Senior Quality & Ripening Controller




The Role – Senior Quality & Ripening Controller

Fresh People are currently looking to recruit a Senior Quality & Ripening Controller for our client a Fresh Produce Global business at their new facility based in Dartford in Kent . In this role you will

Assess and report product quality from intake to dispatch, including the ripening of product and all associated quality processes.

The Person

Suitable candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Fresh Produce or a Quality function , ideally with an understanding of Microsoft D365. Must have good problem solving skills with a strong ability to identify problems as they arise, able to work to tight deadlines and simultaneously managing several projects. Leadership capabilities with excellent communication skills

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deputize for the Quality & Compliance Manager as necessary.
  • Carry out checks and report quality at in loading, ripening, production, dispatch.
  • Manage the ripening regimes and report performance against defined quality and technical KPI’s.
  • Complete ripening guides and daily loading schedules.
  • Complete shelf life and accelerated ripening trials, reporting results.
  • Work closely with the Quality & Compliance Manager, Technical and Production teams to understand customer quality performance and take action accordingly.
  • Highlight quality performance at grower level, identify trends and help develop improvement ideas.
  • Guide and support the packhouse on product handling and product management.
  • Assess stock quality to ensure product returns are maximized through appropriate stock rotation and usage.
  • Equipment calibration.
  • Assist with technical ripening trials and prepare customer samples.

If you have the experience we are looking for then get in touch today we look forward to hearing from you


Ruth Counsell