Berries Technologist – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading FMCG distributor, based in Sittingbourne.
Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Berries Technologist to join their team based in Maidstone.

The role will focus on ensuring all soft fruits are checked, stored and packed according to customer requirements

Main Responsibilities will include:

*Ensure that all berries arrivals are inspected as per the relevant intake protocol
*Ensure that all aspects of product quality are accurately reported to the customers and business
*Ensure that any temperature abuse, contamination (foreign bodies, odours) or other issues that affect product quality are immediately reported to the customer
*Effectively communicate and work with customer product managers
*Effectively communicate and work with Operations teams (Warehouse and Production)
*To work safely and report any hazards or near misses to your manager
*To work efficiently and effectively ensuring that quality service level targets are met
*To maintain high levels of hygiene and housekeeping through the clean as you go policy
*Effectively communicate and work with your colleagues to ensure you have the resources to complete the work

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

*Can do attitude
*GCSE or equivalent English and Math’s
*Experience working within a temperature-controlled environment
*Experience working in a packhouse/production environment
*Knowledge of fresh produce standards
*Prophet ERP system (preferable)
*Excellent interpersonal skills
*Ability to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment
*Analytical thinking
*Excellent written and spoken English skills
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*Ability to work as part of a team
*Ability to do repetitive work
*Be flexible, thorough and show attention to detail
*Ability to follow instructions
*Be organised and methodical in your approach to work

Hours for this role will be 6am-6pm on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.

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