United Exports is looking for a Post Harvest Trials coordinator to cover a Mat Leave for our current incumbent. We are looking for someone who has the ability to operate individually and as part of a bigger team.
Reporting to the R&D Manager, the person will be based and Cape Town but will require frequent traveling to Gauteng and staying there for long periods.
Starting late June 2021.
Key Performance Outputs :
The Post Harvest Trial Coordinator will work closely with technical, operation and packaging teams looking for sustainable solutions focusing on :
BSc (Hons) in Horticulture or related studies and experience with highly perishable fruits or vegetables. Experience in the fresh produce sector focused on post-harvest handling of perishable fruits and / or vegetables.
Experience in berries is preferable, but not mandatory. The ideal candidate has experience in managing trials and delivering results.
An understanding of the retail and / or agricultural industries. Fruit marketing knowledge and some degree of product knowledge.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent planning and coordination skills. Strong time management skills and deadline-driven.