planning and logistic activities at Florensis Ethiopia plc and makes sure operations with regard to these areas run efficiently and effectively. You are responsible for planning, logistics and cold chain. You make sure that Florensis Ethiopia delivers high quality cuttings to its clients in time in the right quantities. In case of deviations, you take care of effective communication with the Supply Cuttings Department in The Netherlands. You will report directly to the general manager.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Ensure availability of high quality rooted and unrooted cuttings and adequately register the availability in the logistical system (in which you are key-user);
• Ensure Florensis Netherlands is up to date on real time availability of unrooted and rooted cuttings;
• You make sure that operational departments are running adequate and efficiently;
• Ensure adequate logistics for delivering cuttings to different customers;
• Ensure an adequate and efficient system of building up mother stock;
• Responsible for arranging and optimizing shipments to our customers;
• Keep up to date with developments, systems and techniques with regard to planning, logistics and cold chain and propose improvements for the harvesting and delivery of cuttings;
• Liaise with the general manager and production manager Agronomy on cultivation, propagation, planning, logistics, hygiene and quality issues.

Florensis offers:
Florensis offers you a broad, independent and responsible job within a dynamic international organisation. Besides, we offer you a competitive salary with secondary benefits and future prospects.

Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agronomics from a reputable institution or similar capacity level through work experience;
• Some years of relevant work experience;
• Experience with working in a non-western country is a pré;
• You are able to motivate and coach staff and create a positive atmosphere;
• You are accurate and having excellent analytical skills;
• You are customer minded;
• You are able to indicate clear common goals and are able to direct others to reach these;
• You have great communication skills and an excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written (knowledge of the Dutch language is a pre);
• You have a positive, strong, fair and credible;
• Able to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information
For more information, please visit our website www.florensis.com. For additional information, please contact Leon Duijnisveld (Director Supply Chain and Foreign Production), T: +31(0)78-6233200.

Applying
If you are up for this challenge and can identify yourself with the profile mentioned above, we would like to receive your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. You can send your application by post to: Florensis B.V., Attn. Dept. HRM, P.O. box 32, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. Or, preferably, u can apply via the 'Apply' button.

Deadline for application is Friday 17 February 2017.

An assessment could be part of the selection procedure.

Agency calls not appreciated.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2017
Operations Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Florensis Ethiopia is specialized in the growing of mother stock to produce high quality cuttings. We are producing a wide range of annuals, perennials and biannuals. Florensis Ethiopia is producing cuttings from 15 hectares of greenhouses. The organisation employs 700 permanent employees and is increasing during high-season to approximately 900 employees.

What does your job as Operations Manager at Florensis entail?
The Operations Manager is responsible for all operational and growing activities at Florensis Ethiopia and takes care that operations are run efficiently and effectively. You make sure that Florensis Ethiopia delivers high quality cuttings to its customers on time in the right quantities. You are steering an experienced operational management team at an inspiring and motivated way. You will report directly to the general manager and be able to deputize him during absence.

What are your tasks and responsibilities?
• Motivating and coaching a team of Production Managers and Senior Supervisors;
• Ensure availability and delivery of high-quality cuttings to customers;
• You make sure that all operational departments are running smoothly and efficiently;
• Ensure an adequate and efficient system of building up mother stock;
• Being end-responsible for all kind of planning activities regarding mother plants;
• Responsible for maintaining the internal and external quality systems at Florensis Ethiopia;
• Keep up to date with developments, systems and techniques with regard to the production of cuttings.

What do we require from you as a Operations Manager?
• A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agronomics from a reputable institution or similar capacity level through work experience;
• Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience in the same area;
• You have strong communication skills and are an integrative team player;
• Experience in production of cuttings is a pre;
• You have strong managerial skills, and ability to lead and influence at an executive level with respect to the Ethiopian culture;
• Experience with a management position in an African country is preferred;
• You are able to indicate clear goals and are able to motivate others to achieve them;
• Customer oriented in thinking and method;
• You have an excellent knowledge of the English language;
• You have a positive, strong, fair and credible attitude and have excellent analytical and time management skills;
• You are prepared to establish in Ethiopia.

What can you expect from us?
We are offering 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 also offers a competitive salary with attractive benefits. 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!

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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 23, 2021