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Graduate Team Leader

Introduction to company:

We supply premium tier products to some of the major UK retailers and Food to Go outlets, in both retailer own brand and the UK’s largest sandwich brand, Ginsters.

Monitoring customer and market trends, we work hard to ensure we are innovative and dynamic in our approach – offering a diverse product range from high volume retail lines to more artisan, hand crafted entertaining products throughout the year.

We are constantly looking for new ideas and our development team works closely with our customers to deliver truly differentiated and exciting new products. We could not do this without the high integrity of our talented and experienced teams, a number of whom have worked for Melton Foods since the day it was born.

Job description:

As a newly recruited graduate, your role will oversee one of the business’s product lines, dealing with product flow, quality and customer demand. You’ll get the opportunity to manage a team of up to 25 people, develop their performance and work towards becoming a leader within the business.

Your responsibilities will extend to running a production line, meeting line plans, minimising downtime, improving performance and efficiencies, whilst reducing costs where possible. Melton Foods will support your professional development throughout your tenure, leading to new opportunities within the business including, but not limited to, progression towards Area Manager.

What we are looking for:

Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) from any discipline completed within the last 3 years. Our sites are often in rural areas of the UK and therefore it is a requirement that you have a Full UK Driving Licence in order to get to work and travel between sites. You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will also be:

  • A strong leader
  • Career minded
  • Ambitious
  • Driven
  • Customer focused
  • Personable
  • Someone who strives towards self-progression

Salary and benefits:

At Melton Foods, we know how hard graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to businesses and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes:

  • A starting salary of £20,000 - £25,000
  • 24 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Profit-related bonus scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private healthcare

If your application is successful then you will be contacted to conduct a telephone interview which will lead to a first stage assessment centre.

We will be legally obliged to check your eligibility to work in the UK. Please check your eligibility before applying and ensure that you can provide the appropriate original documents.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants.  All applications will be processed through Discovery.  We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.  In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

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