Packhouse Manager (Athi River) – Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a leading export Herbs Farm in Kenya, is looking to hire a Packhouse Manager who will be responsible for overall pack house operations. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a busy post-harvest operation.

Key Requirements:

  • Ensure that all raw material received from the fields are graded to the right specification, correct quality, on time grading, processing and order dispatch deadlines adhered to
  • Manage pack house operational costs within the set budget including setting and justifying capex requirements.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by regularly auditing and enforcing health and safety and cleanliness standards for the Pack House and by securing appropriate protective clothing and working tools for employees
  • Daily communication with the Managing Director on all packhouse issues.
  • Ensure compliance with technical and customer specifications
  • Liaising with all departments to ensure correct specifications and quality product received in timely manner.
  • Ensuring good staffing levels throughout the pack house, managing labour issues with assistance from HR dept as required
  • Identifying training needs of pack house staff and ensuring training is done in conjunction with HR dept.
  • Daily communication with Sales unit to ensure orders are met on time.
  • Ensuring the target efficiencies levels are met and continuously improved.
  • Developing and implementing desired culture change.
  • Development and introduction of new processing techniques.
  • Equipment source and development and scheduling maintenance.
  • Develop, review and implement standard operating procedures for the Pack House in line with market standards and various audit organization on best practices
  • Auditing including cross functional and third-party auditing as and when necessary.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Management.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of computers especially Microsoft office applications.
  • Must have a minimum of five years hands- on experience in a busy post-harvest operation.
  • Should have ability to establish and maintain excellent, mutually beneficial working relationships with customers, workers, other departments, to ensure continued commercial benefit for the company.
  • Should be an independent thinker with the highest level of integrity.
  • Should be a strong team player with proven people management skills.
  • Must have proven administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to impart knowledge and skills to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Must be familiar with market requirements and able to advance formalized systems of work including SOPs and policies.

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  • Education:Bachelors Degree
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya
  • Career Level:Mid Level
  • Salary:Monthly salary of Ksh. 70,000
  • Deadline:30th May 2022