Chief Executive Officer (Fruit/FMCG) - Ceres

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019
Chantel Mouton    
Western Cape  

Our client is a well-established market leader in the deciduous fruit and vegetable industry and requires the services of an experienced an highly capable individual to head up their Packaging Facility (Cold Storage and Dispatch) at their outlet based just outside of Ceres in the Western Cape.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the long-term positioning and operational profitability of the Packing Division and will report to the group CEO.   A suitable incumbent will either hold an Engineering qualification, or will have strong operational knowledge and experience within the FMCG industry.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leadership – Managing and leading staff
  • Operations Management – Quality, Effectiveness, Costs
  • Relationship Management

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Tertiary Qualification – BEng Degree in Mechanical or Industrial (or other relevant Degree)
  • MBA Qualification (Highly advantageous)
  • Previous experience as a General Manager managing multidisciplinary teams of numerous departments within the Fruit Packing or Food Manufacturing sphere
  • Strong Commercial knowledge and understanding
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong ability to persuade, negotiate and influence
  • Computer literate (Excel advance & MS Office)
  • Excellent people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluent communicator in BOTH English & Afrikaans

Salary on offer: Approximate TCTC of R1.5mil P/A (Incl. Medical Aid, Retirement Fund and Performance bonus) – Negotiable depending on experience

Applications to be sent to  (Please apply with updated CV (Word or PDF), salary expectation, availability/ notice period as well as a clear and suitable profile picture.)

(Please note that we experience high volumes of candidates responding to our advertised vacancies. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. Should you not hear from us within a week upon applying, please consider your application unsuccessful)