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Coffee Quality Manager

Job Reference: RS0671

Job Title: Coffee Quality Manager

Location: Asia Pacific

Product: Softs & Agriculture

Role: Other

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Redstone Commodity Search are working with a multinational food manufacturing group looking to hire a Coffee Quality Manager to join their team working at their facilities in Laos. This position is an expat assignment and relocation assistance will be provided.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Responsible for quality control and reporting of green coffee (Arabica and Robusta) at the time of buying, processing, storage and shipping.
  • Train and mentor Quality Control team (including in sample preparation, grading, cupping and reporting methods).
  • Active participation in wet and dry processing operations – engaging, supervising, auditing and visiting different site locations to ensure that utmost quality is achieved through best practices.
  • Assist and support the Accounts team and Branch Manager in auditing available stocks and providing timely information related to quantity and quality.
  • Frequent coordination with a diverse local team, suppliers, global marketing and sales offices, and customers.

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Previous work experience as a Quality Manager at a coffee roaster, with demonstrable experience in quality control
  • Q Grader certification preferred
  • Strong knowledge of roasting samples (roast curve, temperature sensitivity); grading, cupping and sample preparation
  • Fluent in English. Excellent communication skills and cultural intelligence
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial. Passionate about coffee and willing to relocate to rural South East Asia.
  • Location is rural Laos. Candidate will be expected to relocate (assistance and support will be provided)

If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to or submit your application through the Vacancy Form.