National Technical Manager in Tongaat Hulett Durban,KwaZulu-Natal,SouthAfrica

Website Tongaat Hulett

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About the job

The National Technical Manager will take overall responsibility to develop and ensure quality products under the Voermol brand.

This would include profitability, operational excellence, optimization of the value chain and developing the leadership talent pool. Oversee the optimized running of the manufacturing value chain in its entirety, from procurement or sourcing of raw materials to finished goods, ensuring total customer satisfaction in relation to product performance.

  • Formulations, Quality Control, Premix Room & Waste:
  • Manages and ensures that Technical Manager (Production) understands and manages formulations and quality control.
  • Ensures that proper quality control systems are in place to maintain the production of quality products.
  • Manages and ensure that Technical Manager (Production) understands and manages premix room, waste disposal and truck spraying.
  • Ensures that correct procedures are followed in regard to traceability.
  • Production
  • Liaise with production to ensure that upgrades in plant are done to maintain quality and traceability
  • Purchasing of raw material:
  • Liaise with buying department to optimize on the purchasing of raw materials.
  • Search and investigate alternative raw materials.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure optimum quality and price.
  • Assist with managing budgets and forecasts.
  • Legal Matters
  • Ensures all products and procedures meet the requirements of Act 36/1947 and for export.
  • Strengthens product image by assuring customer of products meeting the legal requirements.
  • Ensure products exported to Namibia are registered properly.
  • Represent Voermol Feeds at AFMA.
  • Product Development:
  • Ensure added value to sugar by-products of bagasse and molasses.
  • Identifies needs for new products in field of operation
  • Ensure most up to date nutrients are included for a cost-effective formulation & upgrades existing product as well as formulating new ones, to ensure quality and effectiveness.
  • Writes articles to assist in the marketing of products.
  • Ensure that correct research is done to develop and monitor products.
  • Claims
  • Handles all product related technical claims (quality, performance, off specification).
  • Ensure that the correct procedures are followed.
  • Sales Support
  • Assist sales agents with on-farm visits, writing of articles, radio interviews, addressing of farmers days.
  • Ensure sales agents are properly training and understand the applications of products.
  • Co-ordinate all training with co-ops and distributers.
  • Develops concepts that could be used for marketing products.

Qualifications And Experience

  • MSc in Animal Nutrition. A PhD will be a strong recommendation.
  • 5 years’ experience
  • Good knowledge of FORMAT
  • Nutrition Knowledge
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Procedural knowledge
  • Knowledge of Act 36/1947
  • Computer Skills
  • Analysis expertise
  • Supervisory skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Interpersonal Skills

Company: Tongaat Hulett

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Durban,KwaZulu-Natal,SouthAfrica

Application Deadline: N/A

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