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Head of Packaging - Enfield

Posting date: 04/04/19
Closing date: 01/05/19
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Location: Enfield

Job Title
Head of Packaging


The Head of Packaging is responsible for ensuring that all packaging operations, across small and large pack at the Enfield brewery are completed safely, to the highest quality standard possible, on time and in full to ensure stock levels are available to meet demand.

Key Responsibilities

• Safety; overall responsibility for ensuring the packaging teams are able to complete their tasks in a safe manner.
• Housekeeping; management of the hygiene and organisational standards, such as 5S, as required to ensure that packaging complies with the correct standards and procedures for a food producer.
• Food Safety; ensure the packaging lines comply with all govt. regulations and internal standards required for a food production facility.
• Quality; ensure all quality standards are understood, followed and managed by the team to produce the best standard of beer possible.
• Planning; Ensure that the production plan as determined by the company needs is completed as required on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.  The Head of Packaging should also be able to manage and challenge the demands to ensure the most efficient and productive way of running the lines.
• Measure, manage and communicate the line efficiency to meet OEE targets.  Lead the team in improvement projects and challenge the status quo to maximise efficiency.
• Implement and maintain communication methods across packaging and the brewery site to ensure site, team and individual goals are understood and met.
• Ensure the team can execute packaging operations as required to keep the packaging lines running smoothly.  Troubleshoot and assist with breakdowns where necessary, work closely with the engineering team to ensure regular maintenance is completed to maximise machine uptime.

• Recruit, develop and manage the packaging team to ensure that the team is fully skilled to complete packaging operations. Manage the Small and Large Pack teams to ensure overtime/time in lieu (OTIL) is kept within acceptable levels whilst ensuring production demands are met.
• Manage packaging raw materials stocks and storage with the Production Administrator so that packaging operations can be carried out.  Complete regular stocktakes and manage storage to use materials on a FIFO basis.

• Drive projects across all areas of the brewery, this role is expected to be a leader of continuous improvement in Packaging and across all areas of Brewing and Production.

• This role will be part of the senior leadership team in the brewery. As such this role will be a key member of the incident escalation process. It will also feed in too and drive initiatives that the leadership team is delivering.

Essential Requirements

As role forms part of the production team and must possess a flexible attitude towards work and be prepared to work various hours and travel as required to support the business needs.
To be successful in this role strong relationships must be built across all departments in the organisation.  The incumbent must possess strong communication skills and speak with confidence. 
Specific skills, education and experience desired for the role include:
•  At least 3 years experience in production environment, preferably within a beverage packaging facility, ideally within a brewery.
•  Strong leadership skills, previous experience in a Team Leader or Management position is a must.
•  Relevant technical degree (e.g. science, brewing, engineering) is an advantage.
•.  IBD Diploma in Brewing or Packaging qualification or similar is an advantage.

Safety – management of the working practices and safety guidelines to remove risk as far as reasonably practicable.

Quality – management of the quality standards of small and large pack and driving improvement to ensure internal and external standards are met and exceeded.

Output – ensure production targets in small and large pack are met in line with the company demand.

Key Objectives (next 3-12 months)

- Manage the team to ensure full cover in operations and the change of working hours.  The Large Pack team will move to 24/7 production and the Small Pack team to 24/5 production in April 2019.
- Consistently and sustainably meet and improve the quality standards of the packaging lines, ensuring that quality issues and customer complaints are kept within agreed measures.
- Ensure the procedures and tools are in place to meet the output demands of the Packaging Team – Volume and OEE.


This role reports to the Enfield GM and has responsibility for a team of 27 people across small and large pack.


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