Brakes Group

Fresh Products Manager - 12 MONTHS SECONDMENT (Harlow)

Brakes Group
03 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Brakes Group
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
Are you a passionate foodie who loves fresh food and high quality products?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Fresh Products Manager based within the (LOCATION – Harlow/Newhouse) depot, reporting into the Product Director (Fresh).
This role requires an energetic and driven Product Manager who is prepared to work hard and make a difference!

The Role
You will be responsible for overseeing the inbound supply of products from sister companies and third-party suppliers, liaising with them as appropriate.

You will take ownership of Broadline Supply Chain ensuring product quality and integrity is maintained to the highest standards. Along with customer satisfaction in all areas of product and service quality.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
• Monitoring goods inwards of Fresh Products.
• Ensuring Fresh goods are handled correctly within the depot and to the customer.
• Ensuring the correct Fresh goods, in good condition are delivered on time to our customers.
• Ensuring the Fresh goods arrive, in good condition, on time from our suppliers.
• To be aware of complaint levels on Fresh Products, investigate and report on accordingly to reduce overall complaint levels.
• To audit depot operations, end to end that impact Fresh Product quality – to use / be involved with DQM audit process.
• To audit training packages implementation and understand by relevant staff, where found lacking to report for actioning.
• To be involved with training package design and where necessary delivery to improve product handling within the jobholder’s depot.
• Monitor quality of stored products and ensure compliance to specification.

The Person

Inspiring People: One team approach; getting the absolute best out of colleagues, ability to work collaboratively.

Setting Direction: Being a great communicator; having high levels of endurance and being resilient through times of transformational change; making educated sound decisions.

Creating Growth: Constantly seeks improvement in how we do things. Listens and responds to colleague’s contributions; pro-actively monitors and tracks financial and personal performance.

• A knowledge of managing Fresh products through a multi temperature supply chain is essential
• A passion for food
• Customer Centric (both internal and external)
• Systematic approach with an eye for detail
• An understanding of Food Quality standards
• An in-depth knowledge of at least one Fresh category (ideally more)
• An authoritative/disciplined nature with a passion for excellence is required
• An ability to influence across all levels of the business
• A self-starter and an individual who is happy to work autonomously is essential
• Ability to present and effectively communicate to Executive Committee and wider senior leadership teams
• Great communication and negotiation skills
• Commercially astute

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

• Experience of working within a food industry
• Lead auditor

• Food service industry experience
• Professional Technical Qualification

The Business
Employing over 10,000 people, the group supplies a diverse customer base, which includes, independent pubs, restaurants and hotels, schools, hospitals, contract caterers and well known national chains.

Brakes Group has developed a clear customer focus and a strong understanding of the needs of the foodservice sector providing innovative products and services and is committed to improving both the environment and the communities it serves.

Brakes Group operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

Brakes UK uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by Brakes UK would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s), basic DBS certificate and basic credit check.

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