Warehouse Operative

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A successful Fresh Produce operation are looking for enthusiastic Warehouse Operative to work in a fast paced chilled environment at their Warehouse in Kent….

As the Warehouse Operative you would be expected to ensure that all Operational process in the warehouse is completed in a safe and timely manner to meet our customers requirements and always to ensure that all areas are clean and tidy and to the companies standard.

The Warehouse Operative would be expected to work as a team and ensure all warehouse and administration processes are completed correctly, and to ensure that all customer orders are accurately picked and dispatched in accordance with the company specification.

This would include some of the following:-

  • To ensure that all appropriate documentation is completed and accurate to the companies’ requirement.
  • To ensure that all customers specifications and internal procedures are followed to the highest standard.
  • To consistently work to Company Quality Standards, ensuring maximum output is achieved on your shift.
  • Complete any training course needed to complete to perform job role.
  • To be fully compliant of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • To ensure pallets are stacked correctly in a safe manner with in the facility.
  • To endure that we stack Bails of Cardboard in a safe manner in the facility.
  • To handle product in accordance with instructions, ensuring quality is not impaired by poor handling.
  • To load vehicles with pallets and equipment in a safe and timely manner.
  • To ensure that loading procedures are followed correctly and all relevant documentation is completed.
  • Ensure the vehicle is clean and tidy and free from any taints, chemicals and foreign bodies that could affect Food safety.
  • Check and record Temperatures of products in and on vehicle, if reading too high or low product, advise the Quality control management.
  • Ensure that all arrivals are booked in correctly via the companies requirements.
  • Ensure that all orders are picked according to the correct procedure.
  • To apply box end labels to product with in the Warehouse.
  • Use the RDT scanners on the Prophet system.
  • Ensure that MHE batteries are filled with distilled water to correct level.
  • Ensure that MHE equipment is placed on charge if and when required or at the end of each shift.
  • Ensure that all arrears within the depot are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Collect rubbish and place in the compactor/Skip in a safe manner.
  • Any other duties that may fall within the capabilities of the job holder

The successful candidate would have the following experience :-

  • Must be trained to operate an electric pallet truck and fork lift
  • Must be aware of and fully compliant with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Must adhere to hygiene regulations at all times.
  • Must wear appropriate protective clothing, footwear and headgear; jewellery and wrist watches are not allowed.
  • Able to communicate with your Supervisors/ Managers.
  • Methodical thinker.
  • Ability to priorities and adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-motivated work as a team player
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Counter balance and PPE trained
  • Have previous experience of working in a Fast moving environment

The shifts for this role will be – 6 days a week- various shifts  either  6-14 or 7-15 or 12-finish  or mixture depending on the needs of the business

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 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.

Production Team Leader

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Job Title : Production Team Leader

This position is working for a leading Fresh Produce company who have a successful operation in Kent and others across the UK. This is a fantastic company to work for if you are looking for your next career move!

Reports to:  Production Controller  

Job purpose:  Responsible for management and performance of a designated Production line, ensuring all aspects of Production are in accordance with compliance, quality standards and departmental KPIs.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Supervise the shift team and relevant non-shift personnel working in Production
  • Closely supervise and carry out inductions for any temporary staff employed in Production
  • Participate in the daily Production huddles and ensure regular communication/briefings to provide the Production team with the relevant information to carry out their role to the maximum effect
  • Carry out training as necessary in Production procedures, working practices and Company policy
  • Implement the Production plan as efficiently as possible to maximise the throughput during your shift by organising staff in the best way to maximise effective and efficient output.
  • Leave the Production areas and equipment in a fit state for the next shift to start
  • Report on Production achieved and provide a detailed handover to other Production staff as required.
  • 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
  • Carry out QA checks and complete relevant documentation
  • Work as part of a team on the Production line as required
  • Monitor usage of sundry items and consumables, report any shortage
  • Ensure Clean As You Go is being applied
  • Monitor hygiene in the Production areas during your shift and resolve or report any issues found
  • Ensure product is being handled and stored in a food safe manner and according to Company procedures/policy
  • Ensure staff follow the Company Hygiene code and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene while at work
  • Ensure equipment is cleaned properly and according to procedure
  • Ensure sign off procedures are followed and all paperwork and labeling is completed accurately and signed by the relevant staff
  • Ensure that no incorrect product or product of insufficient quality are used
  • Ensure all unused stock is returned and accurately recorded
  • Ensure all spillages are cleaned up immediately and bins emptied/rubbish cleared
  • Comply with all relevant Company policies and procedures, including but not limited to Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy, Equal Opportunities, Diversity & Dignity at Work Policy and Hygiene Policy.

Skills, know-how and experience:

Must have:

  • Experience of working on a food / Fresh Produce production line
  • Must have proven People Management skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Shows positive behaviours and professionalism at all times, even in difficult situations or when executing unpopular/tough decisions
  • Able to hold others accountable whilst maintaining positive relationships.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to give clear instructions to a diverse group and get the best out of the team.
  • Enthusiasm, self-confidence and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and be pro-active – taking a structured approach to problem solving
  • Results focused
  • Open to sharing new ideas and methodology
  • Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and drive to continually improve
  • Strong degree of flexibility within a multi targeted environment
  • Team player

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in the Fresh Produce industry
  • Practical understanding of Production machinery would be beneficial with a willingness to learn

 

Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. 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.

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.

 

Logistics Operations Manager

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A fantastic position has opened for a Logistics Operations Manager based in Dubai…..The Logistics Operations Manager is responsible for managing both inbound and outbound DC Operations and it may cover as well transport. The role holder is also responsible for coordinating with logistics service providers to ensure the most cost efficient and highest warehouse storage & handling quality.

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Ensure that the logistics process guarantees the availability of products at the right time, in the ordered quantity and quality as per set standards
Implement logistics strategies and monitor the application of set processes and procedures
Propose and implement action plans in order to increase productivity, performance and effectiveness of the operations
Ensure the implementation of the projects related to operations
Implement the defined procedures related to quality and security of the warehouse in order to ensure the most reliable, hygienic and qualitative deliveries to stores.
Search and propose logistics service providers based on service requirements, efficiency and price
Ensure the application of defined scope of services
Support the monitoring of the building functionality, maintenance, cleaning as per the quality, security and property management standards and regulations
Provides and dispute the monthly inbound and outbound forecast for all activities, based on the information received from Sourcing, Replenishment and Import-Export departments
Monitoring the performance of logistics service providers based on set deliverables
Review and communicate on regular basis with supplier
Propose and discuss areas for improvement
Ensure that all records are correct in order to prepare regular performance and cost related reports
Analyse reports and identify and recommend areas of improvement, suggest solutions and monitor the implementation
Review and analyse the logistics related processes, applications and policies and propose solutions for optimization and cost reduction.
Ensure alignment of procedures in accordance with the Delegation of Authority (DOA)
Assist in monitoring allocated budget to ensure compliance and highlight possible issues
Provide inputs on the preparation of budget when necessary
Confirm the Logistics charges provided by 3PL and provide inputs on cost reduction measures
Ensure that the organization and the results of the annual inventories of the stock
Assist with the implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
Ensure the implementation of the company’s corporate policies and relevant procedures

Definition of Success
% Preparation Accuracy & % Loading on-time
% Logistics Costs vs DC Transfers
DC Transfers
Accuracy of inventory information
Security and hygiene of the goods being delivered
Implemented strategies to meet organization needs
Service levels of logistics providers

Personal Characteristics and Required Background:

Minimum Qualifications/education

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration / Economics / Supply Chain or equivalent
Minimum experience

  • 5+ years in a similar position
  • Must have experience in Fresh Food / Fresh Produce

Skills

  • DC operations: warehousing with WMS functionalities and transportation in a large retail warehouse operation
  • Negotiation with Third Party Logistics Providers on prices and to get commitment from 3PL on the respect delivery dates and scope of service
  • Delegation and adaptability
  • Attention to Details
  • Very high numerical and analytical skills
  • Communication internally and externally
  • Time Management

Preferred Languages

English (Full professional proficiency – Required)
Country Language where applicable

 

Please contact Frank Kinsella 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 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, 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. 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, 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

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

Supply Chain and Export Coordinator

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The Supply Chain and Export Coordinator is responsible for the daily operational tasks regarding UK sourced shipments to all of our client’s customers.

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Supply Chain/ Export Operation

  • Control the product set-up in the Supply Chain systems and oversee that 3rd party providers have the necessary information
  • Co-ordinate with Suppliers and 3PL partners to ensure all orders are placed within the relevant timescales
  • Work closely with country teams to ensure correct products are being ordered and all registration and labeling is completed prior to ordering
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding any changes in their product packaging as well as product ingredients and barcodes and update all countries
  • Provide KPIs to all departments relevant to Supply Chain and prepare the monthly international newsletter
  • Keep the category portal updated for all countries to ensure they have access to the latest ranges and product details
  • Communicate with suppliers and 3PLs on the requirements in term of documentation for the import/ export process
  • Ensure 3PLs have all shipment documents, ensuring they are complete according to the customs as well as local municipality requirements
  • Process all shortages and claims between Customers and Suppliers while working closely with finance to ensure all invoices are accurately processed
  • Schedule ordering for regular and seasonal orders, with Merchandising, 3PLs and Suppliers
  • Manage Order submission and shipment consolidation
  • Ensure MOQ, shelf life and timescales are met for all orders, while optimising shipments
  • Control and compare orders volume and value, with the forecast on hand, and share it with commercial team to take action
  • Control SL per order per country, and secure the reason for what is not delivered and take action accordingly

Definition of Success:-

  • % Delivery on-time to country
  • Optimise landed costs to all countries
  • Average days for the clearance process
  • Compliance with legal and procedural requirements
  • Timeliness and accuracy of developed reports

Personal Characteristics and Required Background:

Functional / Technical Competencies

Experience in Stock Management or Shipment optimisation software

Minimum Qualifications/education

  • University Degree in relevant field or vocational equivalent

Minimum experience

  • 2-5 years in a similar role
  • Must have Fresh Food/ Fresh Produce experience

Skills

  • Organized
  • Detail oriented and time management skills
  • Import/export clearance and international transport/documents/regulations
  • Stock and Order Management

 

Please contact Frank Kinsella 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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