Quality and Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Posted 2 months ago

Our Client is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as the leading producer and distributor of prepared food across the globe.

To strengthen the European Quality Team we are looking for a Quality and Supply Chain Co-coordinator, the Position will be located in Hamburg

Reporting to the Regional Manager QA Fresh you will be responsible for:

  • Train / advise customer base and company personnel regarding the ‘Best in Class’ practice for receiving, warehousing, shipping, retailing, and merchandising practices for all our client’s products.
  • Ensure the QA and QC teams are operating with processes that are efficient and productive.
  • Be responsible for owning Product Quality and communicating effectively with internal stakeholders and Customers alike.
  • Guide and Mentor Sales units and QA Operatives in responding to Customer inquiries and requirements particularly on accreditation for compliance purposes.
  • Organise and Chair advisory meetings with both Customers and Company personnel with the aim to focus on Quality, Operational efficiency and profitability. Ensure recommendations are actioned and regularly reviewed.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with both Customers and internal Stakeholders.
  • Understand and actively engage with customers on Technical and practical projects to address and predict customer needs. This will inevitably improve Product handling through the Supply Chain.
  • Be responsible for Training and Informational seminars for Internal company divisions, QA, QC, Technical and Commercial. Where appropriate include customers.
  • Conduct field level evaluations of QA, R&D, NPD, NVD, Production and Packaging trials. Provide a detailed analysis of each trial to Stakeholders.
  • Be in a position to operate from all company sites.

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:

  • Four year college degree
  • Previous technical, quality assurance, management or supervisory experience related to produce warehouse operations (including transportation), and retail produce handling and produce merchandising.
  • Knowledge of production, transportation, distribution, and post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables.
  • Knowledge / experience related to warehouse maintenance and sanitation, refrigeration.
  • Strong statistical skill.
  • Understanding of basic science concepts in chemistry, biology, and physics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e. oral and written) in English and German.

Preferred but not Essential Skills:

  • Fluent in non-local languages
  • Experience in tropical product production / QA at the farm or port level.
  • Knowledge of statistics.
  • Banana Ripening experience

We offer:

  • A position in a dynamic & challenging international environment.
  • A competitive salary package.
  • Committed and motivated colleagues with a clear sense of team spirit.

Location: We are looking for someone near or close to Port Hamburg

The role requires a lot of international travel, so the successful candidate must be flexible and happy to travel.

If you would like to discuss this exciting position, call the FMK Consulting team – Monica, Frank or Georgie on +44 (0)1273 720599 or send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (This is just.co) and we will come back to you straight away.

If you are German Speaking please call Mónica Ballesteros on +34 633670629 and she will go over the position with you

Job Features

Job CategoryCustomer Technical Manager, Quality and Supply Chain Co-ordinator, Technical Positions, Technical Services Supervisor
TypeFull Time
SalaryExcellent, €Competitive
Job NumberF55

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