General Manager (Rooibos)

Our client specializes in the production, packaging and export of rooibos tea and currently has an excellent opportunity for an individual to join them as their General Manager. The purpose of the position is the overall responsibility for the successful processing and packaging of rooibos, as well as the operational functioning of the plant. This position is based in Citrusdal.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Product and process management (tea lane, tea screening, tea sterilization and packaging)
  • Cost management/analyses
  • Quality management
  • Producers liaison
  • Productivity/efficiency measurement
  • Logistics management
  • Stock/purchases/pack material
  • Infrastructure/capacity planning
  • Inter-organizational liaison


  • Eng / B.Sc or an appropriate tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in industrial/processing/packaging environment
  • Excellent people interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with a dynamic leadership team
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Results driven
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to work in team connection and take initiative
  • Close collaboration with other role-players and divisions
  • Planning and project management
  • Strong computer literacy

 Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), 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.

Closing date for applications: 27 October 2020