Junior Packhouse Manager

Our client is a leading grower, packer, and exporter of fresh fruit in South Africa. Their production units are situated across the Western Cape, with their head office in Bellville near Cape Town. The company has a vacancy for a Junior Packhouse Manager at their table grape and citrus pack house in Clanwilliam. The position will report to the pack house manager and is available immediately.

The following duties will be performed by the Junior Packhouse Manager:

  • Packaging planning and scheduling
  • Optimal pack-out percentages
  • Quality control and food safety
  • Team building, motivation, and management
  • Time and production management

Minimum requirements:

  • Matric/Grade 12, with a relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. B.Agric / B Tech process engineering/ Food technology or technical qualification)
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Willing to work irregular/ night shift and long hours (as required in the citrus/table grape packing industry)
  • Willing to be trained in all aspects of logistics, quality, and fruit packing

 The following will be beneficial:

  • Background in fruit production (citrus and table grapes)
  • Background in a fruit pack house
  • Production focus and technical aptitude
  • Management potential
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Good communication skills

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.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2020