8 Mar 2017

AAA Growers Packhouse Technical Manager Jobs Kenya

Reporting to: Packhouse manager.
Direct: Senior Quality Control Supervisor
Indirect: Quality Controllers/Hygiene.
Department: ROSES PHSE QA

Purpose/ Objective: Oversee overall Technical and QA management functions for the Packing site.


  • Oversee all the post harvest quality systems.
  • Oversee development and implementation of relevant post harvest technical standards.
  • Run the Day’s Orders and the Next Day’s Orders, and confirmations.
  • Confirm and organize Production Boards, and processing efficiencies.
  • Look at staff efficiency rates; organize them from most efficient to least efficient.
  • Look at Raw Material utilization, stock reconciliations.
  • Handle staff issues.
  • Handle Packaging stocks, and orders and reorders for the same.
  • Organize the Floor, Cells as per our discussions yesterday.
  • Organize Sleeving on Line.
  • Sign and confirm Shipments and confirm pack lists.
  • Oversee development and implementation of the relevant technical SOPs.
  • Develop, Implement and review the quality management systems for the packing systems for the pack sites.
  • Liaise with the marketing teams in product specifications for customers.
  • Coordinate compliance to specs while processing (Which include but not limited to cut stage, Devitalisation process & cool chain management).
  • Respond and correct issues on customer complaints.
  • Develop documentation and participate in review of all technical data and implementation and review of the current internal procedures as need arises or as advised.
  • Make and Implement a workable hygiene schedule for all sections of the pack house, develop rotas and compile a database for micro results.
  • Investigate and advise on responses and customer complaints for out of specifications microbial or
  • chemical levels.
  • Documents control for the Pack house.
  • Act as a point of contact for the technical department, ensuring that queries receive timely and accurate responses.
  • Ensure all the cold rooms meet both hygiene and sanitation standards.
  • Ensure a smooth workable traceability system of all flowers from farm to dispatch.
  • Provide initiative in Developing, documenting and running of NPD/R&D department.
  • Stock management and issue of quality status of processed and ungraded stocks.
  • Ensure compliance to Environmental law/acts.
  • Develop & ensure a workable Pest/Rodent management system.

Skills /Attributes Competencies

  • Good cognitive skills
  • Team player.
  • Fast thinker.
  • Sound IT knowledge.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong personal initiative.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Good organization Skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Good decisionmaker.
  • Attention to detail
  • Broad thinker

Working contact
Internal: With all Pack house Departments and Growing Department and Training Department.
External: QA and Technical teams in the market

Measure of performance:

  • Effective communication with all departments in the company.
  • Accurate and timely reports.
  • Initiative.
  • Achieve <0.3%market rejections.
  • Achieve > 90% crop yields
  • Maintain the required processes standards all through the process

How To Apply
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to:

Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AAA Growers is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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