Job Detail

Packhouse / Packing Shed Manager

28 February 2019

  • Location: NSW Other
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Reference No. 2822793.


  • Modern business
  • Diverse role
  • Great Opportunity
Located in the MIA region our client is a progressive, vibrant, privately owned business. We are seeking a Packhouse Manager to run a modern facility with both domestic and export clients.  

The primary focus for this role is the efficient management of the pack house to ensure all orders are packed out to the highest quality and shipped on time. You will be responsible for undertaking pack house operation duties and provide advice, direction and support to shed staff whilst working alongside key members of the growing and marketing team.

Key responsibilities:
Reporting to the Farm Manager you will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
• Working within budget, to ensure all labour and other packing costs are controlled throughout the packing line.
• Ensure all produce is packed to the highest standard using industry best practice.
• Organising and rostering all casual staff requirements.
• Maintaining the Packing shed cleanliness, adhering to all food safety requirements.
• Maintaining accurate and detailed records for daily product pack outs.
• Working closely with the QA Manager and Harvest manager to manage the output of the pack house to cope with seasonal fluctuations in supply and demand.
• Assist in the management of Pallet and Bin accounts.
• Ensuring batch coding and inventory management systems are adhered to.
• Coordinating transport for the refrigerated delivery of packed produce on time.
• Maintaining packaging dry goods and liaising with suppliers to ensure stock levels are maintained.
• Training, mentoring and performance managing packing staff.
• Ensuring that WHS obligations are implemented and adhered to by team members.
• Performing other duties as required within the scope of your skills and responsibilities.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:                               

• Significant experience in produce packing
• Working knowledge of packing graders.
• Flexible and adaptable to changing schedules and the needs of the market and environment.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Team player who can work autonomously.
• Be able to work flexible hours at times due to weather and seasonal influences.
• Strong people management skills with a track record of developing, motivating and leading by example.
• Drive, commitment and the ability to influence others through commercial reasoning.
• Strong attention to detail, thoroughness and problem solving skills.
• Ability to analyse data and interpret trends.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• High level of organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Must have an understanding and commitment to HACCP and SQF quality protocols.
• Good knowledge of fresh produce hygiene and food safety
• Must have knowledge of AQIS (Export) and ICA (Interstate) requirements
• Must have a drivers licence, current first Aid certificate, current forklift licence  
• Must have knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
• At least three years' experience in a similar position within the FMCG/food processing industry. 

An attractive remuneration package is on offer and will be based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a professional team of an expanding company.
To apply send a cover letter and CV to
Asher Hammond (B.Ag.Sc)
Business Manager
Agrijobs Australia
1300 668 226