Our client, a leading fruit exporters, is seeking to employ an Avocado Product Manager. This role will be based in Tzaneen and report into the Citrus Director Formal tertiary qualifications with min 5 – 7 years’ relevant work experience in the fruit and/or agricultural industry with an accomplished avocado production/technical/sales track record. Specific focus on the following topics essential:
Technical knowledge of Avocado production, packing and quality.
Procurement and grower service.
GlobalGap and HACCP experience will be advantageous
Duties will include but not limited to:
Procurement: Procurement of fruit in line with market and food safety requirements
Liaise with growers on a regular basis to proactively manage shortfalls/excesses
Represent the company and its values to suppliers maintaining a professional relationship with them.
Compiling and ensuring packing instructions are circulated to growers timeously
Monitor packing progress at packing facilities and facilitate solutions to over/short packs as well as packing material Operational management
Liaise with supply chain dept. to ensure optimal route to market. Proactively solve any operational issues from farm to packhouse. Product management and sales planning
To be part of sales planning process with Key Account Managers Product management of such fruit including close communication with Key Account Managers