Circa Staffing Solutions
19d ago

An international soft fruit group with international business units is looking for a -Harvest Technical Administrator to join their team.

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The Post-Harvest Technical Administrator assists and supports the Post-Harvest department to organize, administer and coordinate Post-

Harvest activities, operations, and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Key performance areas :

1. Fruit quality communications and administration :

  • Support the fruit quality control team with primary administrative functions necessary for optimal operation functioning in and out of season.
  • Consolidate and communicate weekly delivery and export quality reports to necessary internal and external parties (Technical advisors, growers / suppliers / pack houses & customers).
  • Update product allocation advice reports for the logistics and procurement department based on quality information received from quality team.
  • Track and link grower and customer quality report to fruit deliveries.
  • Follow-up with pack houses on reporting various fruit quality reporting / systems issues.
  • Support quality team in tracking customer rejection reports and coordinate internal and external follow-up communications.
  • Support sales and technical customer support teams with administrative functions around claims reports and investigations :
  • Co-ordinate and support quality team in updating weekly fruit quality tracker report.
  • Compile various long-term post-harvest information capturing reports.
  • 2. Data capturing and reporting :

  • Support the technical team in compiling, editing and / or updating technical report templates, post-harvest best practice protocols, research reports and end-
  • of-season grower reviews

  • Become proficient in the company’s reporting system with the aim of supporting the post-harvest and quality team in compiling quality information reports.
  • Assist with data capturing from Research and Development trial sites.
  • 3. Post-Harvest administration & coordination :

  • Track, update and circulate, post-harvest team visits to respective growers.
  • Track, update and circulate team visit tracker .
  • Support in coordinating technical grower days, forums and excursions.
  • Keep track and assist in managing Post-Harvest team’s annual budget.
  • Basic editing and review of a presentation by post-harvest team members.
  • Assist with ad hoc administrative tasks for the post-harvest team members
  • Candidate requirements :

    1. Formal qualification :

  • Matriculation / National senior certificate
  • Administrative qualification (desirable)
  • Agricultural qualification (desirable)
  • 2. Job-related experience :

  • 2-3 years administrator experience (essential)
  • Fruit industry experience (desirable)
  • Agricultural industry experience (desirable)
  • 2-3 years coordination / project management experience
  • 3. Job-related knowledge :

  • Fresh produce export industry knowledge (desirable)
  • FMCG knowledge (desirable)
  • 4. Job-related skills :

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Attention to detail
  • 5. Competencies :

  • Collaborate with others
  • Approaching problems in a rational and analytical manner
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • Effective time management
  • Detail orientation
  • Other Benefits : Yes

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