Graduate Technologist - Exotic Fruit - Birmingham -

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Paying up to £28k per annum
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The Graduate technologist we are advertising for will be based in Birmingham for the Exotic Fruit department

The graduate role is working within the technical team to ensure the produce we are growing, sourcing, processing and packaging meets Legal, Safety, Quality, Ethical & Sustainability requirements.
The role is key to business functionality and will give responsibility, training and development as you work with our suppliers around the world in addition to our customers, including the UKs major retailers.
The role will include national and international travel for the business. This will include visiting and auditing suppliers, packhouses and farms worldwide. The role gives the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences and development within the technical team of a fresh produce business.

Task areas include but are not limited to:

• Understanding and decision making of product quality and seasonality using key quality data
• Support the due diligence system taking responsibility for the maintenance of supplier records
• Supporting the supply base by engaging in ethical, sustainability and quality requirements and documenting actions and development.
• Internal reporting for both customers and suppliers dealing with all stakeholders and systems.
• Communicating with suppliers to discuss quality issues, and Influence and developing supply chain from a quality perspective
• Support on internal audits
• Auditing and visiting suppliers on international trips
• Attendance at customer facing meetings to support wider team
• Leading supplier relationships, KPIs and development
• Creation of product specification
• making quality tolerance decisions
• Management of customers specifications and communication to all relevant parties and customer depot QA teams where appropriate, including management of our customers databases as required
• Lead as a product specialist and support new product development
• Completing sample preparation & benchmarking
• Monthly internal and external KPI summaries
• Any other reasonable ad hoc duties

Key Skills

• Applicants must have good written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate with good working knowledge of Excel. Word and Powerpoint
• Applicants with a full, clean driving license preferred.
• Applicants will be supported in development and growth in the business with relevant training provided

Benefits Include

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Workplace pension
  • On site parking
  • immediate start
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