Packhouse Manager & Market Coordinator - Fruit Industry - Porterville

Sunday, 22 May, 2022
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and results driven candidate to join the team in Porterville. 


Duties will include but not limited to:

Cold store:

  • Management of Cold Room for Fruit Refrigeration (Grapes, blueberries, stone fruits)
  • Management of Personnel
  • Appointment and management of staff in and out of season of cold rooms
  • Logistics, Intake & Dispatch of Stock & Temperature Control of Fruit
  • Management of Paltrack software.
  • IT, server backup – some IT experience would be beneficial.
  • Admin / Finance of cold room business
  • Maintenance of premises
  • Experience in MS Outlook and Paltrack.
  • Day to day and long-term planning of Cold Rooms.
  • Handles all logistical planning with fruit exports. (Intake and dispatching)
  • Handle stock recordings of cold storage with the assistance of Paltrack system.
  • Daily interaction with customers and product
  • Investigate, analyze, report, and resolve problems arising in the packhouse data
  • Ensure effective stock control practices is applied to minimize stockpiling and ageing of stock
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly performance reviews
  • General administration
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Communicate and drive production efficiencies and achievement of production targets.
  • Responsible for the execution of pack plans in the most efficient and effective way.

Soft Fruit Packhouse Manager

  • Management of Blueberry cold store.
  • Daily order confirmation for packaging from Exporters.
  • Coordination with farms to forward stock according to packing orders for day/week.
  • Managing of packing material stock for daily orders.
  • Manage fruit stock required for orders.
  • Manage grade out.
  • Experience with blueberry optical sorters beneficial.
  • Daily management of fruit orders to be consigned daily.

  Marketing Coordinator:

  • Communicate with Farms and Customers regarding pricing and availability of fruit.
  • Weekly discussion with farms on what orders to be packed.
  • Weekly commercial reporting and stock reporting (Data management).

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A relevant agricultural degree or diploma
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar position