• Position Filled
  • Grabouw

Western Cape Fruit Processors

Head of Production


Western Cape Fruit Processors has come into existence after the amalgamation of Associated Fruit Processors (AFP) and Elgin Fruit Juices (EFJ).  The major shareholders of the new company are Coca Cola Beverages SA, Two-a-day (Pty) Ltd. and APSAP (a company owned by producers). The services of a Production Manager are required at the company’s Grabouw site and the incumbent will be responsible for people management, safety and overall performance of the production department.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following key functions:

  • Define, propose and implement the annual production plan
  • Oversee and execute production planning – manage all activities within the production process
  • Analyse and compile budgets, identify and implement production controls, costs and efficiencies
  • Cost management of existing and new products
  • Create and implement organisational / production changes on an operative level
  • Focus on growing business and revenue by implementing necessary changes to product / production line
  • Communication with fruit suppliers / raw material
  • Handle logistics and warehousing
  • Stock control of raw materials used in production, processing chemicals, packaging material, coal, etc.
  • Capturing and reporting on production-related information
  • Waste management and improvement of waste measures
  • Manage all teams within your production department (contracts/leave/pay)
  • Manage and support SHEQ initiatives and objectives
  • Adhering to quality and food safety policies


  • A graduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Food Science or related B.Sc. (a post-graduate degree will be advantageous)
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in ‘n managerial role in a fruit processing facility / production environment
  • Exceptional computer skills (MS Office – Excel)
  • Proven knowledge and experience w.r.t. HACCP/FSSC22000 and food safety systems
  • Experience in managing staff productivity – practical leadership and management skills
  • Good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and deliver the desired outcomes
  • Attention to detail
  • Process driven


The company offers market related remuneration and benefits, based on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications.

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