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Postharvest Specialist Emea (M/F)


21.06.2021 | Odemira | Referência: 2022756


Postharvest Specialist Emea (M/F)


Your new company 

This company is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, with more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world. Their exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. They are focused on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience.

Your new role 

As Postharvest Specialist EMEA you will be responsible for analyzing postharvest operations, help secure consistent implementation and application of postharvest processes, and evaluate new technologies and tools to improve postharvest fruit quality. You will report to the Quality and Delight Manager EMEA. In this role, you will also conduct research on methods to reduce fruit damage during handling, sorting, packing and shipping. Using proper experimental design methods and data analytics, in coordination with other functional areas like Applied Research, Compliance and Supply Chain, you will lead or support a wide range of research projects including technology testing, cold chain optimization and new packaging development.

What you'll need to succeed 

We are looking for a professional with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Biochemistry or related discipline, with a MSc or specialization in Postharvest Management a plus. You should also have between 3-5 years of experience within the produce sector, preferably within an international environment, and solid foundations in experimental design, data collection methodology, process improvement, and project management. Bilingual in English/Spanish and/or Portuguese is mandatory, with proficiency in French and/or German as an added benefit.

What you'll get in return 

Alongside a competitive salary and benefits package, this company offers you the opportunity to contribute to the growth of their experienced and ambitious organisation. They believe their success depends on creating an enabling environment where people are energized, motivated, and empowered to perform at their highest level.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'Apply Now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

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