Post Harvest Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya September 2013


Post Harvest Manager


Our client is an internationally recognized company in the horticulture business and specializes in growing and exporting roses of the highest quality in a wide range of varieties.
Reporting to the Sales and Supply Chain Senior Manager and the Managing Director, we are looking for a results oriented individual with strong leadership qualities to manage the post harvest operations of the company.

Job purpose:

The position holder will ensure quality control throughout the post harvest process in order to produce homogeneous bunches of standard quality level consistent to client’s requirements and produce reliable and timely figures on production, quality, length, destruction and losses.


  • Coordinate all the activities from pre-cooling, grading, bunching, recording, sleeving final cold storage packing of the Company and in particular ensure that post harvesting standards and quality controls are fully implemented efficiency within the laid down procedures.
  • Control and organize maintenance of all equipment and tools used in post harvesting
  • Control the consumption of raw materials, re-stocking levels and procurement of stocks
  • Produce daily, weekly and/or monthly computerized reports and statistics required by the on time.
  • Ensure proper use of bar coding system in co-ordination with Export and IT department.
  • Implement the time schedule and produce packing list that will inform export and production department.
  • Manage the company quality controls and parameters and ensure they are within the global standards in liaison with the production Department and the Export Department
  • Be responsible for staff management including recruitment, training, performance appraisal, termination and disciplinary action in liaison with the HR Department
  • A Degree in Horticulture
  • Minimum 8 years experience in fresh produce processing preferably with experience in managing large staff pool.
  • Strong planning, organizing and coordination skills.
  • Possess good communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent observation skills, attention to details, concentration capability, capable to always follow procedure.
  • Well organized with ability to manage data bases and figures
  • Conversant with total quality management procedure, Global GAP
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Closing date: Friday 13th September 2013

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