Export Coordinator


We have an immediate opening for an exciting opportunity in our Export Department. Prima Cheese exports to over 40 countries worldwide and we are now looking for an Export Coordinator who will support the Export Manager in the maintenance and growth of the export business.

 

Prima Cheese offers strong growth opportunities for a highly motivated candidate interested in export sales within a growing company and industry. The successful candidate will learn international business, logistics and understanding global trade and receive full training and gain knowledge as they work.

 

Reporting to the Export Manager, duties include but are not limited to:

 

  • Liaising with internal departments to ensure a smooth and timely operation to ensure finished goods are ready on time to meet loading schedules.
  • Raising orders and invoices on internal database and SAGE200.
  • Working closely with freight forwarders to arrange shipping and haulage.
  • Arranging and completing export documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Overseeing the loading of overseas orders.
  • Problem solving to ensure problem resolution for customers and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintaining professional knowledge, establishing personal networks.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Potential opportunities to travel overseas to be part of exhibitions or for market visits.
  • Candidate will be fully trained on how to arrange all aspects related to export orders and on how to complete export documentation correctly with a view to developing into an integral part of the Export Team, supporting the Export Manager in the development of new business and developing business with existing customers.

 

Person Specification:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Highly Organised
  • Detail Orientated
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Team player
  • Good IT Skills
  • Fluent in English language with second Language desirable
  • Sensitive to cultural differences of customers of various backgrounds.

 

Benefits:

  • No weekends
  • Monday to Friday working hours with 4 pm on a Friday
  • Own car parking space
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Cycle to Work scheme

To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

IT Apprentice


This role will initially be focused on ensuring all hardware is configured and built ready to be despatched to users across the company. You will learn new skills and work your way toward becoming a 1st Line IT Helpdesk technician.

 

You will have an aptitude and keen interest in IT and should be able to demonstrate this.  We look for colleagues who want to learn and show and eager want to succeed.

 

We believe that in order to be the best you need to have the best people in your team. You provide them with the highest quality training, reward them well and give them the opportunity to develop themselves and their career.

 

As the role will include a lot of dealing with internal customers you should be comfortable dealing with people and managing multiple tasks at one time.

 

During this time you will learn and develop the following skills:-

 

A very good working knowledge of PCs, Microsoft operating systems including both desktop and server environments, popular windows applications, Networks, and E-mail, with a working knowledge of the following:

 

  • Active Directory/Domain Environments
  • Microsoft Outlook / Exchange email systems
  • Anti-virus software, monitoring and email security platforms
  • Networking (LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, VPN Access etc) Internet access and restrictions, set-up, trouble shooting, reporting.
  • Remote support tools including Remote Desktop, VNC applications
  • Printers, scanners, wireless network devices
  • Microsoft Office Applications including Office 365
  • An understanding of motor retail manufacturer systems & interfaces would be desirable
  • Knowledge of IP telephone and SIP would be advantageous
  • Ability to remotely diagnose IT problems, and resolve through talking the user through the fix, or using remote desktop tools to resolve.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A polite and friendly telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure, and diffuse confrontational situations
  • Good organisational skills
  • A willingness to learn and work within a team

 

Working Hours – 37.5 hours per week

 

Monday:          09:00 – 17:00

Tuesday:          09:00 – 17:00

Wednesday:    09:00 – 16:30

Thursday:        09:00 – 16:00

Friday:             09:00 – 16:00

 

Salary – £5.10 per hour

 

If you are interested in this role then please contact Chris Small at Sunderland College on christopher.small@educationpartnershipne.ac.uk

Stock Control Assistant


    As Prima Cheese grows, it is essential we improve our processes and improve our service to the UK Food market. Due to this reason, an opportunity has opened up within our dynamic forward-thinking organisation for a Stock Control Assistant.

    Reporting to the Operations Director and assisting the current senior stock controller you will be responsible for the following in your day to day role:

    • Processing Stock Takes and end of month stock takes required on a single weekend
    • Ensuring accurate stock records are maintained
    • Monitoring stock deliveries to site to ensure goods are delivered to expected standard
    • Investigating failed deliveries or damaged goods
    • Helping with the creation of stock reports for other departments within the business.
    • Booking in of deliveries and communication forward to other departments
    • Rotation of stock and best usage plans updated daily
    • Liaising with the QC department on best products to be used for specific product requirements
    • Liaising with the Warehouse department on inward deliveries, returns of non-conforming products, stock rotation and usage plans
    • Liaising and document management with our assigned customer clearance agency
    • Liaising with suppliers on delivery plans, requirements
    • Sending purchasing orders for products required
    • Stock management of factored goods

     

    To be successful within this position, you will have the following skills and attributes:

    • Be highly organised
    • Have a detailed and accurate approach
    • Be self-motivated
    • Have good excel skills
    • Experience of Sage 200 would be advantageous but not essential
    • Experience of Stock Control management would be advantageous but not essential
    • Fork lift usage and license would be advantageous but not essential

     

    This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Overtime may be required during the month

    Hours will vary between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

    A probationary period of 13 weeks is essential and will be appraised before a full time contract can be issued.

    Benefits:

    • No weekends
    • Monday to Friday working hours
    • Own car parking space
    • Paid breaks
    • Free Tea & Coffee
    • Cycle to Work scheme

     

    Salary = £18,532.80 per year

    To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

    Admin Apprentice


      Reporting to the Receptionist you will be responsible for the following:

      General reception duties including:

      • Answering telephone switchboard
      • Transferring calls to appropriate departments
      • Greeting customers and visitors to the site
      • Preparing meeting and board room areas for events
      • Stock take of stationary
      • Other general administrative duties

       

      Skills Required

      • Excellent communication skills
      • Ability to manage, prioritise & complete own workload to strict deadlines
      • Team Player
      • Good IT skills
      • Ability to work under pressure
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Accurate data input skills
      • Open to giving ideas to always be improving our services
      • Ability to problem solve
      • Good telephone manner

       

      GCSE’s in Maths & English at grades 9-4, A-C or equivalent

      Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (including paid lunch break)

      Monday: 09:00 – 17.00

      Tuesday: 09:00 – 16.30

      Wednesday: 09:00 – 16:30

      Thursday: 09:00 – 16:30

      Friday: 09:00 – 16:00

       

      Salary: £5.10 per hour

      To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

      Production Shift Supervisor


      Reporting to the Senior Shift Manager and Production Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

      • Sustaining 5s activities
      • Maintaining quality control standards at all times
      • Monitoring and implementing production processes
      • Looking at how to reduce waste
      • Organising the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment
      • Supervising the work of all of your team
      • Leading by example at all times
      • Driving C.I throughout the Production areas
      • Helping the Production Manager to keep all training documents and matrixes updated
      • Understanding your people and their skill set playing to your strengths in terms of shift planning
      • Learning, coaching and guiding your team leaders to move to the next level to cover shift managers
      • Understanding run rates and all KPI’s the Production Manager has set
      • Work closely with the team leaders to ensure that each of them is clear with the goals being set, ensuring all information is fed back to the Production Manager.
      • Handover with Production Manager with all relevant information and results from previous day’s production also highlighting any key issues which may hinder the days plan.
      • Maintain a high level of quality throughout the process keeping in line with all hygiene standards as well as meeting all HSE regulations.
      • Liaise with the maintenance team to ensure down time on machinery is reduced and inform them of all urgent engineering matters.
      • Suggest innovative ways to improve production methods and reduce cost levels.

       

      Key Skills

      • Confidence
      • Technical skills
      • Organisation
      • Interpersonal skills
      • Problem solving skills
      • Communication skills
      • Team working skills

       

      This position is for 40 hours per week and will involve a variety of shifts.

      Flexibility is required and short notice overtime is sometimes required to cover days, backs and nights.

       

      Salary:             £23,500.00 per year

       

      To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

      QA Technician


      Job Description

        We have an immediate opening for an exciting opportunity in our Quality Assurance department. Prima Cheese offers strong growth opportunities for a highly motivated candidate interested in Quality Assurance within a growing company and industry.

        Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, you will be working as a technician within the busy quality assurance department and your duties will include but are not limited to:

        • Line Checks
        • Temperature Checks
        • Knife Control
        • Hygiene & Housekeeping Audit
        • Plaster Control
        • General Policing of Production
        • Overall Control for Agency Staff
        • Traceability Support
        • Daily Calibrations

         

        Person Specification

        • Ability to work autonomously at times
        • Ability to work as part of a team
        • Have excellent communication skills
        • Be assertive and driven
        • Have good attention to detail

        This is an hourly paid position for 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday and the shifts are on a two-week rolling shift pattern:

        Week 1

        Monday: 05:00-14:00

        Tuesday: 06:00-14:00

        Wednesday: 06:00-14:00

        Thursday: 06:00-14:00

        Friday: 06:00-13:00

        Week 2

        Monday: 12:00-20:00

        Tuesday: 12:00-20:00

        Wednesday: 12:00-20:00

        Thursday: 12:00-20:00

        Friday: 12:00-20:00

        Benefits:

        • No weekends
        • Monday to Friday working hours and when on days a 1 pm finish on a Friday
        • Own car parking space
        • Paid breaks
        • Free Tea & Coffee
        • Cycle to Work scheme

         

        Salary: £9.79 per hour

         

        To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

        Production Line Leader


        Job Description

         

        • Planning and organising orders for production line
        • Maintaining quality control standards at all times
        • Overseeing running of line and good manufacturing practices (GMP)
        • Reducing waste where ever possible
        • Recording any maintenance jobs using CMSS system
        • Monitoring of operatives working on the line
        • Leading by example at all times
        • Understanding run rates and all KPI’s the business has set
        • Overseeing production on your line
        • Walking the line ensuring all processes are being followed
        • Work closely with your team to ensure that each of them is clear with the goals and their responsibilities
        • Maintain a high level of quality throughout the process keeping in line with all hygiene standards as well as meeting all HSE regulations
        • Liaise with the maintenance team to keep a minimum down time on machinery and inform them of all urgent engineering matters
        • Manage your new staff, guide and support them (make them feel welcome)
        • Find innovative ways to improve production methods and reduce waste and cost levels

         

        *Preferred but not essential, 5 years of food manufacturing experience

        *Preferred but not essential Food Safety Level 2 or above

         

        Key Skills

        • Confidence
        • Technical skills
        • Organisation
        • Interpersonal skills
        • Problem solving skills
        • IT skills and planning skills
        • Communication skills
        • Team working skills

         

        Working Hours – 40 hours per week (paid breaks are included)

        Shift pattern is a two-week rolling shift pattern of:

        Week 1

        Monday: 05:00 – 14:00

        Tuesday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Wednesday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Thursday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Friday: 06:00 – 14:00

         

        Week 2

        Monday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Tuesday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Wednesday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Thursday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Friday: 14:00 – 21:00

         

        Salary: £10.19 per hour

         

        To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

        Nights Production Operative


        Candidates with a background within a similar position and food hygiene certification would be preferred but this is not essential as full training will be given.

        In this position, you will be responsible for the following:

        • Understanding production processes and blend mixes
        • Reducing waste where ever possible
        • Following hygiene procedures and clean as you go policies
        • Leading by example at all times
        • Ensuring you take care of your own health and safety and others around you
        • Ensuring good communication with your colleagues on hand over’s and also general information what’s gone on throughout your shift
        • Understanding run rates and all KPI’s the business has set
        • Working as part of a team being flexible and adapting to change
        • Following 5s standards at all times

        Key skills

        • Confidence
        • Organisation
        • Interpersonal skills
        • Problem solving skills
        • Communication skills
        • Team Working skills

        Working Hours – 41 hours per week

        Monday: 22:00 – 06:00

        Tuesday: 22:00 – 06:00

        Wednesday: 22:00 – 06:00

        Thursday: 22:00 – 06:00

        Friday: 21:00 – 06:00

         

        To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

        Days Production Operative


        Candidates with a background within a similar position and food hygiene certification would be preferred but this is not essential as full training will be given.

        In this position, you will be responsible for the following:

        • Understanding production processes and blend mixes
        • Reducing waste where ever possible
        • Following hygiene procedures and clean as you go policies
        • Leading by example at all times
        • Ensuring you take care of your own health and safety and others around you
        • Ensuring good communication with your colleagues on hand over’s and also general information what’s gone on throughout your shift
        • Understanding run rates and all KPI’s the business has set
        • Working as part of a team being flexible and adapting to change
        • Following 5s standards at all times

        Key skills

        • Confidence
        • Organisation
        • Interpersonal skills
        • Problem solving skills
        • Communication skills
        • Team Working skills

        Working Hours (2 week rolling shift pattern)

        Week 1

        Monday: 05:00 – 14:00

        Tuesday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Wednesday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Thursday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Friday: 06:00 – 14:00

        Week 2

        Monday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Tuesday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Wednesday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Thursday: 14:00 – 22:00

        Friday: 14:00 – 21:00

         

        To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com

        Class 1 HGV Driver


        Reporting to the Transport Manager you will be responsible for the following:

        • Collecting/delivering on time and in factory condition all goods requested by customers to the correct address throughout the UK.
        • Ensure vehicle tachograph is operated correctly and all work is recorded correctly and records maintained.
        • To correctly and safely unload vehicles whilst taking into account axle weight distribution.
        • To ensure that any payments received are correct and the money stored securely in the vehicle safe.
        • To ensure that all required paperwork is completed promptly and accurately.
        • To operate all vehicle systems including refrigeration.
        • To comply with all health and safety requirements
        • In the Warehouse ensure all stock is organised correctly and rotated.
        • Ensure that loads are picked in accordance with the delivery notes.

         

        The following specific skills are also required:

        • Experience in all aspects of driving HGV’s.
        • Have thorough knowledge of driver’s hours legislation, tachograph procedures and other legal obligations.
        • Demonstrate excellent route planning and map reading skills.
        • Knowledge of road restraint procedures.
        • Hold a valid driving license, passport and other relevant documents

         

        Person Specification:

        • Team Player
        • Energetic and Driven
        • Ability to work on own initiative
        • Flexible
        • Good Work Ethic
        • Trustworthy
        • Professional and Courteous

         

        Working Hours are from Monday to Friday.

        Applicants must have Class 1 license entitlement

        Salary: £30,000.00 per year

        COVID-19 considerations:
        Our drivers are required to wear face coverings when entering customer premises.

        To apply please email recruitment@primacheese.com