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Senior Packhouse Manager (potatoes)


North West

Job Description :

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A large potato farming operation in the North West currently has a vacancy on their senior management team. The farm produces, packs and markets top quality potatoes year round (seed and table) and requires an experienced Senior Packhouse Manager to take operational responsibility for the full packhouse function, reporting directly to the owners.

Packing over 49 000 tons per annum in two packhouses on the farm, with a staff compliment of 600 people, the Senior Packhouse Manager will focus on the following key duties:

  • Management of staff;
  • Administration and record keeping;
  • Stock management and budgeting;
  • Ensuring equipment in the packhouse is fully operational at all times (planned preventative maintenance);
  • Quality control;
  • Management and certification of seed potatoes;
  • Liaison with the seed and table potato markets;
  • Logistics management and refrigeration control.

The position calls for an operationally strong and experienced candidate with the following experience and attributes:

  • At least 8-10 years of relevant packhouse experience;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred;
  • Strong financial acumen (budgeting, stock control etc.);
  • Proven ability to manage a large staff compliment;
  • Excellent people-skills and communication ability (fluency in English, Afrikaans and preferably also able to communicate in Setswana);
  • Thorough knowledge of the potato industry.
Salary Details:

A market-related salary and 13th cheque will be offered, dependent on experience/ qualifications. 


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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