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  Operations Manager


Job Description :

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An established agricultural production business currently has an exciting career opportunity available, to be based in Gauteng (near Krugersdorp).

The Operations Manager will be required to oversee all aspects of production at the site- from the hands-on, day-to-day production through to staff management and financial performance. This is a demanding role in a technical environment and requires a unique candidate with a strong combination of management experience and exposure to controlled environment production of perishable products. Key Performance Areas:

  • Management of production budgets (including planning and development of budgets and costings);
  • General oversight of production, harvesting and packhouse;
  • Oversight sales and distributions from the facility;
  • Managing skilled staff in various departments (HR, admin, maintenance, technical);
  • Labour management in a unionized environment (wage negotiations, IR, grievances etc.);
  • Ensuring standards are met and maintained for audit purposes;
  • Oversight of maintenance program for the facility.


  • A relevant degree-level qualification;
  • Candidates with post-graduate studies in finance/ management preferred;
  • Excellent mathematical aptitude and financial/ business acumen a must;
  • Strong knowledge of FSSC 22000;
  • Proven, hands-on management experience in a production facility;
  • A general background in an intensive agricultural environment;
  • Excellent track-record of managing staff, processes and procedures;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (fluency in English & another local language);
  • Good general understanding of mechanics and maintenance;
  • Full computer literacy;
  • Ability to work in a unionized environment.
Salary Details:

A competitive salary package will be offered to the right candidate and includes contributions to medical aid and pension, along with annual bonus provision. 


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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