A market leader in their sector, our Client is an established and highly regarded Fresh Fruit Importer and Supplier to the major retailers. Due to success and recent growth, we are now seeking a Senior Product Manager / QC Manager on their behalf.
Reporting to the Head of Technical, this Senior Product Manager position will be based at a facility in Kent, and will work as an integral part of the team leading and managing the quality of fresh produce product. Managing a team of 3 Product Managers, you will be responsible for;
Leading the team effectively and deliver operational excellence by helping to maintain a culture of efficiency, individual accountability and effective communication.
Assisting in maintaining the BRC, TPPS, Organic and Ethical standards on site and share involvement during audits as required.
Complete appraisals for the product management team and ensure that an on-going basis direct reports, and their teams, are meeting their accountabilities whilst achieving their objectives.
Effectively manage all fresh produce through the packing facility
Communicate and update the off-site technical team on daily quality issues
Liaise and communicate on day to day quality issues with the 3rd party packer.
Ensure that there is on-going dialogue with the service provider QA team to improve quality and minimise waste
5+ years’ experience working in a fresh produce business.
A thorough understanding of Quality, Production and Technical issues
An excellent understanding of the retailers and their standards
Demonstrable man-management skills
With the confidence to manage a small team, (3) and communicate effectively at all levels. With knowledge of Production, Packing and Quality standards expected by retail customers, the successful individual will be driven and passionate in this role. A full driving licence is essential due to travel to another site.
Please call Louise or Aimi on 01284 735575 to discuss the role of Senior Product Manager / Quality Manager / QC Manager / Production / QA / Fruit on 01284 735575 or alternatively please send an up to date CV for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.