This company is a leader in the global markets for fresh fruit. Thanks to keeping the production chain in-house, high and consistent quality can be offered all year round. Sustainable and socially respon-sible production has been paramount since its establishment. Over the course of decades, this company has grown into a prominent and important player in the world market for fruit (including avocados, mangos, pomegranates, apples, grapes, stone and citrus fruits) and products derived therefrom. For large retail chains in Europe and the US, among others, the company has been a regular and reliable supplier for years. From the beginning, much attention has been paid to research and development of, for example, new and more productive varieties, bet-ter packaging and sustainable production techniques, but also to better working conditions for em-ployees. Corporate social responsibility and sustainable production with a focus on nature, environ-ment and ecology have been at the forefront from the beginning, even when it was certainly not common practice.
The candidate for this versatile, internationally oriented position has demonstrable knowledge and experience with the sustainable production of fruit or vegetables. He or she sets up (and implements) a reliable, thorough system that helps suppliers to set up the desired ecologically responsible pro-duction and working method. This allows them to meet the requirements of the company and of inter-nationally recognized quality labels and certification systems such as GlobalGAP, IFS, Fair Trade and HACCP. This concerns themes such as (the use of) plant protection products, water, manure and energy, or the carbon footprint of each product.
In addition to an extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of ecological footprint and sustainable production, the right candidate can also quickly switch between different levels and business layers, both internally and externally. He or she must be a strong communicator and a strong personality who knows how to convince and motivate people to successfully reach a higher level together. A large degree of independence and initiative are expected in this position. Moreover, it is important to keep an overview of the many activities worldwide. Double or superfluous work can thus be prevented and business operations become more efficient. Ensuring a thorough and up-to-date overview of all rele-vant information both internally and externally is very important. The right candidate also keeps abreast of new developments in the field of environmental and sustainability wherever in the world.
Scientific training is required for this position, for example environmental management or sustainable production of foodstuffs. Experience with fruit can be an advantage, as well as knowledge of mod-ern quality labels and new production techniques. He or she has no problems with traveling and speaks Spanish (given the important production areas in Latin America) and English. The company has a strong preference for candidates who want to commit to the company for a longer period of time.
A varied, responsible and internationally oriented position with many opportunities and opportunities awaits the right candidate. The salary and the other terms of employment match the weight of the position. Does this job sketch appeal to you?
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