Careers

Careers

Would you like to be part of our team at Prima Cheese? Are you interested to work for a fast growing company with an excellent reputation and career prospects? We have jobs available in all departments as our company continues to expand, and we are always looking for enthusiastic and dynamic people to join our company, so please check our careers page regularly to find out which positions are available. To apply for any of the job roles below please email: angela@primacheese.com with an attached CV and cover letter.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join our Engineering Department. Working alongside a small team and reporting into the Engineering supervisor, you will be responsible for the following in your day to day role:

  • Pre-planned maintenance on our four production lines
  • Reacting to and resolving breakdowns and issues in the production area
  • Carrying out maintenance tasks identified during the fabrication audits
  • Liaising with other departments to resolve any maintenance issues

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of a HNC in a relevant discipline
  • Preferably have a minimum of 2 years experience within the food industry
  • Preferably multi skilled with an electrical bias but also capable of mechanical repair and maintenance
  • Good knowledge of control systems and inverters
  • Experience of installation of equipment

Person Specification:

  • Self-Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision

Additional Information:

  • You will be on a rotating shift pattern working a mix of day, back and night shift
  • One in four weekends on call will be required
  • Salary- Approximately £25,000 per annum dependant on experience

Sales Account Manager

Sales Account Manager

Job Description We are a dynamic and rapidly expanding food manufacturing company looking for an experienced Sales Account Manager to join our team. Reporting into the company directors you will be responsible for the following:

  • Generating and Prospecting for new business- UK and Northern Ireland.
  • Using your existing network of industry contacts to generate new business
  • Attending client meetings and delivering sales presentations
  • Achieving sales targets
  • Maintaining and expanding relationships with existing clients
  • Developing strong working business relationships and understanding businesses to increase sales
  • Admin work where required

Person Specification The right candidate will have the following experience/attributes

  • Experience in sales within the food industry- preferred
  • Must demonstrate a motivated and enthusiastic attitude to generate new business
  • Have an outgoing personality
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have ability to manage own diary and account base
  • Great closing skills
  • Proven track record of success
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Be hard working and driven

Salary This role offer a competitive salary which is negotiable on experience as well as the following:

  • Company car allowance
  • Laptop
  • Mobile

Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Assurance Manager

Prima Cheese Ltd is a AA BRC rated food processing company based in County Durham. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join the team. Reporting into the Company Directors you will be responsible for monitoring and documenting Prima Cheese Ltd’s Food and Safety Programmes, ensuring adherence to all quality, food safety and sanitation guidelines related to the processing of the company’s products. Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading internal and external audits
  • Investigating and responding to customer complaints
  • Taking the lead on investigations into key deviations from process and customer specification, ensuring that appropriate action is taken to bring the process back under control.
  • General Maintenance of Food Safety Management Systems
  • Leading the HACCP and TACCP teams
  • Managing the QA team, focusing on supporting and leading them to deliver successful results for the business.
  • Monitoring departmental KPI’s and challenging improvement, when required, to ensure targets are achieved and improved.
  • Carrying out senior management meetings
  • Working with other departments to drive and implement change

The successful candidate will have the following experience/attributes:

  • Experience within a similar position in a food manufacturing environment
  • Experience of leading a team is essential, you will be responsible for a team of four QA Co-ordinators and four QA technicians
  • HACCP Level 4 certification
  • Internal Auditor certification
  • Excellent knowledge of BRC
  • Experience of leading audits
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Experience of applying food legislation to manufacturing practice, you’ll have experience of managing supplier auditors and the ability to evaluate and interpret shelf life data
  • Experience of implementing improvements and innovations
  • Must enjoy equally working in a team and autonomously
  • Driven
  • Highly Organised
  • Strong influencing skills

Production Team Leader

Responsibilities

  • Planning and organising production schedules (daily plans)
  • Assessing projects and sustaining 5s activities
  • Maintaining quality control standards at all times
  • Overseeing production processes
  • Reducing waste where ever possible
  • Highlighting any maintenance jobs needing to be done
  • Supervising the work of all your staff
  • Leading by example at all times
  • Driving C.I throughout all areas of the business
  • Understanding your people and their skill set play to your strengths
  • Understanding run rates and all KPIs the business has set

Key skills

  • Confidence
  • Technical skills
  • Organisation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • IT skills and planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Work closely with your team to ensure that each of them is clear with the goals and their responsibilities
  • Attend daily 10am meetings 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 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.

Logistics Coordinator

Reporting into the Logistics Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Route planning and producing customer invoices/delivery notes
  • Monitoring drivers whereabouts to ensure accurate delivery times are maintained and updating customers where necessary
  • Liaising with the warehouse team to ensure loads are ready for scheduled departure times
  • Creating drivers reports from sales invoices
  • Administration duties
  • Working with the logistics manager to create systems to improve processes
  • Liaising with third party transport companies
  • Liaising with garages to organise vehicle maintenance
  • Point of contact for transport queries from drivers
  • Monitor customer orders and payments for pro-forma customers
  • VDU downloads
  • Monitor fuel account purchases
  • Keep systems up to date with current fleet information
  • Monitor route costings for current and new customers

Essential skills and experience:

  • Good understanding of Microsoft packages
  • Good UK Geographical knowledge
  • Decisive decision making
  • Organised – essential
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach to demands
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good understanding of transport regulations would be advantageous
  • Logical thinker