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Woolworths Online Application – 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:

  • Monitor and react to industry and international trends.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring residue testing plan is kept up to date and amended if necessary to take into consideration change in farming practices and drug use.
  • Management of food safety through compliance to the Brand Integrity Plan.
  • Development and implementation of technical, procurement and sourcing strategies for the relevant categories.
  • Performs the operational technical role for the Protein department, focusing on farms, feedlots and abattoirs / slaughtering and deboning facilities.
  • Network with key players in the industry, suppliers, government, NGOs and research establishments.
  • Ensure continuous professional development.
  • To develop and drive category relevant technical and procurement initiatives.
  • Build and manage relationships with diverse range of suppliers.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant technical experience in a similar role.
  • Relevant industry understanding / experience is essential.
  • A strong passion for food.
  • Proven commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators.
  • Proven ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Proven technical experience within complex supplier disciplines farms to abattoirs / cutting plants.
  • Ability to primalise / break red meat carcasses and understand primals and yields.
  • Proven ability to interpret technical and commercial strategies within Protein.
  • MSc or above in Animal Science.

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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