Operational Manager

Saturday, 21 September, 2019
Margot Julies     +27 21 8630830
Western Cape  

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za

Our client specializes in the production, packaging and export of table grapes and citrus and currently has an excellent opportunity for an individual to join them as their Operations Manager.

Focus areas include aspects typically covered by an agricultural economist such as cost management and productivity norms. The Operations Manager will also support the Managing Director with specific aspects of the farming and warehouse operations in accordance with the strategic plan as well as coordination of the operating and capital budgets. The coordination of new developments and projects, strategic procurement and certain infrastructure improvement and development are included.

 Main Outputs:

  • Cost Management / Analyses for the Group (Labour, Input Costs, Productivity Norms, etc.)
  • Analysis of monthly statements
  • Coordination of capital expenditure / projects
  • Productivity / Efficiency Measurements / Information System
  • Coordination of Plant Material Planning / Cultivar Replacement Plan
  • Purchasing / Packaging Material
  • Infrastructure / Capacity Planning (Housing, Warehousing, Transport, etc.)
  • Coordinate New Projects


  • Agricultural Economics or other applicable tertiary qualification
  • At least 8 years of management experience
  • Excellent people skills, with the ability to work with a dynamic leadership team
  • Analytical with a good understanding of information systems
  • Results-driven
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of fruit farming and the agricultural environment
  • Planning and project management

 Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees

 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


 Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za