Packaging Coordinator / Assistant

Packaging Coordinator / Assistant

If you are experienced in the world of packaging in an FMCG business and would like to work for a company that are leaders in their industry, please do get in touch.

Based in a scenic area of Maidstone an established business of over 40 years are seeking a professional to join their team. As well as working for a reputable business and gaining a competitive salary, you will also have an array of benefits including company pension, excellent holiday allowance, life insurance, medical and dental cover.

Duties
*Procure all packaging components from suppliers
*Record order information on a computerised system
*Provide forecasting information to suppliers
*Reconcile invoices against orders placed and prepare for payment within agreed deadlines
*Responsible for meeting audit deadlines as per the guidelines from the clients
*Provide telephone support to business – including some out of hours support.
*Design and format accurate label/film overprint designs on the in-house systems.
*Invoice goods received by suppliers in a timely fashion
*Obtain proof of delivery documentation for invoice disputes
*Assist in stock counts as required
*Arrange and record stock transfers between sites and credit/debit the correct accounts accordingly

Requirements
* Experience working within an FMCG business
* Prior experience working in a packaging co-ordination position
* Good at managing relationships with clients, suppliers, internal stakeholders and 3rd party agents
* Good at multi-tasking and prioritising
* Keen eye for detail
* Used to working to strict deadlines
* Due to location a driver would be preferred

This role is a full-time permanent position. Monday – Friday

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Receptionist/Administrator

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce business based in Maidstone.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Receptionist/Administrator to join their established team.

The Receptionist/Administrator will be responsible for:

Meeting and greeting all visitors
Answering and transferring incoming calls
Postal duties- opening, distributing, and franking post on a daily basis, distributing
internal post to appropriate departments
Booking of meeting rooms
Hospitality including ordering and providing refreshments for meetings
Booking taxis and ad hoc travel requests
Arrange virtual meetings for the wider team
Raising purchase orders for invoices as and when required
Assisting with the administration for company vehicles
Assisting with general administration as instructed on an ad-hoc basis
Responsible for event booking forms, responses and organising changes where
appropriate
Assisting with arrangements and liaison for company events both externally and
internally
Attend events as required to support the business
Support internal events, community projects and donations
Ordering office supplies, stationary and equipment and updating/balancing the
expense account and Administration credit card

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Experience in a similar role, ideally within a fresh produce business
Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to
communicate with a wide range of employees
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and
cultural boundaries
Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number
of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
Very good organisational skills
Good IT skills including experience of Word, Excel, Outlook and experience with using
a switchboard

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package. Hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Temporary Receptionist/Administrator

We’re currently working with a leading fresh produce business based in Maidstone.

Due to seasonal volume of work, they are currently seeking a temporary Receptionist/Administrator to join them until the end of October.

Responsibilities will include:

Reception duties
Record order information on a computerised system.
Reconcile invoices against orders placed and prepare for payment within
agreed deadlines
Investigate invoice queries in a timely manner
Obtain proof of delivery documentation for invoice disputes
Arrange and record stock transfers between sites and credit/debit the
correct accounts accordingly
Other ad hoc duties as required
Document scanning
Filing and archiving where appropriate
Assisting in answering the departments phone calls and queries via email
Producing manual invoices and credit notes as and when required

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Experience working in a comparable administration role
Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional, credible and
efficient fashion
Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the
ability to communicate with a wide range of employees and customers
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a small team
Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a
number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
Good IT skills including experience of Microsoft Packages and any be-spoke
system

Hours for this role will be Monday to Friday 9.30am-6pm with an hour for lunch. Due to location, a driver is preferred. Candidates must be able to start immediately.

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Supply Chain Coordinator – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading Fresh Produce business based near Maidstone.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Supply Chain Coordinator to join their established team.

The Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for:

Monitoring post-delivery and any issues arising from completed Customer orders
Liaising with all areas of the business
Liaising and building relationships with external parties including hauliers and
other suppliers
Collating data related to Customer orders
Supporting Trading Managers and Procurement
Collation and management of forecasts
Allocate and Process relevant customer orders throughout the day
Distribute and communicate haulage detail and amendments
Maintain relevant customer programmes and order requirements
Post-delivery administration

The ideal candidate will have:

Knowledge of Industry Systems including Import Duty, Quotas, Intrastat and
CFSP etc advantageous but not essential
Previous administration & sales office experience required, ideally from an FMCG or fresh produce background
Positive, outgoing & friendly personality
Good mind for mathematical problems & logical thinking
Methodical approach
Ability to work systematically with a keen eye for detail
Good computer skills (Microsoft products mainly – Prophet experience an
advantage)
Ability to work alone, using own initiative and as part of a team as required
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, planning time & priorities
Willingness to work unsocial hours & including Weekend’s and Bank Holidays where required

The role operates on a shift pattern, hours will be Monday to Friday split start times on a rota 6.30am to 3.30pm and 8am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday (you will get 2 days back in lieu) 6.30am to 3.30pm. On call rota is also in place 7 days a week up to 9pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career progression, training and development. A competitive salary is on offer coupled with an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday, travel insurance, life insurance, critical illness cover, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, contributory pension scheme and an annual bonus of 10% of your basic salary.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Packaging Manager – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce distributor based in Sittingbourne.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Packaging Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. The Packaging Manager will have overall responsibility for the procurement, scheduling, storage and issue of all packaging materials on site.

Responsibilities will include:

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.

Update and prepare stock reports.

Direct responsibility for packaging procurement and packaging issues.

ERP Business System superuser for stock management systems and process accuracy.

Conduct tenders where appropriate to ensure supplier agreements remain competitive.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Previous procurement, administration and packaging experience.
Fresh produce knowledge.
Experience using Prophet ERP system.
Ability to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Analytical thinking.
Great team player.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career development and training coupled with a great salary and benefits package. Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Senior Procurement Manager – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce business based in Maidstone.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Spanish speaking Senior Procurement Manager to join their team based in Maidstone.

The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for long term company procurement strategy on imported products.

Responsibilities will include:

Delivering growth against business strategic objectives
Being responsible for P&L and foreign currency requests
Building a strategic overseas supply base to achieve growth targets in business plan and exceed customer expectations
Look at ways to add value, whilst achieving a low-cost supply chain
Co-responsible for demand planning with trading teams
Communicate and assist with country technical procurement managers

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Previous experience in a procurement role, ideally within a fresh produce/fmcg environment
Business level/fluency in Spanish
Ability to build strong relationships with customers, suppliers and internal members of staff
A strategic thinker with a risk-aware approach
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team across professional, operational and cultural boundaries

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing training, development and career opportunities coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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