Job - Group Operations Manager

Job Title: Group Operations Manager

Job Order #: CS-9162

Location: Zambia-East Africa

Salary Range: $100000 - $

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Dental + Health Insurance + Housing + Paid Vacation + Utilities + Vehicle + Vision

General Purpose

  • Manage the day to day operations of the production assets of the company
Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing a Ag Business who is searching for a Group Operations Manager. The Group Operations Manager will work to make quality products with the highest nutritional and safety standards through its commitment to constant innovation, engaging the talent and passion of the employees with respect for the environment.

Education & Experience

  • Milling degree preferred or accredited certificate in Milling Sciences.
  • 5+ year grain milling experience.
  • Technical knowledge of specific agricultural commodities.
  • Exceptional organizational skills are required for the position.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred.
  • Ability to regularly work odd hours due to production demands.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient receipt of raw materials into silos or warehouses as appropriate
  • Management of the wheat, maize, feed and finished product inventory from reception to dispatch
  • Obtaining an extraction rate of flour and maize meal corresponding to the standards of the profession.
  • Ensure a consistently high quality of finished product as established and expected by the company and the market.
  • Continue looking for new and better methods to improve the overall operation and its efficiency.
  • Working with internal and external resources, manage periodic replacement and upgrade of plants, processes, components and individual machines as needed.
  • Establish and maintain the preventative maintenance program for all production assets of the company.
  • Enforce established rules and regulations in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Working with the Health and Safety Officer and production teams, proactively implement relevant procedures to improve health and safety where risks are identified
  • Ensure that the company meets and exceeds local safety and environmental regulations.
  • Implement and improve Operation manual policies.
  • Weekly, monthly and annual control of the balance sheets of production and their follow-up.
  • Presentation of accurate and complete weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual production reports.
  • Responsible for the production and inventory figures provided to the Finance department.
  • Responsible for working with the Human Resource Department to ensure production teams are appropriately staffed with the right number and qualifications of staff.
  • Responsible for the training of workers and their professional follow-up.
  • Responsible for the security and hygiene in all the installation of the company.
  • Control of bags, additives, spare parts, fuel, water and tools inventory and stock.
  • Responsible for the timely order of goods and items for the operation of the mill (except for grains and pulses)
  • Manage relationships with third party suppliers as appropriate
  • The responsibilities outlined in this job description are not a comprehensive list; additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Working Environment/Conditions

  • Must be in good physical health
  • Expatriate must be able to operate outside normal comfort zone at times.
  • Travel will be minimal

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Chris Schroeder at or call 308-384-4886. Please to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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