Agriculture Operations Director – Southern Tanzania, East Africa

Our client, a dynamic Group of Companies with operation across East Africa is looking to recruit an Agriculture Operation Director. The Company is involved in Agriculture, Renewable Turnkey Projects, Real- Estate and Hospitality. The successful candidate MUST have previous experience in the Tea sector.  He/she will be required to come from a Tea Estate Operations background & willing to work in Southern Tanzania.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Company’s financial performance & steer the organisation to achieve high profitability.
  • Ensure the business performance is focused on growth, profits and increasing shareholder return.
  • Ensure the business operates within the Company’s goal & objectives.
  • Driving the business to increase profits continuously.
  • Assist executive management in setting goals that promote Company growth.
  • Ensuring financial targets & all departments meet other agreed targets.
  • Prepare budgets, schedules & other organisational reports as needed.
  • Manage team workloads to meet goals & deadlines.
  • Develop plans to increase efficacy & reduce cost.
  • Manage stock and inventory.
  • Oversee the manufacturing and processing functions.
  • Works closely with other departments to promote factory optimisation.
  • Identify improvements areas & plans & implements systems to boost Company effectiveness.
  • Manage internal & external service suppliers.
  • Keep employees motivated & organised appropriate training.
  • Investigate stakeholder’s satisfaction & attend to any reported issue.


  • Prior experience as an Operations Director or Manager in a Tea Factory set-up.
  • Candidates coming from an Agribusiness background, e.g. Tea Production will have a distinct advantage.
  • Must have a relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience at Senior Management Level.
  • Must have worked in an international / Global Organization.
  • Knowledge of Safety, Quality and Cost Objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills, i.e. verbal & written.
  • Experience working in a Multi-cultural environment.
  • Exceptional coaching skills.
  • Ability to work in multiple teams.

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  • Education:Bachelor's Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Southern Tanzania, East Africa.
  • Career Level:Executive Level.
  • Salary:Monthly Gross Salary: Kshs. 600,000 – 700,000 /= (Approx. USD 6,000 – 7,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Deadline:5th March 2019.