November 18, 2021
Grabouw, South Africa
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Packhouse logistics, cooling & transportation, Quality assurance & food safety
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A dynamic agri-business that specialises in the growing, packing and marketing of apples and pears to retailers, traders and wholesalers around the globe.  They have an exciting career opportunity for a QA Manager.

The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about fruit quality and who enjoys working in a fast-paced production environment. The position is based at our Packing Facility in Grabouw and reports to the General Manager: Technical Services. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that fruit quality standards are maintained throughout the cold storage and packaging value chain.
Key responsibilities:
• Manage and oversee efficient execution of fruit handling protocols and quality systems.
• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on the seasonal product plan to ensure that the correct fruit is selected for relevant storage, packing and marketing windows.
• Manage quality assurance of the final product.
• Lead and develop the quality assurance team.
• Continuously improve and maintain handling protocols that will allow fruit quality to be preserved through the storage and packing process
• Maintain the quality management system that will ensure compliance to food safety systems (e.g. BRC, HACCP).
• A Diploma or Degree in Horticulture
• A minimum of five years relevant experience with Fruit Quality.
• Strong attention to detail
• Analytical decision-making style
• Experience in leading and managing a team

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