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Pre & Post Harvest Specialist

Date: 21-Mar-2023

Location: Jeju, Jeju-do, KR

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 roles core responsibilities relate to the creation and collection of grower and production data as well as the management of data flow throughout the supply chain to allow for the successful delivery of the season. The ZGS Korea business is highly cross functional and as well as opportunities for exposure to other parts of the business this role will also work closely alongside Zespri’s Korean Post-Harvest suppliers. The ZGS Korea business is currently in a significant growth phase as recently planted orchards become productive and annual harvest volumes increase. As a result this role presents plenty of opportunities to contribute to the to further develop of key areas of the business such as inventory management and really make your mark on the industry.  







  • Overseeing the pre/post harvest system processes
  • Collection and analysis of the pre/post harvest data
  • Management CRM program 
  • Ensure the Freshpack process completed by the industry and support suppliers if required
  • Undertake the system training and update the training materials (Freshpack)
  • Support for the load out process relating the pre/post harvest system
  • Support for analysis of quality data, spray diary, residue and pre/post harvest data
  • Collate the crop estimation data with industry and input the data in the system
  • Conduct the suppliers registrations and maintain the up-to-date information
  • Support for the quality system implement 
  • Management of the package materials for suppliers 
  • Maintain the quality manual updates
  • Support the pre/post harvest activities planning and execution 
  • Support any ad hoc project work 
  • Report postharvest trial work where required
  • Manage CRM (Grower Relationship Management ) program to ensure the industry information accurate in the system



Qualifications & Experience




  • Tertiary qualification preferred 
  • Three years plus experience working in a similar role in a commercial organization desired
  • Horticultural or Agricultural exposure and or experience 
  • Experience with data management and analysis in a role 
  • Ability for strong teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
  • Good Data Management skills 
  • Exceptional project and time management skills with the ability to plan activities/projects well in advance taking into account resources required and changing circumstances
  • Strong analytical skills allowing for the breakdown and understanding of various forms of information to aid good judgment and decision-making
  • Strong communication skills to establish positive and good relationships with key stakeholders, staff and industry
  • Works well in a high pressure environment with the ability to positively cope with challenges 
  • Strong initiative and energetic demeanour
  • Able to communicate well verbally and in written English and Korean with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexibility to deal with change in the face of uncontrollable events (i.e. effects of severe weather events)



What's In It For You

  • Competitive overall remuneration package, including a Short-Term Incentive scheme opportunity.
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day).
  • Additional paid volunteer day to volunteer within your community (Volunteer Time).
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance.
  • 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.