Vegetable & Fruit Manager

Job Categories:

Agriculture


Date Posted:

2019-08-29

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
Job Purpose
Managing the Fruit and Vegetables Department to maximize gross profit and take fully responsibility for the smoothly running of the department. Ensure Consistent supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to different wholesalers and retail chain stores
 
Summary of Key Responsibilities
  • Inspects Vege fields and orchards to determine maturity dates of crops or to estimate potential crop damage from weather.
  • Plans and directs development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics.
  • Responsibility for leadership of the staff, the duty shift planning and personal issues
  • Organisation and controlling of inventory
  • Responsibility for the freshness and the variety of the assortment
  • Ensure that the farm is Complying with sanitation and safety standards
  • Producing of freshly squeezed mixed juices and delicious fruit salads
  • Directs and coordinates worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and recordkeeping.
  • Contracts with farmers or independent owners for raising of crops or for management of crop production.
  • Coordinates growing activities with those of engineering, equipment maintenance, packing houses, and other related departments.
  • Analyzes market conditions to determine acreage allocations.
 
Required Competencies
  • Attitude to learn product range of the specific department
  • MS-Office User
  • Team Player
  • Hands-on character
  • High level of quality consciousness
  • Ability to think strategically


Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications & Experience
  • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture or Crop Science or related
  • Experience of not less than 5 years from retail in vegetables and fruits and (alternatively agricultural background with sales experience, background in gastronomy)
  • Leadership experience (7-15 employees)
  • Excellent report writing
  • Proven knowledge of fruits and vegetables
  • Must be well vested in Data Analytics / Market Intelligence
  • Knowledge of most local languages and any other foreign language is an advantage

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com 
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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