Technical Compliance Coordinator

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FMK Consulting are looking for a Technical Compliance Coordinator to join a highly successful and thriving Fresh Produce Operation… We are looking for someone who has a strong career in a Technical role with particular focus on internal auditing, BRC and Compliance.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To coordinate and develop the Quality Management System for our client and support the Quality Management function of the Company.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting the Head of Quality and Compliance in the management and development of the Quality Management System ensuring it meets the expectations of customers and appropriate third party food standards, such as BRC, F2F,Organic & Customer Policies.

Off-site facilities in UK must also be operating at the same standards.

Food safety in production and warehousing areas of the Company’s sites is ensured through appropriate application of HACCP principles and leading the Internal auditing functions.

All Due Diligence system requirements for procurement, production and supply of safe, legal and ethical products by the Company, or its subsidiaries, are satisfied to meet UK/EU legislation.

  • Requirements according to UK/EU pesticide legislation.
  • Requirements described by the Food Safety Act 1990.
  • Evidence of Good Agricultural Practice by suppliers.
  • Evidence of Good Manufacturing Practice by suppliers.
  • Evidence of Ethical Trading by suppliers.
  • Etc.

A QA budget will be managed and costs of services to the business negotiated & agreed to ensure best value for money. Invoices monitored and recorded against the agreed budget.

Quality KPI’s for the successful application of the QMS, food safety and Due Diligence processes are to be produced at appropriate frequency and required actions taken.

The company is kept up-to-date on changes to all relevant legislation, industry practice or customer standards that may affect its activities in respect to food safety, pesticides, and hygiene.

Support the Quality Management function of the Company as required.

  • Work with the FL functions to deliver category targets
  • Customer complaint processing and rejection analysis and the subsequent circulation as required
  • Specification management and communication, including management of customer databases as required
  • Sample preparation & produce benchmark sampling as required
  • Quality KPI updates as required
  • Collation and management of the Due Diligence process, ensuring that suppliers are compliant with Fruit Logic and specific customer’s requirements eg Global Gap, SEDEX, BRC, Fairtrade, Organic import authorisation etc.
  • Maintain supplier/grower database
  • Maintain Internal Auditing schedule
  • Management of residue testing schedule
  • Managing QA Equipment and Calibration, internal & external
  • Maintaining internal Document control

General

  • Communication to customers, suppliers and internally
  • Support Operational team project work
  • Cover for other Quality roles during periods of absence/holidays
  • Any other ad hoc duties

RELATIONSHIPS

Service/Consultative relationships with:

Quality & Production Teams / Product Managers/ Champions, Operational Teams, External Production Sites plus others as appropriate.

We are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Fresh Produce / Fruit Technical knowledge  would be advantageous
  • A strong track record in a Technical Compliance role, focusing on Audits, BRC and compliance throughout their career.
  • Strong experience with internal audits and the auditing process
  • You would possess all the relevant skills such as IT Skills, Strong numeracy skills and excellent communications skills that would be required for this position

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 1273 720599 or +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Warehouse Manager

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Our client is a well-known company in the fresh produce industry supplying a variety of UK retail and food service clients. Due to continued expansion and success they are looking for a experienced and highly capable Warehouse Manager to join their buzzing and thriving team in Kent

The successful candidate will be accountable for the end to end management of your business unit including managing efficiency, productivity, people planning and budget management.

Some of the Responsibilities would include:-

  • To organise and oversee the safe, efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of warehouse materials, goods and products to satisfy business operations and customer demand;
  • Responsible for Stock Control Team and the Stock Control of all customer product.
  • Ensure the warehouse is ran as efficiently as possible in line with Budget as agreed with the Head of Operations.
  • hands-on Management and organisation of the warehouse team.
  • Responsible for the yard Supervisor and all external yard space and operations.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the incoming goods, storage and dispatch of items in a timely and efficient manner to achieve team objectives as determined by management;
  • Ensure structured training and development for self and team to enhance skill levels, product, knowledge, flexibility, absence cover, health, safety & welfare of your team;
  • To ensure effective, safe, accurate and timely stock management to include space allocation and stock transfer;
  • Working closely with the Planning department to ensure adequate stock levels.
  • Organising and ensuring accurate and periodic cycle counts and stock takes;
  • Timely and accurate transfer and recording of all internal stock movement
  • Ensure the accuracy and strict control of all relevant documentation and administration relevant to your area;
  • Ensure quality procedures and team quality targets are adhered to;
  • Implement and promote the company’s Health and Safety Policy, ensuring safe working conditions and practices within the Warehouse;
  • To be a key holder and open / lock up at appointed start and closing times as required;
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures, at all times
  • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by the Head of Operations

Competencies   

Experience

  • Warehouse Management experience (At least 3 years + in a management role)
  • Fresh Produce experience ideally
  • Pick & pack operations experience
  • Stocktaking experience Barcoding Operations
  • Good IT skills mainly (Excel, Word & Outlook e-mails

Qualifications/ Licences

  • Fork lift operator license

Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers;
  • Ability to function as part of a team;
  • Diligent attention to detail and attention to safety;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Utmost professionalism and confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Enthusiasm, self-confidence and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative ad be pro-active
  • Results focused
  • Open to sharing new ideas and methodology
  • Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and drive to continually improve
  • Innovative
  • Strong degree of flexibility within a multi targeted environment
  • Team player

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 1273 720599 or +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Line Leader (Fresh Produce / Top Fruit)

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Our clients are a successful family owned Fresh Produce business based in Kent. They are continuously growing and have a reputation for innovation and quality products. They are growers and packers of English Top and Stone Fruit and predominately supply the UK Supermarkets.

Reporting to: Head of Production

Some of the responsibilities of the Line Leader would include:-

*Oversee the running of the production line and the production team.

*Lead motivate and develop the production team, to ensure planned output requirements/quality standards are met

*Ensure all health and safety guidelines are followed.

*Review team performance regularly to identify areas for improvement, and encourage and support individual team members

*Work alongside the Head of Production to ensure that targets e.g. for line efficiency’s, quality and wastage are met.

*Ensure all site Quality, Housekeeping & Hygiene standards are achieved or exceeded.

*Ensure regular communication/briefing to provide the production team with the relevant information to carry out their role to the maximum effect.

*Contribute to the planning, organisation, operation and installation of all new processes and equipment within the factory

*Help to maintain a clean and safe work place

*Investigate and report all incidents

*Manufacture and pack products on the production line as necessary

*Suggest and help implement any cost-saving ideas or improvements

*Maintain a high level of quality with a focus on zero defects.

*Report any equipment faults

*Carrying out QA checks and filling in QA records

*Work as part of a team on the production line as required.

Essential skills

*Team player

*Strong people management skills

*Quality focused

*Strong work ethic

*Ability to give instructions and allocate work

*Numerical and analytical skills

*Basic computer skills

*experience of working on a food production line – Top Fruit experience would be advantageous

*Some practical understanding of production machinery would be beneficial with a willingness to learn.

Please contact the FMK Consulting team to discuss the role and your experience.

Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Head of Sales & Purchasing

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious self-motivated professional, who has the career aspirations to make a real impact and make a name in the industry.

Our client are a fresh produce wholesale distribution company who successfully supply the British Isles and EU with imported and UK quality fresh produce.

As the Head of Sales & Purchasing you will be leading all elements of the division including, Purchasing, Sales, promotional planning/evaluation, P&L, business and market reporting, forecasting and developing customer service processes and metrics, to ensure the smooth and profitable running of customer accounts.

This is a significant opportunity for a driven individual to manage and build a successful trading team and their own career within our organisation.

Overall, this successful Fresh Produce company can offer plenty of opportunities to grow within this company; They are looking for someone who wants to develop their career and reputation in the trade, over a long period of time. This is an excellent career opportunity to expand and gain the recognition and reward for your success and efforts.

This is a role only suitable for someone who really believes in their ability to be a success!!

What they are looking for from you?

  • 10+ year’s successful record of Trading and managing a trading team an advantage, this role needs someone who is proactive and a solution provider.
  • Experience within the Fresh Produce sector or FMCG Industry is imperative as is a wholesale trading background.
  • A proven track record in Business Development / Trading /Purchasing in Fresh produce
  • Knowledge of working with fast moving products and working both with ‘Programmed sales’ and ‘spot pricing’.
  • Maintains sales volume, product mix, and selling price by keeping current with supply and demand, changing trends, economic indicators, and competitors
  • Highly commercially aware and have a reputation and record of achievement to back it up.
  • We are looking for someone who has strong business development skills; a candidate who can open new doors and develop relationships with new and existing suppliers – customers.
  • Maintains trading staff job results by being a good team motivator, leading by example, training, supporting, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Able to make a real difference, committed to achieving targets, are results orientated, driven to succeed, fast paced, passionate about quality and customer care
  • You will have experience of managing suppliers across the world, the logistics of bringing into the country and distribution.
  • You will ideally have experience of managing large customer accounts, working with wholesale markets, Importers, distributors, service providers, catering sector, packers, processors
  • Receptiveness to change within a fast moving industry
  • Desire to join a hardworking, exciting growing team
  • Most important – a passion for fresh produce!

 

  • Skills/Qualifications:
    Trading fresh produce, Exotics an advantage
  • Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Marketing Concepts, Positioning
  • People Management, Territory Management
  • Sales Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Understanding the Customer
  • Product Development
  • Client Relationships
  • Creative Services

Package: £80,000 + negotiable, plus car allowance and bonus (uncapped), package

Salary is negotiable and extra incentives are offered depending on the level you come in at

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Head of Operations

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A leading international Fresh Produce company are looking for a ambitious and highly experienced Head of Operations to join their team in the West Midlands! The role will be based at their head office, but some overseas travel will be required.

The successful candidate will guide and oversee the delivery of high quality and cost efficient service to our customers through professional warehouse management and excellent commercial and budgetary control.

Through the site management teams ensure that existing and new operations achieve / exceed both the company and Customer objectives and targets, within the constraints of the business.

The main focus of this role will be the management and development of the Operational teams in the UK, but will also include overseeing their Operations abroad.  Whilst delivering the plans, the Head of Operations must demonstrate proactivity, efficiency and effectiveness in providing excellent Operations further to drive the growth of the business.

Please get in touch with the FMK Consulting team for the full Job Description and Job Responsibilities 

Requirements:

•    Experienced and credible ‘operator’ with a hands on value driven approach.
•    Experience / knowledge of the Fresh Produce market, including key drivers, influencers and trends.
•    Accustomed to dealing with fluctuating volumes.
•    Proven track record in achieving challenging objectives.
•    From a customer first, growth environment.
•    Versatile and proactive leadership style with the ability to engage and motivate teams.
•    Ability to recognise and respond to changing business needs.
•    Excellent financial awareness and commercial acumen.
•    Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
•    Committed to continuous development of teams.
•    A team contributor across the company beyond own area boundaries.
•    Provides a clear vision, adds value where involved, strong problem evaluation and solution.
•    Creates opportunities, overcomes obstacles and thinks outside of the box.
•    Adaptability to cope with the needs of a rapidly growing environment across multiple countries
•    Analytical thinker capable of dealing with complexity and handling multiple tasks.
•    This role requires a high degree of personal motivation and resilience.

Please send over a CV to apply, or contact Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting to discuss this role

Warehouse Operations Manager

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A new role has come up in a thriving and busy Logistics company based in Kent.. Due to increasing success and growth they are looking for a experienced Warehouse Operations Manager to manage two sites in Kent.

This is a very exciting new position…. Please get in touch for the full job description and job responsibility…. georgina@fmkconsulting.co / info@fmkconsulting.co

Please apply if you have similar experience:-

  • Must have at least 3 years working as a Warehouse and / or Operations Manager
  • You would have experience working in a similar role within a FMCG company
  • If you have some experience working in a logistics or transport company, this would be advantageous.
  • Strong Managerial experience is essential – Proven People management skills
  • Ideally, multi-site operational management experience
  • You would have had people report in to you in your previous role
  • Proven communication skills are essential – It is important in this role to be able to develop strong relationships with other departments and customers.
  • Must have strong experience of working in a Warehouse
  • Excellent Computer Literacy

Please contact Georgina on +44 (0) 1273 720 599 or Frank on +44 (0) 7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more inform

Sales Administrator

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A leading Fresh Produce company are looking for a enthusiastic and ambitious Sales Administrator to join their Sales team.

Our client is a Fresh Produce Importer, Packer and distributor based in Evesham. They have built up a strong supply base of growers around the Globe. Their main customers are in the non-retail, Food Service, Processors, Packing and Wholesale sectors.

Duties of the Sales Administrator:

  • Claim processing / Rejections/returns
  • Process Orders to their customers
  • Review received orders, ensure all details correct.
  • Ensure enough fruit in the pack house to fulfil orders.
  • Confirm stock despatch requirements with, and release the order to the packhouse.
  • Customer rejection, logged on system and shortage report
  • Customer forecasting daily & weekly, updating sales forecast & factory planning team
  • Stock Management
  • Monitor and compare packhouse stock levels with customer ordersAdvise factory of what stock to use for specific lines, monitoring usage to ensure correct.
  • Programmes with suppliers
  • Raw material rejections & replacement of stock to ensure customer orders are met.
  • Notify supplier of possible claim.
  • Verify accuracy of data on all consignments.
  • Update and input weekly prices and ensure highest degree of accuracy
  • Enter manual orders onto system for non supermarket customers
  • Check invoices received to ensure correct before authorising payment
  • Advising stock & intake qc team of next day raw material arrivals

 

Qualifications/ Knowledge & Experience

Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of fruit and / or experience of working with short life products (preferred but not essential)
  • Knowledge of a supply chain process (preferred but not essential)
  • 2 years Previous experience in an admin role / customer service role essential
  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment.
  • Sales Ledger experience would be advantageous
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven Time management skills: Accustomed to working with and meeting time critical deadlines.
  • Computer Literature – at ease with IT software including all packages of Microsoft Office, Advanced excel skill essential.
  • Sharepoint experience desirable
  • Attention to detail
  • Technically minded
  • Highly motivated
  • Methodical approach to situations
  • Proactive

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Warehouse Manager (Fresh Produce)

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Our client is a well-known company in the fresh produce industry supplying a variety of UK retail and food service clients. Due to continued expansion and success they are looking for a experienced and highly capable Warehouse Manager to join their buzzing and thriving team in Kent

The successful candidate will be accountable for the end to end management of your business unit including managing efficiency, productivity, people planning and budget management.

Main Job Responsibilities:-

  • Receive daily supermarket orders
  • Ensure they have been inputted into the system correctly
  • Oversee all dispatch of packed product
  • Produce all tickets and load plans for dispatched fruit
  • Ensure all stores are set at right temperature
  • Manage all incoming / outgoing storage work
  • Ensure a very high level of cleanliness at all times
  • Manage the temperature of the dispatch area
  • Help plan weekly rotas of all staff to cater for the production needs / Dispatch needs
  • Liaise with QC team, Spot checks on packed & out graded product
  • Source correct raw material
  • Liaise with growers/ transport agents
  • Rotate stock & ensure all product out loaded from chiller
  • Instruct fork lift personnel and ensure stock stored and rotated correctly
  • Record stocks of processing fruit so it can be out loaded regularly
  • Promote high standards of hygiene
  • Ensure regular cleaning carried out
  • Ensure all breakages are dealt with properly, adhering to the relevant procedures
  • Ensure good practices adopted to provide safe and healthy workplace
  • Assist with implementing HACCP
  • All staff to be trained as required to carry out their duties
  • Yard to be a tidy and safe environment
  • Waste disposal managed
  • All machinery including fork lifts, roller & pallet trucks, overwrap machine etc to be maintained regularly.
  • Preventative action to be taken to avoid possible breakdowns
  • Machinery repaired as cost effectively and quickly as possible

Please apply if you have similar experience:-

  • Fresh Produce or Similar Industry Experience is desirable
  • You would have experience working in a similar role within a FMCG company
  • Ideally you would have a established background in a Fresh Produce or Food company within a Warehouse Management role
  • Strong Managerial experience is essential
  • Previous experience working with major multiple retailers and other food outlets
  • Proven communication skills are essential – It is important in this role to be able to develop strong relationships with other departments and customers.
  • Must have strong experience of working in a Warehouse
  • Excellent Computer Literacy

Please contact Georgina on +44 (0) 1273 720 599 or Frank on +44 (0) 7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Exotic Fresh Produce Trader

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Job Title : Exotic Fresh Produce Trader

Reports to : MD

Job Role : To establish a sustainable Exotic fresh produce unit in the company and actively buy and sell into current and new customers.

Our client is a Fresh Produce Importer, Packer and distributor based in Evesham. They have built up a strong supply base of growers around the Globe. Their main customers are in the non-retail, Food Service, Processors, Packing and Wholesale sectors.

they are now ready to expand into a new category, responding to customer demands. As such they are looking for an experienced Exotic Fresh Produce Trader with outstanding buying and selling skills in this category.

The candidate would have a minimum of 3 years trading in Exotic fresh produce selling into UK customers (Non retail preferred).

Please contact Georgina on +44 (0) (phone number removed) or Frank on +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Transport Operations Manager

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Job Title                            Transport Operations Manager

Reports to                        General Manager

Our client is one of the foremost and respected Transport and Warehouse operations in the UK. They are involved in storage and distribution of mainly Fresh Produce under a strict multi temperature regime. This is a dual site operation but the main location for you will be North Kent.

This is an exciting opportunity for a career minded individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a fast pace environment.

The Role

  • Reporting to the General Manager.
  • Ensure effective communication throughout the operational leadership team, communicating planned requirements providing information on performance.
  • Ensure that a best in class safety performance is delivered through a behavioural based safety culture.
  • Build and implement an effective employee engagement strategy, resulting in a highly engaged and motivated workforce.
  • To ensure the operation achieves targeted daily and weekly KPIs.
  • To ensure the department provides a quality first class service to each customer.
  • To ensure the department operates within the legal constraints of the operator’s license.
  • Ensure the operation is fully compliant with legislation and company tachograph policy were applicable and the operation complies with the Road Traffic Act;
  • Ensuring financial performance is within budget.
  • Develop a talented team and create robust succession plans for current and future key roles
  • To participate in commercial reviews with the Senior Management Team, Company Finance teams.

The Person

  • Proven experience of working within a fast pace logistics environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to operate at multiple levels and establish effective communication channels in both customer organisations and internal.
  • Robust influencing and negotiation skills – proven to deliver successful change in complex customer operational environments.
  • Experienced in developing and deepening customer relationships, resulting in improved commercial performance and growth delivery.
  • You will be inquisitive, innovative and deliver an exceptional service to the customer. Excellent commercial acumen – understand the dynamics of both open/ closed book operations
  • Able to manage conflict and tough conversations including complex IR issues.
  • The business operates 24/7 therefore it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.
  • A CPC holder. (National & International)
  • Own Transport owing to location.

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Farming Support & Maintenance Manager

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A leading Fresh Produce company are looking for a experienced, ambitious and hard working Farming Support / Maintenance Manager to join their successful Fresh Produce farm in Kent

As Farming Support Manager you will be expected to oversee the general upkeep of farm and the general activities conducted therein., some daily tasks will involve –

  • Raise overall current standard of farm and maintain
  • Equestrian field & stable maintenance
  • Herding livestock
  • Overseeing twice weekly Boot Sales (summer months only)
  • Hay bale moving
  • Basic gardening
  • Complete any training course needed to perform job role
  • To be fully compliant of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Ensure that all areas are kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Any other duties that may fall within the capabilities of the job holder

We are looking for a Farming professional with the following experience and knowledge

  • Horticultural / Agricultural experience
  • Fresh Produce / Fruit experience is highly advantageous
  • Basic animal husbandry (sheep & horses)
  • Knowledge of farm machinery (tractors, etc.)
  • Handyman / general maintenance
  • PA1 / PA6 certified helpful but not essential
  • Must be aware of and fully compliant with Health and Safety requirements
  • Must adhere to hygiene regulations at all times

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Sales Manager (F&V)

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Our client is an established and well respected company in the field of freight forwarding, Warehousing, packing and UK distribution. In a parallel business they are involved in the importation and sale of Fresh Produce. They are looking to develop their Non Retail customer base.

Our client are looking for someone who has a proven track record in the Fresh Produce Industry. They are keen to speak with enthusiastic Sales professionals who can develop their UK non retail business.

They are now looking for an experienced Sales professional to develop sales particularly with Fresh Produce non retail customers – particular Food Service, more Processors, secondary Wholesale and Retailers and any other areas considered as new business development. We would expect a good response from candidates inside the Fresh Produce industry currently involved in sales in these areas but our client is open-minded and will look at Sales professionals from different sectors but related to sales to the areas described.

 

We are looking for a candidate who has the following experience / knowledge: –

• Fresh Produce sales experience.
• Fresh Produce experience must be current
• New Business Development experience in the Food service, Wholesale, Food Processors – Non ‘ Retail ‘ sector is advantageous
• Experience selling into the Food service Sector – contacts within the UK Non Retail industry would be a requirement.
• You would be sales focused and your experience would reflect this

 

If you would like to apply please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (This is just.co) , or if you would rather have a chat about the position , please call 01273 720 599 / 07734 861 080 to speak with Frank or Georgie from the FMK team.

Sales Manager (Logistics)

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Our client is an established and well respected company in the field of freight forwarding, Warehousing, packing and UK distribution. In a parallel business they are involved in the importation and sale of Fresh Produce. They are looking for business expansion for their freight forwarding business.

For this position, Sales Manager Logistics – you will be selling the services of this logistics company (which include freight forwarding,  import & export ,warehousing , packing and UK distribution.

Our client are looking for someone who has a proven track record in the Fresh Produce Industry. You would be expected to sell our clients service to companies across the UK – Therefore to be successful, it would be ideal if you had contacts in the Industry already. It would be likely that the successful candidate would be involved in Fresh Produce procurement or sales with current contacts.

Please apply if you have the following experience / knowledge:-

  • Understanding of the Fresh produce Industry
  • Fresh Produce experience must be current
  • New Business Development / Sales / Procurement experience within the Industry
  • You would be sales focused and your experience would reflect this

If you would like to apply, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (This is just.co) , or if you would rather have a chat about the position , please call 07734 861 080 or 01273 720 599 to speak with Frank or Georgie from the FMK team.

 

Sales Manager (UK)

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Our client is a well-respected grower, packer and exporter of Fresh Produce. A family firm with several growing locations in Spain. Over the years they have created well-recognized brands based on exceptional product quality. They have offices in the UK (London) and a well established customer base, comprising mainly UK Wholesale and Food processors.

They are now looking for an experienced Sales professional to take responsibility for sales outside of their current customer base, in particular Food Service, more Processors, and Retailers and any other areas considered as new business development.We would expect a good response from candidates inside the Fresh Produce industry currently involved in sales in these areas but our client is open-minded and will look at Sales professionals from different sectors but related to sales to the areas described. In terms of working arrangements, a home based (in the office tba) candidate is as welcome as someone based in the office, which opens up this role to people living in all areas of the UK.

This a great opportunity to develop your sales career in Fresh Produce with a company who have a business model (integrated supply) totally in tune with current and future Market demands.’

We are looking for a candidate who has the following experience / knowledge: –
• At least 2 years in Fresh Produce sales experience.
• Fresh Produce experience must be current
• New Business Development experience in the Food service, Food Processors – Non ‘ Retail ‘ sector is advantageous
• Experience selling into the Food service Sector – contacts within the UK Non Retail industry would be a requirement.
• You would be sales focused and your experience would reflect this

Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent IT Skills
• Excellent communication skills – written, on the phone and in person

 

This is a very exciting opportunity to join a growing company in the Industry, if you would like to apply please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (This is just.co) , or if you would rather have a chat about the position , please call 07734 861 080 to speak with Frank Kinsella

For more information please call us on 01273 720599 or email us at info@fmkconsulting.co

If interested, please contact us and quote the reference F369

Top Fruit Advisor

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Our client is a long established and well respected Advisory Agency based in two of the most important Top Fruit growing areas in the UK. They are at the forefront in advising their Grower members on best in industry practice with strong agendas around Crop performance, Integrated Crop Management, fruit quality, sustainable and efficient growing systems and less reliance on conventional crop protection. They have built respect through their Independent and unbiased approach. Teamwork and Individual development go hand in hand. Excellent grower relations and a pride in what they do is seen as paramount in their success so far.

 In the role of Top Fruit Advisor you would be expected to do the following….

  • Provide full agronomy support to our existing customer base of commercial fruit growers
  • Build and maintain relationships with colleagues and growers
  • Provide achievable solutions and strategies for the protection of crops
  • You would seek out any new business opportunities for our client
  • Be able to work flexibly under pressure and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Should attend trade shows / conferences etc. in UK and abroad when required to network and broaden industry knowledge
  • You would be working closely with growing systems and processes including propagation, irrigation, fertigation and pest / disease recognition and control
  • Should provide support and advice to Commercial Team
  • Must contribute to regular Grower Advisories

Please apply for the position if you have the following experience / qualifications / knowledge:-

  • Must have efficient organisational administrative skills
  • Be an effective and confident communicator at all levels
  • Be commercially aware and actively seek out new opportunities for the business
  • Should hold, or be working towards BASIS qualification – we can fund this in full for the right candidate
  • Must be familiar with growing systems and processes including propagation, irrigation, fertigation and pest / disease recognition and control
  • Must be able to use Office software to produce reports, spreadsheets etc.
  • Must be able to work flexibly under pressure and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Must have fluent written and spoken English
  • Must have practical experience of top fruit farming

 

 

Start date: ASAP

Package: £35 – £36k per annum paid monthly in arrears plus car, phone and laptop

Reporting to: Senior partner

Please contact Frank or Georgie on +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to georgina@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Sales (Trading) Manager

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We are working with a highly successful international Fresh Produce Group in the search of an ambitious and engaging Fresh Produce Trader or Sales Manager. They are continuously growing in success in the UK and if you have have a proven track record buying and selling Fresh Produce, whatever the category…. We want to speak with you!

Our client supply both UK Retail and Non retail customers, so we are keen to speak with people with experience trading with either.

This role would consist of trading across several different Fresh Produce categories, or across categories you have existing relationships with that you can develop within this business

Sourcing great quality produce at a good price to not only ensure satisfied customers but repeat business with your contacts

Trading a variety of fresh produce to UK Supermarkets or Non retail outlets such as wholesalers and foodservice companies around the country.

Understanding your customers, and ensuring their requirements are met.

Using your experience and relationships to help drive the business forward and help grow the top and bottom lines for the business

The successful candidate: –

  • You would have extraordinary Sales skills, ideally working within the Fresh Produce Industry…. We would be open to any level of experience if you have some exposure to the Fruit / Fresh Produce Sales
  • You will have a proven track record of delivering sales and new business in the retail or wholesale, catering and processor markets (In the UK).
  • Experience trading in fruit ideally, other produce would be considered but fruit is a definite advantage.
  • You would have the personality and ‘gravitas’ to be in a Sales or Business Development role….
  • It would be advantageous if you have a book of contacts, both on the supply and customer side, to continue growing and developing.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent commercial acumen and communication skills!

This is a really great role to join a dynamic and rapidly growing international business

The Salary is entirely negotiable upon experience but is likely to be a basic salary + benefits+ performance bonus.

 

Please contact Frank on +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to georgina@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

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