Senior Quality Technologist | Home-based (Kent) | Salary DOE

England, Kent
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Luan Harrison
Contract Type
Full Time

This growing fresh produce company is looking for a Senior Quality Technologist to take on the accountability of their delicious fruit. You will be in charge of maintaining a high quality service level and low levels of complaints to the customers whilst lowering claims back to suppliers of the company.

The Role

You will have the ability to interact with suppliers and pack houses to prevent claims and rejections.
Have the ability to develop and train technical staff.
You will liaise with suppliers, procurement, technical and sales teams and manage any technical issues.
You will audit suppliers and pack houses structures and systems and provide effective feedback by creating action plans to manage their implementation.
Manage direct reports on a daily basis and in the absence of the Quality Manager, act as the main point of contact and decision-making for the Quality team.
You will pro actively manage the quality of fruit through regular site visits and communication and analyse the technical data, forming trends and reporting back to suppliers to influence their decision making.

The Candidate

Ideally you will be qualified as a graduate in Agriculture or Horticulture and have 5 years or more experience in a similar role.
The confidence to build and maintain strong proactive relationships with customer technical representatives.
A good understanding of the soft fruit industry.
You will know about all aspects of product flow, from production through to customer delivery.
A basic knowledge of food safety, pesticide and hygiene legislation.
Ability to work well under pressure in a time sensitive role.
Understanding of how supermarkets operate.
Experience of supervising or managing a team.
UK Driving Licence
Willingness to travel as and when required.

For further information please contact Luan Harrison at MorePeople on 01780 480530.