General Manager

Job Title: General Manager

Location: Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa

Industry: Flexible Packaging for Fresh Produce and Fruit

About Us:

Our client is a leading provider of flexible packaging solutions to the fresh produce and fruit industry. With a strong focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability, we specialize in the extrusion, printing, coating, slitting, lamination, sheeting, and bag-making of various polymers and paper substrates. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation for delivering high-quality packaging materials that meet the unique needs of our clients.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated General Manager with a strong background in engineering and financial management to lead our company. The General Manager will play a pivotal role in driving our business forward, ensuring operational excellence, and expanding our market presence. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our flexible packaging operations, financial management, and strategic planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operational Excellence:
    • Lead and manage all aspects of production, including extrusion, printing, coating, slitting, lamination, sheeting, and bag-making processes.
    • Ensure the highest quality standards and compliance with industry regulations.
    • Optimize production efficiency, reduce waste, and minimize downtime.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and employee development.
  2. Financial Management:
    • Develop and manage the company’s annual budget, financial forecasts, and performance metrics.
    • Monitor and control operational costs while maximizing profitability.
    • Implement financial strategies to drive growth and expansion.
    • Oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial reporting.
  3. Strategic Planning:
    • Collaborate with the executive team to define and execute the company’s long-term strategic plan.
    • Identify new market opportunities and develop growth strategies.
    • Analyze industry trends and competitors to stay ahead in the market.
    • Make data-driven decisions to improve business performance.
  4. Team Leadership:
    • Recruit, develop, and lead a high-performing team.
    • Foster a culture of teamwork, accountability, and professional development.
    • Set clear performance expectations and provide regular feedback.
  5. Customer Relations:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key customers and suppliers.
    • Ensure exceptional customer service and satisfaction.
    • Address customer inquiries, concerns, and feedback promptly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, or a BSC Chemistry.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within the flexible packaging industry, preferably in fresh produce and fruit packaging.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budgeting, financial analysis, and P&L management.
  • In-depth knowledge of flexible packaging production processes and materials.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Commitment to quality, safety, and sustainability practices.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and retirement plans.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • A chance to make a significant impact in the flexible packaging industry.

If you are a dynamic leader with a strong engineering and financial background and are ready to take on the challenge of leading a flexible packaging company in the fresh produce and fruit industry, we invite you to apply for the General Manager position at  our cleint. Join us in shaping the future of packaging solutions and making a difference in the industry.

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