Reference: 5537 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert

Job Description:

  • Provide technical/production advice to existing projects as well as the identification of future projects.
  • To advise growers on the best cultivation & packing
  • Assist in providing technical background on quality problems as well as recommendations to improve fruit quality.
  • Provide guidance on post-harvest practices and treatments.
  • Support to the Citrus team
  • Liaising closely with FSQA department and Product Managers to ensure fruit spec matches client expectations and procurement targets W.R.T. specs are met.
  • Advice/mentorship role to Area Managers regarding technical issues.
  • In residue level compliance monitoring
  • Coordinating and/or managing packing trails.
  • Technical report for distribution to clients.
  • Berry knowledge would be advantageous.

Qualifications:

  • Citrus production and cultural practices.
  • Post-harvest knowledge of specific chemical applications and permissible residue levels to ensure optimal recommendations to producers for pest control and chemical residue compliance in the market.
  • Formal tertiary qualifications with at least 5 – 7 years’ relevant work experience in the fruit and/or agricultural industry with an accomplished citrus production/technical track record.
  • Good computer software skills
  • Good communication & interaction skills with people on all levels in the organization
  • Will travel locally

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