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Supply Chain Technology & Engineering Manager - Horticulture -Tauranga

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Job Listing Date
11 Jan 2019
Location
Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Supply Chain Technology & Engineering Manager - Horticulture -Tauranga

Our client, Zespri International Ltd., an internationally respected grower-owned and established organisation, continually focuses on providing premium quality and value, to their brand of fruit and are known for being the ‘best in the world.’  They are one of the world’s most successful horticultural marketing companies and NZ’s largest horticultural exporter, exporting more than 138 million trays of kiwifruit to more than 50 countries around the world, managing 30 percent of the global volume.

The role:

The Technology/Engineering Manager is accountable for Zespri’s technical cool chain performance, packaging and fruit conditioning functions in all markets and supply origins. 

You will be an expert in all aspects of technology and packaging, providing leadership for innovations that enhance fruit quality, improve efficiency or enhance Zespri’s sustainability footprint. Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will work collaboratively with industry partners and other offshore stakeholders.

Key responsibilities of this role will include;

  • Overall management of the annual industry packaging cycle including specifications, trials and innovation development activities.
  • Overall management of the fruit conditioning and ripening programmes.
  • Development of appropriate temperature management protocols throughout the supply chain and monitoring of best practice performance. 
  • Management of the wireless temperature monitoring systems in the Zespri supply chain.
  • Provision of appropriate research and technical support to manage the successful rollout of New Varieties.
  • Review and identify innovations that will allow Zespri to delay “finished goods” manufacture and reduce fruit loss.
  • Active engineering and technical support, engagement and monitoring of all projects and services from Innovation that relate to the technical area.

To be considered for this role, you will ideally have the following skills and attributes;

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Process Engineering/Horticulture Technology or similar with suitable experience in a technical role.
  • In depth understanding of cool chain operations and knowledge of heat and mass transfer.
  • Experience with structural performance of packaging systems.
  • Technical experience with measurement of quality attributes of biological materials.
  • Good understanding of the NZ Kiwifruit Industry.
  • Extremely results oriented with a strong focus on quality and meeting customer needs through service delivery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels of the business.

To learn more about this outstanding opportunity, apply online today with a CV and Cover letter in WORD format only, quoting job number 06/1809/PB or call Pavan on 09 5255520 for a confidential discussion.


Our client, Zespri International Ltd., an internationally respected grower-owned and established organisation, continually focuses on providing premium quality and value, to their brand of fruit and are known for being the ‘best in the world.’  They are one of the world’s most successful horticultural marketing companies and NZ’s largest horticultural exporter, exporting more than 138 million trays of kiwifruit to more than 50 countries around the world, managing 30 percent of the global volume.

The role:

The Technology/Engineering Manager is accountable for Zespri’s technical cool chain performance, packaging and fruit conditioning functions in all markets and supply origins. 

You will be an expert in all aspects of technology and packaging, providing leadership for innovations that enhance fruit quality, improve efficiency or enhance Zespri’s sustainability footprint. Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will work collaboratively with industry partners and other offshore stakeholders.

Key responsibilities of this role will include;

  • Overall management of the annual industry packaging cycle including specifications, trials and innovation development activities.
  • Overall management of the fruit conditioning and ripening programmes.
  • Development of appropriate temperature management protocols throughout the supply chain and monitoring of best practice performance. 
  • Management of the wireless temperature monitoring systems in the Zespri supply chain.
  • Provision of appropriate research and technical support to manage the successful rollout of New Varieties.
  • Review and identify innovations that will allow Zespri to delay “finished goods” manufacture and reduce fruit loss.
  • Active engineering and technical support, engagement and monitoring of all projects and services from Innovation that relate to the technical area.

To be considered for this role, you will ideally have the following skills and attributes;

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Process Engineering/Horticulture Technology or similar with suitable experience in a technical role.
  • In depth understanding of cool chain operations and knowledge of heat and mass transfer.
  • Experience with structural performance of packaging systems.
  • Technical experience with measurement of quality attributes of biological materials.
  • Good understanding of the NZ Kiwifruit Industry.
  • Extremely results oriented with a strong focus on quality and meeting customer needs through service delivery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels of the business.

To learn more about this outstanding opportunity, apply online today with a CV and Cover letter in WORD format only, quoting job number 06/1809/PB or call Pavan on 09 5255520 for a confidential discussion.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Have you completed a qualification in engineering?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a process engineer?

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