Ripening Forecast Analyst

Irving, TX 75063

Posted: 07/14/24 Industry: General / Other - General Job Number: 1797112 Pay Rate: 47500.00-52000.00

Job Description

Job Purpose: The Ripening Forecaster assists the Ripening Manager in responsibilities

for the efficient operation of the ripening facility within the warehouse.

They will work closely with customer and vendors to ensure optimal

fulfillment of orders with product that meets customer standards, and in

accordance to client procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Utilize a forecasting model based on information from customer, historical demand, and

business capacity.

- Manage the continuous ripening cycle to meet demand and maintain product quality

and shelf-life.

- Conduct required inbound inspections to ensure product meets criteria prior to the

ripening process.

- Communicate with customer and Distribution Center any anticipated changes in

demand or supply.

- Implement and maintain proper sanitation in area.

- Implement proper Preventive Maintenance program for rooms and equipment.

- Track and maintain records of any customer feedback, with corrective actions as


Education and/or Experience:

Functional knowledge of:

- Ripening Process

- Ripening quality and maturation.

- Knowledge of Produce supply chain.

- Strong Planning and organizational skills.

- Must have well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to

provide clear objectives offering support for completion through subordinates.

Computer Skills:

- Strong computer skills required;excellent with Excel and all Microsoft automation

- Preferred WMS skills required.

Reasoning Ability:

- Must be able to interact with all levels of management and have excellent written and

verbal communication skills. Must be able to manage and lead a diverse workforce.

- Good organizational skills

- Knowledge of DC operations

- Strong sense of teamwork

- Able to adhere to strict deadlines

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


- Lifting up to 50lbs

- Working while standing for long periods of time

- Sitting at a computer for long periods of time

- Certified on MHE Equipment (Electric Pallet Jack, Sit Down, Reach)

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee

encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations

may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Ability to work in a Distribution Center environment with a variation of temperatures.

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