Division Manager at Lipton Teas and Infusions Rwanda limited

1 Division Manager at Lipton Teas and Infusions Rwanda limited
Division Manager

Lipton Teas and Infusions Rwanda limited | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-29 | Deadline: 2024-06-07

Job Title: Division Manager

Location: Nyaruguru Rwanda

Work Level: WL1D2

Reports to: Estate Manager

Purpose of Role

The purpose of this role is to is to ensure the effective management/performance of 300-400 Ha Tea growth and ensure the Division is managed to highest agriculture standards.


  • Responsible for Divisional workforce planning
  • Daily allocation of duty to estate/division labour (both Upper Tier and Lower Tier) in appropriate manner and ensures that the correct tasks & quality of work are allocated to all employees daily. 
  • Responsible for developing standards nursery bets for future tea seedlings.
  • Ensures that proper land preparation, planting, Infilling, plucking, tasking, and maintenance of tea are done as per set policy and budget provisions.
  • Ensure proper establishment and maintenance of good tea development system.
  • Ensure proper establishment and maintenance of good plucking table by plucking at correct times and heights (near future)
  • Regularly checks the estate/division beacons and boundaries to maintain integrity of property ownership-in the division.
  • Ensures that Tea bush productivity is increased without harming the health and long-term potential of the bush.
  • Carries out the best agronomic practise in soil conservation, crop protection, Nutrition, and new planting.
  • Maintain optimum plant population by ensuring successful infilling operation is done.
  • Maintains a system of accounting and control of pests and diseases and reporting any new occurrences to the MD/Estate Manager.
  • Ensures that soil sampling and analysis is carried out on tea development areas prior to planting.
  • Daily management of 3P and contractors involved in tea development in his division.
  • Maintains estate tea and indigenous tree nurseries to the required standards.
  • Work in hand with Company Engineer to carry out road maintenance, drainage, and its proper use.
  • Check the accuracy of payroll input documents from the Division.
  • Work in hand with AHRBP to prepare job descriptions, appraisals for staff reporting directly as per agreed work plan/targets.
  • Induct, train and ensure implementation of safety and statutory standards for all contractors in the division.


  • Checks and verifies labor pay records regularly.
  • Maintains and update the weeding book.
  • Ensures that all office registers including the Overtime sheets, transport log sheets, history cards inventory cards are always all up to date (near future)
  • Maintain detailed records of all in-filling, and field sanitation.
  • Reconciles the muster sheet with the labor distribution sheet & payroll outputs.
  • Issues register, and regularly check all tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ensuring their proper maintenance. (Monthly-Tools check).
  • Responsible that all reports are made accurately and submitted on time.
  • Be responsible for the proper administration of the general stores (near future)
  • In consultation with the AHRBP, ensure proper management of leave plans at the divisional level.
  • Enforce all company policies including but not limited to, Safety, Environment, Welfare and

 Code of Business principles.

  • Perform any other duty relevant for smooth operation of the division.

Industrial/Employee relations

  • Manages industrial/employee relations at the Division and reports any incidences that may flout good relations.
  • In consultation with the AHRBP, ensure discipline are to the required standards for all employees in the division.
  • Participates in the counselling of employees.
  • Oversea the implementation of ETRL Personnel related policies including but not limited to the Worker’s Council Agreement, HR Policy Manual, and ensure they are always adhered to.

Safety and Environment

  • Implement health and safety policy and Safe operating procedures in the division.
  • Work in hand with the Forestry Officer to maintains the riparian strip forest in accordance with the environmental policy.
  • Ensures that all divisional employees are inducted on Health and Safety policies as soon as they are taken on employment.
  • Ensures that Safety, Health and Environment policies and rules are adhered to in all operations.
  • Attends Unit Health and Safety committee meetings and document agreed actions.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Graduate in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering or Bachelor of Science or any other relevant experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 Years experience in Tea Industry
  • Experience in team management.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Agronomic skills
  • Sourcing – raw materials of agricultural origin
  • Experience in Plant Breeding – tea nurseries.
  • Project Management skills
  • Experience in Industrial Relations/Employee Relations
  • Asset Investment and Care

Leadership Behavior

  • Should meet expectations on the Lipton Teas and Infusions Rwanda Limited behaviors relevant to the work level.

Application Process

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualification should send their application and detailed CV to Rwanda.hiring@lipton.com on before 29th June 2024.
  • In the subject of the email, quote the job title as per the advertisement.
  • No Manual Application shall be accepted.
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.