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
Other Benefits : Yes