Job - Operations Manager

Job Title: Operations Manager

Job Order #: CS-9163

Location: Lesotho

Salary Range: $100000 - $

Commission / Bonus:

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

General Purpose

  • Lead the milling operations team in achieving key performance results, including company objectives for production efficiency, expenses, financial profitability, safety, and quality.
  • Manage, motivate, develop, and discipline operational supervision and personnel.
  • Overall responsibility and control for the maintenance of four mills (maize, flour, feed, and sugar packaging).

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing a Ag Business who is searching for a Operations Manager. The 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; engineering degree a plus but not required
  • 10+ year grain milling experience as an Operations Manager; engineering experience is a plus
  • Technical knowledge of specific agricultural commodities.
  • Strong management skillset over a cross-cultural team
  • Exceptional organizational skills are required for the position.
  • Experience with flour analysis including the ability to interpret flour and dough analyses relative to end-product impact.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred.
  • Ability to regularly work odd hours (including weekends) due to production demands.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Receiving of raw materials and shipping of finished goods
  • Manage inventory and shrink of raw materials, finished goods, and purchased items through enforcement of control measures.
  • Obtaining an extraction rate of flour corresponding to the standards of the profession.
  • Employ new and better methods to improve the overall operation and its efficiency.
  • Ensure the production of high-quality products which conform to customer requirements.
  • Establish best practices in order to improve quality and safety.
  • Ensure that the company meets and exceeds local safety and environmental regulations.
  • Implement and improve Operations Manual policies.
  • Presentation of the weekly, monthly, semi-annual (for Kansas) and annual production reports.
  • Responsible for the production and inventory figures entered into the ERP system.
  • Responsible for the training of the workers and their professional follow-up.
  • Ensure permanent training for the employees.
  • Assist with the execution of technical/engineering projects to ensure operational efficiencies and budgets are achieved.
  • Responsible for the security and food safety/hygiene throughout the company.
  • Manage purchases through optimizing stock levels and the cost of supplies, ingredients, packaging, and spare parts items
  • Manage relationships with third party suppliers (both service and commodity).
  • Maintain high levels of communication and customer relations at all times.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with products being delivered.
  • Performance of additional tasks as assigned. The responsibilities outlined in this job description are not a comprehensive list.

Working Environment/Conditions

  • Must be in good physical health due to physical remoteness of location and operations.
  • 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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