Packaging Manager

Posted 16 May 2024
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Job type Permanent Full Time
Discipline Kitchen

Job description

Join our Cook family,


Head of Sealing & Packing


£30,000 - £35,000


Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm but would need some flexibility due to our operation being 24/7


About COOK 

  • At COOK we make remarkable food for your freezer at our kitchen in Kent. We’re market leaders and (more importantly) our food tastes incredible. We have over 80 shops and a rapidly growing online business. 
  • We’re independent (family-owned) and always will be because it allows us to do things the right way, not the fast way. 
  • We believe in business as a force for good in society and have certified as one of the UK’s first B Corporations to help us measure what matters when it comes to our impact on our environment, our people and our community. 




*        Oversee the Operation of In line Production process.

*        Ensure end of line final quality/ label checks are done.

*        Ensure that all heath and safety procedures are being adhered and followed by all your team members.

*        Oversee your departments budget.

*        Identify the trends, challenges and opportunities for improvement within your department, including tool changes to achieve the best performances from the departments kit. Manage and record the OEE within the packing department and then report on a regular basis.

*        Support your Leaders and team members by being an active part of the team, being willing to contribute, roll your sleeves up and work together to create a remarkable operation.

*        Develop a training programme which ensures all new starters are supported and fully trained within an agreed time frame.

*        Ensure the Team Leaders are kept informed of overall business performance, strategic plans which directly/indirectly affect the department.

*        Constantly review and develop processes which improve the efficiency of the department.

*        Contribute a help the delivery of the Manufacturing strategy of Britain’s Best Kitchen 


Good to Have  

  • Strong leadership skills, with excellent communication and strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Ability to challenge accepted practices or processes to drive forward improvements or cost savings.
  • Ability to work on own initiative .
  • Knowledge and a passion for good food
  • Experience of working with In Line Production



 Other bits 

Excellent Benefits including paid breaks, free food, CookieJar Smart Spending discounts on leading brands, profit share, 30% staff discount and birthdays off and much more. 

Based in Sittingbourne at our COOK Classics Kitchen 

Ask us about flexible working. 


Our vision for COOK has always been that we are a place where EVERYONE is welcome. We want everyone to feel like they belong at COOK. We all have different roles, different abilities and different personalities. By collaborating we can do remarkable things. Whatever your story, if you would like to grow with COOK please apply.