Operations Manager x1 & Cheesemaker x1

Zambeef Products


Zambeef Products PLC is the largest integrated cold chain food products and agribusiness company in Zambia and one of the largest in the Southern Africa region.  It is involved in the primary production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, fish, flour, stock feed and day-old chicks throughout Zambia and the surrounding region.

Zambeef Products PLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic candidate for the role outlined below. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.


The Required Skills for this Role Include:

  • Responsible for shift by shift basis for the storage/movement of products in quality state.
  • Assisting in calculating optimum re-order levels for specific inventory items from different suppliers to different outlets.
  • Performing periodic quality checks on all products, frozen, chilled and dry stored products.
  • Ensuring the products are kept in sound condition at all times.
  • Planning and executing the sales and distribution function of the business unit.
  • Planning stock ordering and distribution efficiently.
  • Inducting new employees.
  • Human capital requirement/sufficiency planning.
  • Planning adequately for bi-monthly and weekly stock take.
  • Planning, assigning and directing work to all team members.
  • Ensuring that the machinery and equipment used have the ability to produce goods and services for the client at an acceptable standard.
  • Determining the types of equipment needed to fulfil the organizational quality policy.
  • Formulating suggestions on how to make optimum use of the resources.

The Required Qualifications are: 

  • Grade 12 certificate with  5 credits.
  • Diploma in Sales and Distribution/Supply and Purchasing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar role.

The Required Attributes Include:

  • Proficient knowledge in Pastel Sage
  • Very good excel skills
  • Must be strong, conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Detailed process and analytical ability.
  • Compliance, Governance and Ethics.
  • Ability to work in pressured and deadline-driven operating environment.
  • Ability to self-manage workload and work independently.


The Required Skills for this Role Include:

  • Responsible for planning daily production in keeping with finished product stock levels and raw material intake.
  • To work hands on with milk from milk intake to cheese making, maturation and packaging for sale.
  • With maximum attention to detail, implement all cheese-making stages (pH, temperature, time and other flow process steps) specific to a cheese variety in a high care environment.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe cheese-making environment.
  • While cheese matures, test samples for moisture content, acidity levels, saltiness, bitterness and all other qualities that defines a good cheese so as to effect positive adjustments in future batches to be processed.
  • Responsible for the implementation of product development for new cheese varieties.
  • Ensure that raw materials are laboratory tested in order to meet set product specification.
  • Ensure set process parameters are monitored and maintained.
  • Responsible for stock control management and ensuring that loses are within ZAMMILK acceptable levels.
  • Responsible for ordering of consumables and packaging materials while monitoring stock levels.
  • Responsible for ensuring that raw materials and finished products are transported as per standing instruction.
  • Ensure that packed product batch details and weights are conforming to the final Product specification.
  • Ensure that product integrity in terms of seals and labelling are as per specification.
  • Ensure and maintain Good manufacturing Practices according to current Food safety Management systems.
  • Responsible for repair and maintenance of the Cheese Plant
  • Ensure that Waste is disposed of as per waste disposal procedure, ensuring no product residuals on materials to be disposed and segregation of waste according to type (paper and plastic).
  • Conduct daily and monthly stock take

The Required Qualifications are:

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • University Degree or Diploma in the related field
  • Two years of experience

The Required Attributes Include:

  • Ability to operate various plant equipment
  • Able to communicate and delegate work to subordinates
  • Able to generate daily production figures, statistics.
  • Problem Solving ability (able to respond to unanticipated problems during the process with plan B solutions)
  • Creative Mind-Cheese making is an art and requires a creative mind in order to develop new cheese recipes and varieties.
  • Team work – team player
  • Food Safety- implement a culture of Food Safety in all Process steps of the Cheese plant

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to submit their applications letters, with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, and contact details of three (3) referees to:


Zambeef Products PLC

P/B 17, Woodlands

Lusaka or

Email: [email protected]

NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Zambeef Products PLC values gender diversity in the recruitment process as we promote gender equality.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th January, 2023.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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