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Date Added: Fri 12/07/2024

Packaging Manager / Packaging Buyer - Fresh Produce

Sittingbourne, ME10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £55000 - £60000/annum

A market leader in their sector, our Client is an established and highly successful Fresh Produce service provider, working with an exciting portfolio of products that are destined for the UK retailers. We are currently seeking a Packaging Manager / Packaging Buyer to strengthen their position with customers at an exciting time of expansion.
The position of Packaging Manager will report to the Supply Chain Manager and will have overall responsibility 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. This role will manage a team of Buyers, liaise with suppliers and take responsibility for stock management.
Responsibilities include;
Management of the team to ensure efficient ordering and call off with suppliers
Reconcile stock against the system / investigate discrepancies
Stock management, replenishment, and reporting results
Packaging procurement / Supplier management
Material and cost management
We require;
Packaging Procurement experience is essential
Food and/or Fresh Produce exposure
Effective Supplier management ability
Strong communication skills, at all levels
Confident IT & ERP System user, ideally Prophet
Capable of prioritising, managing packaging projects and working to deadlines
Salary; up to £60k + benefits
Location; Kent
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