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Packing Manager

Salary: AU$125000 - AU$155000 per annum + Super + car + bonuses

Batlow NSW

Your Employer

Our client is one of Australia's best-known, market-leading brands, with multiple properties across QLD and NSW. They pride themselves on their sustainable practices as well as producing some of Australia's most popular, premium apples, since 1922.

They are investing significantly in the packing facility, with a $10mil budget set aside, which this opportunity will play a key part.

Your Role

The Packing Manager is a key role within this organisation, overseeing the smooth and efficient running of our client's apple packing facility, paying upwards of 35,000 bins annually. Advising, directing, and supporting shed staff, this role is responsible for ensuring all fruits are packed to the highest standards and delivered in full and on time.

From ensuring compliance, training staff and coordination of logistics, you'll effectively oversee the running of the soon-to-be-upgraded facility, running approximately 30 permanent, plus casual staff.

Working in collaboration with the operations and orchard teams, you would oversee the maintenance programs and uphold strict adherence to all food safety protocols. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring all hygiene standards are met for staff, produce, machinery and all other equipment
  • Budget management for all labour and other packing costs
  • Ensuring produce is packed to the highest standard using industry best practice
  • Manage pack outputs in line with seasonal fluctuations and supply and demand
  • Rigorous product inspections
  • Run to pack programs, blemish sorting programs and software
  • Management and maintenance of machine operations
  • Staff supervision and training to ensure a safe working environment
  • Accurate and detailed record keeping
  • Coordination of transport and logistics

About You

We are looking for a highly organised individual with a methodical approach to problem solving; you will have exceptional attention to detail and experience in a similar role. Flexible with strong communication skills, you are a team player who can easily work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.

You will utilise your commercial acumen and be an excellent communicator with natural leadership capabilities. To be considered for the role, it's important you can prove your capability with the following:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in the apple industry (ESSENTIAL)
  • Understanding of the supply chain from receival to dispatch
  • Exceptional organisational skills for planning, scheduling, and time management
  • Understanding of mapping and Compac/MAF
  • Current driver's license
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated with plenty of initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Committed to a culture of safety and team spirit

Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian & NZ agribusiness. We combine a proven, process-driven approach with the most extensive digital network in agriculture to find your permanent people.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Lead Consultant Agri Talent: 0476 884 936 or Sai Yan 0427 715 619