Commercial Manager

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Our client is an International Fresh Produce Trading company with bases in several locations in UK and Europe.Through recent expansion and growth the UK Business they are now looking for a Commercial Manager / Trader to be based in Spain, buying and selling to customers in the UK market (mainly non-retail).

You would be part of this Unit and work closely to achieve the objectives, strategy and day to day tactics.

You would be responsible for the UK companies interests in Spain with their current suppliers, with regular customer and supplier/grower visits.

 

Please apply if you have the following experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Fresh Produce sector with a good network and customer base.
  • You would be a highly skilled sales person with a business development mind.
  • Proficient and proven Sales and Commercial skills such as selling and buying in the Industry
  • Good social and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ideally, you would come with a portfolio of customers and products and then receive the full company backing to grow this alongside existing business.
  • Languages English essential, Spanish desirable
  • Current sales experience in the UK Market, ideally both Retail and non-Retail
  • Supplier portfolio / Customer portfolio

 

 

This is an exciting role with a wide remit on procurement and sales, plenty of scope to explore new possibilities with an active hands on management team.

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.

Packhouse Manager / Production Manager

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Our Client is a successful Grower and packer of Fresh Produce  –  They now offer the opportunity to become a key member of the business as  Packhouse Manager / Production Manager.

The Packhouse Manager position will take shared responsibility for the Production / Packhouse operations, to include staff management . A key decision maker, the successful individual will manage the packing operation to meet customer standards and expectations with efficient packaging, quality control, production and so on…

We are looking for someone with the following experience:-

  • Fresh Food or Fresh Produce experienced individual
  • Significant packhouse exposure either in food or fresh produce
  • People management experience
  • Full understanding of a Fruit packing facility
  • Effective staff management skills within a Production/Packing facility
  • Awareness of production KPI’s

This is a key role within the company and the successful individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to motivate the team to exceptional work standards to enable the supply of high quality product.

This role is based in Kent, UK

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.

Head of Operations

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A successful Fresh Produce company are looking for a Head of Operations to join their thriving company in the South East of the UK.

We are keen to speak with senior Operation Manager’s who are looking to grow in a company in a senior position- Due to the nature of the Industry, it is ideal that the Head of Operations would be from within the Fresh Produce business (However our client is happy to look outside of the industry (Food, chilled, FMCG) if you have strong experience as a Operations Manager).

You will manage and take full accountability for the Production/Packhouse function of the business, ensuring full adherence to KPI’s, management principles, health & safety, legal and customer standards. You will demonstrate the ability to effectively manage and organise staff, providing clear and focused leadership whilst maintaining high levels of collaboration in the delivery of continuous improvements.

This is a busy and demanding environment, therefore you would be energetic, a great team player and would have strong experience in a Senior Operations role.

This is a senior position and your job responsibilities will reflect this.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Managing day-to-day activities, to ensure this business is professional, efficient, compliant, legal, safe and profitable.
Having complete control and responsibility for the day to day operations
Exploring new revenue streams and constantly improving the business efficiencies in line with the business growth plans.
Brilliant communication and interpersonal skills, for dealing with many types of people at all levels in a direct diplomatic way, are essential. An understanding of customer/client requirements is also necessary.
Setting and Managing Budgets and Operational P&L
Setting departmental KPI’s
Researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
Planning, implementing and controlling change.
Having natural creative flair and being full of ideas and energy to introduce new concepts and innovations.
Liaising with other team members, including interacting with managers of different areas of the organisation, presenting findings to the business Directors as well as overseeing the training and supervising new employees and tracking and measuring staff performance.

We are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Relevant operational experience at senior level.
  • Previous experience in a similar position with in Fresh Produce Industry is advantageous
  • Strong attention to detail with a keen eye for errors and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive approach to working in a changing environment and developing processes where necessary.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and a proven track record of leading a large team.
  • LEAN qualifications in production would be advantageous.
  • A drive to grow with the business

Package
– £50,000-£60,000 PA depending on previous experience.

This is a confidential position so please send over your CV to info@fmkconsulting.co and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

Sales Manager (UK / EU)

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Our client is a well-established and respected Fresh Produce marketeer with an enviable business model. Through further growth they are now looking for a sales professional to join their energetic and vibrant team

To expand their business portfolio, the rapidly growing company are looking for an enthusiastic Sales Manager Europe based in NE of Spain. This is your opportunity for a challenging job in a subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading experts in the fresh produce industry.

Overall our client is very keen on speaking with excellent, ambitious and hard-working Sales people from the Fresh Produce Industry…..If this is you, get in touch to discuss!

You will be responsible for

  • The export sales to the UK and Europe and should have a good working knowledge of these markets along with ( current) Fresh Produce sales experience.
  • Developing the UK and / or European market and taking ownership of the products within your categories in terms of ranging, availability, quality, cost prices and margin, promotions.
  • Keeping the customer satisfied
  • Managing the customer base (retail/horeca/fresh cut) on a day to day and long term basis, as the relationship with the customer is key to bringing value into the chain and securing future business.
  • Continuously working with suppliers/growers and supply chain organisations.
  • Taking responsibility for following and optimising the chain in order to avoid unnecessary costs and reduce risks.
  • Building the brand.
  • Achieving agreed sales targets.
  • Reporting of sales data analysis.
  • Development of new products and new innovative packaging and launching them with new and existing customers.
  • Regular customer and supplier/grower visits.

Please apply if you have the following experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Fresh Produce sector with a good network and customer base.
  • You would be a highly skilled sales person with a business development mind.
  • Proficient and proven Sales and Commercial skills such as selling and buying in the Industry
  • Good social and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ideally you would have a Bachelor level in commerce or agriculture.
  • Language skills English is a must. Spanish or German is an advantage. However, Spanish would be naturally very helpful at the moment of living in Spain
  •  Ability to analyse your sales achievements.

This could be a fantastic opportunity for someone to relocate to Spain and start a career in a thriving company! This is a challenging position in a fast-growing subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading experts in the fresh produce industry, with plenty of career opportunities.

Salary will be based on skills and experience.

Please contact Georgina or 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.

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…. It is essential that the Warehouse Operative will have strong attention to detail and some experience working in a similar environment.

 

As the Warehouse Operative, you will be expected to do the following:-

  • Packing and picking in the timely manner according to standards set by the team
  • Pallet, tray and produce movement throughout the warehouse as needed
  • Organization of packing area
  • Loading Supermarket / Market vehicles and unloading vehicles incoming arrivals of stock on vehicles
  • Booking fruit in accurately
  • Taking Temperatures
  • Completing Documentation accurately for loading and unloading
  • Uses RDT scanners
  • MHE filling of batteries ( once trained)
  • Completing Daily MHE Checks
  • General Cleaning and maintaining equipment, daily checks and forms
  • Maintaining open and regular communication with Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • Making sure produce is kept fresh
  • Making sure correct stock rotation is followed

 

The successful candidate would be:-

  • A confident and effective communicator
  • Strong organisational skills and you would have a high attention to detail
  • Professional, honest and dependable
  • Proven ability to multi-task when needed
  • Counter balance and PPE trained
  • Aware of Health and Safety on site
  • Have previous experience of working in a Fast moving environment
  • Any other tasks that falls within their capability

Shifts : 6 days a week working on a variable shift pattern either 6.00am – 7.00am to 16.00 pm -or 17.00pm or 12- finish either shift

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.

Procurement Assistant

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Job Title: Procurement Assistant 

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

As Procurement Assistant you would be expected to deliver a fast, efficient and effective supply chain process to raw material suppliers/factory

Dimensions:

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

Key Accountabilities:

Stock Management

  • Monitor and compare 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/customer.
  • 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.

Consignment Details

  • Verify accuracy of data on all consignments.
  • Receive and check the details supplied on all consignments created on the system by the company
  • Create consignments for products procured by the company
  • 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.
  • Checking Grower specification against customer requirement

Administration

  • Check invoices received to ensure correct before authorising payment
  • Advising stock & intake qc team of next day raw material arrivals
  • Completing hand written pallet labels
  • Entering intake on Excel spreadsheet
  • Confirming arrivals on web base portal system
  • account system updated daily

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 fruit and / or experience of working with short life products
  • Knowledge of a supply chain process

Specific Skills & Experience

  • 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, Excel skills. Navision experience desirable.
  • Sharepoint experience desirable
  • Attention to detail

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.

General Manager – Sourcing and Logistics

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Our client is a successful retailer with a considerable footprint in the Hong Kong. Through internal promotion they now have a fabulous opportunity to join as the General Manager – Logistics…. This is a senior position for someone with considerable experience in General Management.

Role Purpose

Responsible for all the Supply Chain and Logistic Operations and Projects for warehouse, transport, replenishment, export and systems.

Responsible for the overall sourcing activities, finance operations and human resources Office.

 

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Write process and procedure for any points related to the operations or office activities with review and approved by the different Departments as Legal, Finance, HR and Merchandise.
  • Maintain the summary and detail implementation planning and action list of the projects.
  • Ensure that regular follow-up is done on projects and share periodically to persons involved including management.
  • Secure the proper documentation for all projects implemented (business study, PAR, Procedures, training, timeline, budget follow-up,…)
  • Guarantee that projects implemented respect the company security, audit and safety policies.
  • Ensure appropriate KPI are used to track the performance of the projects before, during and after the project implementation.

People:

  • Managing the Office Team.
  • Recruitment, employment agreement, all in all, by complying with local laws and company Retail policies.
  • Responsible for the Performance Management of the team

Sourcing/Merchandise:

  • Responsible for the overall sourcing strategy.
  • Detect and anticipate any new potential product/country opportunity for Middle East Market.
  • Support International Private Label Team on OEM development.
  • Develop with Int. Legal support and approval new merchandise agreements.
  • Responsible of the logistics project for specific or cross functional departments (transport, operation, replenishment, import/export, digital).
  • Propose and implement projects to increase the capacity of the logistics to treat more volumes, more orders.
  • Lead the deployment of continuous improvements actions, lean and 5S methods in all logistics physical, systems, informational activities.

Finance:

  • Developing SLA’s and KPI’s which will aid in contract management and monitoring.
  • Responsible of KPI activity.
  • Review, update and budget the P&L Office.
  • Follow up and report all Operational cost related to the Office complying with local rules and company Finance policies.

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Negotiation skills
  • Verbal and writing communication skills
  • Proven deep expertise on retail logistics operations, systems and financials flows.
  • Proven deep expertise on warehouse management system best practices knowledge.
  • Experience on Export (From Asia) /Import, replenishment, transport and sourcing flows from China.
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

Personal Characteristics and Required Background

Minimum Qualifications/education

  • Master Diploma in Supply Chain or Logistics from University or Engineering school

Minimum experience

  • Min 10 years professional experience
  • Logistics operations for Retail Stores within a Logistics Provider or a major Retailer

 

Preferred Languages

  • English (Full professional proficiency – Required)

 

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.

Senior Procurement Manager

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An opportunity for an Experienced Procurement Manager to join a well known Fresh Produce company based in Worcestershire. Our client is a well-known grower and packer with an established UK customer base . They are currently expanding their Trading team to include a new Fresh Produce Procurement Manager in charge of Salads.

Our client require a Procurement candidate to be part of an exciting period of growth for the business. They will provide opportunities for innovation, progression and career development, together with a significant package to attract the best candidate.

You would be working with the Commercial Director to manage the day to day procurement for ‘off ‘ season product and manage the stock / production after UK harvest.

The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience ·

  • Experience of the fresh produce industry is essential, will have a proven track record of successful trading in the industry.
  • Salad procurement / trading would be essential. ·
  • Be involved in the NPD & NVD projects.
  • Source products worldwide, actively sourcing new suppliers, negotiate prices and oversee import of goods ·
  • Forecast requirements and order products to meet sales demand (with sales colleagues). ·
  • Review purchase orders for accuracy and optimum delivery / pricing. ·
  • Negotiate improved pricing, packaging, product quality, and transport costs. ·
  • Build and maintain relationships both internally and with suppliers.
  • Understand customer needs and excel in building excellent working relationships with new and existing contacts. ·
  • Must possess excellent communication on the phone and face to face, negotiation skills and whilst maintaining a professional attitude, having the ability to challenge and push back when appropriate. ·
  • Have the passion, ambition to succeed and willingness to continually develop your skills. ·
  • IT literate, Numerate and clear logical thinker with Good general administration skills ·
  • Ability to work on your own and in a team environment is essential ·
  • Able to work to challenging deadline ·
  • Knowledge & Experience of procurement processes ·
  • Must have driving licence – as will be required to visit suppliers and our warehouse.

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.

 

 

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.

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