Packhouse Manager

Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Annemie     0218722648


How About: — FRANSCHHOEK, working as a —PACKHOUSE MANAGER— for the AGRICULTURAL Industry.

Our client is a prominent Estate just outside of Franschhoek, with a division that grows and packs herbs for the South African retail market. They are seeking to employ a Packhouse Manager with commercial experience to execute a successful sales and operational strategy.


Bachelor’s degree / Diploma in Business, Marketing or Horticulture an advantage

HCCAP / GlobalGap knowledge and experience

5+ years of related sales / management experience, preferably in the fresh produce industry

5+ years in a staff supervisory or management position, with a proven ability to manage, develop and mentor staff

Excellent command of the English and Afrikaans language

Experience with planning, budgeting, and forecasting

Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

Basic knowledge of ERP system

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information in formal and informal settings to peers, customers and industry leaders

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with strict attention to detail and prioritization

Requires good judgment and the ability to positively influence team decision making and operations

Must demonstrate professional and ethical business practices, adherence to company values, and a commitment to personal and professional development



Managing all commercial sales

Collaborate with senior management to develop the sales strategy in line with the divisional strategy

Oversee key commercial relationships

Execute sales activities

Develop and operate within divisional budget

Collaborates with the production team to develop an accurate crop forecast

Manages inventory risk and product line speculation

Supervises employees on a daily basis

Provides leadership to the day-to-day operations of the division

Establishes and maintains strong relationships with customers, industry influencers and key industry representatives

Provides direction for handling cases of product failure, customer complaints and problems

Ensure that proper communication, information sharing, and collaboration is achieved within the division

Provide input and recommendations for new products and varieties and contributes to their commercialization and acceptance in the marketplace

Represent the company to visitors and guests and attends tradeshows, events, customer meetings, and other venues to assist with presenting and promoting the company products

Manage food safety audits




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