Partnership & Collaboration: Possess knowledge of: Stakeholder identification and mapping; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder communication; stakeholder engagement techniques; stakeholder management effectiveness tools and methods; fluency in many specialized business vernaculars. To be able to: Builds, maintains and enhances effective internal and external partnerships through demonstrated integrity. Influences outcomes and assists in communicating shared goals with diverse groups and parties. Identifies and addresses additional partner needs and educates them on value creation. Communicates with other individuals or cross-functional teams to solve shared problems cooperatively. Identifies how changes in business strategy impact talent and recruiting strategy. Consults regularly with leaders of business unit(s), serve to advise on strategic decisions. Brings ideas and solutions proactively to the business and team members. Drives a culture that strives for diversity of thought and inclusion.
Quality Control: Possess knowledge of: auditing and reporting requirements; maintaining inventory quality including food for storing and processing To be able to: Participates in audits of product deliveries and stored products. Understands and utilizes all tools used for maintaining audit information, sharing best practices with leaders and peers. Employs basic quality control techniques in food testing and other practices. Identifies potential cold-chain deviations and opportunities. Handles actual or potential quality problems, such as problems with raw materials. Performs quality control activities according to organizational standards/requirements. Demonstrates understanding of the effects of time and temperature on product quality. Coaches personnel on how to use tools and equipment for quality inspection.
Food Safety: Possess knowledge of: Cold Chain Policies; Sanitary and Safe Food Handling Practices; personal protective equipment policies. To be able to: Monitors and controls potential food handling hazards such as cold chain management and cross contamination. Ensures that team members are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with workplace standards. Ensures proper food handling practices. Informs others about factors that may have an impact on safe food handling processes. Assures that all equipment and work areas are sanitary. Follows the ServSafe standards, food handling policies, and applicable laws and regulations.
Business Process Improvement Possess knowledge of: Process improvement techniques and methodologies; change management principles; process analysis processes. To be able to: Participates in defining organizational strategic goals and purposes; defines how to gather and keep customers. Analyzes business processes, identifies alternative solutions to outdated processes and assesses their feasibility. Establishes requirements for substantial changes in the overall mission, roles, responsibilities, and processes necessary to make business improvements. Evaluates financial, cultural, technological, and other factors that need to be addressed. Recommends innovative approaches that seek the use of advanced technology. Works to overcome Business Process Improvement resistance from managers, the labor force, and other groups.
Influential Communication: Possess knowledge of: Verbal/Nonverbal behaviors; application and allocation of Business Communication styles/techniques in ambiguous and challenging situations; emotional Intelligence; situational awareness; communication channels/mediums; interpersonal skills and universal relationship building with ability to connect unconnected parties; influencing styles. To be able to: Leads discussions with varying viewpoints confidently. Presents to and influences diverse audiences across divisions using appropriate frameworks/tools. Leverages fact-based data and analytics insights from multiple finance and business domains to build a cohesive narrative, forms an argument, organizes thoughts, and presents in a clear, concise & meaningful way. Demonstrates superior decision and coordination skills when faced with conflicting or ambiguous inputs. Acts as a trusted advisor to diverse business partners, influencing them to act as needed to move the business forward. Provides respectful, effective, timely feedback to others. Seeks, internalizes, and utilizes feedback to make changes.
Data & Digital Literacy: Possess Knowledge of: Data collection modes, techniques, and tools; data analytics & visualization tools and techniques; existing and upcoming digital applications; technology innovation trends & industry benchmarks; data quality governance. To be able to: Delineate the problem, leveraging data to determine the root cause and apply the information to find a solution. Ensure data quality and organization & processes information for analysis. Able to define benchmarks and quality rules for key data assets. Participate in the feedback loop between dataintake and insights and continually work on improving the data-collection process. Identify and propose ways to automate and/or improve existing processes in the respective area of work with the help of technology. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Data Science techniques and their applications to their role. Consumes existing data/reports and uses them to make business decisions.
Warehouse Management: Possess knowledge of: regulatory and reporting requirements; Warehouse Key Performance Indicators; warehouse equipment maintenance procedures; basic warehouse activities. To be able to: Performs basic warehousing activities such as receiving, putting away, picking, packing, and shipping merchandise. Collects and translates the business requirements for specifications of warehouse management systems. Assists in implementing mechanization approaches and techniques in a distribution center. Analyzes and documents key performance indicators of warehouse management in own area. Maintains warehouse equipment and facilities.
Documentation and Data Collection: Possess knowledge of: regulatory and reporting requirements; data auditing processes; data retention policies. To be able to: Evaluates best practices of data gathering, record maintenance and documentation within the industry. Advises on advanced data gathering and record maintenance. Evaluates the pros and cons of various audit data analysis methods for the organization. Teaches others how to review and interpret the report and logged data Implements procedures and policies for record maintenance Oversees data gathering and documentation within the area of work.
Ripening: Possess knowledge of: Fruit ripening processes; color variation guidelines various produce product quality; ordering and scheduling procedures; proper produce handling procedures. To be able to: Manages the conditioning and ripening of bananas, avocados, pears, and other produce that need ripening. Forecasts demand for fruit to ensure that it arrives at the desired color and maturity. Orders and schedules inbound and outbound delivery of bananas, avocados, pears, and other ripening produce. Educates distribution center and store associates on proper handling procedures. Recognize the climatic and geographical effects of fruits and vegetables, and the related ripening criteria.
Operational Excellence: Possess knowledge of: regulatory and reporting requirements; Standard Operating Procedure documentation; key functional roles within department. To be able to: Evaluates relevant industry practices from an operations perspective and works accordingly. Works to resolve obstacles to goals of several organizational functions. Advises others to carry out responsibilities based on understanding of key organizational functions. Designs awareness programs for multi and cross functional issues of the regulatory environment. Facilitates interrelationships between major functions and subfunctions. Recommends efficiencies in operational functions and One Best Way documentation wherever possible. Monitors organizational adherence to policies and procedures. Facilitates communications across departments to ensure a smooth workflow in the facility and related partner functions. Applies regulatory programs as needed to comply with major products, processes, or business areas. Provides recommendations and solutions to existing and potential legal or regulatory problem.
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Food Science, or related field OR 2 years' experience in food manufacturing or production quality control/assurance, food safety or related field.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.Data Analysis, Fruit ripening experience