Operations Manager - Agribusiness

Kampala, Uganda

Our client in the Agribusiness industry, is seeking to hire an Operations Manager(OM). The Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business including overseeing the planning and coordination of all the operational activities at the plant to ensure a smooth, efficient grain purchase, handling, storage, and supply business operation that meets international quality standards.

While the OM will supervise: the Quality Controller, Engineers, Electricians, silo operators, and all site staff, he will report to the General Manager & Operations Board committee Chair.

Other duties the OM will be responsible for are:

  • The overall day to day operations, management, and maintenance of the company’s grain handling, processing and storage equipment. 
  • The storage, quality, testing, weighing, maintenance of the grain quality and bagging of the grain on site. 
  • The overall security, process, and procedures of grain handling within the storage site as well as the efficient movement of the grain in and out of the storage site. 
  • Advising on the choice of grain to purchase in relation to market needs, where to source the grain and market it. 
  • Ensuring that grain purchased meets the quantity and quality requirements within set timelines. 
  • Ensuring periodic quality controls and checks of stock including testing, weighing grain and fumigation is carried out. 
  • Developing and implementing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and procedures to ensure HSE obligations are fulfilled, including the training of all employees in their HSE obligations and their roles. 
  • Supervise, lead and coach a team of the company’s operational staff including organizing resourcing levels, to meet the company objectives. 
  • Prepare monthly operational reports to communicate performance metrics including grain inventory, supply, and movement, as well as records relating to areas of safety, logistics, procurement, human resources, inventory etc. 
  • Ensuring routine and preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment to verify safety, efficiency, and productivity requirements for the facility are met. 
  • Ensuring proper silo maintenance. 
  • Continually seeking new and improved methods to achieve operational efficiency. 
  • Performing other ad-hoc duties as directed by the Board


Qualifications, skills and experience 

  • Good Honors Degree in Food Technology, Grain Quality Management, Procurement and Storage, or any other related field is a requirement. 
  • At least five (5) years of proven experience in facilities operations management, storage, warehousing, and bulk handling of commodities preferably in an agribusiness or fastmoving consumer goods environment. 
  • Proven experience and effectiveness in the management of a grain storage, good knowledge and experience of fumigation and pesticide management in relation to grains and cereals is essential.
  • Project Management and strong experience and knowledge of commercial grain handling and processing using a commercial ERP system would be an added advantage. 
  • Excellent judgment, analytical, planning, organizational and supervisory skills with very strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Commercial knowledge of the agri-business commodities industry parameters with a good appreciation for operational costs of crops especially grains and cereals.

If you think you fit this profile and would like to apply click Apply now below. Deadline for submission is 8th May 2024.

Team Leadership
Quality Control
Administrative Work
Technical Agri-Biz Expertise