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.
Description : My Spalding based client is looking for an experienced Shop Floor Manager to join their busy retail store on a permanent basis. This role will report directly in to the business owners and existing management team.
This is a general role overseeing the day to day running of a high street store and will involve a number of duties including: • Key Holder responsibilities. • Recruiting and managing shop floor staff. • Supervising up to 30 members of staff on a daily basis. • Monitoring customer service levels, maintaining high standards and training for improved performance and a positive customer experience. • Supporting staff with visual merchandising and promotional events. • Helping plan and run special events (some will be held out of hours and away from the store). • Signing off on staff rotas. • Ensuring excellent store appearance at all times, keeping this to a high standard in line with company expectations. • Involvement in heath & safety management for the business. • Coordination of planned and unplanned maintenance. • Involvement in store security and shrinkage control.
The successful candidate will need to have the following skills and experience: • Previous experience working in a supervisory/managerial role (preferably within a retail environment). • Knowledge and experience of marketing (desirable). • Have excellent attention to detail. • Be organised, structured and pro-active. • Be flexible in the hours and duties you will undertake. • Be honest and trustworthy and have a passion to succeed. • Have a sense of humour and outgoing personality.
My client are looking for someone who they can rely on to help run the store on a day to day basis, being involved in recruiting, training and managing staff as well as being hands on with customer service and shop floor presentation.
Description : My client, Europe’s leading manufacturer of Electric Vehicle Charging station, is looking for a new Sales Engineer.
Requirements of the successful candidate are as follows: • Qualified electrical engineer. • At least 5 years sales’ experience in the electrical industry. • Enthusiastic person to play a key part in a new evolving industry. • Team management ability. • Willing to travel throughout the UK from time to time to meet with customers. • Experience in dealing with a corporate/large company customer base. • Confident person with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to change and heavy demands.
My client need someone who can, after an initial introductory time period, work with very little supervision, is very sales driven and has an electrical engineering qualification and background.
Quality Inspector/Controller Job Ref : J2920 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is looking for an experienced Quality Inspector/Controller to join them on a permanent basis working 5 days a week to include weekends, 6am-2pm.
Principal Accountabilities: 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.
Responsibilities: • 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. • To check to ensure that the correct outer is being used, and that the outer is correctly labelled, where appropriate. • To continuously monitor the quality of product both in store, being packed, and on shelf life, reporting to the QA Supervisor and/or Manager any related issues. • To ensure the safety, legality and quality of the product at all times in conjunction with prescribed working practices. • To ensure that all incoming product meets the required specification on arrival reporting and photographing immediately any shortfalls in this, including the use of digital photographs as instructed. • To ensure all production runs meet the required quality specification at all times. • 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 : My Boston based client is currently looking for a Support Engineer to join their busy IT department.
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 at 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.
Candidates must possess the following essential skills: • Hardware troubleshooting skills • Knowledge of TCP/IP, VLAN ,VPN , DNS, DHCP, NAT, Firewalls and switched networks • Knowledge of router, access point, switch setup, and troubleshooting • Knowledge of at least one relational database system (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL) and SQL • Knowledge of the principles of Object Orientated Programming, and experience of writing one substantial windows program • Knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, RDS, Exchange 2010, Office 2007/2010 • Experience of providing desktop support for software and hardware • Experience with Anti-Virus software and spam filters • The ability to work on their own initiative • Excellent communications skills • Ability to prioritise tasks
The ideal candidate will also possess the following skills: • Experience of .NET development, either in VB or C# • Experience of Android or IOS development • Experience of Websites development, (PHP or ASP.NET,CSS, HTML) • Experience of Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 (T-SQL) • Experience of ADO programming, and ODBC • Experience with CRM software • Experience with Server virtualisation (VMWare ESXi 5/6) • Experience in maintaining a Windows based network. • Experience in support of telephony systems
The salary for this role is negotiable, and is subject to the skills and experience that the right candidate can bring to the company.
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 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.
Description : We are currently seeking an administrator on a temporary to permanent basis for 3 days per week. 1 day to be flexible during the week and the other 2 at the weekend Saturday and Sunday
The role is split between the home Delivery Admin team and working in the Commercial Department.
Main duties:- • Produce and maintain daily pack sheets for Direct Mail and Next • Printing, sorting and preparing labels for both customers • Answering internal and external queries by email in person and by telephone • Creation of customers orders • Order administration for retail accounts
The ideal candidate must be fluent in English, numerate, able to prioritise an work to deadlines and be flexible with hours. Ideally knowledge of Excel is needed.
Technical Administrator Job Ref : J2902 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is currently recruiting for a Technical Administrator to join them on a permanent contract working Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm. You will work within the QA and Technical Departments reporting into the QA Manager.
Job Purpose: To provide administrative assistance to the Technical department
Role Accountabilities: • To complete all admin on time and accurately. Ensure that all relevant paperwork is filed and archived in an organised manner to support due diligence. • Administration of other technical systems as required by the business. Eg. Hygiene. • Administration of site Quality Management System and associated control documents. • Administration of customer complaints and analytical results (micro and nutritional). • Input & maintenance of Technical KPIs and subsequent generation of internal and external reports. • General office duties, e.g filing, laminating of documents, maintenance of QA and Factory pen requirements, supporting administration of ordering and receipts for purchases/repairs.
Skills and Experience: • Good level of English and Maths • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office appliances eg. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook • Previous experience in an administration and/or QA role
Description : We are looking to recruit a Sale 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 timescales. •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
Purchasing & Packaging Assistant Job Ref : J2891 Location : Spalding, Lincs Job Type : Permanent Contact: Jen Bradley
Description : My Spalding based client is now looking for a Purchasing and Packaging Assistant to join them on a permanent basis working Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.
Key Objectives: • Ensure stock is always available for production. • Support the Purchasing Manager to accurately manage the Companies packaging and label stocks • Assist in the ordering and purchasing of packaging and labels • Play an active role in reducing costs and minimising waste • Assist in the introduction of Linkfresh and set up of all purchased items.
Operational Tasks: • By means of the “Weekly Packaging / Label Usage Sheet” analyse the data to help manage the number of Packaging and labels required to fulfil the orders for the week ahead and packaging and label stock levels. • Evaluate the packaging and label stock requirements, checking that all lines are still required and not discontinued against the “Next Weeks Business” spreadsheet. • Liaise with Commercial on forward plans / forecast of demand and communicate to Suppliers where appropriate. • Input all packaging and label order requirements onto the “Purchase Order Register” and raise corresponding purchase orders for the quantities required / maintain purchase orders in Linkfresh when available. • Place all orders with the Company’s preferred suppliers by Friday at 4.00pm for a guaranteed next week delivery, ensuring there are sufficient stocks for 2 weeks production. • Once the estimated delivery date has been reached proactively follow up all outstanding orders in a timely manner until the goods have been received from the supplier.
Person Specification: • Be a competent administrator. • Be sufficiently numerate and a clear logical thinker. • Possess good analytical skills. • Have excellent PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook). • Experience of working in a similar role within the Fresh Produce Industry (desirable)
Description : My Spalding based client is looking for a Commercial Planner to join them on a permanent contract working Monday to Friday 8am - 5:30pm plus 1 in 4 weekends.
Key Objectives: • To provide a high standard of administrative support to the Procurement & Account Managers within the department. • To competently plan and manage product stocks from the point of purchase through to release for Sales or Non Retail Sales with a view to achieving maximum service performance to suppliers and customers. • To effectively communicate all product information to our internal Operations department.
Operational Tasks: • To be accountable for the direct input of all product stocks into the stock & sales spreadsheet, to ensure the system is kept up to date and stocks are accurate. • Monitor, record and input all logistic and ancillary costs to ensure the profitability of each consignment can be carefully monitored. • To liaise closely with our internal Operations department, product and logistic suppliers to effectively plan all product arrivals, ensure product is booked in efficiently and queries followed up in a timely manner. • To cross check product received at intake against ordered quantities and supplier specifications. • Formulate pre-season grading plans for all UK packers and growers, ensuring efficient usage of packing capacity. • Together with Commercial Executive monitor and update UK seasonal planning programme. • To ensure any issues with orders and stocks are clearly communicated to all parties concerned. • To be responsible for the management and rotation of stock to ensure its best usage working closely with technical.
Person Specification: • Be a highly competent and efficient administrator. • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at varying levels both internally and externally including suppliers and customers. • Ability to form strong supplier / customer relations. • Take ownership of your key areas of responsibility. • Possess competent PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook).
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)
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.
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.
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.