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Ripening Supervisor - Port Manatee

Location:
Rubonia, FL
Company:
Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc.

Description

Purpose of Position:

This position will be responsible for managing customer warehouse ripening operations to meet customer requirements and expectations.

Accountabilities:

  • Oversee all aspects related to the ripening program to ensure compliance with customer ripening requirements and expectations.
  • Perform Ripening Duties for all required products.
  • Routinely review program and staff performance and make corrective actions when necessary.
  • Regularly set and update program expectations and goals to grow business and proactively prevent customer issues.
  • Troubleshoot and address all customer complaints relating to ripening quality.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with departmental budgets focusing on cost maintenance and productivity.
  • Ripen and maintain products according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Perform quality inspections of product upon arrival.
  • Ensure product and location documentation is maintained daily; to include inspection logs, inventory control logs, ripening room logs and warehouse supply logs.
  • Review and reconcile product inventories, monitor stock and rotation of product.
  • Communicate with supervisor on issues related to inventory and product quality; assist with decisions on product disposition.
  • Review current and potential product issues with Del Monte Quality Assurance and Sales team.
  • Work with location warehouse personnel including, customer Quality Assurance department, lift truck drivers, warehouse assistants and foremen to achieve program goals.
  • Execute and complete work assignments, with minimum supervision and errors.
  • Enter data, run reports and assist Supervisor as needed.
  • Make recommendations on improving job skills and knowledge.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • 4 year degree in a related field, from an accredited institution, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years’ previous technical, quality assurance, management or supervisory experience related to produce ripening.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e. oral and written).
  • Strong understanding of mathematics and basic science concepts in chemistry, biology, and physics.

Preferred but not Essential Skills:

  • Prior experience in banana/avocado ripening and/or produce warehouse operations, with banana ripening activities or similar.
  • Knowledge of fresh produce transportation, retail produce handling and merchandising, and post harvest handling of fresh produce.

***Please note: This position does not qualify for relocation expenses.***

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DEL MONTE FRESH PRODUCE IS AN EEO/AA/V/H

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