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Position Filled

24.01.2022

OPERATIONS MANAGER – Marden, Kent

Established in 1980, Produce Packaging source a wide range of products from both UK and European manufacturers for distribution in the UK and EU. Services the Company offer include bespoke packaging and a stockholding facility for customers own products as part of the Packaging Category Management Service.

The role:

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be directly responsible for overseeing three main areas:

  • Operations
  • Storage
  • Box Conversions

Within the Operational role, you will be in constant liaison with the sales, customer service and buying teams. This will involve gaining an understanding of the current and future demands of your customers and managing the products to arrive from the EU and be distributed in a timely fashion.

You will liaise with your buying team to ensure that all EU import and export documentation is correct, discuss with the supervisor building schedules to meet the demand and coordinate delivery utilising the fleet of day and sleeper cabs. All of this will be communicated back to the customer service team to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. Further to this you will use your network with the buying team to secure backhaul loads to increase economical and efficient fleet statistics. Additionally you will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring the storage and distribution in line with BRCGS standards with the assistance of the Quality Manager.

Produce Packaging is part of H L Hutchinson Ltd. The Operations Manager will sit as part of their Operations Team along with your senior role within Produce Packaging. Due to this and supporting the other Produce Packaging sites within the UK, some travel and occasional nights away will be required within your role, so flexibility is required.

In Return as our Operations Manager, we can offer:

  • Private Healthcare
  • Pensions Scheme
  • Death in Service
  • Holiday over the Christmas Period (with duty roster)
  • 23 days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Company mobile phone and laptop

If you have a track record of leadership and the ability to manage a team with tight deadlines and are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you!

For more information, please contact Kath Duffin on 07894 092616 or email kath.duffin@hlhltd.co.uk