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Packhouse Manager



Job Description :

An exciting opportunity for an innovative and tech-savvy Packhouse Manager has become available with a leader in the sub-tropical fruit industry.

The position will be based in Nelspruit and focus on leading and successfully coordinating the activities within a technologically advanced avocado and litchi packing operation.

Key Performance Areas will include:

  • Develop and implement a collaborative planning process for the Packhouse in alignment with the forecasted volumes
  • In collaboration with the Packing Operations team, implement innovative processes in line with latest technology improvements to ensure best packing practice
  • Program numerous different quality standards into the electronic system in order for each and every product to fit into the correct category
  • Monitor processes and controls to ensure consistent product quality is achieved
  • Manage compliance of packing regulations, health and safety and other relevant legislative requirements.
  • Maintain and improve Packing Operations Management Systems (for example BRC, RFA).
  • Supply required metrics and goals that continually drive performance improvement to ensure improved production.
  • As part of the Packing Operations team ensure scheduling and logistics to ensure expectations are realised and met.
  • Ensure excellent communication and be a part of a team-based approach within the packing function to deliver sustainable results.
  • Actively maintain BRC audit and compliance inspections to deliver the required information and standards and be responsible for outcomes.


  • A tertiary agricultural qualification
  • At least 5 years of work experience at supervisory and management level in a high-tech packing environment
  • A proven track record of success working within a technically advanced and modern fruit packhouse
  • Excellent numerical and inductive reasoning skills with an analytical approach and ability to problem solve effectively
  • Strong leadership skills are a must, backed by solid staff management and motivation experience
  • Self-motivated by nature and able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously whilst demonstrating a high level of integrity
  • Practical intermediate-advanced knowledge of the MS Office applications is essential.
Salary Details:

A market-related salary package is offered commensurate with experience, skills & qualifications relevant to the position.


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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