Juice Production Plant Manager

  Boustan-e-Sabz Agricultural Services Company
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Parwan Full Time 1213
Date Posted:May 20, 2017
Closing Date:May 23, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Industrial
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Boustan-e-Sabz Agricultural Services Company:


Boustan-E-Sabz Agricultural Company is principally a market-driven business with access to international markets and with a focus on value-added products using our optimum packaging and storage facilities. Boustan-E-Sabz (BES) intends to expand into becoming a full-line fruit & vegetable agribusiness by leveraging our fresh produce expertise into value-added fruit & vegetable processing. BES has a comprehensive strategy to both promote exports of high value agricultural products and develop food products for import substitution. Besides other agricultural services, Boustan-e-Sabz is planning to establish a Fruit & Vegetable Processing Division with a Juice & Juice Concentrate Plant and a Dried Fruit (Raisin) Processing Line. Both lines will be flexible to process a wide variety of products so that BES can produce for specific customer demand. Juice will focus initially on grape, apple, and carrot with future expansion into other fruit and vegetable juices.

Job Summary:

The Plant Manager is responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. Responsibilities also include recruiting, hiring and training personnel and facility/physical plant up-keep and capital improvements. In addition the Plant Manager will be responsible for annual budget planning and execution. They will work closely with the production team to increase productivity and profitability within the manufacturing operation of Boustan. This person must be trained and have at least 7 years of experience including best practices in both managerial and production platforms.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility.

Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency while monitoring scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement.

Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.

Coordinate the hiring and training of all manufacturing personnel.

Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.

Maintain Inventory levels and control flow of product.

Maintain and support a superior safety and housekeeping program, including all timely communication initiatives.

Develop and execute the plant manufacturing budgets.

Analyze workforce requirements.

Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations employees.

Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.

Remove production constraints; allocate human and equipment resources and direct production employees to attain all established goals.

Remove waste and constraints from the production process to improve efficiencies and enhance productivity.

Communicate with research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies.

Work with purchasing manager to develop and improve supplier relationships.

Create purchase orders for Purchasing Manager to place orders.

Coordinate the relationship with our union workforce force and negotiate union contracts as needed.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or relevant field is desired and a minimum 7 years experience is required.

Proven work experience as a plant manager

Proven managerial experience

Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)

Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise

Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes

Computer literacy

Ability to create accountability and to lead by example

Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Parwan
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