Quality and Hygiene Manager Job Ref : J3144 Location : Sleaford, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My Heckington based client is now looking for a Quality and Hygiene Manager to join their team on a full time basis.
The main purpose of the role would be to manage the activities of the Quality and Hygiene teams. To control all site quality activities in line with technical, operational, financial and other targets. Manage product safety, quality and legality for all products passing through the Heckington site. To manage the Hygiene Team and to ensure that the hygiene and cleanliness standards are set, established and maintained across the site.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure that the product quality & safety standards are maintained at all times and that the product that is manufactured meets the customer’s specification and is legally compliant in all aspects. • Ensure that our factories are audit ready at all times and the strict GMP standards are maintained across manufacturing and warehouse sites. • Effective supervision and leadership of staff (quality team, day night and hygiene team) • Ensuring adequate quality assurance cover for operations whilst production is running • To implement all aspects of the Food Safety Quality Management System (FSQM) • Utilise the powers of derogation on product quality and concession against procedure or refer to senior management as required
To be successful in this role you must have:
• Appropriate scientific or other relevant discipline/equivalent experience or extensive experience in food industry • Minimum of 2 years experience within Quality Assurance • A passion for product quality • Administration and clerical skills required to fulfil the role including Microsoft office literacy • Experience of coordinating HACCP systems/principles and GMP’s • Well developed communication skills
You will also need to have the following training: • Trained to Food Hygiene Level 4 • Allergen Awareness • HACCP level 2 minimum
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday for a total of 37.5 hours a week.
Sales Office Manager Job Ref : J3141 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My client is now looking to appoint a temporary Sales Office Manager to manage, support and develop the Internal Sales function based at their offices in Boston, Lincolnshire, to cover an internal secondment. This role does have the potential to be made permanent if the incumbent role holder’s secondment is made permanent.
The successful candidate will head up a team of 6 Internal Sales staff working within the UK Merchant Sales function.
Key responsibilities: • Management of the internal sales team, offering strong leadership and motivation in order to achieve volume and margin budget expectations. • Creation of a customer focused & proactive selling environment; encouraging the team to develop existing customer relationships in order to maximise sales, promote special offers & drive volume. • Championing the use of the MyClient CRM package and facilitating the system’s ongoing development in order to improve the management of our customer base. • Responsibility for the accuracy of forecasting for Upgraded products through regular review and analysis; based on historical data, promotional activity & market trends. • Setting pricing and preparing clearance offers for discontinued, distressed or aged stock • Building and encouraging strong working relationships with the National, Independent & external Key Account Managers; offering internal support with a wide range of deliverables. • Monitoring the performance of the sales team, through daily and weekly reporting, setting clear team and individual objectives; addressing any development or training requirements. • Actively promoting and managing continuous improvement in Sales & Customer Service standards. • Working closely with all internal functions, identifying potential areas for enhancement in order to create an environment where customer satisfaction can flourish. • Management of the sales administration functions to include; customer complaints, key performance reporting, and streamlining processes & systems.
Necessary Skills, Experience and Knowledge: • Proven track record of managing a successful team in an Sales Office or Customer Service environment (minimum of 3 years) • Strong Interpersonal and Leadership skills, with the ability to motivate others • Commercial approach with a well-founded appreciation of key sales drivers • Ability to understand and use financial information to improve profit performance • Thorough understanding and use of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word • Confident and courteous communicator at all levels of seniority, internally and externally • Excellent influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills • Positive and determined attitude with ‘hands on’ flexible approach • Able to review and interpret data, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy • Good organisation and administrative skills • Must possess at least 5 good GCSE passes or equivalent, including Maths & English • Team player who can be relied upon to work independently, under own initiative • Be prepared to travel in the UK when necessary, occasionally spending time away from home with overnight stays.
Advantageous but not essential: • Knowledge of SAP • Experience of MyClient CRM system or similar database programs • Sales/Customer Service related qualifications
Grading Production Supervisor Job Ref : J3068 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking for a Grading Supervisor to join their Production Team. This is working a continental shift pattern working 7am - 7pm.
Key Objectives: • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Grading Production area ensuring that the most efficient production is achieved as cost effectively as possible. • To maximise yield and throughput. • Ensure 100% traceability of each product line during packing, through use of information systems. • To ensure that product is packed according to the companies Quality Management System. • To ensure that all relative paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner. • To control the labour accordingly to minimise the cost of production.
Operational Tasks: Include Grading, Leadership and Coaching, Manufacturing Distinction, Planning, Communication, Technical Excellence and Health and Safety.
Person Specification: • Demonstrate a good level of understanding of the Fresh Produce Industry • Have effective communication skills to allow you to communicate with a wide range of people and departments both internally and externally • Be able to manage and work as part of a team as well as independently when required • Pay meticulous attention to detail • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and make decisions under pressure • Possess competent PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook) • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for operating machinery • Have an understanding of HACCP and BRC global standards • Have previous first line management experience within the Fresh Produce Industry
National Account Manager Job Ref : J3139 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : Our Spalding based client is now looking for a National Account Manager to join them on a 12 month maternity cover contract. Working Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.
Key Objectives: • To fully manager relationships with key customers (specific across the business / departments) to cover all aspects of procurement, commercial, technical, sustainability and innovation. • To take the lead in all customer-related matters. • Budget and P&L responsibility for specific customer area. • Active role in senior management as required, driving strategy for the whole business. • Hands-on account management as required. • Conduct all business and communication, internally and externally, in line with written company policies and in a way that promotes a positive image of the company at all times. • Effective communication within own department and across the appropriate procurement and operations teams, to ensure resources are aligned with strategic aims.
Operational Tasks: • Budget writing, LE123 updates, weekly and monthly P&L forecast and reporting (for relevant customers) • Appraisals and objective setting for all direct reports. • Attend weekly management meeting, and other senior management meetings as required during the year. • Attend customer and supplier meetings (UK and abroad) as required to support customer / own business strategies and objectives.
Person Specification: • Excellent communication skills and experience, and be able to build strong relationships. • Strategic planning skills and experience • Project management skills and experience • Extremely strong commercial focus • Be capable to making tough complex decisions in short time-scales • Good understanding of customer sales / financial data, and ability to communicate back through procurement / Technical areas • Open mind in terms of new ways of working, continuous improvement, innovation • Outstanding negotiation skills • Several years’ experience working in the FMCG (fresh food) sector, supplying major retailers, managing teams and working directly with customers and suppliers.
Description : My client is seeking a skilled CAD Technician to take an initial concept drawing through to manufacture. The role will involve client meetings to cover final detail and specifications, detailed site surveys, liaising with architects and other contractors and the production all working drawings and detail for manufacture and installation.
Key Objectives: • Produce drawings and documentation to accurately manufacture components and goods. • Develop the skills and product knowledge to generate accurate and clear drawings for clients and production. • To understand the current product range, manufacture methods and the changing requirements of the industry. • Provide the growing business with drawings and technical support.
Operational Tasks: • Issue drawings to clients, discuss and confirm their design requirements before manufacture. • Confirm client drawing approval and issue relevant drawings to manufacture. • Maintain the drawing library and client drawing registers.
Key Competencies: • An understanding of and experience in using AutoCAD or equivalent CAD software. • Familiar with Microsoft office software. • Able to work to specific procedures and maintain consistency of approach. • Clear communication skills. • An ability to work under pressure and to meet target dates. • Good organisation and planning. • Presentable with full clean driving licence.
This is an excellent opportunity and life career for anyone looking for security, a varied role and working with the very best in the industry.
Hours - Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Food Technical Coordinator Job Ref : J3142 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : Our client is a market leader in the food service industry based in Boston, Lincolnshire. Due to their continuing expansion they have created a new, permanent position for a Food Technical Coordinator. Reporting to the Business Development Director you will be responsible for managing the technical approval of our suppliers and their products. Main duties include:
• Review supplier technical submissions as part of our supplier approval process. • Review supplier product specifications and audit product compliance. • Maintain product details on our IT systems. • Handle technical enquiries from our customers; liaising with suppliers as necessary. • Perform internal BRC compliance audits. • Maintain the company Quality Management System. • Coordinate microbiological product testing. • Provide training and guidance to the operations teams on food safety and hygiene. • Liaise with the company’s external food safety / technical advisor and other external agencies on food safety matters.
The successful applicant will have experience in working in similar technical roles within the food sector and will hold a relevant food technology qualification at HND level or above. Your appointment will make you the ‘go to’ food technical person in the company; so your ability to work under your own initiative and make informed decisions is vital.
You will work closely with the Buying, Operations and Commercial teams. You will be skilled in communicating with people at all levels of the organisation, and will be experienced in dealing with customers and suppliers in a manner that builds effective relationships. You will be recognised as someone who is demanding about achieving operational standards and delivering against business performance targets. Your impressive customer-focused work ethic will be combined with an ability to work with great attention to detail. You will be an effective team player; problem-solving in a fast-paced operational environment will come naturally to you. You will be prepared to challenge the way we do things; and will always be looking for ways to improve the business.
Good IT, numeracy and written communication skills are essential for the role. You will be required to work a core contract of 40 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary to ensure the job gets done.
Process Technologist Job Ref : J3119 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : We are currently looking for a Process Technologist to join our client based outside of Boston.
Job Purpose: To be part of the product development process, by way of undertaking duties associated with product/process trials and technical/quality evaluation in-line with site, company and customer requirements. To assist and develop continuous improvement and innovation programmes that will ensure the company are leaders in the market place.
The successful candidate must have: • At least one year experience within a technical, process or manufacturing role. • Good Organisational and planning skills. • Problem solving and decision making skills. • Drive, Energy, Enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility – self-motivated and focused on adding value to the business
Role Accountabilities: • Undertake trials in-line with site requirements and as instructed by line Manager. The trails will include NPD, raw material initiatives, equipment evaluation and PIP projects. • Document all data from trials inc. shelf-life, organs, etc, comprehensively and legibly for future review in order to establish process capabilities and support due diligence. Evaluate factory trials reporting on feasibility of products meeting the technical, operational and quality requirements. • Secure and submit appropriate samples for evaluation & analysis as required by site & Customer. e.g. Microbiological, for organoleptic evaluation and for transit trials • Plan and organise resources to achieve the day to day delivery of trials etc, in-line with Project time-scales. Ensure strong communication with all relevant internal departments. • Working with NPD, Technical and Operations establish appropriate quality attributes for work in progress material, assembly and finished product taking into account operational capabilities • Carry out ongoing Process validation of relevant factory equipment to ensure site ‘due diligence’ requirements are met. • Aide with the evaluation, selection installation and commissioning of any future equipment purchase. Ensure that effective process trials are undertaken to confirm the equipment and process tolerances. • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment • Contribute to post launch evaluation of process in conjunction with NPD to ensure process established at launch is still valid for full scale production and implement improvements if necessary • As required, supports the Process team re: launches, promotions, holiday, absence – in order to continue to provide the business and the customer with the correct level of support
IT Support SQL / ASP.NET / WinForms Job Ref : J3135 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My Boston based client is now seeking an experienced Support Engineer
The IT System in Boston currently contains CAT5/6 switched network, including CISCO wireless access, along with Windows 2008R2/2012 servers running Active Directory. The network further incorporates around 140 desktop PCs running a variety of common office applications, and bespoke applications to better advise business processes.
The main manufacturing system is based upon Sage Line500, along with subsidiary applications developed in-house to query this information. The programs are written in a variety of languages, but mainly in C#, C++.
The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude for I.T, and will want to develop those skills further by undertaking large scale projects both for in-house and external customers. Candidates will be expected to be able to proactive, forward thinking, and utmost, a problem-solver.
Candidates can expect the opportunity for continued development in a very busy department that is core to the smooth running of the business, with a variety of tasks and projects assigned to them.
We are looking for a candidate that:
• Has experience of .NET development – WinForms, ASP.NET (C# preferred) • Knowledge of at least one relational database system &SQL (T-SQL preferred) • Experience of providing desktop support for software & hardware • Experience in maintaining a Windows based network • Hardware troubleshooting skills • Knowledge of router, access point, switch setup and network troubleshooting • Ability to multitask • Good attention to detail
This is a full time permanent position, for which our client will offer an attractive salary, a professional working environment and the opportunity to join a highly successful and progressive company.
Working hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm with alternate Saturday mornings. Holiday entitlement is 20 days per annum plus Bank Holidays; 3 days are retained for the shutdown over the Christmas period.
Description : My Client is seeking a keen and enthusiastic CAD operative to join our technical team, in supporting designers with technical detail and solutions prior to order. This will involve generating working drawings and documents to prove suitability for client, architect and contractor approval. Some work will be followed through for manufacture and there will also be an opportunity to assist the team in the research and development of new product in line with ever changing building regulation requirements.
Key Objectives: • Produce drawings and documentation to accurately manufacture components and goods. • Develop the skills and product knowledge to generate accurate and clear drawings for clients and production. • To understand the current product range, manufacture methods and the changing requirements of the fenestration industry. • Provide the growing business with drawings and technical support.
Operational Tasks: • Generate client approval and manufacture drawings for glazing, windows and doors. • Working with our designers, issue drawings to clients, discuss and confirm their design requirements before manufacture. • Confirm client drawing approval and issue relevant drawings to manufacture. • Maintain the drawing library and client drawing registers.
Key Competencies: • An understanding of and experience in using AutoCAD or equivalent CAD software. • Familiar with Microsoft office software. • Able to work to specific procedures and maintain consistency of approach. • Clear communication skills. • An ability to work under pressure and to meet target dates. • Good organisation and planning
This is an excellent opportunity and life career for anyone looking for security, a varied role and working with the very best in the industry.
QUALITY CONTROLLER (QC) – GOODS IN We currently have a vacancy for a QC within the Goods In Quality function.
Job description for the role: To carry out food safety and quality inspections on all raw materials delivered to site. To log food safety and quality inspection details onto a computerised quality system. To manage a positive release system for specified raw materials. To liaise with site and suppliers when down grading, rejecting or issuing any non conformance investigation requests. To carry out calibration on Quality measuring equipment used by the department.
Must haves: A good knowledge of computer programmes eg. Microsoft Word, Excel & Access Must be numerate. The ability to work under your own initiative and cope with a demanding role. The ability to work in cold conditions, also due to the physical demands of the role, the ability to stretch, bend and carry weights of 25kg. The ability to taste all foods.
Description : My client is currently seeking an experienced Audio Secretary with excellent audio typing skills of 80 to 90 wpm.
The general day to day duties of the role would include
- Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing - Take notes or dictation at meetings or to provide general assistance during presentations - Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate - Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority - Organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments - Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of the manager - Carrying out background research and presenting findings - Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations - Organising and attending meetings and ensuring the manager is well prepared for meetings - Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff. - To transcribe and prepare all correspondence and documetns through audio-typing and word processing. - Deal with administrative routines as required including computer printouts and photocopying.
Description : My Bicker based client is now seeking an experienced receptionist to join their busy team.
To be successful in this role you must: - Have minimum one year experience in receptionist role - Have a friendly, warm and flexible personality - Have good communication and computer skills - Be punctual and well presented
The day to day tasks will include: - Following instructions from head reception and senior staff - Dealing face to face and over the phone with customers - Handling cash and card payments - Compiling reports
The working hours are based on 5 out of 7 days roster of 6.30am - 2pm and 2pm - 10pm.
Description : My client based in Boston is currently looking for a Buyer to join their busy Purchasing Department. Working hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 to 5:00 plus a couple of hours every other Saturday morning.
The purchasing department is seeking a committed and motivated individual to complement their existing team. You may come from a purchasing background, or you may simply be someone who is looking to get a foot on the ladder within a purchasing department. The crucial element is that you’re willing to work hard and won’t be frightened to negotiate with suppliers in order to secure the best price possible.
This role will involve the following: • Sourcing new suppliers • Negotiating with suppliers • Liaising with freight companies for collections and deliveries • Checking purchase order documents • Provide supplier performance reports • Attend supplier meetings. • General administration duties
The successful applicant will: • Be able to work to tight deadlines • Have the ability to organise and manage multiple priorities • Have excellent communication skills • Be Microsoft literate
This is a full time permanent position, for which the company offer an attractive salary, a professional working environment and the opportunity to join a highly successful and progressive company.
Management Accountant Job Ref : J3084 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking for an experienced Management Accountant to join them on a 12 month maternity cover contract working Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. The ideal candidate will be qualified to a minimum of AAT level 4, they should have good communication skills as well as excellent keyboard skills, ideally knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, Wizdom and Prophet.
Daily Tasks: • Daily cash checks – printing statement and producing reports. • Dispensing petty cash and weekly reconciliation. • Update spreadsheets with epod numbers. • Claims – keeping track and trying to gain credits.
Weekly Tasks: • Posting bank journals to nominal codes. • Packhouse Report – 3rd party invoices and producing weekly report. • Checking transport invoices. • Checking CHEP pallet movements for acceptance/rejection. • Monday morning reports – checking zero PO’s, Nflags and FOC sales.
Monthly Tasks: • Accruals and prepayments monthly for overheads. • Setting up the overhead profit and loss sheets. • Capital expenditure (authorisation sheets, fixed asset register, disposal register and depreciation). • VAT return/EC sales and Intrastat monthly. • Reports for Sales and Purchase ledger.
We are looking for someone who has worked in a busy accounts department and has previous experience within a similar role.
Customer Accounts Administrator Job Ref : J3138 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My client is looking for a Customer Account Administrator to join their team on a full time basis.
Your main goal will be to provide an excellent service to customers processing sales orders for nominated customers and provide a proactive delivery monitoring service. You will be reporting to the Office Manager.
The main responsibilities and tasks will be: • To be the key point of contact for nominated customers providing a complete service in relation to their orders and deliveries which will include: • Process sales orders • Manage stock and forecast customer deliveries and trends • Monitor supply contracts and ensure even call off against customer contracts • Monitor contracts for customers and analyse the progress of call off, produce monthly reports • Maintenance of customer and supplier price files • Use of customer sales data systems to provide commercial depth with sales and trending information • Regular reviews of customer forecasting systems where appropriate in order to keep appropriate stock levels • Administer CHEP pallet account • Liaise with suppliers, i.e., cold stores and the factories, to ensure customer deliveries are on time and accurate • Organise delivery and haulage methods to ensure best value • Support Office Manager as required which may include basic accounting duties as requested • Undertake any general office related duties as required by the office manager
Other general tasks will include: • Provide cover for colleagues in periods of absence • Undertake any other duties that are reasonably requested by the Directors. • Company policies and procedures as outlined in your contract and handbook.
This position offers an attractive salary. The hours for this position will be 8.45 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Hours worked on a flexible basis with the understanding of the need to work longer when required to fulfil the requirements of the job role.
Purchase Ledger Administrator Job Ref : J3034 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking for an experienced Purchase Ledger Administrator to join their busy team. This is a maternity cover contract working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
Purpose of Role: To assist the Purchase Ledger Supervisor with a reliable and efficient administration service to the site.
Main Duties: • Administration of purchase ledger accounts. To include: Validating and processing supplier invoices; Reconciling supplier statements; Investigating and resolving queries via liaison with company staff and/or external suppliers. • Responsibility for inputting weekly timesheet analysis: Confirming correct hourly calculation; Input of timesheet data into analysis system and reconciling • Responsibility for processing a proportion of third party labour charges. To include: Confirming proposed charges by reference to digitalised tachograph records if required; Validation of hourly charges and other ad hoc expenses; Investigating and resolving queries. • Reconciliation of posted invoice data to expense schedules. • To assist with preparation of weekly flash data to meet deadlines.
Person Specification: • Previous Ledger experience essential. • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels within business • Numerate and articulate • Computer literate – especially Excel spreadsheets • Attention to detail and thorough in approach to tasks • Ability to perform all tasks in accordance with weekly deadlines • Good personal appearance – clean, neat and tidy • Good personable skills
Repairs Assistant Job Ref : J3145 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Josh Crane
Description : My client is a growing company of property professionals with 4 offices across South Lincolnshire.
For the right person this is a good opportunity to grow with their expanding company and be part of a great forward thinking professional team. Some experience of property management would be a distinct advantage but having the right attitude to service delivery and making a difference is the most important.
They have identified a new opportunity for a full time assistant in their busy repairs department who must be flexible, adaptable, organised, be willing to learn and be prepared to work hard and consistently deliver to time-scales. This person must be of smart appearance and have good communication and interpersonal skills. You will work very closely with the Accounts Manager and the Property Managers but also able to deal with colleagues, clients and customers at all levels. While support and assistance will be provided you must be able to work independently.
You will be expected to liaise with Landlords, contractors and tenants. Duties will include instructing and organising property repairs, gas safety inspections and portable appliance tests. You must have a good telephone manner and be Microsoft office competent. This role will also provide holiday/sick cover for rent input and preparation of statements to landlords and contractors. Training will be provided on all aspects of this new role.
Warehouse Nights Shift Leader Job Ref : J3132 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Scott Mainzer
Description : My client is a progressive foodservice business based in Boston, Lincolnshire and are currently seeking a Shift Leader to work nights.
My clients Shift Leaders provide ‘on-the-ground’ leadership for our 6 nights per week customer order picking operation. You will work a core contract of 40 hours per week on a 4 from 6 rota. Overtime working is also available. Reporting to the Warehouse Night Shift Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that the night shift order picking operation is performed accurately and efficiently. You will be a people person who is able to motivate a team to perform consistently to the highest standard; ensuring operational targets are achieved. You will be experienced in all aspects of team management and will be able to apply operational best practice to what we do.
Main duties include: • Managing and leading a team. • Driving the consistent delivery of operational standards and targets. • Dealing with performance issues and conducting return to work interviews. • Planning the allocation of resources across the various tasks within the shift. • Resolving picking issues to ensure that all customer orders are picked accurately and in full and are loaded onto vehicles correctly. • Working with the wider management team in business improvement activities.
They are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate real ‘hands-on’ team management skills, impressive interpersonal skills and a true customer-focused work ethic. You will be able to demonstrate high levels of accuracy in your work whilst maintaining pace and urgency across the shift. You will be a natural problem solver and someone who is able to ‘think on their feet’. Successful applicants will have experience of leading teams in perishable goods warehousing operations within a customer service driven business. Good numeracy and written communication skills are essential, with significant experience of using enterprise IT systems and Microsoft software packages (including Excel and Word).