Junior Blueberry Specialist

Reference: 6009 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert

Job Description:

  • Stay up to date with latest cultivar development
  • Regular communication with different breeding programs
  • Complete pre-season estimate per variety
  • To advise growers on the best cultivation & packing practices to ensure that the product fits and benefits the marketing plan
  • Providing technical background on quality problems through analysis of quality data compiled into a grower review report and pre-shipment inspections
  • Advise marketing on the best option for fruit according to condition and internal quality.
  • To make informed decision for product and to obtain best opportunity for marketing to optimize harvest
  • Compiling/Keep up to date reports and protocols • Managing trails.
  • Demand Planning – Demands & allocations to customers
  • Pre-season carton and internal packaging items order
  • All relevant QMS documentation is maintained or completed.
  • Ensure up to date weekly estimates are received from Area Managers and updated on the ERP system
  • Allocation of estimates against demands
  • Manage and follow up on packing programs distributed to producers
  • Check availability of packing material vs programs and order in season from Packaging Material Manager to ensure availability.
  • Grower payments
  • Fix Price agreements
  • Recommendation to producers and market through 2 weekly/monthly technical report
  • Market reports
  • Stay up to date on technical information.

Qualifications:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications with at least 3 – 5 years’ relevant work experience in the fruit and/or agricultural industry with an accomplished Berry production/technical/sales track record.
  • Technical knowledge of Berry production, packing and quality.
  • Procurement and grower services.
  • Product management.

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

To apply for this job email your details to exceedhr@exceed.co.za