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Fruit Packhouse Production Manager


Western Cape

Job Description :

An established, family-owned fruit growing and packing operation currently requires a Packhouse Production Manager to join their team. The business packs pome fruit and blueberries from their own farming operation as well as for other growers, mostly for the export markets in the UK and Europe.

At present there are 20+ cold stores as well as the packhouse itself and a staff compliment of between 220 to 400, depending on the season. There is a double shift packing period from February to July. Based near Villiersdorp and reporting to the Operations Manager, responsibilities will entail overall daily supervision of the packhouse which includes staff supervision and task delegation.

This is an operational role and will focus primarily on production but will have some administrative functions. Strong numerical ability, a high energy level and a work ethic that stresses accuracy, thoroughness, drive and integrity are essential, along with the following additional requirements:

  • Matric with maths (relevant tertiary qualification preferred);
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a packhouse environment with good technical and systems knowledge;
  • Proven managerial experience in an organized labour environment;
  • Exposure to pome fruit packing (other fruit packing experience may be considered);
  • Excellent communication skills (English and Afrikaans/ Xhosa);
  • Computer literacy (MS Excel skills essential- must be able to create and work with pivot tables comfortably);
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to learn quickly & accurately (trainability).
Salary Details:

A marekt-related cost to company salary package will be offered and includes pension fund and medical aid contributions.


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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