Quality Control Manager at Pro Citrus Network, Inc. - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Quality Control Manager

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Job Description: 

Headquartered in Visalia, California, Pro Citrus Network, was founded in 2004. Our domestic and international family of growers, experienced sales and marketing staff, knowledge of the entire citrus supply chain, and ability to supply the right citrus at the right time ensures that customers’ citrus needs are met year-round. We specialize in providing high quality fresh citrus to the retail and foodservice markets throughout North America as well as other countries around the globe and strive to be the “go to company” in the fresh citrus category 365 days a year.

We have an immediate opening for a Quality Control Manager to join us in our corporate headquarters in Visalia, CA. 

The essential function of this position is to help accomplish the “Best Citrus Sales and Marketing Company” in the industry perception by our social responsibility example and to ensure the quality of our product. This position is an integral part of a successful Quality Control team and ensures operational excellence by supporting not only the quality personnel, but our customers and other business partners. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • General QC Management
  • Management of all outgoing orders according to PCN / industry standards and specific customer needs
  • Using FIFO method, but being capable of determining when we need to divert from this method
  • Working closely with packing houses/facilities to ensure PCN quality requirements are understood and met
  • Work Closely with Sales Team to ensure that all customer requirements are understood and met
  • Communicate with sales staff regarding new orders that come in same day
  • Knowledge of USDA standards
  • Develop, document and maintain product specifications (based on USDA and customer requirements) for quality and condition for all produce commodities, but specifically citrus commodities Management of Aged Inventory
  • Conduct product inspections on inbound and on-hand inventories and report to sales team
  • Communicate and Teach SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Manage a team of QC specialists at various facilities
  • Perform related duties as needed by management 
  • Grower Product Management 
  • Quality Management of all products received to pack/store and ship. 
  • Monitor quality of incoming product from the field and report findings to field staff 
  • Determine grade of what is being packed daily 
  • Create run plan that guides warehouse on what needs to be packed 
  • Monitor quality of fruit being packed and repacked daily 
  • Communicate closely with field and sales departments to understand packing and inventory management needs 
  • Report all necessary information to sales and grower accounting
  • Import/Purchased Product Management 
  • Monitor quality of incoming product from outside locations to ensure product quality meets or exceeds specifications. o Determine if product can be shipped as is, needs to be repacked first, or needs to be rejected
  • This Position Reports directly to Operations Manager 

  • Agree with and stand by the Company Mission Statement 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal/teamwork skills required 
  • Superior organization, planning, multitasking and prioritizing skills 
  • Positive, outgoing personality 
  • Be able to easily form relationships with business partners, packers, and shippers 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Solid computer knowledge: Microsoft office programs 
  • Famous Software knowledge 
  • Working knowledge of good delivery and USDA guidelines for fresh produce 
  • Ability to work long or flexible hours 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Spanish bilingual is preferred 
  • Current driver’s license with good driving record and reliable transportation 
  • Willing to travel daily in the Central Valley 
  • We are an extremely team driven company, as part of a team approach to meeting the needs of the business we expect cheerful cooperation from all employees to help meet whatever jobs and duties arise in other department

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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