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Packing Supervisor

Role: Packing Supervisor  
Location: Al Ain (On Site), United Arab Emirates 
Reporting to: Supply Chain / Operations Manager

Pure Harvest Smart Farms is a UAE-based, high-tech agriculture start-up. We develop and operate high-tech, climate- controlled farms to grow a variety of crops and sell our products directly into the markets in which we operate. In early-2018 we successfully deployed our first-ever farm in Nahel, Al Ain growing a wide variety of flavourful tomatoes that “Taste Like They Should TM”. Our products are selling-out at major retailers in the UAE and are consumed at an assortment of elite restaurants & hotels. Our brand is associated with incredibly tasty produce and we are quickly building a loyal and vocal customer base. We are now expanding into new crops (strawberries and leafy greens) and into new geographies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait). Technology, data, and innovation are core to our ethos, and we aim to redefine the Middle Eastern agricultural sector. We are passionate about what we do, and we are believers in the growth potential of the company. Our team is multi-cultural (American, European, African, Middle Eastern, South Asian), and our backgrounds diverse (horticulture, engineering, private equity, management consulting, retail, marketing, etc.). Never a boring day at Pure Harvest.

In recognition of regional vulnerabilities associated with food import dependence, water scarcity and sustainability, Pure Harvest is committed to resource efficiency and to overcoming climate challenges to affordably deliver premium quality fresh produce to the Middle East.


We are looking for a dynamic person to help build a great organisation that is driven, motivated, and passionate about the industry and the positive impact the company can deliver in the region and beyond. You should be well versed and experienced in driving, building and steering people to deliver on company objectives. As a candidate we will be looking into how you have demonstrated your capabilities at a reputable organisation and the experience that you can build on within a fast-growing company like Pure Harvest.

Ideally you are a candidate that can be trusted, with a high standard in work ethics, that doesn’t shy away from challenging situations, and the ability to deliver high performance with minimal oversight. As a high trust organisation, we are looking for people that understand requirements fully, take ownership and deliver results at a high standard consistently, and as the person leading that culture, the ability to demonstrate that is essential.



  • Conduct continuous improvements meeting with the team on weekly and daily basis to understand how we can improve to achieve the expected results
  • Actively look out for the 7 types of waste (as per lean) and identify ways to improve the same
  • Ensure the system works on pull and Kanban system of signaling is followed to pull the raw materials

Project Management

  • Overall responsible for the operations, material, and people in the packhouse and cold storage
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources
  • Ensures the required tools, material and the raw material required for packing, smooth movement of material and storage in cold storage is in place
  • Maintains workflow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points
  • Ensure the material and people movement protocols are adhered to as per company policies
  • Actively communicate the roles and responsibilities, targets and expectations from the team members
  • Ensure the tasks assigned to the team members are in line with the delivery schedule to the customers and are stored in the cold storage accordingly
  • Track the performance of the teams against the target and share active feedback where required (also record the performance data)
  • Ensure the packing process as laid out in SOP is properly adhered to
  • Conduct sample quality checks form the quality center as per the quality norms laid out by the Company and make a record of the same
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Ensure the storing of material in the cold storage is in line with the company policies
  • Ensure the required recording of data (as per the software) is carried out by the person as well as the team members
    Share active feedback with the senior management on what processes can be improved and what other interventions can be taken

Drive continuous improvement across the supply Chain

  • Support the development and approval of Pure Harvest Strategy
  • Support the preparation and monitoring / execution of the
  • Strategy implementation initiatives
  • Supporting the assessment of operational and financial performances


  • Effective stakeholder engagement – ability to deal with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
  • Critical Thinker - The ability to understand and analyze problems and find solutions
  • Cultural Alignment - you are a culture leader and model the behaviours expected from everyone in the company
  • Technical Competency – Strong background in creating systems, processes, and procedures to establish framework for scalability in the organization
  • Resilience - resilient and authentic with the ability to help manage frequent and complex ups and downs, while being open and transparent with employees
  • Problem Solver - pragmatic, curious and flexible, fostering trust. Willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with the team but also able to think and plan strategically
  • People Management - ability to understand people challenges and manage site employees


  • 8+ years working in a supply chain planning function within a FMCG or Fresh food business
  • Strong analytical and excel skills
  • Proven work experience as a Packing Supervisor in a similar industry
  • Degree in Business, IT or Finance or equivalent
  • Knowledge of organisational effectiveness and operations management
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles
  • Outstanding organisational skill

Please note before applying: our people define our success and we take hiring seriously. Interviewing with Pure Harvest may include video and phone interviews and/or off-site interviews. Though not required, we highly recommend that you submit a cover letter that outlines the key attributes of your candidacy & demonstrates that you understand and are qualified for this unique/ challenging role. Also, we complete both formal and informal reference checks for all hires. Please be prepared to submit references upon request.

Although we are unable to follow-up with each-and-every applicant, we do our absolute best to conduct a systematic hiring process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.

Please send your resume and cover letter to


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