Forecast Planner – Food Manufacturing

Forecast Planner – Food Manufacturing The Role: To provide support to the sales department to produce accurate customer demand forecasts Maintain, develop and monitor forecasting models Monitor divisional stock levels and supporting the operational division to deliver over 99.5% service level Work closely with other departments in the organisation to ensure excellent customer service is delivered To develop relationships with customers, packing centres, forecasting and divisional management Work with all other teams in the business to understand any changes in demand and find solutions to rectify any possible issues Liaise with supply chain contacts at the main retailers to develop relationships and improve data intelligence Ensuring that forecast accuracy is improved to facilitate improved business planning Collating yield and efficiency data to monitor product utilisation The Candidate: A strong food background and have experience of working with the large UK retailers building relationships. Advanced experience in demand forecasting and planning for the past two years is essential Commercially minded Good working knowledge of the supply chain process Excellent Excel / PowerPoint and IT systems skills Experience of MRP / ERP useful but not...

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Shift Maintenance Engineer £30-35,000 Kent

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a division of a major UK Food Manufacturing Group with factories in Ireland, UK and Europe, their commitment to excellence impacts on every aspect of its business. Our teams of experienced and reliable meat experts are passionate about building lasting partnerships in the European retail, manufacturing and food service sectors. Their customers are the major grocery multiples and high profile caterers / food service and require the best 365 days of the year. That means central packing and sophisticated distribution, a revolutionary supply chain in the industry which is being led and developed by our client. Only well-resourced companies can compete for such business. We want the best people to work for us and we know that a supportive and friendly working environment plays a key role in attracting and retaining employees. We promote the sharing of knowledge and invest strongly in training and development. Job Role An opportunity has arisen for the requirement of a Multi-Skilled Engineer who are qualified up to or above an ONC, BTec or similar Electrical Qualification. The Multi-Skilled Engineer must be competent in Fault Finding Techniques. The role of Multi-Skilled Engineer may include general factory services, which can include pumps, control and waste water treatment. The Multi-Skilled Engineer must have experience on working on Refrigeration and Steam Generation equipment. The Multi-Skilled Engineer must have the...

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Stock Manager £28-32,000 M40

Stock Manager £28-32,000 M40 This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and quality driven food manufacturer who supply a wide range of premium products primarily within the baking and ingredients categories. You will be producing major brands as well as grocery retailer own label products across a hugely diverse product range incorporating several hundred SKUs. Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of our stock are examined, controlled and communicated in an accurate and timely manner. Within the role your primary responsibilities will include monitoring the accuracy of sales forecasts and challenge / advise the team on how we can improve the quality of the data. You will provide daily communication of all potential Stock shortages to allow Management/Sales to proactively manage CSL and customer liaison. This will also include communication of reasons for stock problems (Sales over FC, production issues, supplier problems etc) along with clear and accurate communication on “back in stock” dates. As the Stock Manager you will co-ordinate “Stock allocation” so we make informed judgements, agreed with the team along with monthly reporting of Overstocks and BBE issues directly to the relevant Sales personnel. The Stock Manager will Chair a Monthly cross functional Stock Management meeting to highlight key adverse variances and causals to include a Monthly clean down of all “Stock on hold” issues as...

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General Manager – Director Designate c£50,000 + Bonus South Midlands

Our client is seeking to appoint a General Manager with the proven ability to operate at director level and clear potential to become their next Managing Director. The successful candidate will, as General Manager, assume immediate responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Company’s operations, while they learn about the business and prepare for transition into the role of Operations Director. Given a satisfactory demonstration of performance by the applicant, our client hopes that this transition would be completed within one year. As part of their longer-term succession planning, our client intends that the new Operations Director will become their next Managing Director – with full operational and commercial responsibility, and accountable directly to the shareholders – on retirement of the current post holder in two or three years. The Company has been operating successfully and profitably for over 30 years and is in an extended period of business growth. They are well-known in their industry for the high quality of both the products and the related installation, commissioning and maintenance services that they supply to their customers. Equally, they are well known for the manner in which they have established and maintained long-term relationships with those customers. These relationships provide the Company with an excellent opportunity to further extend the period of growth as customers invest in both new-build facilities and equipment replacement programmes. The General Manager will...

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Technical Manager M40 £50,000 + Bonus + Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and quality driven food manufacturer who supply a wide range of premium products primarily within the baking and ingredients categories. You will be producing major brands as well as grocery retailer own label products across a hugely diverse product range incorporating several hundred SKUs. Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for the technical management of all production, including product safety and legality, process control, traceability, quality assurance, quality control with support from the Quality Co-ordinator. You will ensure adherence to all food safety standards and legislation to meet internal and external requirements with particular emphasis on BRC accreditation. Including, but not limited to the implementation and development of the company Quality and Food Safety Management System. Manage, develop and ensure compliance to HACCP and all regulatory / compliance matters, including keeping up-to-date with current legislation and customer policies. Furthermore you will ensure production environments are maintained to high standards. As Company Technical Manager you will take a lead with pack copy approval to ensure compliance with current Food Labeling Regulations. Within your team you will ensure that training is delivered to ensure staff have adequate knowledge to achieve. The Technical Manager will also contribute to the formulation, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement of the Manufacturing Strategy to provide operational effectiveness and ensure technical integrity. Your team will...

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Health Safety & Environmental Manager £40-50k

This quality driven, well known high end food retailer are seeking to appoint a Health Safety & Environmental Manager to support their 2 main manufacturing facilities in London and Birmingham and across their retail stores UK wide. This is a great opportunity to work for a multi-site organisation that are investing heavily in their store expansion programme. This business are a market leading food retailer producing high end specialist foods. As part of the management team you will champion Health Safety & Environmental management and actively promote and develop a positive Health & Safety culture. You will be responsible for achieving continuous improvement against KPIs and ensuring all Health & Safety legislative and customer requirements are met. As the Health & Safety Manager you will be tasked to develop the Health & Safety strategy for all sites in conjunction with the Directors to improve and sustain the required safety culture. You will ultimately be responsible for ensuring that all employees, contractors and visitors are aware of their roles and accountabilities regarding Health & Safety. In order to achieve a true Health & Safety culture you will ensure training is provided. This is a forward thinking business so they will therefore require you to review and improve reporting and monitoring of all Health & Safety issues to ensure accuracy and visibility, ensuring all cases are actioned. You will be expected...

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