Packing Supervisor

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Job Purpose

Through a well-managed team, the post holder will be responsible for managing the planning, co-ordination and control of all resources associated with the Packing Area to enable their line to pack coffee products in accordance with the planned schedule whilst ensuring a safe operation, meeting quality standards and controlling costs and wastage.  Ensuring the Packing operation adds value for customers, employees and the Company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure all supervisor food safety and health and safety checks are completed on time and in full. Any issues to be raised with QA immediately.
  • You have been provided with a company Mobile phone and radio, they must be on full charge at the start of each shift and remain with you through your shift
  • Emails must be replied to in a timely manner
  • A four-week staff rota to be in place at all times to allow the Planning Manager to plan production accordingly
  • Arrange sufficient cover before processing staff holidays
  • You will be responsible for opening and locking factory, to start up and shutdown production line machines
  • To ensure adherence to all Health and Safety policies adopted by Cafea UK. Liaising with the Health and Safety Committee to monitor and develop procedures to ensure that the Company has the appropriate structures, systems and processes in place to meet its statutory Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • To maintain excellent GMP standards at all times in the Packing Area, delivering quality standards required of customers and external audits, for example BRC.
  • To ensure 100% compliance with the product specification to deliver product within agreed quality parameters
  • To manage and control the data collection systems and monitoring processes, ensuring that all documentation and communication is processed and delivered to the cross functional departments, as required on a timely and regular basis.
  • To motivate, manage, train and develop team workers. To take responsibility for the counselling’s and identify training and development needs, liaising with the ‘Assessors’ to ensure the business has an effective, multi-skilled and engaged workforce.
  • To ensure the Packing area runs at optimal output in accordance to production plans, whilst spotting opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • To ensure set KPI’s are met with the resources at your disposal and report reasons when not met.
  • To manage and control costs, yields and giveaway within the Packing Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience




Competencies required for role

  • People Management
  • Planning Skills
  • Time and Priority management
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team Working with all departments
  • Delegation and organisation skills


Key working relationships

  • Line Manager
  • Process/Warehouse/Engineering
  • Technical/QA
  • Suppliers
  • HR
  • Sales
  • Purchasing/Planning

          Responsible to

       Production Manager


     Food Manufacturing /                Instant Coffee

      Employment Type

                Full-time                  AM



      Packing-Packing Hall

              Start Date


Health and Safety

The post holder will be responsible for health and safety in the area under his/her control on a day-to-day basis, and must ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, that he/she is familiar with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and recommendations and these are observed within his/her areas of responsibility.  Attention is drawn particularly to the existence of the Company’s policy statement on Health and Safety at Work.  Any accident in the post holder’s area must be recorded in the accident book.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder

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Cafea and Cafea UK are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender or identity.

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