November 12, 2019
Malalane, South Africa
Job Type
Job Category
Packhouse logistics, cooling & transportation
Accept Terms and Conditions


A successful citrus and subtropical fruit production and export company packs and exports more than 5.5 million cartons of citrus annually to more than 30 countries worldwide. They are now recruiting a packhouse manager, who must be a well-experienced, hands-on, motivated individual in possession of the following qualifications:


  • 10/Grade 12 plus further related studies;
  • Minimum 5 years’ extensive experience in packhouse management;
  • Computer skills- MS Office, Outlook, etc.;
  • Must be literate and conversant in Afrikaans and English;
  • A third language will be an advantage;
  • Prepared to work long hours/overtime;
  • Knowledge of Maf Roda packline an advantage.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages and coordinates all packhouse activities including, but not limited to, production planning and execution, administration, logistics and workers engaged in receiving, grading, storing, and shipping fruits;
  • Actively drive, structure and organise the packing process;
  • Maximise packhouse efficiencies, throughput, standing time, labour and expenses;
  • Maximise profitability of packhouse operations;
  • Pack fruit according to specific export standards with minimum deviation and rejections;
  • Maximize fruit packed for export;
  • Ensure that chemical application is done correctly according to specifications and market requirements;
  • Deliver fruit correctly according to market allocations;
  • Labour productivity to be managed effectively;
  • Administration of consignment notes and delivery notes should be 100% accurate.Ensure effective administration in line with best practice;
  • Ensure compliance with and management of all labour and employer/employee related laws and ethical business standards;
  • Involved in annual budget setting and daily management of unit within budget.


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