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Alastair
Group Health & Safety Manager

Alastair has been with Macfarlane for 3 years as a Group Health & Safety Manager  

‘My main task is to ensure a safe working environment for our employees. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been creating policies and procedures and conducting site audits to guarantee workplaces are safe for employees to come back to. My job always brings various challenges and I never know what to expect. I get to engage with so many different people it’s never a dull day.’  

Something many people don’t know about me is that I was in the Royal Navy when I was younger.’  

Craig
Sales Manager

Craig has worked at Macfarlane for 3 years, first as a National Account Manager and now has moved to Sales Manager  

‘Working as a sales manager I get pulled in lots of different directions by my customers, the sales process is so creative, and I really enjoy doing things that are a little out of the ordinary. My customers always make sure to keep me on my toes and push me to do better by finding the most effective solutions.’ 

George
Digital Marketing Assistant

George has worked at Macfarlane Packaging for over 1 year starting off as a Marketing Apprentice moving up to a Digital Marketing Assistant.

“I enjoy the diversity that my work offers and that no two days are the same. I’m constantly working and learning about the packaging industry. I was amazed by how much more there is to learn about packaging, it’s not just brown boxes!”  

Jennifer
Sales Coordinator

“I’m the first point of contact for our customers, which can sometimes be quite challenging, but I really enjoy that about my job. You never know what’s going to happen and my customers definitely know how to keep me on my toes!”

“Working from home has been a really positive experience as I have been able to develop my IT skills.”

Jennifer has been working at Macfarlane Packaging as a Sales Coordinator for over a year.

Melaine
Key Account Coordinator

“I speak daily with the buyers of some of our largest customers, making sure they have enough stock and that we’re providing high levels of service. Anticipating their requirements is key to our relationship along with offering products that best suit their needs and their customers’ expectations. Often people think of packaging as just a cardboard box but it’s really so much more than that, every day is a school day”

Melanie has been with Macfarlane for 6 years as a Key Account Sales Coordinator.

Rob
Logistics Manager

Managing a large warehouse operation, route planning, leading both warehouse and driving teams… it’s all in a day’s work for Rob, but he loves the cut and thrust, he must do as he’s been with us for over 15 years now!

“The role of Logistics Manager for Macfarlane is very fulfilling and rewarding. The job is fast paced and there is a variety of tasks that are required each day.  These tasks are made very manageable due to the software that Macfarlane has invested in and the great people you work with, across the business”.

Rob is also an example of how employees can progress their careers here at Macfarlane: “In the 15 years since I joined, I have completed my HGV licence and my transport manager’s CPC”.

Sarah A
Customer Support Team Leader

Sarah has been with Macfarlane for 4 years as a Customer Support Team Leader  

‘From processing queries to looking after territories, my job is so varied, its great coming into the office not knowing what the next day will bring. I’m very passionate about my customers and always want to make sure they receive the best service possible.  

Something many people don’t know about me is that I abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower dressed as a chicken to raise money for charity!’ 

Alex
Sales Executive

“I have worked for Macfarlane Packaging for 8 years. In this time Macfarlane have helped to developed me from a Sales Coordinator to a Sales Executive and now a Key Accounts Manager. In my new role, I oversee the account teams assigned to core accounts. My duties include: managing sales, planning and managing the full relationship between our business and our core customers”.

Danielle
Sales Office Manager

Our Sales Office Managers are responsible for ensuring the office runs smoothly and that the sales team have everything they need to deliver a great service to our customers on a daily basis. Whether it’s dealing with customer enquiries, analysing reports, liaising with procurement, sales or logistics, each day brings something new.

“I’ve been with Macfarlane Packaging for 15 years and a Sales Office Manager for 6 of those years – and I genuinely love my job, every day brings something new and challenging. I started life at Macfarlane Packaging as an administrator and worked through different roles including a Sales Coordinator and Key Account Coordinator, so I’ve really benefited from the opportunities here to progress over time. There are also often opportunities to contribute to central projects which really keeps things interesting. The company really value experience and I frequently have input to process and system improvement too.

Jacalyn
New Business Executive

“I love going to see new customers armed with such a wide product portfolio, knowing that there is always a way to help them improve efficiencies in their business. I’d never thought much about packaging before I joined, it’s a much more challenging industry than I realised, I’m always learning new things!”

Jackie joined Macfarlane 2 ½ years ago, coming from an IT sales background.

Lucas
European Commercial Manager

Lucas is our European Commercial Manager, based in Haarlem (close to Amsterdam). He supports our customers with multi-sited operations throughout the continent.

“I really enjoy my work at Macfarlane, helping customers to improve their operations across Europe. I’m fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, I also speak French and Dutch.”

“What I love most about my job is that I get to speak with contacts from different nations every day, helping them to manage the complexities of trading across multiple countries.”

Razwan
IT Helpdesk Manager

“The best part of my job is communicating with a wide range of people from different sites around the country.”  

“I help employees with their hardware and software technical issues, the best part is the direct contact and being able to help employees from start to finish. I work with employees across the country so my role can be quite challenging at times but I enjoy not knowing what the next day will bring.” 

Razwan has been with Macfarlane for 4 years, starting off as an IT Helpdesk Analyst and moving up to IT Helpdesk Manager.

Ryan
Customer Support Lead

Ryan has been with Macfarlane for 2 years as a Customer Support Lead 

‘Speaking to different customers and solving their packaging needs keeps me on my toes and allows me to expand my knowledge every day. I work with a great team that keeps me motivated to find the best solutions for our customers. 

Sarah H
Buyer

Being part of the local procurement team, Sarah manages a large portfolio of suppliers, negotiating best prices and sourcing the required products to ensure that our customers always benefits from quality offerings that represent best value for money. 

“Working as a buyer means that every day is different! We enjoy the variety of products that we are asked to source and the challenge of every project. Our buying teams pride ourselves in being at the cutting edge of design, innovation and market knowledge. We aim to steer our customers towards the best packaging solutions in each situation and then engage the very best suppliers to work as our commercial partners”.

Alastair
Group Health & Safety Manager

Alastair has been with Macfarlane for 3 years as a Group Health & Safety Manager  

‘My main task is to ensure a safe working environment for our employees. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been creating policies and procedures and conducting site audits to guarantee workplaces are safe for employees to come back to. My job always brings various challenges and I never know what to expect. I get to engage with so many different people it’s never a dull day.’  

Something many people don’t know about me is that I was in the Royal Navy when I was younger.’  

Alex
Sales Executive

“I have worked for Macfarlane Packaging for 8 years. In this time Macfarlane have helped to developed me from a Sales Coordinator to a Sales Executive and now a Key Accounts Manager. In my new role, I oversee the account teams assigned to core accounts. My duties include: managing sales, planning and managing the full relationship between our business and our core customers”.

Craig
Sales Manager

Craig has worked at Macfarlane for 3 years, first as a National Account Manager and now has moved to Sales Manager  

‘Working as a sales manager I get pulled in lots of different directions by my customers, the sales process is so creative, and I really enjoy doing things that are a little out of the ordinary. My customers always make sure to keep me on my toes and push me to do better by finding the most effective solutions.’ 

Danielle
Sales Office Manager

Our Sales Office Managers are responsible for ensuring the office runs smoothly and that the sales team have everything they need to deliver a great service to our customers on a daily basis. Whether it’s dealing with customer enquiries, analysing reports, liaising with procurement, sales or logistics, each day brings something new.

“I’ve been with Macfarlane Packaging for 15 years and a Sales Office Manager for 6 of those years – and I genuinely love my job, every day brings something new and challenging. I started life at Macfarlane Packaging as an administrator and worked through different roles including a Sales Coordinator and Key Account Coordinator, so I’ve really benefited from the opportunities here to progress over time. There are also often opportunities to contribute to central projects which really keeps things interesting. The company really value experience and I frequently have input to process and system improvement too.

George
Digital Marketing Assistant

George has worked at Macfarlane Packaging for over 1 year starting off as a Marketing Apprentice moving up to a Digital Marketing Assistant.

“I enjoy the diversity that my work offers and that no two days are the same. I’m constantly working and learning about the packaging industry. I was amazed by how much more there is to learn about packaging, it’s not just brown boxes!”  

Jacalyn
New Business Executive

“I love going to see new customers armed with such a wide product portfolio, knowing that there is always a way to help them improve efficiencies in their business. I’d never thought much about packaging before I joined, it’s a much more challenging industry than I realised, I’m always learning new things!”

Jackie joined Macfarlane 2 ½ years ago, coming from an IT sales background.

Jennifer
Sales Coordinator

“I’m the first point of contact for our customers, which can sometimes be quite challenging, but I really enjoy that about my job. You never know what’s going to happen and my customers definitely know how to keep me on my toes!”

“Working from home has been a really positive experience as I have been able to develop my IT skills.”

Jennifer has been working at Macfarlane Packaging as a Sales Coordinator for over a year.

Lucas
European Commercial Manager

Lucas is our European Commercial Manager, based in Haarlem (close to Amsterdam). He supports our customers with multi-sited operations throughout the continent.

“I really enjoy my work at Macfarlane, helping customers to improve their operations across Europe. I’m fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, I also speak French and Dutch.”

“What I love most about my job is that I get to speak with contacts from different nations every day, helping them to manage the complexities of trading across multiple countries.”

Melaine
Key Account Coordinator

“I speak daily with the buyers of some of our largest customers, making sure they have enough stock and that we’re providing high levels of service. Anticipating their requirements is key to our relationship along with offering products that best suit their needs and their customers’ expectations. Often people think of packaging as just a cardboard box but it’s really so much more than that, every day is a school day”

Melanie has been with Macfarlane for 6 years as a Key Account Sales Coordinator.

Razwan
IT Helpdesk Manager

“The best part of my job is communicating with a wide range of people from different sites around the country.”  

“I help employees with their hardware and software technical issues, the best part is the direct contact and being able to help employees from start to finish. I work with employees across the country so my role can be quite challenging at times but I enjoy not knowing what the next day will bring.” 

Razwan has been with Macfarlane for 4 years, starting off as an IT Helpdesk Analyst and moving up to IT Helpdesk Manager.

Rob
Logistics Manager

Managing a large warehouse operation, route planning, leading both warehouse and driving teams… it’s all in a day’s work for Rob, but he loves the cut and thrust, he must do as he’s been with us for over 15 years now!

“The role of Logistics Manager for Macfarlane is very fulfilling and rewarding. The job is fast paced and there is a variety of tasks that are required each day.  These tasks are made very manageable due to the software that Macfarlane has invested in and the great people you work with, across the business”.

Rob is also an example of how employees can progress their careers here at Macfarlane: “In the 15 years since I joined, I have completed my HGV licence and my transport manager’s CPC”.

Ryan
Customer Support Lead

Ryan has been with Macfarlane for 2 years as a Customer Support Lead 

‘Speaking to different customers and solving their packaging needs keeps me on my toes and allows me to expand my knowledge every day. I work with a great team that keeps me motivated to find the best solutions for our customers. 

Sarah A
Customer Support Team Leader

Sarah has been with Macfarlane for 4 years as a Customer Support Team Leader  

‘From processing queries to looking after territories, my job is so varied, its great coming into the office not knowing what the next day will bring. I’m very passionate about my customers and always want to make sure they receive the best service possible.  

Something many people don’t know about me is that I abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower dressed as a chicken to raise money for charity!’ 

Sarah H
Buyer

Being part of the local procurement team, Sarah manages a large portfolio of suppliers, negotiating best prices and sourcing the required products to ensure that our customers always benefits from quality offerings that represent best value for money. 

“Working as a buyer means that every day is different! We enjoy the variety of products that we are asked to source and the challenge of every project. Our buying teams pride ourselves in being at the cutting edge of design, innovation and market knowledge. We aim to steer our customers towards the best packaging solutions in each situation and then engage the very best suppliers to work as our commercial partners”.

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