1.Manage and continuously improve the full operational system of the tissue culture laboratory, the nurseries and demo farm; its processes & policies, monitoring and management reporting, information flow, business process and organisational planning.
2.Responsible for preparing operational planning and budgets (short and mid-term) and their
implementation and realization.
3. Build and motivate a team that ensures operational excellence and strict adherence to the company's standard of efficiency, quality, environment, health & safety and reporting as set out in the Standing Operation Procedures (SOPs) among others.
4. Secure product innovation; initiate and identify (new) product development together with
Business Development Manager and Laboratory Manager.
5.Keep abreast of the latest agricultural and scientific developments.
6.Ensure that the company’s operations are as planet-friendly as possible.
7.Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.
8.Develop cooperation/partnership with third party nurseries in other banana growing areas.
9. Build and maintain trust relations with other (research and agriculture related) organizations, authorities and other stakeholders.
10.Create, together with the Management Team, a company culture that promotes great performance and high employee engagement.
11.Enforce and monitor adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics in line with the local and (international) standards and codes as required by Tanzanian law and Invest International.
12.Report together with CEO to the Board of Directors every quarter about the realized performance and the forecast for the coming period. Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and inform the Board as soon as possible.
13.Report twice a year together with CEO to Invest International (NL institution for impact investment).