Our Client is a successful Fresh Produce Importer supplying the major retailers with exceptional product from around the world. We are currently seeking a Supplier Technologist to manage a specific fruit category in the UK.
This role will be the technical link between the company and its grower base in the UK, with potential travel overseas. The main responsibility will be supplier assurance and audits - in regards to BRC, SEDEX and HACCP information. Providing technical and agronomic support to their growers and packhouses to assist in their compliance to customer quality requirements. The technical link with procurement, also responsible for aligning customer and supplier volumes plans for products through procurement.
This position will be home based with the ability & flexibility to attend Head Office when required and visit & audit growers / packhouses in the UK, and possibly abroad.
We are seeking an individual with experience in a similar technical / auditing / supplier management position from the Fresh Produce sector, ideally with fruit knowledge. With strong communication skills and a flexible approach, the successful individual will benefit from travel, working within a successful Fresh Produce Group in a challenging yet rewarding role.
With an understanding of the UK retailers and the requirements involved with the supply of product to them, the successful individual will have food safety, pesticide and hygiene legislation knowledge to accompany HACCP, BRC & GLOBAL GAP. A Driving Licence is essential.
Please call our team to discuss the role of Supplier Technologist / Assistant Product Manager on 01284 735575 or alternatively please send an up to date CV for consideration.