Assistant technical manager

Origin Fruit Direct BV (OFD) is an import company for fruits, based in Coolport in the port of Rotterdam. OFD is part of OFD Holding with sales and procurement offices in China, South Africa, Chile and Spain. OFD Holding is part of Mahindra Agri Solutions Lts from India. OFD imports mainly grapes and citrus, from the parent company as well as other partner growers, and distributes to the main supermarket groups in Europe. Besides supermarkets, OFD also supplies food processing industries, food service and wholesale customers.

We are looking for a new assistant technical manager reporting to the Technical Manager.

Assistant technical manager

In this role you are responsible for the development and administration of the quality systems in OFD and of the producers and other suppliers (GlobalGap, BSCI, SKAL, BRC, IFS, HACCP, SMETA, Fairtrade, SIZA, etc). You are also running the administration of the laboratory test results as well as providing information to the commercial team for these subjects. You are assisting the Technical Manager with communication of specifications and QC results to growers and customers, and assisting the QC manager with daily quality control where and when necessary. In short, a technical role with a wide scope of responsibilities in a team of 2 experienced technical and qc managers.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Background in agriculture and a passion for fruit
  • Language: fluent in English (part of the OFD team is only English speaking), other languages are a benefit
  • Fluent in MS Office: Excell, Outlook, PowerPoint. OFD works with MS Navision
  • Entrepreneurial talent, self-motivated and enjoys working in teams

This role is a stepping stone to develop yourselve into a high level professional in the international fruit business.

For more information and applications, please contact:
Corné van de Klundert
mobile: +31-643241489

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