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Cheesemonger - Wholesale Packing Assistant

Mons Cheesemongers
2 Voyager Business Park, SE16 4RP, and our retail sites.

Posted: 08/02/2019

Deadline: 25/03/2019

Compensation: £18,000 - 23,000 dependent on experience

Paid Full-time


Job description

Mons Cheesemongers is a small business which sources, ages & sells traditional, farmhouse cheese. We specialise in cheese from France and Switzerland & have recently begun working with other continental and British producers.  We retail at 4 sites in London and wholesale to number of restaurants, food halls and independent shops across the UK.  

We are looking for a full-time packing assistant to join our team and work primarily in our wholesale department.

4 days each week will be spent on the preparation and packing of wholesale cheese orders at our Bermondsey warehouse. One day will be spent working with retail teams at our shop & markets in South East London to gain greater knowledge of our cheeses. This role also gives the opportunity to learn about the production, selection and maturation of cheese. 

Sharing our enormous enthusiasm for cheese & customer service are the most essential criteria for success.

Responsibilities - Wholesale (4 days per week)

  • Sales of cheese to our existing wholesale customers
  • Providing excellent customer service by managing orders accurately and answering queries relating to cheese and/or logistics etc
  • Preparing and packing cheese orders for despatch to wholesale customers
  • Organisation and cleaning of the warehouse in compliance with our systems and HACCP

 

Responsibilities - Retail (1 day per week)

  • Sales of cheese to our retail customers at any of our four sites.
  • Building great displays and taking the utmost care of cheese on the stall so that it reaches the customer’s plate in the best condition
  • Organisation and cleaning of the stall in compliance with our systems and HACCP

 

Required Skills and Qualities

  • A love of cheese and an interest in how it is made and moved from production to plate
  • Transferable experience in the food & drink industry is preferred
  • Good communication: excellent verbal and written English. Fluent French is an advantage.
  • Good IT Skills required
  • Attention to detail, reliability, positivity and professionalism are all essential qualities
  • A full, clean UK driving license and experience driving in London is preferred

 

Position Details

  • Full time position over 5 days each week including Saturdays or Sundays
  • Working outdoors, in all weathers, lifting heavy cheese and equipment. Some early starts.
  • Permanent position requiring a minimum commitment of 1 year

Application information

To apply please email a CV and covering letter to wholesale@mons-cheese.co.uk. If you would like to discuss any aspects of this role then please feel free to call us on: 0207 0646912.

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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. 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. For more information visit our retail and wholesale pages.