Eastern Tropical Fruits Ltd
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Operations Manager

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Eastern Tropical Fruits Ltd (“ETF” or the “Company”) is a greenfield project that that is owned by Zambia Fruit Company, a subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”), and VitaPlus Foods Limited. The Company is located in Katete District of the Eastern Province and

seeks to establish bulk agricultural infrastructure that facilitates national food production while adding value for local and export markets. As part of its growth strategy, ETF is hereby seeking to employ suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following positions:

Job Purpose

  • Managing and overseen the processing section of the factory, bottling section, food formulations, food safety/quality assurance, and maintenance section of the factory to ensure full product development.
  • Ensure that all operations are conducted in a correct, cost-effective, and timely manner in alignment with specifications and quality requirements.
  • Contribute towards the formulation, implementation, and achievement of the Company’s strategic and operational objectives.
  • Formulate and oversee the design and implementation of the departmental workplan.
  • Ensure OSHE management is implemented and enforced.
  • Overseen plant wide management of the sourcing, procurement, contracting, logistics and stores.
  • Driving local procurement for the plant for raw materials, consumables, job work, process ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Ensuring that there is regular supply of raw materials by monitoring and managing the inventory levels.
  • Ensuring that timely and accurate daily/weekly/monthly production plans based on previous day/ week / month production data are prepared.
  • Making sure that timely and accurate communication of delivery schedules to suppliers/vendors, based on customer requirements and production plans are achieved.
  • Monitoring the level of inventory/ stock/supplies to ensure purchases are made in a timely manner.
  • Translating the production demand plan into material requirements plan.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the short-term and long-term business plans for department and assists in the development of the strategic plan for the company.
  • Monitoring the assignment of staff to ensure that production quotas are met for finished goods inventories.
  • Improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices and making sure that all processes remain legally compliant.
  • Examine financial data and use them to improve profitability.
  • Ensuring that all production outputs are in conformance with GMP, ISO and ZABS standards.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

As above.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 School Certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Production Management, Manufacturing Technology, Business Administration or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in management or similar industry or position especially in a food processing plant or FMCG organization.
  • Professional membership.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and application on company website: