Quality Assessor Assistant

Date: 26 Jun 2024

Location: Saint Paul Les Dax, 40, FR

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 Quality Team Lead, we are on the search for Quality Assessor Assistants to join our European Quality team in Dax. 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 and 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 December 2024.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • 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 plans when required
  • Liaise with other Zespri teams and assist the wider ZGS  team as required
  • Participate in the weekly quality conference calls


Ko wai koe? Who are you?

We are looking for energetic individuals who are true team players. With an agricultural or scientific background, the successful candidate will also have:


  • Sound knowledge of fruit export requirements
  • A good working knowledge of Mobile QA (preferred) 
  • Knowledge and identification of common kiwifruit pests and quality standards (preferred)
  • Fluency in English
  • A driver’s licence the ability to travel nationally 
  • Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with good numeracy and analytical skills
  • Flexibility on work hours, particularly through the main season as some weekend work will be required, and out-of-hour accessibility by phone/email is required especially through the main season

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 26/07/2024.


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.



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.