Quality Assessor Assistant

Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Bologna, BO, IT

Company: Zespri Group Limited

About Zespri


Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit with over 800  people in New Zealand and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We  help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We sit at the heart of an interconnected industry working with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers in Italy, France, Greece, South Korea and Japan. We supply the world’s healthiest little superfruits to people in more than 50 countries. We are fruit on a mission.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We commit to guardianship; putting people, the community, and the environment first. We are results-driven, challenging ourselves to grow and deliver better value. We cultivate personal connections, listening and acting with empathy and humility – and treating each other better for it.

We are growing quickly, driven by our success in engaging more and more consumers and by offering the world’s best kiwifruit 12 months of the year. We have bold ambitions and aim to grow sales from approximately $3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by 2025.

To achieve our goals, we’re empowering our people to achieve their goals, designing our work for wellbeing, through flexible work practices and self-leadership.

We have bold ambitions for the future and we want all of our people to live and perform at their best.


About The Role


This role is an integral part of the European Quality team and reports to the Quality Team Lead Italy.
The primary purpose of this position is to promote industry development of Zespri quality systems,through the development and implementation of audit plans with facilities, based on risk assessments. This is to ensure compliance with the Zespri quality system including product, container, direct delivery, pre-pack and food safety standards.

This is a seasonal fix term from September 4th, 2023 till end of February 2024.



  • Undertake audits of facilities as per daily plan according to Zespri procedures
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive audit records for each facility within specified timeframes.
  • Assist with follow-up and report on quality issues identified by outturn reports or customer complaints 
  • Assist in projects outside of the base audit plan as required.
  • Liaise with other Zespri teams as required.
  • Assist the wider ZGS Italy team as required
  • Participate in the weekly quality conference call

Qualifications & Experience

  • Agricultural or scientific background. 
  • Sound knowledge of fruit export requirements. 
  • Sound working knowledge of Mobile QA (preferred). 
  • Knowledge and identification of common kiwifruit pests and quality standards (preferred). 
  • Fluent in Italian and English
  • Driver’s license and available car for use. Available to travel nationally 
  • Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook). Good numeracy and analytical skills. 
  • Flexibility on work hours, particularly through the main season
  • Some weekend work will be required, and out-of-hour accessibility by phone/email required especially through the main season.

What's In It For You

  • Competitive overall remuneration package.
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day).
  • Additional paid volunteer day to volunteer within your community (Volunteer Time).
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits.



Zespri will not accept applications or contact from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter for this vacancy (“Agency”).


Where Zespri requires the support of an agency to fulfil a vacancy, we will proactively seek this support from our network of Agencies.  We respectfully ask that you do not contact Zespri or any of its affiliates/employees regarding vacancies, and reserve the right not to reply.


Zespri will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.