Packaging Manager – Fresh Produce


£50K per annum


Packaging Manager – Multi Site

Fresh people are currently recruiting for a Packaging Manager for a Fresh Produce business based out of Sittingbourne location . Overall responsibility will be for multiple sites for the procurement, scheduling, storage and issue of all Packaging materials within site. Full budget and stock management responsibility for all direct packaging and transit materials whilst being responsible for the Packaging Scheduling and Ream development to ensure budget and stock targets are met.

The Person

Suitable candidates must have worked within Fresh produce previously over multiple locations or at a sizeable operation ,analytically minded with proven experience of Packaging Procurement , ERP system knowledge preferably in using Prophet with excellent customer understanding , flexibility in thought process with outstanding fresh produce knowledge. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work to challenging deadlines within a pressurized environment with a full clean driving licence .

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of buyers to place orders and call off with suppliers, open purchase orders on the ERP system and hire and de-hire of trays and pallets
  • Liaise with suppliers and deal with ongoing communications
  • Update and maintain BRC records relating to packaging materials
  • Take responsibility for the stock management and placing of orders for replenishment of sundry items
  • Checking stock lines and ensure full plan availability
  • Update and prepare stock reports
  • Reconcile stock against the system, investigate any discrepancies and escalate results
  • Ensure WIP procedure is being adhered to and locations are accurate
  • Take full responsibility for the day-to-day management for the live stock system
  • Direct responsibility for packaging procurement and packaging issue teams (including Print Room)
  • Ensure full physical stock check cycles are complete, and ensure that all anomalies are investigated thoroughly and reconciled in real time
  • Ensure that all errors are actively investigated and resolved
  • Ensure that all relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are accurately documented and maintained
  • Ensure that all practices and procedures are carried out in accordance with Company Policy and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • ERP Business System Superuser for stock management systems and process accuracy
  • Co-ordinate the training and development of key team members and support other teams in Supply Chain where necessary
  • Conduct tenders where appropriate to ensure supplier agreements remain competitive

If you have the experience we are looking for then reach out to us today


Ruth Counsell