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Florensis B.V.

Florensis is supplier of high-quality young plant material in the European horticultural business for the professional grower. The head office is based in the Netherlands (Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht). Florensis operates internationally and has several sales- and production locations in Africa and Europe. Because of the departure of a colleague at our location in Ethiopia we are looking for an enthusiastic:

Manager Operations & Logistics
Driven, pro-active and commercial
(fulltime, located in Ethiopia)

The position
The manager Operations & Logistics is responsible for all planning and logistic activities at Florensis Ethiopia plc and makes sure operations with regard to these areas run efficiently and effectively. You are responsible for the operational production departments, logistics and cold chain. You make sure that Florensis Ethiopia delivers high quality cuttings to its clients in time in the right quantities. In case of deviations, you take care of effective communication with the Supply Cuttings Department in The Netherlands. You will report directly to the general manager and are able to deputize him during absence.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Ensure availability of high quality rooted and unrooted cuttings and adequately register the availability in the logistical system (in which you are key-user);
• Ensure Florensis Netherlands is up to date on real time availability of unrooted and rooted cuttings ;
• You make sure that operational departments are running adequate and efficiently;
• Ensure adequate logistics for delivering cuttings to different customers;
• Ensure an adequate and efficient system of building up mother stock;
• Responsible for maintaining the internal quality system (FLAQ) in Florensis Ethiopia;
• Keep up to date with developments, systems and techniques with regard to planning, logistics and cold chain and propose improvements for the harvesting and delivery of cuttings;
• Liaise with the general manager and production manager Agronomy on cultivation, propagation, planning, logistics, hygiene and quality issues.

Florensis offers
Florensis offers you a broad, independent and responsible job within a dynamic international organisation. Besides, we offer you a competitive salary with secondary benefits and future prospects.

Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agronomics from a reputable institution or similar capacity level through work experience;
• Several years of relevant work experience;
• Experience in a management position in a non-western country;
• You are able to motivate and coach staff and create a positive atmosphere;
• You are able to indicate clear common goals and are able to direct others to reach these;
• You have great communication skills and an excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written (knowledge of the Dutch language is a pre);
• You have a positive, strong, fair and credible attitude and have excellent analytical- and time management skills.

More information
For more information, please visit our website www.florensis.com. For additional information, please contact Leon Duijnisveld (Director Foreign Production and Supply), T: +31(0)78-6233200.

Applying
If you are up for this challenge and can identify yourself with the profile mentioned above, we would like to receive your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. You can send your application by post or, preferably, by email to: Florensis B.V., Attn. Dept. HRM, P.O. box 32, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. By email: recruitment@florensis.com.

An assessment could be part of the selection procedure.

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