Job Description/RequirementsA canning factory and farm in Moshi, Tanzania produces green beans in glass jars and export them to Europe. Their mission is to sustainably produce export-level quality food in Tanzania and provide local and regional access to the same standards. They believe value addition through food processing, thereby preserving nutrients and enhancing shelf life, will be a key contributing factor in improving export and local market offering.They are looking for a General Manager with the experience in canning and ability to set up and run the operations of the business and ensure the company achieves our mission.Role descriptionThe overarching role of the General Manager (GM) is realizing the company mission & strategy as set by the Board through the company’s operations, and reporting results back to the board. You will be responsible for translating thecompany mission into operational goals, working closely together with, as well as mentoring, middle management. The performance of all operational business units falls under the responsibility of the GM.Key Responsibilities• Develop operational plan according to company strategy together with middle management including KPIs, ensure implementation (after BOD approval), and monitor and report on results on a standard basis. This leads to a cost-conscious, quality-driven, sustainable production system, includingo Production schedule that meets all requirementso Conscientious company-wide financial management, incl. budget, cash flow & forecastingo Streamlined farm & factory operationso Strategic & effective procuremento Environmental & social sustainability plan & targetso A supportive and effective HR strategyo Total resource management (assets, farms)o The set-up of new product lines where required• Create a culture of continuous improvement and optimization across all areas of the organization, by o Setting up systems to gather and analyze data consistently and correctlyo Ensuring transparent, consistent availability and appropriate accessibility of relevant company informationo Creating a data-supported culture by driving management on data-backed resultso Improving & optimizing processes through results-oriented thinking, initiating improvement where necessary• Lead, motivate & coach middle management, enabling them to function optimally and take ownership of their part in the success of AVL, through o Enabling people, assets, and capitalo Ensuring cooperation & communication across relevant areas (e.g. farm & factory)o Removing obstacles using communication, knowledge and experienceo Ensuring & facilitating effective communication channels across the organization• Represent and lead company operations with respect to internal and external stakeholders, by o Informing Board on matters that directly influence company strategy & policy, reporting on company performance regularly and taking ownership of operational performanceo Identifying, exploring and trailing opportunities for new business, understanding the market and its requirements, and understanding company wider business environmento Sustaining contacts with governmental bodies where related to operational matters and maintain knowledge of latest policy & legislation on thisEducation & experience required• Minimum college degree level education in a relevant field• Minimum 5 years management experience in a food processing environment, experience in canning an advantage• Working knowledge of food safety, quality, and processing• Experience in commercial agriculture, horticulture experience an advantage• Demonstrable experience in finance management, improvement processes, and data-driven decision making• Experience in digital analysis & admin tools (e.g. advanced Excel, ERP software)• Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), Swahili an advantageYou are• Able to see the big picture as well as how its components relate to it• Conscientious, but able to take decisions and follow through• Able to translate vision & high-level goals to daily activities• A team player who can enthusiastically motivate, engage and connect others• Comfortable in an office as well as a production floor and farm• Committed to sustainability and have thoughts on what that means in our context• Able to work well in different cultural contexts, and happy to travel when necessary• Excited about leading a diverse team in developing a company to improve & growWe provide• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference• A diverse and international team committed to the business• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package
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