Technical Director

Job description

  • Reports to the Plantation Manager
  • Coordination of industrial units and their associated facilities (labs, offices, vehicle fleet etc.)
  • Department management (about 500 people, workers and executives, locals and expatriates)
  • Managing relations with other departments, suppliers and customers
  • Definition and implementation of technological innovation projects
  • Preparation and monitoring of key reporting elements (production, maintenance, supplies, etc.)
  • Budget and cost control


  • Engineering background (Master’s or equivalent)
  • Electrical engineering skills essential
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office and AutoCAD tools
  • French and/or English, being bilingual is an advantage

Experience required

  • Minimum 8 years in a position at the same level or at Industrial Unit Leader level
  • Successful experience of at least two years as an expatriate, in Africa and/or Asia
  • Knowledge of palm oil and/or rubber and experience in a similar environment is a plus point

Competencies required

  • Competent, dynamic, effective and highly result-oriented
  • A seasoned leader
  • Excellent understanding of topics and theoretical background
  • Team spirit, conscious of his/her place in the hierarchy
  • Field engineer with strong communication and social skills
  • Versatile and enthusiastic about working in different areas
  • Ability to live in a remote environment

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