Quality Control Manager – Orchird Job in Kenya

Quality Control Manager – Orchird

Primary Objectives:

  • To provide a professional interface between the Company and Growers, through delivering a transparent and honest relationship with growers, with a focus on securing new supply.
  • Assist growers to improve orchard performance by optimizing production, while operating and maintaining the assets in a professional manner comparable to best industry practices.
  • Responsible and accountable for the safety, financial performance, people production, stewardship and operation of the post-harvest facilities and fruit quality stewardship through to delivery to the marketer.
  • Ensuring the packed Avocados is managed for quality in a timely manner, to meet the contractual load out commitments between the company and industry suppliers.
  • Actively seek out and develop relationships with potential new growers to deliver targeted value and quality produce to the business.
  • Maintain an active public presence to positively promote the Company to the growers.
  • Proactively obtain grower commitment and signing to supply contract.
  • Actively seek out orchard lease or management contract opportunities.
  • Interfacing the organizations Pest Monitoring policy & information with growers.
  • Manage/facilitate the relationship between Post Harvest, Picking Contractors and the Grower.
  • Facilitate the reporting of results to the grower in a timely manner.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to add additional value to growers.
  • Proactively deal with grower issues, queries or referrals from Grower Information Services.
  • Formalize the short, medium and long term goals and strategic plan for each orchard.
  • Target production for the season.
  • To supply and manage comprehensive orchard budgets that are updated monthly with monthly reports of expenditure.
  • These reports cover work carried out on orchard, updates on fruit/bud counts and any new developments applicable to the orchard owners.
Key Performance Measurements:
  • Management and retention of key staff.
  • Retention and growth of business
  • Achievement of quality yield
  • Standard and quality of workmanship and image/appearance of orchards
  • H & S implementation and audit results both in the pack house and on orchard.
  • Fruit storage performance
  • Pack house budgets and labor costs achieved
  • To supply orchard owners with comprehensive budgets.
  • Contribution to Company financial results.
  • BSc. Degree in agricultural sciences or food sciences.
  • Masters or MBA preferred added advantage.
  • 2-3 years’ progressive experience in a similar role
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • People management & retention of key resources.
  • Good knowledge of the Orchids locations in Kenya. 
How to Apply

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com  with Quality Control Manager – Orchid on the Subject line.

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