Site Quality Manager

at DMS Progrowers Ltd
Location Wairoa, New Zealand
Date Posted February 21, 2022
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
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Site Quality Manager DMS Progrowers Ltd location Bay of Plenty.

DMS is a leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator in the Bay of Plenty.  Locally owned and operated, DMS brand promise is to ‘Increase Grower Profit’.  With packhouses in Te Puna and Te Puke, our innovative and dynamic leadership sees DMS consistently perform in the top 10% of kiwifruit packing and coolstore performance in the Bay of Plenty.

Your job working alongside a highly motivated production team and quality controllers, you'll be able to manage and effectively communicate between the two.  You'll also be responding quickly to quality concerns, creating solutions and maintaining constant contact with suppliers and our in-house teams. Based at our Te Puna packhouse and reporting to the Site Manager, you'll be able to utilise your quality experience to contribute within a dynamic environment, packing both kiwifruit and avocados.

Day-to-day you'll manage Quality operations ensuring that objectives relating to productivity, quality and staff management are met. Ensure the compliance requirements of the business are met. Actively contribute to site and DMS team culture, strategies and initiatives. Coordinate, coach and motivate the quality team. Flexibility will be required as you’ll need to be able to cover extended hours, including night shifts and weekends, during our peak kiwifruit season (March to June) as our operations work 24/7 during this period.

You'll need experience in Quality Control within the kiwifruit industry (ZAP accredited) or similar primary production environment. Class 2 experience is advantageous, as it covers both kiwifruit and avocados. Current CCP2 to CCP5 would be preferred, but not necessary as we can train/upskill. Experience at a senior level and proven people leadership skills. Knowledge of Quality systems and a willingness to share knowledge and ideas. Excellent communication at all levels, including report writing.

Exceptional organisational skills, aptness for forward planning and a driven personality as we operate in a busy seasonal environment. You'll be joining a team of champions!  Driven by a strong sense of our values, you'll receive a competitive salary, company bonuses paid twice a year and health insurance provided. You'll also get plenty of opportunity to develop in this growing industry.