Tuesday , February 27 2024

Woolworths Careers – Agricultural Technologist

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

To develop and drive the implementation of Agricultural Technical and Procurement strategies to support the Protein Category, in particular red meat

Job Responsibilities:

  • To develop and drive category relevant technical and procurement initiatives
  • Ensure continuous professional development
  • Development and implementation of a agricultural technical and procurement strategy for the relevant supplier base
  • Management of food safety through compliance to the Brand Integrity Plan
  • Network with key players in the industry, suppliers, government, NGOs and research establishments
  • Drive market share and manage activities within agreed budget
  • Give input to the planning and forecasting of products and ranges
  • Develop and implement pricing strategies relevant to the function
  • Manage quality through compliance to product specifications, farming guidelines and slaughter guidelines
  • Development, implementation and management of animal welfare policies, procedures and guidelines for the relevant red meat species for the Foods Group in line with international best practice
  • Manage financial indicators and expenses
  • Build and manage relationships with diverse range of suppliers
  • Ensuring residue testing plan is kept up to date and amended if necessary to take into consideration change in farming practices and drug use
  • Monitor and react to industry and international trends
  • Performs the operational technical role for the Protein department, focusing on farms, feedlots and abattoirs / slaughtering and deboning facilities
  • Development and implementation of technical, procurement and sourcing strategies for the relevant categories
  • Excellent personal attributes that underscores team integration and execution

Job Requirements:

  • MSc or above in Animal Science
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to interpret technical and commercial strategies within Protein
  • Proven commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators
  • Relevant industry understanding / experience is essential
  • Ability to risk assess and manage food safety
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to primalise / break red meat carcasses and understand primals and yields
  • A strong passion for food
  • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant technical experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A strong passion and commitment to best animal welfare standards
  • Proven technical experience within complex supplier disciplines farms to abattoirs / cutting plants
  • In-depth understanding of microbiology in particular HAS scores, procedures and carcass hygiene procedures
  • Ability to drive technical and product innovation
  • Strong integrator – proven ability to work within a cross functional team
  • Ability to drive value optimization across product development and production processes

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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