Post Harvest Quality Specialist

Our client Mouton Citrus, a leader in the citrus industry and vertically integrated producer, packer and exporter located in the Citrusdal valley requires a Post Harvest Quality Specialist.

This position fills a specialist role to drive product quality and market access through implementation of international best practice and a systems approach in the disciplines below with the aim to position the company as the preferred citrus supplier to customers globally.

The role reports to Manager Export Technical.


  • Post Harvest Quality metrics reporting & communication to inform product market allocation
    • Harvest & Post Harvest Protocol implementation & reporting
    • Spray Records and MRL analysis
    • Orchard harvest approvals – quality & maturity
  • Arrival Quality analysis & reporting
    • Data Integration & Analysis
    • Grower reporting
    • Customer Repack analysis
    • Shipping claims technical and data input
    • Shelf-life evaluation
  • Sustainability and Customer requirements
    • Customer due diligence information collection & communication
    • Sustainability data collection & reporting
    • Industry representation & networking

This position will form part of a cross functional management team and share co-responsibility for certain outputs in the Production, Packing and Marketing Business Units.


  • Applicable tertiary qualification with continuous learning attitude
  • Relevant experience, preferably within fruit export & packing environment
  • Advanced management and numerical capability
  • Computer Literacy
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work and prosper within a team environment
  • Self-motivated, driven, resilient and humble

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