Operations Manager - Kenya
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Role||Operations Manager|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||$5,000 Gross|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Nationality||Zambian, Kenyan or South African|
|Degree||Agriculture or Business|
Ensure that production and demand plans and activities are aligned and visible across the business; develop systems and S&OP processes, including timely reporting of any issues that may impact plans.
Ensure field production is done in both a timely and effective manner, to make sure that the planned quantities of seed of specified quality are produced and available as required.
Coordinate recruitment of growers and the implementation of the field production plan.
Ensure phytosanitary, regulatory and quality requirements, including certification, are adhered to and all shipments of seed made do not contravene any country or international regulations or good practice.
Effectively manage inventory (including storage and transport) to optimise working capital deployment and assure seed quality is maintained, providing visibility to inventory by line by stocking point.
Liaise with regulators and testing stations to provide independent certification with respect to company product quality parameters and assure required documentation is issued.
Liaise with the sources of breeder seed to ensure sufficient quantities are available in a timely manner to meet the production plan, ensuring agreements are in place with the seed or hybrid owners.
Putting in place planning and logistics systems and processes that integrate with the company finance system.
Procure, install and operate seed processing equipment at company sites in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa.
Ensure customer orders are fulfilled, dispatched and invoiced in a timely manner.
Ensure the companies HSEQ rules and procedures are established and fully implemented.
Deep experience of the African Agricultural inputs supply chain including seed supply.
Managed production planning and S&OP systems and developed processes in a cross border business.
Aware of regulations and certification pertaining to cross border seed trade in ESA.
A customer focused individual, committed to building a reputation for trust and reliability.
Ideally will have worked in a seed production environment in a similar role for at least 5 years. Willingness to travel periodically to the companys operations in ESA.
Experience of working with a start-up business is desirable.
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