Fresh Del Monte 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 leading producer and distributor of prepared food across the globe.

As part of Fresh Del Monte, Del Monte (Germany) GmbH is serving mainly the Northern Europe countries. The company is located in Marktheidenfled
To strengthen the European Quality Team we are looking for a Technical Services Supervisor, the position will be located in Hamburg
Reporting to the Regional Manager QA Fresh you will be responsible for:

  • Training & advising the customer base and company personnel regarding proper receiving, ripening, warehousing, shipping, retailing, and merchandising practices for all DMFP products.
  • Functionally guide and technically advising in all aspects of local QA and QC operations.
  • Work with sales units and customer base to troubleshoot product quality issues and customer claims & complaints.
  • Assisting sales units and quality assurance with addressing and responding to customer inquiries and requirements for social, food safety, organic, certifications, etc.
  • Coordinating and chair advisory of meetings with customers and company personnel focusing on improving profitability, quality, and operational efficiency. Follow each meeting with a written report, detailing recommendations.
  • Coordinating daily functions and schedule to meet the needs of Del Monte Fresh Produce customers and internal divisions.
  • Developing presentations and technical programs to address areas of customer need and improve customer and Del Monte facility product handling.
  • Conducting training and informational seminars for internal company divisions, QA, QC, and Del Monte Fresh Produce customers.
  • Conducting field level evaluations of QA, R&D, production, and packaging trials. Provide detailed written reports and analysis of each trial.
  • Up to 75% travel can be required within Germany, Belgium & Netherlands.
We are looking for a candidate who is/has:
  • At least a Bachelor degree in food technology/science, agricultural science/technology, horticultural science/technology or similar technical/scientific education.
  • Previous technical/quality experience in food.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e. oral and written) in English and German – other languages such as French or Spanish welcome.
Preferred but not Essential Skills:
  • Knowledge of banana ripening.
  • Knowledge of production, transportation, distribution, and post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables.
  • Experience in tropical product production / QA at the farm or port level.
  • Knowledge/experience related to warehouse maintenance and sanitation, refrigeration.
  • Strong math skills and knowledge of statistics.
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.

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