As our name implies we are an international fruit marketing and distribution Company. We source products globally, from over 1000 growers worldwide ensuring continuity of supply 365 days of the year.
Established in January 2000, we are an award winning business supplying top Quality fruit to the UK's leading supermarkets.
Specialising in apples, pears and avocados and with offices in Spalding, Lincolnshire and Whitstable, Kent, we employ in the region of 300 staff and turnover £120 million per annum.
About The Role…
Reporting to the Production Manager, as a Ripener you will provide unique experience and skills in relation to the ripening of product to ensure Worldwide Fruit never miss an order and product meets customer specification.
You will manage stocks throughout the Ripening process, ensuring maximum utilisation of storage facilities, and that quality management systems, customer specifications, and Company policy and procedures are complied with and that fruit is available to meet each specific order.
You will be responsible for preparing the ripening facility to ensure it is suitable for receiving product, and ensuring the facility is loaded according to specification, and establish and maintain environmental conditions within the ripening facility to optimise the ripening process
You will also observe, measure and report throughout the ripening process and keep accurate records, looking to identify areas of improvement, opportunity and innovation and communicate these to the relevant personnel.
You will have knowledge and experience of working with fruit, especially pear and avocado. Previous experience of ripening is advantageous although not essential as full training will be given.
You will have the ability to plan your time and have excellent problem solving skills. You will have excellent communication skills enabling you to communicate with various people at all levels of the organisation as well as customers.
Numeracy and good computer skills are also key.