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Assistant Ripening Manager

Livingston, West Lothian
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

Are you looking for a permanent position?

Can you commute to Deans, Livingston?

How does £27500 per year sound?

Are you looking for full training and development?

If this has caught your eye, Taskmaster Dunfermline want to speak to you!

We have a fabulous opening for an experience Production Operative to join our client in Livingston, working and training to become Assistance Ripening Manager.

Working within the Produce team, the successful candidate will effectively and efficiently plan and manage stock levels/quality of all banana stock allocated for Ripening from arrival at the depot to dispatch to the customer. They must also ensure that the quality of the bananas in each Ripening Room is quantified and communicated to all relevant parties within the depot.

The candidate will need to be able to plan ahead, think on their feet and be able to lift heavy boxes (up to 22kg at times). When checking fruit within Ripening Rooms, some work is at height and the candidate will be required to climb a ladder. Training can take up to 12 months to complete in full. Experience with Excel and/or SAP would be a bonus.

Experience of working within an Operations / Production / Stock Control environment would be beneficial, ideally within a supervisory role. Relevant experience of working within a fast-paced environment in a similar role and a good working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures is essential.

Reporting daily to the Ripening Manager, the successful candidate would also have a direct responsibility to the Assistant Operations Manager if any issues cannot be resolved at operational level.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Planning and intake of green fruit in line with allocation and port transport availability and the green intake team
  • Ripening bananas according to customer specifications
  • Make decisions on the most effective and efficient use of the bananas
  • Maintaining adequate stock levels to ensure optimum Ripening Programs are achieved and are as efficient as possible
  • Allocation of rooms for green fruit depending on sales requirements
  • Liaising with haulers to ensure timely deliveries of fruit
  • Carrying out all intake checks
  • Checking and gassing fruit in rooms.
  • May be required to work at Green Intake, scanning fruit into building.
  • At times the position requires some confidentiality and it is important that this is adhered to
  • To ensure working area is kept tidy to comply with Health & Safety.
  • To conform to the Personnel Hygiene and Housekeeping Notice and Declaration.

Key skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to organise self and others
  • Flexible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Ability to concentrate in busy working environment
  • Good work ethic
  • Experience of working to targets
  • Excellent priority management
  • Ability to develop good working relationships and good communication skills
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Exhibits positive behaviours and professionalism at all times, even in difficult situations or when executing unpopular/tough decisions.

Other Information:

  • Full training will be given.
  • Pallet truck and Fork lift truck licence an advantage but not essential
  • Normal shift will be Monday to Friday, however occasional weekend working will be required to cover holidays/sickness etc. Hours will be between 4.30am - 3.30 pm. These times are variable. Your working week will be 45 hours.
  • Will be required to cover for emergency call outs on odd occasions.
  • Some degree of flexibility will be required in terms of shifts and hours of work, in order to meet the demands of the business.
  • Monthly paid position, no overtime paid - however additional hours worked may be given back as lieu time.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established firm in Livingston. If you would like to be considered, please apply with your most recent CV and contact details

Taskmaster Resources LTD acts as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers and an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

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  • Job Reference: 663272416-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Taskmaster Resources Ltd
    Taskmaster Resources Ltd
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Salary: £27,500
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent