PACK HOUSE MANAGER

Report to: Chief Marketing Officer

Duties and responsibilities: –

  • Plan, organize and coordinate packhouse operations as well as providing leadership and direction to the Packhouse Team.
  • Achieve the set target of stems under all Phases (I,II,III and IV) for export FY2022 in the Packhouse Department.
  • Proper control of hygienic condition in the cold store is clean and disinfected
  • Ensure that harvested flowers are graded to specification, in the correct quantity and quality and dispatched to the market within set time deadlines.
  • Prepare the pack-house operational cost budget and ensure the packhouse costs are within it.
  • Develop, review and implement standard operating procedures for the packhouse in line with market standards and various audit organizations on best practice
  • Ensure proper training of packhouse staff members.
  • Develop and enforce performance standards with a purpose to optimize productivity of labour and other packhouse resources.
  • Develop and implement performance related pay management on shop floor order allocation.
  • that proper utilization is observed, and orders are placed on time for the aforementioned. Develop packhouse KPIs in line with the budget and design strategic plans of realizing them as well as methods to evaluate performance
  • Ensure a safe working environment by regularly auditing and enforcing health and safety standards for the packhouse and by securing appropriate protective clothing and working tools for employees.
  • Ensure proper storage of both graded and upgraded flowers and the proper management of flowers in the Packhouse.
  • Keep proper records of harvested, graded and rejected flowers as well as inspect data to ensure accuracy and consistency at all times.
  • Liaise with the Production and Marketing Managers to ensure timely delivery of flowers as per prescribed specifications and quality standards.
  • Prepare dispatch notes, export packing lists with correct information, and transmit to marketing team in a timely manner.
  • Monitoring of labour efficiency and overtime authorization for the packhouse staff.
  • Handling of all disciplinary cases on site and ensuring harmony and good relations amongst packhouse staff members.
  • Run an effective maintenance/servicing system to ensure proper function of all packhouse machinery and equipment.
  • Keep track record of stocks of pack house equipment, staff uniforms, and PPE’s ensuring that proper utilization is observed, and orders are placed on time for the aforementioned.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Floriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, and/or Agriculture Sciences.
  • is required
  • 7 years of experiences in Flower Industry as Pack house Manager .
  • Experience in Pack house management
  • Able to handle various administrative and human resource tasks.
  • Management experience would be added advantage

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified Candidates should submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) with proven work experience, copy of academic documents, transcript and copy of National Identification to Bella flowers Ltd at recruitment@bellaflowers.rw

The deadline for submitting application is on 23rd December 2021 at 5:00 pm local Time.