Operation Assistant

Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: Bologna, BO, IT

Company: Zespri Group Limited

Kō wai mātou? Who are we?


Zespri is more than simply the world's single-largest marketer of kiwifruit. We like to think of ourselves as fruit on a mission and as rebels with a cause: to help people, communities and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We are proudly the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit in more than 50 countries. We work with around 2,800 New Zealand and 1,500 international growers and post-harvest companies to source the best-quality Zespri Kiwifruit which we supply through our distribution partners to wholesale and retail customers. We are one of New Zealand's best-known international brands, dedicated to creating sustainable long-term value for growers.

He aha te mahi? What's the role?


Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Europe (ZGS), the Operations Assistant will assist the Supply Chain team in planning, creating and communicating the European and international market programs.


This role is an internship  from September 2024 to March 2025.

Key Responsibilities include:


  • Partnering with the team to create the European and Overseas market orders in due time
  • Assisting the Operation team in doing the fruit allocation activities for the European market.
  • Ensuring all the loading plans provided are accurate and communicate them to suppliers
  • Collaborating to create the European loading plan for the European Market.
  • Assisting the Supply Chain team with other duties as required


Ko wai koe? Who are you?


This is an awesome opportunity for a talented individual who has experience in Supply Chain, Logistics or Exports and will also have:


  • A High school diploma or equivalent
  • Fluency in English and Italian with French an advantage
  • Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power BI) - SAP knowledge is preferred
  • A people oriented mindset with a great team spirit

If you are eager to learn, willing to discover one of the most successful agribusiness company of the last 25 years where you can be you true self, apply!

He aha e tika ai a Zespri? Why Zespri?


Our people are what makes our culture so irresistible and uniquely Zespri. We are a passionate and mighty team of 850+ employees in 23 different locations globally. Working at Zespri is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, culture-driven environment unlike any other. We want people who share our values of being personally connected, results-driven, and committed to guardianship. Join us in shaping our future and be part of a truly unique organisation.


Tono mai inaianei! Apply Now! Applications close 30 June 2024.




At Zespri, we understand the importance of diverse perspectives and experiences, and a fair hiring process is the first step to getting there. We want to attract a diverse range of people and encourage everyone from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment and selection process by reaching out to our Talent Acquisition team via email at careers@zespri.com.