Senior Packhouse Manager

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A leading Citrus Fruit producer and exporter are looking for a experienced Senior Packhouse Manager to join their busy packhouse in Limpopo …In this role you would be responsible for the overall management and leadership functions of the Packhouse for a Limpopo based citrus production and export group.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Form part of strategic management in planning of production, picking, quality managements and market supply
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of strategic Packhouse operational plans.
  • Coordinating and executing the packing program as planned and prioritised by the marketing department.
  • Effectively managing staff and ensuring compliance with company policies at all times.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that packing equipment, work stations and the entire Packhouse is maintained at the required hygiene and operational standards.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that the quality meets each customer’s specification.
  • Managing costs within the Packhouse according to the set budget.
  • Considering and implementing more efficient ways of meeting targets.
  • Liaising and assisting growers and various primary customers.
  • Sound leadership and direction in the pack house ensuring quality product output, accuracy and consistency in pack house processes and documentation.
  • Building and implementing best practice policies and principles.
  • Develop and train a team of pack house staff.
  • Ensuring high standards of health and safety practices.
  • Ensuring compliance to all necessary industry quality assurance standards.
  • Meeting all specifications as required by both local and export
  • Planning and purchasing of materials
  • Budget management
  • Cold-room management
  • De-Greening facility management

We are looking for someone with the following experience / knowledge :-

  • Engineering or Industrial Engineering qualification will be beneficial
  • Minimum 5 years’ production management experience within a food, beverages or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility or Packhouse facility.
  • Must have Microsoft office experience, especially with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be completely bilingual.
  • Excellent knowledge of BRC, HACCP, and Global Gap Accreditation.
  • Production management experience is essential.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good numerical and planning skills.
  • Self-disciplined, a team player, honest and of high integrity.
  • Able to work under minimum supervision while meeting the set targets & deadlines.
  • Willing to work overtime and weekends.


Salary offered for the successful candidate will be  R 60 000 pm  – R 90 000 pm CTC


Please contact Georgina or Frank on 01273 720 599 / 07734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to (*not or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.