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Category: Managerial

Transport Supervisor
Job Ref : J2852
Location : Boston, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
Due to continuing expansion, my Boston based client is recruiting for a new permanent position for a Transport Supervisor.

You will have experience of working within a fast-paced Transport function and you are the type of person who works calmly and effectively under pressure. Your role will involve:

• Organising the daily work of the transport function including: allocating drivers to routes, conducting daily briefings with drivers and managing planned absence for the team.
• Managing day-to-day delivery queries and issues whilst maintaining excellent service to our customers.
• Managing a team of c.60 drivers ensuring our operational standards are consistently met and, where necessary, dealing with issues relating to performance and safety.
• Assisting with vehicle fleet management tasks ensuring that we operate legally and safely at all times and that appropriate vehicle records are maintained.
• Working with other business teams to develop, document and implement operating procedures to meet the evolving needs of the business.
• Working with your colleagues within the transport team to provide appropriate cover for our 6-7 day per week operation via a working rota.

You will have exceptional inter-personal skills and a real customer-focused work ethic and with a proven ability to handle our customers, drivers and other colleagues in a courteous and professional manner. You will be respected by your colleagues throughout the business as someone who is hard-working, diligent and who consistently displays high levels of accuracy in their work. You will be known as someone who is passionate about ‘getting things right’: always prepared to own a problem and see it through to a successful resolution.

You will have good numeracy and written communication skills. Your previous transport experience will make you a natural fit to our team. You will be an experienced user of enterprise IT systems and will have well-developed skills in using Microsoft software packages including Excel and Word. Holding a current ‘category C’ driving licence would be advantageous.

The role involves flexible, rota-style working based on a core contract of 40-hours per week working 5 days from 6, Monday to Saturday. Flexibility is required in terms of hours of work to meet the needs of our customers. The salary will be competitive and tailored to reflect the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Senior Purchasing Manager
Job Ref : J2932
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
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

Production Supervisor
Job Ref : J2928
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is currently looking for a Production Supervisor to join them in a permanent position.

Principal Accountabilities:
To liaise between the Line Leaders and the Production Manager to ensure that production is carried out in the most efficient way, meeting cost objectives, quality objectives, and delivery times. To ensure the safety, legality and quality of the product at all times in conjunction with prescribed working practices

Responsibilities:
• To ensure that defined operating procedures are carried out by Production and agency staff, i.e. relating to productivity, hygiene, housekeeping and discipline, and that Production staff ensure that procedures relating to agency staff are followed.

• To carry out the supervisory responsibilities as laid out by the Production Manager.

• To constantly assess the individual Production lines and report back their performance whilst identifying any circumstances that affect this. Continually monitor staff on lines, redeploying them as necessary to obtain maximum efficiency.

• Production Supervisors are required to take an active role in the motivation of Production and agency staff to ensure achievement of production and cost targets, this will, on occasion, mean working on the line alongside the staff to set a good pace of work.

• In conjunction with other Operational Supervisors conduct efficient interdepartmental communications to ensure that the customers’ specifications, deadlines, and hygiene requirements are met.

• To be able to operate such equipment as may be necessary to facilitate the printing of labels in the absence of Print Room staff.

• To ensure that production meets with budgeted cost objectives.

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Category: Technical

QA Auditor
Job Ref : J2931
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Contract
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client are looking for a QA Auditor (night shift) to join their busy food manufacturing company. You will need QA experience and must have either work experience or a qualification in the food sector.

Job Purpose:
To understand and apply the business Quality Standards ensuring company, customer and legislative requirements are met and maintained by setting standards and monitoring good manufacturing practices, applying HACCP principles and preventing recurrence of non conformance against these standards.

Role Accountabilities:
• To audit compliance against Quality Management Systems and GMP, raising all non conformances against relevant standards with objective evidence enabling the operational teams to take the appropriate and necessary corrective action, to follow up and monitor completion of actions.
• To ensure all product testing, organoleptic, micro and chemical, is carried out according to the agreed schedule and in line with customer codes of practice.
• To complete micro testing against specific schedules or requests and assist the QA Supervisor/QA Manager carry out full investigations including traceability for all out of specs results and customer complaints.
• To complete micro testing against specific schedules or requests and assist the QA Supervisor/QA Manager carry out full investigations including traceability for all out of specs results and customer complaints.

Person Requirements:
• Drive and enthusiasm in all aspects of the technical role. Be able to work effectively within a team environment and also on own initiative.
• Be computer literate and conversant in Word and Excel packages and be able to generate procedures, graphs, reports and presentations.
• Be an effective communicator (written and oral) at all levels of management and with both internal and external customers.
• A minimum HNC food related qualification and/or previous experience in a food manufacturing environment.

Technical Assistant
Job Ref : J2925
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is currently looking for a Techincal Assistant to join them on a permanent basis working Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Key Objectives:
• Assist the Snr Technical Manager with communications by effectively communicating on both a Commercial & Technical level with both suppliers, customers and colleagues
• Support the Technical Managers when necessary, completing relevant tasks from a customer and supplier perspective.

Operational Tasks
• Assist with the management of Topfruit crop ensuring all fruit is packed in the correct order relative to quality.
• Provide support to UK grower’s pre harvest and during harvest ensuring fruit is picked to the required standards and at the correct time of maturity.
• Assist Technical Managers with UK customer samples as required.
• Assist with external Packhouse 3rd party audits, preparation of audits and imported.
• Assist technical team on import product management as and when required, including external sites, stock utilisation.
• Assist technical team with trial/project work including NPD.
• Ensure monthly UK fruit store monitoring is completed as required.

Person Specification:
• Be a highly competent and efficient administrator.
• Be able to effectively work in a busy, noisy and high pressured, open plan office environment.
• Demonstrates a ‘can do approach’ & continuous improvement.
• Be sufficiently numerate and a clear logical thinker with good analytical skills.
• Possess competent PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Hold a current full Driving Licence.

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Category: Industrial Temporary

Yardman
Job Ref : J2904
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Temp
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
Due to an increase in work over the busy period, my client need someone who can go around the site making sure everything is in order.

It will involve clearing rubbish. moving pallets, ensuring walkways are kept clear. Making sure the car park and outside areas are clear and clean.

Although this is not a cleaning position, it will involve some cleaning of walls and floors. A good knowledge of health and safety would be an advantage.

Position may start off temp, 35 hours per week.

Chef
Job Ref : J2844
Location : Boston, Lincs
Job Type : Temp
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
We are looking for a Chef to work for a local establishment on a possible temporary to permanent basis.

The ideal candidate should be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, or have good experience of working within busy kitchens.

The role will involve shift work with the kitchen open from 07.00 - 21.00.

Their menu includes various foods ranging from breakfasts to full evening meals.

QA
Job Ref : J2897
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Temp
Contact: Lee Dickings

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

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Category: Commercial Temporary

Logistics Administrator
Job Ref : J2916
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Temp
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
We are looking to recruit a Logistics Administrator to provide an administrative and support function to the Operations Department.

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

This is starting as a temporary position but may become permanent for the right person.

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Category: Admin/Accounts

POD Supervisor
Job Ref : J2913
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is looking for an experienced POD Supervisor to join their busy team on a permanent contract working Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Purpose of Role:
To oversee the timely provision of PODs to customers as received and respond to all associated queries, enabling efficient and accurate billing and ensuring good customer service.

Main Duties:
• Supervise two POD teams to efficiently process daily intake of PODs.
• Ensure accurate splitting, scanning and indexing of PODs using Data Management software & associated administrator duties in system data maintenance.
• Fielding all communications from customers in respect of POD requests / queries and ensuring a prompt and courteous response is provided to all queries.
• Ensure team members log progress status of all outstanding POD requests/queries in a pre-determined format for ongoing review.
• Liaison with drivers/companies responsible for making deliveries and escalating non-conformance issues to senior management.
• Creation and maintenance of Excel spreadsheets (including pivot tables) to provide statistical analysis of POD returns for inclusion within weekly KPI data submitted to senior management.
• Creation and maintenance of workflow processes and diary management tools to provide maximization of resources.

Person Specification:
• Proven supervisory experience, preferably gained within an Administrative environment.
• Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels within business.
• Experience of POD procedures preferred, but not essential.
• Numerate and articulate.
• Computer literate; ability to create and maintain Excel spreadsheets for statistical analysis purposes.

POD Administrator
Job Ref : J2911
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
My Spalding based client is now looking for a POD Administrator to joining them on a permanent basis in the Transport Department. This is a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.

Purpose of Role:

Dealing with mixed retail customer base and process POD’s returned with drivers, resolving queries, enabling efficient and accurate billing and ensuring good customer service.

Main Duties:
• Work as part of team to process daily intake of PODs
• Debrief Drivers fully on their shift activities.
• Ensure all delivery documentation is returned and that they are completed in full.
• Identify any missing items and ensure non-conformance is entered into the ESP system as appropriate.
• Ensure all information is entered onto the computer regarding the delivery or collections undertaken, trailer and vehicle details and associated times.
• Help with tracking of vehicles (especially when drivers are phoning in for next jobs).
• Ensure all information is completed on computer screen regarding vehicle tracking.
• Complete the trailer board/screen with up to date information.

Person Specification:
• Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels within business
• Experience of POD procedures
• Numerate and articulate
• Computer literate – especially Excel spreadsheets
• Flexibility and Adaptability to ensure adequate cover in office during busy periods (ie, weekends and bank holidays)

Order and Allocation Administrator
Job Ref : J2924
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Contract
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
My Spalding based client are currently looking for an Order and Allocation Administrator to join them on a 6 month contract working: Wed 9am-7pm, Thursday 7am-5pm, Fri 7am-5pm,, Sat 7am-7pm.

Key Objectives:
• To provide administrative support within the Commercial office
• To coordinate administrative systems and services, in order to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the organisation

Operational Tasks:
• To be responsible for customer order entry, allocation and maintenance
• To maintain customer order grids and update specified customer ticket prices
• To create, allocate and amend Prepack Works Orders
• To man the telephones and be the commercial point of contact outside of the normal office hours (07.00 – 08.30, 17.00 – 19.00, & Weekends)
• To amend Purchase Order (PO) details outside of the normal office hours (07.00 – 08.30, 17.00 – 19.00, & Weekends)
• To assist with Technical Administration including the requirements of development suppliers

Mandatory Competencies:
• Develop a proactive, flexible and autonomous approach to work.
• Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
• Posses strong organisational skills and time management.
• Possess an aptitude for PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Preference is given to the post holder who has previous experience of working in a similar role for a Fresh Produce Company.

Sales and Purchase Ledger Clerk
Job Ref : J2930
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My client, based just outside of Boston, is currently recruiting for a Sales and Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their team.

Accountabilities:
• Keep the Sage sales ledger & accompanying reports accurate and up to date.
• Keep the Sale purchase ledger & accompanying reports accurate and up to date.
• Ensure all technical invoices have the appropriate reports.

Responsibilities:
• Monitor process and evaluate Sage sales ledger.
• Upkeep of sales reports on excel spreadsheets.
• Monitor process and evaluate Sage purchase ledgers.
• Upkeep of detailed purchase reports on excel spreadsheets.
• Bank and credit card reconciliation.
• Collate technical invoices and reports.
• General office admin including photocopying, scanning, filing, answering the telephone.

Person Specification:
Knowledge –
• A thorough knowledge of Sage.
• Ability to create, manipulate and analyse spreadsheets in Excel is essential.
• Familiarity and applied understanding of the Microsoft Office package.
• GCSE Maths and English Grades B and C respectively.
• Experience in the Fresh Produce industry is desirable not essential.

Experience –
• Proven work experience with Sage and Excel is essential for this role. Use of bespoke computer packages would be desirable.

Skills and Competence –
• Need to have a keen eye for detail and the ability to raise questions when needed.
• Capable or prioritising their workload and be self motivated to complete tasks without close supervision.
• Be able to pursue and resolve queries with members, staff and suppliers in a pleasant but effective style.
• A courteous office and telephone manner is required.
• Comfortable working in a small office environment.

Administrator
Job Ref : J2936
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
Our client is looking to recruit 2 Administrators to work on an evening/night shift 18.00 - 02.00 to cover the whole week.

The 7 nights will be split between candidates, on a rota all are happy with. The nature of the rota would mean that people are required to work extra to cover holidays and sickness.

The main purpose of this position will be dealing with administration tasks related to deliveries to supermarkets, dealing with drivers, POD's etc.

Sales Ledger Accounts Administrator
Job Ref : J2922
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
We are looking to recruit a Sales Ledger Accounts Administrator to work in Spalding.

Purpose of Role:
To provide a reliable and efficient administration service to the site, with emphasis on accurate and timely processing /reporting of Sales and Purchase Ledger accounts.

Main Duties:
•Responsibility for accurate, weekly invoicing of nominated customers using Excel based reports and/or Company’s internal software.
•Maintaining up to date schedules of customer rates
•Responding to and investigating customer queries. If necessary, liaison with Operational staff to resolve query.
•Production of weekly turnover report, including analysis of un-invoiced sales within stipulated deadline.
•Acquiring full knowledge and familiarity of the company’s fuel and ferry surcharge mechanisms.
•Sales ledger analysis and reporting on an ad-hoc basis.
•Responsibility for accurate weekly processing of nominated supplier invoices. Ensuring charges invoiced are correct and reconciled to POs/internal records.
•Maintenance and reconciliation of cost schedules within stipulated weekly deadline using Excel based reports and/or Company’s internal software.
•Raising queries to suppliers where applicable and ensuring all queries are resolved within acceptable time-scales.
•Reconciliation of supplier statements and requesting copies of any missing invoices.
•To provide general administration tasks such as typing, filing and photocopying.
•Provide cover within department for holiday and sickness periods
•To undertake any other tasks as directed by the Site Management for which you are suitably qualified

Person Specification:
•Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels within business
•Experience of Accounts office systems and procedures
•Experience of transport environment
•Numerate and articulate
•Computer literate – especially Excel spreadsheets

Supplier Approval Administrator
Job Ref : J2926
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Contract
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is currently looking for a Supplier Approval Administrator to join them on a 6 month contract working 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Key Objectives:
• To competently administer the technical demands of our customers/suppliers/growers.
• To accurately collate and upload Due Diligence (DD) documentation into online systems
• To assist in the administration of supplier Due Diligence (DD) documentation collation and checking

Operational Tasks:
• To carry out the DD Upload process using various online systems
• To assist with the DD process by dealing with customer requests, sending requests to suppliers and following them up, DD compilation, DD checks and obtaining supplier approval from the Technical Managers
• To assist where necessary with the supplier Due Diligence to help manage the process within the Technical team.
• To play an active role in the development of the Technical department by discussing any identified opportunities for improvement in full and assisting the management with their implementation.

Person Specification:
• Posses strong organisational skills and time management.
• Pay meticulous attention to detail.
• Be able to confidently communicate both verbally and in writing to internal and external personnel.
• Possess an aptitude for PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Preference is given to the post holder who has previous experience of working in a Technical or Quality Assurance role in the Fresh Produce industry.

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Category: Industrial Permanent

Driver
Job Ref : J2690
Location : Boston, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Lee Dickings

Description :
We are looking for experienced professional multi drop drivers to join our customer-facing transport team. You will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Exemplary experience in commercial driving with a clean category ‘C’ (or C+E) driving license.
• Working towards achieving your full CPC accreditation with passes in a minimum of three CPC modules.
• A strong work ethic with real attention to detail.
• A proven ability to deliver excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong personal qualities and a positive, courteous and calm approach to your work.

The role is demanding and you will need to be physically fit and willing to work rotating day shifts comprising 4 from 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday to meet the needs of our customers. You will be well rewarded, working a core contract of 40 hours per week on competitive rates of pay and with opportunities for overtime working.

Stock Runner
Job Ref : J2921
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is looking for 2 permanent members of staff to join them as Stock Runners working a continental shift from 7am - 7pm.

Key Objectives
• To assist the Top Fruit trading in stock reconciliation.
• To assist the warehouse team in stock counting and deposition agreement.

Responsibilities
• Stock Reconciliation Investigation – Investigate variances reported between the physical stock count and system figures helping the trading team ensure that adjustments to the system are correct and the warehouse team ensure that physical counts and depositions are correct.
• Audit – Conduct audits of stock verifying that system locations and descriptions match physical stock Conduct audits of stock and cycle counts verifying that standard practices are being followed.
• Stock Systems – Advise colleagues on appropriate use of the Microsoft Navision system, following up system errors that have resulted in stock reconciliation issues at a super user level.
• Health & Safety - implement the Company Health & Safety Policy within your areas. You should be aware of your own responsibilities for health and safety and that of your subordinates. The needs of production should never override considerations of health and safety, which should be an intrinsic part of everyday activities in the areas for which you are responsible.
• Hygiene - ensure that all activities and areas for which you are responsible comply with the Company Hygiene Policy.

Person Specification
• Experience of working in a busy warehouse and production environment.
• Competent use of Microsoft Navision and ability to become a super user.
• Good attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
• Logical problem solving approach.
• Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships across business functions.
• Full driving license and access to personal vehicle for movement between Spalding based sites.

Site Engineer
Job Ref : J2933
Location : Spalding, Lincs
Job Type : Permanent
Contact: Jen Bradley

Description :
My Spalding based client is looking for a Site Engineer to join their busy Site Services Department. The duties will involve all aspects of factory and site maintenance including Production Machinery, Cold Storage Areas, Forklifts and Office maintenance.

You should:
• Have a good command of both Written and spoken English.
• Be able to undertake any task required under instruction with enthusiasm.
• Be eager and willing to learn.
• Be of smart appearance and polite.
• Be able to communicate with staff, contractors and visitors.
• Have knowledge of Electrical/Pneumatics and General Engineering is desirable.
• Have Computer knowledge.
• Have an interest in general DIY.
• Have a full driving licence.

A Counter Balance Forklift License would be desirable and previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Initially the working hours will be 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, however you will be required to provide breakdown cover for out of normal hours working.

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