Grower Liaison
SUNSET Produce - Kingsville, TX

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Primary Function:

The essential function of this position is to support the Procurement process in Canada at the farm level for Mastronardi produce. This individual is responsible for a wide variety of duties including but not limited to this job description.

Non Negotiable Traits:

To perform the job successfully, the incumbent’s behavior must be consistent with the five Non-Negotiable Traits expected of all Mastronardi Produce employees: Be passionate; have absolute integrity; be self-motivated and determined; be a team player and behave as a professional.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Assist procurement personnel with purchase order, logistics, and estimate entries, grower calls, projection of products

-Communicate with growers about crop management, timelines, quality and projections
Ensure grower estimates and purchase orders are accurately entered in a timely fashion

- Set up Grower Quality Reports in order to track grading percent, projection and spec accuracy

- Communicate grower product quantities to buying/sales team to ensure product Min/Max levels are maintained

-Daily/weely reports communicating all pertinent information concerning production

- Travel to growers to communicate company standards

-Work closely with Operations/Logistics to ensure on time delivery of packaging materials to ensure timely distribution to growers

-Support procurement team with general tasks and duties

-Inspect direct loads weekly

- Liaison farm information back to commodity planning, sales and procurement management

- Attent weekly/monthly meetings for the procurement department

-During winter season assist with processing the PO's for Latin America

Position Requirements:

- Must have valid passport to travel out of country

- Willingness to travel to assignments

- Valid travel documents

- Computer skills (microsoft office) required

- Diploma in agriculture or equivalent experience an asset

Working Conditions:

  • - Greenhouse and pack house conditions in Canada - Capable of lifiting at least 25 lbs - Position requires sitting, standing, walking and bending on a regular basis -Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills

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