Health & Safety Manager

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Job title:  Health & Safety Manager

Job purpose:  To act as the lead competent person for health and safety ensuring the company complies with its obligations in line with current Health & Safety legislation.  To develop, implement and maintain Health and Safety management systems, operating procedures and ways of working across our clients multi-sites to ensure the business complies with all current Health and Safety legislation including approved codes of practice, official guidance and standards. To work proactively with managers to establish and maintain a programme of continuous improvement in the management of Health and Safety, also promoting a culture of safe working practices across the organisation.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • To ensure the company’s Health & Safety policy is implemented consistently across the company, including all tenant areas.
  • To monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming Health & Safety legislation and ensure that the business has systems and practice in place to meet all legal compliance requirements. Making recommendations and implementing new policies and procedures as required.
  • To advise The Leadership Team on the implications of current and emerging health, safety and welfare legislation, including evaluating options, making recommendations and generating action plan to ensure compliance across the organisation.
  • Support all managers and departments to maintain safe systems, providing specialist advice, coaching and practical support and to ensure that rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems are in place
  • Identify employee and worker training needs in relation to Health & Safety and to ensure that the training need is continually updated and addressed. Delivering training as identified and required.
  • Implement and maintain health & safety systems and procedures to meet specific requirements, such as accident reporting and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) in a consistent and effective manner.
  • Working with employee forums to ensure appropriate consultation, communication and ownership of health and safety across the organisation.
  • Carry out audits to evaluate the effectiveness of Health & Safety systems and procedures; identify and implement improvements.
  • To ensure routine health & safety activities and checks are carried out e.g. review of all site risk assessments.
  • To investigate, or where appropriate, to assist others to investigate the circumstances and causes of accidents and take necessary steps to prevent a recurrence.
  • Take action to mitigate the impact and likelihood of health & safety risks throughout  the company (along with all tenants and contractors both internal and external) in addition to any other sites.
  • Assist on all facilities improvement/construction works where required with health and safety support and advice e.g. approving planned work on site and providing floor safety management if required.

Key performance indicators:

  • Loss Time Accidents
  • Near miss reports
  • Training completion

 

Skills, know-how and experience:

Must have:

  • Values driven and ethical leader, able to achieve high levels of business performance through people.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity, looking to innovate, effect and respond to change.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; time management; self-motivation and organisation are also essential qualities.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Power Point, Excel and MS Word. The ability to construct professional PowerPoint presentations, MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Extensive high level commercial and general management experience.
  • Previous senior level H&S experience in manufacturing/operational business

Technical/professional qualifications:

Essential:

  • NEBOSH Diploma

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Assistant Site Engineer

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A successful Fresh Produce company are looking for a Assistant Site Engineer to join their thriving company in Kent!

You would have previous experience working in a similar engineering role within a FMCG, Food or ideally Fresh Produce company…. You would understand what would be needed for this role and help ensure that the site works as a effective operation. We are looking to speak with ambitious Engineering professionals looking to grow their career.

As the Assistant Site Engineer you would have the understanding of tooling and the ability if required to assist the team with maintenance/repairs as and when required but not likely to be your day job.

We are looking for someone who has at least 2 years in a warehouse / production environment in a Engineering position.

You will also be expected to actively seek improvement opportunities and implement those where possible to further develop the efficient and productivity of the business.

As an Engineer you will have outstanding knowledge of planned maintenance routines, fault finding methodologies and able to work under your own initiative. It is ideal that you will have a knowledge of production equipment and conveyors.

If you are an experienced, knowledgeable Engineer with a proven track record within a food or fresh produce environment, this may be the excellent career step you are looking for!

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Line Leader

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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

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

Pay: £9.50 per hour

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

Mobile: (phone number removed) / Office : (phone number removed)

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

Fork Lift Operator (Warehouse)

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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 and are currently looking for a Fork Lift Operator.

General Description
Safe, efficient and accurate controls of the MHE, making sure deliveries of pallets to the line are made in time

• Performing routine checks and inspection of forklift equipment.
• Assigning and supervising the work of forklift operators.
• Make sure to meet deadlines for transfer of goods and materials.
• Coordinating with warehouse managers for the unloading and loading of goods & packaging
• Ensuring and following safety measures and regulations for forklift operators.
• Handling records of the weight, labels and tags of all lifted goods.
• Managing all inventory records.
• Ensuring the cleanliness and smooth operation and handling of materials during transfer.
• Maintaining records of damaged goods and material.
• Conducting regular training and exercises for forklift operators.
• Evaluating the work and performance of forklift operators.
• Adherence to all company policies and procedures, at all times
• Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by the Warehouse Manager

Qualifications/ Licences
• FLT licence

Skills
• Excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
• Skills to effectively manage time and meet necessary targets.
• Knowledge and capacity to efficiently delegate work.
• Analytical and operational skills and the skills to adapt in a fast pace work setting.
• 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
• Strong degree of flexibility within a multi targeted environment

Experience
• Warehouse pick & pack operations experience
• Stocktaking experience Barcoding Operations
• Good IT skills mainly (Excel, Word & Outlook e-mails

Key Result Areas

• Non-conformances
• Incidents
• Housekeeping

This job brief forms part of your Contract of Employment. It is by no means exhaustive and covers only the salient points of your responsibilities.

Please contact Frank, Georgina or Emma to discuss the role and your experience on (phone number removed). Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Quality Controller (Fruit)

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We are currently seeking two Quality Controller‘s to join a well known Fresh Produce company based in beautiful Kent…! If you are a Quality Controller with Fresh produce experience (ideally Top Fruit product knowledge) and looking for a new challenge, this could be the right role for you!

The successful individual will work within a dynamic team and have responsibility for;

As a Quality Controller, your duties will include:-

  • Monitoring and reporting on products across intake, packhouse and positive release.
  • Ensure products are stored correctly, meet customer specification and documentation is accurate, with a true reflection of product quality at all stages of the process.
  • Ensuring checks are carried out effectively and on time.
  • Communicate any quality issues with relevant departments.

The Candidate:

  • You will ideally have experience working in a quality role, preferably working with fresh produce (Top Fruit).
  • Previous experience in a quality control position would be advantageous
  • Fresh produce exposure or the passion to join the sector
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Good level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • You will have experience in adhering to legal standards, health and safety guidelines and be able to take appropriate action where these standards are not met.
  • You should have a good knowledge of food safety and quality systems.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Assistant Accountant

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Assistant Accountant

A growing Food service company in the South East are looking for a experienced Assistant Accountant to join their team near Worthing

They deliver Fresh Produce and high-quality foods to predominately non retail customers and are continuously growing in success

You will be joining an energetic and growing food company in Sussex. There is opportunity to work hard, prove yourself and progress, everything in our client’s company is on based on merit.

 

Job Description

Our client is looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant who has had 2 years across the board experience of Sanderson accounting software.

Initially, the role will involve training others on best methodology in sales, purchasing, credit control, sop, pop, banking and report production and management information systems.

Other duties and responsibilities of the job include:

  • Working with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers
  • Preparing statutory accounts.
  • Calculating and checking to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct.
  • Sorting out incoming and outgoing daily post and answering any queries.
  • Managing petty cash transactions.
  • Controlling credit and chasing debt.
  • Reconciling finance accounts and direct debits.

 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with Sanderson Accountancy software system.
  • Fresh Produce / Food industry knowledge would be ideal but not essential.
  • You would have experience in a financial / accountancy position.
  • Experience working with credit control, sales and purchasing teams
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

£25-£27,000 – Negotiable salary depending on Experience

 

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Senior Procurement Assistant

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Job Title: Senior Procurement Assistant 

A innovative, successful and well known Fresh Produce company are looking for a Senior Procurement Assistant to join their team in Kent.

As Senior Procurement Assistant you would be expected to deliver a fast, efficient and effective supply chain process to supermarkets/suppliers, oversee all day to day activities of Admin functions and manage the procurement administration team at a senior level.

Dimensions:

  • To liaise with factory, suppliers, stock & intake qc team, other UK Site teams, in the provision, analysis and exchange of data and information required to support and maintain an effective and efficient supply chain process.

Key Accountabilities:

Process Supermarket Orders

Receive and review Supermarket orders and communicate order requirements to the pack houses.

  • Receive supermarket orders via EDI.
  • 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.
  • Monitor shortage report daily, logging on system and querying with supermarket where required.
  • 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 orders

  • Review daily raw material stock levels via stock sheet.
  • Maintain acceptable stock level for all lines, against programmed orders, ordering top up stock on a daily basis.
  • Advise factory of what stock to use for specific lines, monitoring usage to ensure correct.
  • Complete stock reconciliation of stock level with stock on system, investigating and correcting any discrepancies.
  • Programmes with suppliers
  • Raw material rejections & replacement of stock to ensure customer orders are met.

Production Orders

Allocation of stock to confirmed orders on system ensuring correct rates are paid to factory for production.

  • Receive production data from factory, check, correct if necessary, query any anomalies.
  • Allocate stock used, by consignment to correct line produced, recording waste.
  • Ensure correct packing rates are attached to each customer.
  • Maintain costings for line production on system.

Interpret Quality Control Reports

Receive, review and verify data content of Quality Control Reports, prior to despatch to supplier.

  • Review content of report to substantiate requirement for a product claim.
  • Notify supplier of possible claim.
  • Investigate the evidence, including assigned product quality coding, photographs, and quality Control team observations to ensure the supplier receives accurate and correct information on quality of supplied fruits.

Consignment Details

Verify accuracy of data on all consignments.

  • Receive and check the details supplied on all consignments created on the system by the group.
  • Create consignments for products procured by the company
  • Query any differences from actual goods arrivals, action any amendments and re issue to QC.
  • Monitor stock team confirmation of receipt of stock arrival.
  • Query any differences with stock team of expected consignment details.
  • Send QC reports to supplier
  • Set up varietal codes, sizes, grower/supplier details for QC.

Administration

  • 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

Company Initiatives and Compliance

  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work
  • Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values.
  • To comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to the role.
  • Participate in training and personal development activities as required
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company.

Qualifications/ Knowledge & Experience

Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

 

Relevant knowledge and experience would include:

  • Knowledge of soft fruit and / or experience of working with short life products (preferred but not essential)
  • Knowledge of a supply chain process (preferred but not essential)

 

Specific Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment.
  • 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. Navision experience desirable.
  • Sharepoint experience desirable
  • Attention to detail

Other Information: This job description is a summary of the main duties of the role but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and updated regularly in discussion with the post holder.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Salad Farming & Production Manager

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JOB TITLE:      Salad – Production Manager

MAIN PURPOSE:

To manage site operations, ensuring production targets are met in full, within budget and within quality specification.
To ensure compliance with all legal, customer, environmental and  policies.
 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Advise the UK Senior Farms Manager of resources required to successfully manage day to day operations.
  2. Strive to meet raw material supply orders as received with in-spec material delivered at an agreed time, in full, within the framework of  Code of Practice for the Hygienic Production of Raw Materials and within the parameters laid down by the company’s Cold Chain Policy.
  3. Through the growing team, maintain planting and drilling programmes and ensure efficient use of seed, pesticides, fertilisers and water during crop production.
  4. Work with the Harvest Planner to produce accurate crop availability and quality forecasts.
  5. Ensure appropriate performance records are maintained. Report all KPIs in a timely manner to the relevant departments. Assist the UK Senior Farms Manager in writing the annual budget. React promptly and effectively to adverse performance.
  6. Challenge the traditional methods of operation and develop the team. Research production methods to increase efficiencies year on year whilst showing continuous improvement to sustainability.
  7. Work closely with the Agronomist to develop improved production methods aimed at enhancing yield and quality whilst driving down unit cost of production.
  8. Assist the UK Senior Farms Manager to develop the growing strategy.
  9. Ensure farm staff are fully briefed as to business developments.
  10. To ensure that all staff receive adequate and appropriate training to enable them to fulfil their duties effectively.
  11. Implement and maintain Personal Development Plans for all key members of staff.
  12. Ensure staff and operations at the site have a positive impact upon the local environment and maintain and develop positive relationships within the local community.
  13. Work with overseas farms / growers, utilising equipment during the non-growing season.
  14. Ensure that the operation works equally and as efficiently in your absence.The team should be flexible enough to react to any conditions that might arise
  15. Maintain and develop the relationship with the local community
  16. Work closely the Environment Agency and Environment Manager on improving quality of water discharging to the receiving waters.

Qualifications / Experience and Skills:

  • At least 2 years in a Farming environment, ideally in a ‘hands on’ Farming Production role
  • Fresh Produce , ideally Salad Production experience
  • You must posses a strong interest in environmental issues, agricultural and farming practices -Evidence of this interest is ideal
  • Ideally you would be in a similar position within the Industry for 2-3 years
  • Agricultural degree is advantageous

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:     On site Farm Environment

Accommodation is available.

 

REPORTING TO:  UK Senior Farms Manager             

HOURS:           Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm flexible                

DEPUTY:         Growing Managers                                                      

DIRECT REPORTS:    

  • Grower Managers
  • Harvest Planner
  • Watercress Assistant Manager

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Sprayer Operator

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JOB TITLE: Sprayer Operator

REPORTING TO:  Farm Manager                 

HOURS: Seasonal 40+ hours per week       

MAIN PURPOSE:

To be responsible to the Farm Manager for such tasks as deemed necessary for the production of all salad crops at their Kent Farm site, within the constraints of good horticultural practice, and those particular demands associated with producing food for retailers. Mainly Crop Spraying.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To undertake spraying operations on all crops taking account of good agronomic practice.
  2. To undertake on-going maintenance and calibration of relevant machinery used to achieve the above.
  3. To carry out pre-soil sterilising cultivating as directed by the Farm Manager and the Farm Foreman.
  4. To assist in other field operations and irrigation.
  5. To ensure the highest standards of field hygiene are maintained at all times.
  6. Employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by employees’ actions at work. Employees must co-operate with employers and co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.
  7. General farm maintenance particularly during the off season.

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:                                                                          

Farm Based – working outside in all conditions at all times of the day/evening in accordance with the requirements of the crop.

Hostel accommodation is provided at a subsidised weekly rate.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • PA1, PA2, Crop Spraying qualification
  • Tractor driving
  • Full driving licence

 

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

 

 

Harvest Manager (Seasonal)

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A large Farming operation and well known Fresh Produce company are looking to expand their team with a Seasonal Harvest Manager….! This role will be based at their Farming site in Kent

MAIN PURPOSE:

To be responsible for the management of salad leaf harvesting and dispatch operations at our client’s Farm to the quality and quantity set by our client.  To be responsible for ensuring that harvest operations are carried out efficiently and according to the group’s health and safety, food hygiene and cold chain protocols.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Co-ordination and management of harvest labour force made up of seasonal staff, employed over the growing season at the Farm, to include conventional, herbs and organics.
  2. Daily communications with Farm Manager, Seasonal Fridge Operative, Procurement Team, Technical and Transport Departments.
  3. Monitoring of harvest operations with regard to improvements and cost savings that can be made to operational systems.
  4. Ensure a daily rolling forecast of all crops is completed in full, which complies with the raw material specification.
  5. To oversee with Seasonal Fridge Operative the stock rotation and storage in the fridge. Ensuring that all raw materials stored comply with Technical standards and policies.
  6. To oversee the Harvest Team and ensure compliance with all procedures and policies which relates to Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and Farm audits.
  7. Recording and inputting of harvest data onto the traceability system, maintain all relevant paper work.
  8. To ensure that harvest machinery and cold store facility is maintained in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and supporting paperwork completed.
  9. To be responsible for sourcing all materials required to effectively manage the harvest and dispatch operations.
  10. In conjunction with the Leaf Farm Administrator complete all necessary Inductions of Seasonal Staff with supporting paperwork.
  11. Oversee the completion of seasonal staff timesheets on Monday’s and once completed hand in to the Leaf Farm Administrator.
  12. To take charge of the harvest operation at weekends on a rotational basis.
  13. To take charge of the accommodation of the seasonal staff and provide disciplinary input where required.
  14. To be fully responsible to the Farm Manager for all H & S and advise Farm Manager of any improvements needed.

The person:

  • Ideally, you would have at least 1 years in a Farming / Growing position, ideally working with Fresh Produce (Salads would be advantageous)
  • Experience working with Farming Health and Safety
  • Strong administration skills (in a similar role)
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • Ideally you would have a background in Agronomy, Fresh Produce Growing, Production, Glass House Production, etc.
  • You would have a strong interest in environmental issues
  • Ideally you would have a Agricultural Degree, or similar
  • A full driving license is essential.
  • You’ll be a great team player and be passionate about Fresh produce.

 

REPORTING TO:            Farm Manager

DIRECT REPORTS:         Seasonal Harvest Staff

DEPUTY:                         Seasonal Fridge Operative

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Salad Farming Manager

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Our client (part of a highly successful International Group) , is well respected in the trade and specialises in UK grown salad crops with a number of quality brands in major retailers. They have initiated a new position to take operational control of one of their specialty crops based in Hampshire.

The Farm Manager will be responsible for the daily planning, organsiation, supervision and administration of activities on the salad farm. The role will call on many disciplines not least is a good operational background in this area, some of the other areas would be a knowledge of Agronomy, compliance, Health and Safety, sustainability in farming, environmental issues critically water recycling, NPD, Logistics, quality management, budgeting, maintenance, crop production and harvesting.

You’ll be working on an outdoor salad farm in Hampshire, assisting the Farm Manager in all operations of salad crop production. You’ll undertake field cultivations, crop spraying and irrigation as required, manage the workshop and maintain stock levels.

The person:

  • You would have at least 2 years in a Farming / Growing position, working with Salads.
  • You would have strong ‘hands on’ farming experience
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • Ideally you would have a background in Agronomy, Fresh Produce Growing, Production, Glass House Production, etc.
  • You would have a strong interest in environmental issues
  • Ideally you would have a Agricultural Degree, or similar
  • A full driving license is essential.
  • You’ll be a great team player and be passionate about produce!

The Package:

In return for your commitment to the business, you will receive a competitive salary depending on your experience. Accommodation is also available if desired.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Graduates (Farming)

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A major Fresh Produce Farming operation are looking for ambitious and keen Graduates who are looking to start, or develop, their career in Farming…This is a fantastic opportunity to join this worldwide company who offer potential to grow in the position.

We are looking for an Assistant Farm Manager who is looking to use their commercial farming or relevant placement year experience gained to date, to step up into this career orientated role. You will be ambitious and keen to develop your skills and knowledge in a company who will, in turn, be expecting to give you autonomy relatively quickly. If you have practical crop experience or spent your placement year with a horticulture or farming business we would be particularly interested in your application.

It is expected the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of farming / Experience of working on a farm in a leadership role
  • Ambition to develop in this role
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A genuine passion for farm based food production
  • Good organisation and people skills
  • Crop production and agronomy knowledge, preferably BASIS and FACTS qualified
  • An enthusiastic approach to farm management, and attention to detail.

Overall, if you are ambitious, have a full understanding and enjoyment of the farming lifestyle and are totally committed in your goal to becoming a Farm Manager then this position for you

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

Junior Sales and Commercial

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A large Fresh Produce business are keen to speak with Graduates, or enthusiastic and ambitious people who are looking to develop and strengthen their career within the Fresh Produce or Food business. They are keen to speak with people who are looking to get in a Sales , Account Manager, Trading or Commercial role…. You would ideally have some exposure to a Sales team with the Fresh Produce Industry, therefore would understand the environment and what the wonderful world of Fruit involves!

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if you are motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate about produce!

You will also ideally have a degree in horticulture/agriculture or a related subject as well as some practical experience.

A full UK driving licence and some tractor driving experience is essential.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Frank or Georgie from FMK Consulting and we can have a chat about this position and the company …. 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, 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.

 

Fresh Produce Trader / Sales Manager

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We are working with a well known and highly respected company in the Fresh Produce Industry…They are looking to expand their Sales and Trading team with a ambitious and energetic Sales Manager / Trader. You would have extraordinary Sales skills, ideally working within the Fresh Produce Industry…. We would be open to any level of experience as long as you have some exposure to the Fruit / Fresh Produce Sales…

Overall – our client are very open on level and would welcome a conversation with any experienced traders in the area.

You will work with your previous Sales / Trading experience, communication and rapport building skills to form lasting relationships with customers. You will have an eye for sales opportunities and understand what is needed to develop and grow in a Trading role…. You will be able to use your experience and relationships to help drive the business forward and help grow the top and bottom lines for the business.

The ideal candidate will have fresh produce trading experience. You will have a proven track record of delivering sales and new business with non retail customers.

 

The Job:

This role would consist of trading across a number of 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.

The current push is to understand both customers and suppliers better to ensure requirements are best on both ends and a symbiotic trading relationship can be established. This will further growth for the business and enable it to be maintained.

 

The Candidate:

  • We are looking for someone with the following experience:-
  • Experience trading in fruit ideally, other produce would be considered but fruit is a definite advantage.
  • Strong exposure to a Sales and / or Trading environment within the Fresh Produce Industry
  • Ideally you would have a book of contacts to bring to the business on both supply and customer side which you can continue to develop.
  • Strong Sales acumen
  • You would have excellent telephone manner
  • You will be a team player and have a good ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • IT Skills

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 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.

Fresh Produce Trader

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We are looking for a experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious Sales candidate who has a background in Fresh Produce Trader…. If you are a fresh produce trader, with a desire for a change and something new and exciting…. This could be a new opportunity for you!

FMK Consulting have lots of new opportunities for Traders and / or Sales candidates for all levels of experience. But whether you are a senior Sales Manager or Trader or just starting your career, our clients ask they you come from the Fresh Produce Industry.

You will be dealing with a number of wholesale markets and non-retail customers around the UK, therefore some knowledge of these customers would be advantageous.

The Job:

Trading a variety of fresh produce (predominantly fruit) to non retail customers in the UK -wholesalers and foodservice companies
Sourcing the product with good quality at a good price to ensure repeat business.
Understanding your customers, and ensuring their requirements are met.

The Candidate:
Will have previous experience in fresh produce trading on a national level.
Will have a book of contacts, both on the supply and customer side, to continue growing and developing.
Will not be afraid of hard work. The benefits of the role are endless with potential earnings linked to performance.

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 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 ( Food service )

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Our client is in the enviable position of having a brilliant business model ideally suited to today’s Market and strategically well-placed for future growth. They are large scale growers, packers and distributors of Italian fresh salad products, well-respected for delivering quality with the top varieties in mainly conventional but with a significant organic offer. Alongside the major growing operations in Italy (and USA) they have a sales and marketing office in the UK (South East) to take care of EU and the substantial UK business.

 

The UK marketing arm already has an established business in Retail and non-retail and now is able to develop the FOOD SERVICE sector. To this end they are looking for a experienced sales professional who is currently selling fresh product to their Food Service customers (and others) to join and develop this sector.

We are looking for a candidate who has the following experience / knowledge: –
•    At least 2 years in Fresh Produce sales experience, ideally Salads
•    Fresh Produce experience must be current
•    New Business Development experience in the Foodservice sector is advantageous
•    Experience selling into the Food service Sector – contacts within the UK Foodservice industry would be highly advantageous
•    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

Sales Manager

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A innovative and exciting company are looking to strengthen their team with a experienced Sales Manager. The role is with a leading supplier of Fresh Produce across the hospitality sector. They have build a considerable reputation for supplying quality produce to their customers in the Cambridgeshire area.

Through continuous growth over the last four years they now have a opportunity for someone to join their sales team

They are looking for an individual who is great at Sales, a natural rapport – builder, enthusiastic , driven and ambitious. The role is all about being a excellent communicator – A combination of a proactive sales mentality and a strategic thinker would be essential.

Fresh Produce experience is desirable but not essential

The role:-

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers
  • Visiting potential customers for new business
  • Making accurate, rapid cost calculations
  • Providing customers with quotations
  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales
  • Gathering market and customer information
  • Liaising with suppliers to check on the progress of existing orders
  • Recording sales and order information and sending copies to the sales office

Experience and knowledge needed :-

  • Strong Sales experience – The ability and desire to sell must be apparent
  • Ideally new business development experience – that is demonstrated in your CV
  • Fresh Produce / Food service experience is ideal , but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills and phone manner
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • A confident and determined approach
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection
  • A high degree of self-motivation and drive
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The capacity to flourish in a competitive environment

 

Please contact Frank on 01273 720 599 / 07734 861 080 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.

Fresh Produce (Trading) Sales Manager

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Our client is a Fresh Produce grower owned business who offer a direct low cost supply to EU and UK Retailers. They source Stone Fruit, Grape and Cherries, Citrus and Berries with both Northern and Southern hemisphere suppliers.

They are looking to develop existing and new business with the appointment of a Trading Manager, Sales and Procurement of product utilising negotiation and communication skills with growers and clients alike.

This is a opportunity for a person currently in a position in Sales or similar or even looking to change directions ( e.g. Quality Control or Product Manager ) looking for their next career step.

You will be a fast learner, enthusiastic with a healthy product knowledge, excellent communication skills and an insatiable drive to succeed.

The Role

As a successful Trading / Sales Manager, you would be motivated to cold call and bring in new customers and business as well as proactively sell and grow their existing accounts.
As a trader you will be marketing the company’s own fresh produce to markets around the country and also utilise your experience to introduce other products as opportunities arise.
Building strong relationships with the markets and developing new contacts where possible.
Working with international sources, ensuring good value and good quality produce is always sent.

Guidance in the role and Training will be provided if / when needed.

Please apply if you have the following experience / skills

Knowledge of the Fresh Produce Industry
A appetite to grow in a sales / trading role
Keen to learn in the role
Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
Excellent IT Skills
Strong telephone skills
Ideally you would have a background in Sales or similar but if you are keen to get into a sales / trading / commercial role please still apply!
Salary will reflect Industry experience and Knowledge

Please contact Frank Kinsella on 01273 720 599 / 07734 861 080 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.

Fresh Produce Sales Manager

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FMK Consulting are looking for a Trading / Sales Manager with a background in the Fresh Produce Industry. They are a internationally successful Produce trading company that are keen to expand their existing trading and sales team with a confident, ambitious and talented Sales Manager’s / Commercial Managers/ Procurement professionals and so on…

Working closely with suppliers around the world, our client supplies UK businesses with imported fresh produce, you’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining existing client relationships within the Sales & Marketing department, whilst identifying and targeting new business opportunities particularly in the non-retail sector.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a high calibre sales / commercial or trading professional, with a portfolio of customers in Wholesale Markets, Food Service, Processors, Category Managers. It is unlikely that you would have less than two years experience within the Fresh Produce industry and used to growing business within healthy and stable relationships. A combination of a proactive trading mentality and a strategic thinker would be essential.

We are looking for the following candidate:-
You would be currently working in a Commercial or Sales position within a Fresh Produce operation
Must have strong knowledge of the Fresh Produce Industry
Must have excellent communication skills
Ideally you would have some experience in purchasing
Excellent IT Skills

Please contact Georgina or Frank 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 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.

Fresh Produce Trader

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Fresh  Produce Trader

Our client is part of a highly successful and well known Fresh Produce Group. They are continuously growing in success and are keen to speak with Traders from the Fresh Produce Industry.

Overall, they are keen to speak with candidates who have experienced buying and selling Fresh Produce – whatever the category! Experience can vary, but it would be essential that the successful candidate had some exposure to the Fresh Produce Industry.

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

You must be able to manage the costs so as to maximise the trading margin ultimately to meet your profit targets.

The Role

  • Trading a variety of fresh produce to UK Supermarkets or Non retail outlets such as wholesalers and foodservice companies around the country.
    Sourcing the product with good quality at a good price to ensure repeat business.
    Understanding your customers, and ensuring their requirements are met. Going above and beyond as required!

The Candidate

  • Will have previous experience in fresh produce trading on a national level.
  • You will have a proven track record of delivering sales and new business in the wholesale, catering and processor markets.
  • You will be a team player and have a good ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Will have a book of contacts, both on the supply and customer side, to continue growing and developing.

 

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 Kinsella on 01273 720 599 / 07734 861 080 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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