Line Leader/Relief Supervisor Job Ref : J2928 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking for a Line Leader/Relief Supervisor to join them in a permanent position.
Principal Accountabilities: To ensure that production on the line being supervised is carried out in the most efficient way, meeting quality and time scale objectives.
Responsibilities: • To ensure that specific Line Leader responsibilities as laid out by the Production Manager are followed and any specific targets are met. • To ensure adequate resources (labour and raw materials) to achieve production objectives. • To allocate the resources around the line in liaison with the Supervisors for the most efficient operation. • Ensure machinery is correctly set up so that its product falls within the production standard and so that it runs efficiently. • To ensure that all label and quality details comply with the customers’ specification or other prescribed standards by liaison with Quality Auditors. • To complete production line sheets accurately and clearly to provide smooth information flow, and ensure all resources/ancillaries are recorded correctly. • To advise the Supervisors of any factors that may prevent them from achieving the production objectives for their line and make notes to that effect on the linesheets. • Ensure all necessary information is entered onto the computer system at the correct time to ensure the live stock system is able to function.
Project Coordinator Job Ref : J2969 Location : South Lincolnshire Job Type : Contract Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My South Lincolnshire based client is looking for a project coordinator to join them on a 3-6 month contract working on "unsightly sites" in the local area.
The Project Coordinator will work in partnership with colleagues across the business and externally as needed to tackle unsightly sights in the district, utilising relevant legislation and enforcement where needed.
The main responsibilities include: • Planning and monitoring of the project. • Progressing options to tackle problem sites in collaboration with relevant departments. • Preparing all project documentation i.e. project plans, highlight reports, stage reports, lessons learned reports, agendas, minutes. • Organising and facilitating project meetings. • Produce the Communications Plan and liaise with Communications Team to conduct required communication activity. • Maintain and keep an up to date Risk Log. • Manage actions and issues and follow-up proactively to ensure completion. • Track project dependencies and raise issues and facilitate resolution. • Prepare written reports and briefings under guidance of the Planning Manager. • Coordinate an extended project team made up from various departments and external partners to ensure they are kept informed and facilitate input. • Responsible for all project administration. • Find solutions to delivery and operational issues. • Manage document control and secure library of documentation. • Attend project related meetings.
Work outside normal office hours may be required to attend community or committee meetings. Travel in the local area may be required for site visits and meetings with partners.
Experience and Attributes needed: • Experience of project management or project coordination • Experience of driving change within a large organisation • Qualified to further education level or equivalent experience • Knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Power Point, Project • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate confidently and sensitively with all stakeholders. • High standard of presentation and documentation skills. • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Senior Purchasing Manager Job Ref : J2932 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking to recruit a Senior Purchasing Manager on a permanent basis. Reporting in to the Head of Operational and Supply Chain Development you will be responsible for the following:
• Source, purchase and delivery packaging and production consumables to meet manufacturing plans at or below standard costs, in time (in full) and to buying specifications. • Develop and communicate a robust procurement and purchasing strategy which identifies strategic suppliers and delivers sustainable competitive advantage to the company. • Develop and execute an improvement plan for purchasing which demonstrates continuous improvement of key areas: Stock Holding; Redundancy; Wastage; Cost; Functionality; Out of Stocks. • Working with commercial and technical teams to deliver industry leading packaging development, securing first market where possible and providing sustainable competitive advantage to the company through continuous innovation.
Responsibilities: • Develop purchasing strategies for key categories such as: Flexibles, Punnets/Trays, Cardboard/Paper, Labels, Printing Consumables • Lead the development and use of purchasing key performance indicators and variance analysis routines. • Lead negotiations of major purchasing contracts. • Proactively manage material stocks to ensure write offs are kept to a minimum and coach the procurement team in a “we own the stock” mentality. • Champion the development and use of management systems such as Microsoft Navision for live stock and stock to sales management. • Ensure that customer, legal, food safety, and ethical guidelines are adhered to in particular: BRC manufacturing Standards, TESCO Manufacturing Standards, ETI base code as it applies to our suppliers, VALPAC requirements, and M&S How we do business guidance. • Lead and develop the purchasing team, providing SMART objectives, regular performance review, and coaching.
Person Specification: Key Experiences- • Sourcing, Purchasing and Expediting within a FMCG business supplying major UK retailers. • Sourcing, Purchasing and Expediting of Flexibles, Punnets/Trays, Cardboard/Paper, Labels, Printing Consumables. • Creation and management against budgets and standards. • Implementation of lean manufacturing rituals and routines such as balanced scorecards and variance reviews. • Working to British Retail Consortium manufacturing standards
Key Knowledge & Training/Qualifications- • Graduate level qualification supply chain, purchasing or operations management. • Negotiation techniques such as GAP or Glendenning – the complete skilled negotiator
Site Project Manager Job Ref : J2961 Location : Grantham, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Client, based just outside Grantham, is currently looking for an experienced Site Project Manager to join their busy and expanding company.
The successful candidate will be someone who: • Is pro-active, driven individual capable of working within a team environment. • Is able to lead a project, report directly to a client and build a strong relationship with the client. • Has a good understanding of construction technology in particular joinery aspect, sufficient to carry out quality inspections and reports. • Is experienced in construction procurement, contracts and administrating projects. • Has 2 to 3 years planning and/or management experience.
Duties will include the following: • Responsible for seeing projects through from delivery to site to completion, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget and to the highest quality. • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment etc) required to complete the project. • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities, man management. • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards. • Make decisions, assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation. • Solve problems, assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
Project managers work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet project milestones with a possible requirement to work overseas on mainly European projects.
Retail Store Manager Job Ref : J2876 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : We have an exciting, permanent opportunity for a South Lincolnshire based, Large multi-department retail Store Manager. The successful candidate will have experience in and be responsible for the day to day management of a successful high street store.
The role is to manage the day to day running of a high street retail store and will include but is not limited to: • Responsible for planning and delivering advertising and marketing campaigns. • Maintain outstanding retail store appearance and standards, ensuring excellent display of end product and visual merchandising, in line with company expectations. • Raise the business profile within the locality and community. • Control of open to buy budgets and stock levels. • Working with and reporting into the business owners to ensure financial budgets and profit targets are attained and exceeded. • Ensuring consistency and quality of offers through working with store buyers and others. • Liaison with buyers and department heads to manage slow moving stock. • Recruitment and management of shop floor staff including control of floor/department supervisors who manage their individual teams. • Coach and develop the team, promoting training as necessary. • Signing off staff rotas and controlling the labour budget in respect of hours and costs. • Inspire excellent customer service levels and monitor performance. • Maintaining high standards and training for improved performance and a positive customer experience. • Health & Safety Management for the overall business, taking into account both staff and customers. • Key Holder responsibility.
Skills and experience: • Previous experience working in a supervisory/managerial role within the retail environment. • Experience as a retail buyer may be advantageous. • Organised, structured and pro-active. • Knowledge and experience of retail marketing (social media, press, in store). • Tenacious, hard-working and reliable. • Confident communicator with excellent organisational and problem solving skills. • Possess a natural flair for merchandising. • Demonstrate a passion to succeed. • Display a good commercial awareness. • Excellent attention to detail. • Flexible and adaptable in your approach to work and hours undertaken.
Specification Team Leader Job Ref : J2962 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is now looking for a Specifications Team Leader to join them on a permanent basis working Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Occasional weekend work and time "off-site" will be needed.
Job Purpose: To ensure, maintain and improve quality standards by production and internal specifications against legal requirements and against customer’s Codes of Practice.
Principle Accountabilities: • To liaise with Account/Technical Managers to ensure that the specifications are drawn up to the customer requirements and in compliance with their current documentation/protocol. • To produce customer and company specifications. • To ensure all signatories check for the accuracy of specifications against information provided. • To communicate with customers when required with respect to information and completion. • To maintain and update customer specification records, and produce micro copies of all specifications for Technical & Quality Managers. • Where applicable, to develop specification for all new products and sundries those which are in addition to flower specifications, i.e. vases/picks/gifts/wine. • To liaise and co-ordinate specifications with other departments to ensure information is available in a timely and accurate manner.
Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications: • Excellent communication skills, both with internal colleagues and external clients. • First rate administration skills. • Attention to detail and accuracy. • Organisational ability. • Willing to work on your own initiative and be a self-starter. • Able to prioritise workload.
New Product Development Officer Job Ref : J2949 Location : Boston, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established heritage brand synonymous with quality. Based in Boston, Lincolnshire the company supplies a range of branded and own label filled products to UK Retailers.
The main purpose of the role is to translate product concepts into working practice instructions which ensure trouble- free and on-time product introduction whilst making sure that all documentation and procedures comply with the relevant quality systems and customer requirements.
Duties include translating full development New Product Developments [NPD’s] to produce final and accurate product costs, manufacturing instructions and material procurement, along with realistic ‘Critical Paths’ for the introduction of new products which reflect all the necessary stages of development and materials procurement. Involvement with all relevant personnel with regards to sample manufacture, packaging trials and testing providing all necessary information to the factory to enable the trial to run as smoothly as possible.
Skills and Experience Required: • Previous experience within a Technical/Development role essential • Excellent Word/Excel skills, previous experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX a bonus • Strong organisation and communication skills • Accuracy and attention to detail
Description : Our client in Spalding is looking to recruit an experienced QA to work within their FMCG packhouse. You must have previous experience in the fresh produce industry. The is a contract role until July 2015.
To ensure all records and shelf life are up to date. To maintain quality per customer specification. To check scales on line daily. To prepare samples for customers and any other duties the Quality Assurance Manager may request.
To check all packaging and products on each line at the start of production, in accordance with the Company's quality control policy. Any abnormalities should be reported immediately to the Line Leader.
To check the label, to ensure that it is correct for the customer concerned. It's colour, sell-by date, clarity of information, country of origin, weight marking, bar code, supplier code, etc must all be correct, with the barcode clear and able to be scanned.
Ensure all of the company’s policies and procedures are maintained and enforced, including, but not exclusively, those relating to computing, food safety and quality, health and safety (including reporting accidents and incidents), fire, hygiene, protective clothing, employment of disabled people, discrimination, ethical trading, site security, data protection, smoking, allergens, environmental, carbon reduction and personal medicines.
To ensure that all quality control weighing equipment is checked in accordance with the weighing check procedure and entered accordingly in the weighing equipment check record.
To ensure that all QA equipment is maintained and used in the correct manner, and returned to the appropriate storage point at the close of shift.
Description : QA required for permanent work to include nights during busy periods.
Main Role: To ensure all products meet our customer specifications with minimal waste.
Key Attributes: Attention to detail, diligent approach, consistency. Able to adapt quickly, able to make decisions, problem solving ability Good people skills
Key Tasks and Responsibilities: To conduct positive release checks To maintain accurate production quality records To complete and report on shelf life assessments. To ensure that packhouse procedures related to quality are adhered to. To assist in the training of agency staff in product grading To carry out equipment calibration procedures To conduct label checks To conduct hygiene, HACCP and food safety audits To adhere to the company’s Health and Safety policy To assist the technical team in all other activities as required To undertake duties at an similar level
Description : We are looking for a temporary Stock Controller to work nights on a 4 on 4 off basis.
Based in Spalding and reporting into the stock and administration team leader you will be an integral member of a busy team.
Duties include day to day functions of Stock Control and Warehouse Administration area, ensuring that daily tasks are carried out effectively and timely to allow effective operations on site.
The role-holder will be required to be responsible for and undertake the following tasks:
• Inputting all pre-advises of inbound goods accurately and in a timely manner. • Communicating any pre-advice not received within agreed time-scales to the customer to effect a speedy resolution • Carrying out physical stock checks as and when required and ensure that all any stock anomalies are investigated thoroughly. • Release picking to meet required deadlines • Replenishing pick locations • Communicating any stock amendments to the customer in a timely and professional manner • Generating pick notes, delivery and post picking documentation accurately and in line with operational time windows. • Ensuring that all relevant KPI reporting documents are correctly maintained. • Carrying out other administrative duties accurately and within agreed time-scales. • Communicating with customers via telephone, email and fax in a professional manner, ensuring all queries are dealt with and resolved • Ensuring that all lines of information flow between internal and external parties is maintained in an accurate and timely manner. • To ensure that daily incident reports are checked and any required investigation is undertaken to try and get a resolution. • To ensure that all tasks are carried out in line with the Company's Health & Safety Policy.
You will be working within a warehouse environment as such this will not be a full desk job rather a role where you will be going to and fro from warehouse to office.
You will be measured against performance measures covering the following criteria:- • Internal KPI’s • Efficiency in workload • Accuracy of output • Relationships with internal and external contacts
Description : Our Client has a requirement for experienced Reach truck licence holders to work shifts over the busy spring and summer period.
Reach Licences should be within the last 5 years and POEP Licence is also required.
Successful Candidates must have good communication skills as will be dealing with deliveries.
Previous experience driving a FLT is essential as is experience working in a Fresh Produce or Prepared foods environment.
The work is in various departments and will involve 20% FLT work, loading and unloading lorries and stacking in the warehouse. 80% of the work will involve order picking, handballing goods onto pallets and picking orders for customers.
Description : We are looking for an Administrator to work on a night shift for a busy transport company in Spalding.
This position will involve working in the transport office and some previous experience would be advantageous but not essential.
Working on a 4 on 3 off rota your duties will include telephone work to national clients, dealing with Hauliers and Drivers in person and by telephone, data input onto a bespoke computer system and general admin duties.
Applicants should have the ability to work unsupervised, be a true team player and be able to juggle a number of different tasks at the same time.
The role can be pressurised and stressful so candidates should thrive under pressure and have worked in a time critical environment in the past.
Administrator Job Ref : J2936 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Lee Dickings
Description : Our client is looking to recruit 2 Administrators to work on a night shift 22.00 - 06.00 working 5 days from 7.
You will have specific responsibility in providing accurate and timely records.
Duties will include: • Assist in scanning, renaming and filing of POD’s as and when they arrive. • Provide wages summary sheet for approval by Operational Department Managers, and pass to the HR Manager when duly authorised. • Reconcile gang labour invoices to internal records for approval by Production Manager. • Check and authorise any invoices received before the invoices are passed to accounts to be paid. • To record all special vehicle requests on a spreadsheet. • To keep a check on pallets booked verses pallets sent, via a spreadsheet. • To book transportation of containers with the hauliers as and when required. • Dealing with PODs
Sales Executive – Business Development Job Ref : J2966 Location : Peterborough Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My client is a well established supplier to the medical profession. They are currently looking for experienced B2B Sales Executives to join their expanding and professional team. The role will be based in Peterborough until Easter 2015 when the company will relocate to Bourne. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:45 to 5:15.
Main Duties and Responsibilities • Make outbound calls to develop and secure relationships by taking a consultative sales approach with existing and prospect customers. • Utilising your sales experience, you will identify and maximise every opportunity through cross selling, up selling where appropriate. You will work closely with customers and prospects to ensure that they receive an excellent service first time, every time. • A key aspect of the role is to maintain accurate records of existing and potential customers. You will use diaries and follow up on all potential opportunities and successfully close the sale. • This is target driven environment therefore you will be set specific KPI’s by the Commercial Manager relevant to your sector. • You will maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet the organisations core values. • From time to time the company direct exhibits at key sector specific shows, therefore you may be required to attend exhibitions.
In order to be considered for the role you will have worked within a business to business sales environment generating, new business and working to targets.
Description : My Boston based client is currently looking for two merchandisers to join their busy office. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established heritage brand synonymous with quality. The company supplies a range of branded and own label filled products to UK Retailers.
They are looking for someone with a strong educational background who possesses the drive and determination to successfully pursue a career with the company.
Working in partnership with some of the largest accounts, this customer facing role involves agreeing stock requirements, maintaining forecasts, analysing sales trends and producing information to support customers and management. The role also involves supporting senior account managers during the complex product/range selection process from product development through to delivery.
To succeed, you’ll need to be a confident and articulate communicator with strong negotiating and analytical skills. You must be able to work independently. Most importantly you need the skills required to build and maintain strong relationships with merchandising and buying personnel within our key retail customers in order to meet and exceed their service expectations.
The role is based at the head office in Boston, Lincolnshire however you will meet with your customers on a regular basis therefore a driving licence is essential.
In return the company offer the opportunity to develop your skills and experience within a fast paced and dynamic environment, the opportunity to work with leading retail customers, a competitive salary and scope for future progression.
Accounts Clerk (Sales Ledger) Job Ref : J2973 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is now looking for an Accounts Clerk (Sales Ledger) to join them on a permanent basis working Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.
Principal Accountabilities: Using the resources available, maintain and control the sales ledger to ensure that payments are received within the agreed credit terms. Investigate and process any customer claims.
Responsibilities: • Enter cash receipts daily to the sales ledger system. Allocate short payments as appropriate to credit notes that have been raised. • Investigate short payments not allocated to a credit note, liaising as necessary with Sales and Transport Departments. • Raise credit notes as required and obtain Director's authorisation before processing. Post credit notes and journals to allocate as necessary. • Liaise with Purchase Ledger Accounts Clerk regarding the offset of claims against hauliers' invoices. • To do the daily and weekly invoice runs. • Examine customer invoices for inconsistencies and dispatch daily to customers. • Reconcile receipts and payments to bank statements and prepare a reconciliation statement weekly.
Maintenance Engineer Job Ref : J2882 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is currently looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer to join them on a permanent basis working a 2-2-3 shift pattern.
Key Objectives: • To improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase work productivity. • To ensure all equipment is maintained in a safe and serviceable condition and that it complies with both Health & Safety requirements and current legislation. • Maintain a PPM schedule and ensure the accurate and timely production of all paperwork, record keeping, and other information that relates to your area.
Operational Tasks: • To diagnose and repair all breakdowns or where necessary inform the Maintenance Manager that specialist personnel are required to attend to the breakdown. • Keep a record of all maintenance and repairs carried out in order to drive our future maintenance programmes. • To control maintenance tools, stores, spares, and equipment • To ensure you follow and adhere to the applicable Quality Management System Procedures for your department and the appropriate procedures when dealing with Visitors and Contractors
Person Specification: • Be competent in both Mechanical and Electrical engineering • Be certified in Mechanical engineering and be qualified in IEE 17th Edition or equivalent • Have an understanding and knowledge of both process and packaging machinery used within the Fresh Produce Industry • Be able to demonstrate a proactive and flexible attitude to work • Have effective communication skills to allow you to communicate with a wide range of people and departments both internally and externally • Be sufficiently numerate and a clear logical thinker • Be self-motivated • 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)
Section Manager Job Ref : J2956 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent - Full Time Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is now recruiting for a Section Leader to join their busy factory.
You must have experience of managing teams, be a clear and logical thinker, be flexible in your working hours and have previous experience in a production management role. Preference will be given to candidates from a food industry background who hold a food hygiene certificate.
Job Purpose: To ensure that products are manufactured within allocated areas to quality standards at minimum cost to laid down plan, in line with area CCP, GMP and H&S and agreed KPI targets. To actively identify and participate in the delivery of continuous improvement activities to exceed agreed targets.
Role Accountabilities: Health & Safety - To pro-actively manage to ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees in the operation and that as a minimum the operation meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy. Quality Standards - To maintain standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within your area through Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.) to ensure that both Business and customer standards are kept and audit requirements are fully met. Performance Management - To appropriately manage the performance of all teams members. NPD Process – manages the NPD process within their area of responsibility to ensure that all trials run successfully and through to product launch. Managing through use of KPIs - To ensure the delivery of agreed KPIs across the operation through the team, making sure that KPIs are understood and utilised to support performance improvement plans and day to day activities. Ensuring systems are in place to collect the necessary data to measure performance against the agreed KPIs. Recruitment - Involvement in the selection process for direct reports and responsible for supervision and coaching of Section Leaders (or other direct reports) in the recruitment process for staff at all levels below.
This is a full time, permanent position working 6am - 2:30pm, 5 days in 7.