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Technical Specialist

Company: Apeel Sciences
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.
We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.Full vaccination against COVID-19 required, unless you qualify for a federally protected exemption.
About This Role
We're looking for a Technical Specialist to join our team. In this role you will support the business unit by combining a deep understanding of quality assurance, quality control, post harvest handling, ripening, distributing, warehousing, and merchandising of tropical fruits to maximize the value proposition of Apeel's products and services within the customer supply chain.
The Technical Specialist will be responsible for servicing Apeel customers, internal and external, by providing technical expertise and sales support with all aspects related to Apeels product portfolio, including, but not limited to, ripening support, customer software platforms transition support, and new products within the Tropical Business unit.
This position will report to the Senior Director of Technical Sales and can be based remotely anywhere in the US. We're looking for someone to join our team immediately.
What You'll Do


  • Train / advise new customers and supplier sales teams on ripening, supply chain and retail improvements during the transition of their programs to Apeel programs to ensure satisfaction and understanding of the value proposition.
  • Conduct on site training of new and existing customers, as needed, to improve ripening and product handling of Apeel treated products to maximize program shelf life and customer experience at retail.
  • Conduct customer facility and retail auditing to help support and maximize the Apeel program. Be able to create clear, succinct and impactful reports / messaging for internal and external distribution.
  • Build meaningful relationships with customer Ripening and QA teams. Coordinate regular communication with customer teams to ensure continued engagement and satisfaction
  • Support retailer supply chain initiatives and tools (i.e. durometer usage and quality monitoring) that directly impact high quality product, customer satisfaction, and increased sales.
  • Help develop presentations and training materials to continue to improve on the Apeel message and sales tools for new and existing customers.
  • Assist sales units with addressing and responding to customer inquiries regarding Apeel products.
  • Monitor and audit retail ripe performance that we gather through inbound and outbound QC checks at various retailers and suppliers. Monitor and report on the same by leveraging internal software platforms utilized with customers.
  • Conduct retail store audits to ensure compliance with ripening programs and fruit quality at store level. Generate reporting and analysis to share internally and externally with focus on maximizing the customer experience and value proposition.
  • Work with internal tropical sales unit members and customer teams to troubleshoot issues, customer complaints, and concerns that could negatively impact the success of the Apeel program. Engage quickly to offer recommendations and resolutions that maintain the Apeel program.
  • Support business unit needs in operations, trials and new programs.

    What You Bring
    Minimum Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience working in produce, ripening, production, or manufacturing environment
    • Proven and successful track record of QA, Operations and Ripening support/ experience. (Avocado, Banana, Mango ripening preferred)
    • Ability to work indoors/outdoors in cold and/or hot environments and lift up to 55lbs
    • Willing to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally as needed (up to 50%)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite including: Excel, Email, Calendar, etc.
      • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and demands, while working remotely or in the field.
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to support customers in the field.


        Our total rewards packages may include comprehensive health plans, 401k matching, equity, flexible PTO, sick leave, paid parental leave, and more! Compensation for this role is expected to be between $65,000 and $75,000. Actual base pay may be higher or lower depending on geographic locations, skills, experience, and other factors permitted by law.


        Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Apeel Sciences, Dallas , Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Dallas, Texas

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