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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the above mentioned post tenable at our Chisunga Tea Factory in Thyolo District.

Position: Factory Manager

The Factory Manager shall lead the production team in efficient and optimal production of the company’s tea blends.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the production team to achieve operational goals in quality, cost, delivery and output.
  • Plan daily, weekly and monthly production schedules and oversee the execution by factory staff
  • Oversee all materials movement; from raw material receiving through the operations processes and up to finished goods storage and shipment
  • Develop and implement budgets and timescales with the General Manager
  • Recruit suitably qualified staff and develop their skills to build a strong team
  • Manage labor costs with support from the HR officer.
  • Monitor standard of tea produced and implement quality control programs.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical, Agricultural or Production Engineering or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.
  • At least 5-year experience in tea factory and field operations.
  • Good tea testing skills and proven experience in monitoring and supervising tea production
  • Knowledge and experience in Food safety management system, Rainforest Alliance Certification and other certification standards in the tea sector
  • Experience in people management and tea production supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience in Environmental, Occupational Health and safety in the work place
  • Strong with numbers and comfortable with technology.

A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three traceable referees should be sent to:

The General Manager

Makandi Tea and Coffee Estates Ltd

P.O. Box 5598




Applications must reach this address before 28 March 2021. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Skills Required

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    29 Mar, 2021

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