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Wholesale Packing Assistant

Mons Cheesemongers
2 Voyager Business Park SE16 4RP

Posted: 23 Jul 2021

Deadline: 8 Aug 2021

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

We are looking for an energetic candidate to join a tight-knit wholesale packing department at our arches in Bermondsey. They will play a key role in getting the cheeses we love out to our wholesale customers across the country.

An ideal candidate will be organised, precise, comfortable in a physical role, strategy driven and, most importantly, a people person with a genuine passion for good food. Crucially, they will have a clear idea of what it takes be a part of an efficient and thorough packing team within the food industry.

Experience in cheesemongering is not essential; being comfortable eating cheese most days as part of your job, Previous work in food distribution & packing, a degree of French fluency and a full, clean driving licence are all big pluses.

In this role your responsibilities would include:

Wholesale Packing

  • Contributing positively to an efficient team in the packing and distribution of cheeses
  • Communicating effectively with wholesale managers and the teams across our retail sites
  • Meeting customers’ expectations both in the selection and condition of cheeses
  • Handling communications with wholesale customers in a courteous and affable manner
  • Handling reception of all incoming goods
  • Delivering on tight packing deadlines

Retail

  • Helping to create an inviting, positive and safe shopping experience
  • Speaking enthusiastically and honestly about our entire range in order to match the right cheese with our lovely customers

Systems

  • Adhering to HACCP requirements and strict health and safety procedures
  • Maintaining and striving for improved efficiencies in Mons’ packing systems

A typical week will see you work 5 days, four at our Bermondsey arches with the packing team and a day at one of our retail sites. Weekend availability is essential. We believe experience behind the cheese counter is the best way to appreciate the cheeses we work with as on a daily basis you will get the opportunity to taste whilst learning about their production, selection and maturation.

We offer a competitive salary, allowing for a short training period, with comprehensive training and good opportunities for progression for an individual who can see a long future in the cheese industry. Staff tastings, producer visits and readily available cheese, tea and coffee are some of the benefits that come with this role.

Application information

The deadline for applications is 8th August, though we will look to reply to applications as and when we receive them.

Please send your CV & covering letter to Marika at: accounts@mons-cheese.co.uk

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About Mons Cheesemongers

The British arm of Mons cheeses began business in 2006. We import traditionally made cheeses from France & Switzerland, ripened in the cellars at St Haon le Chatel and also a small selection of British cheeses and locally sourced accompaniments. From our base in Voyager Business Park, Bermondsey, we store, mature, wholesale and, on Saturdays, retail our cheeses. We also have permanent shops in Lordship Lane, East Dulwich and Borough Market, along with a Saturday pitch at Brockley Food Market and a growing online e-commerce department. For more information visit our website.