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WRS are pleased to announce that we have moved to larger newly refurbished offices we are now based at;
2 South View Roade Northamptonshire NN7 2NS

Weetabix bought by China’s Bright Food http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17935661

Restaurant Managers UK wide £25-30k + c£10k Bonus + Full Autonomy & Support to deliver Results & achieve your Potential call 07787 40 88 44

WRS are seeking a Production Manager £40k in Bucks on an initial 6 months contract.

Samworth Brothers pushing for £1 billion turnover http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Business-News/Samworth-Brothers-pushing-for-1bn-turnover

Fire at Carlsberg brewery in Northampton  –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-14392283

Buyer Non Food Inventory & Services c£40k + Car + Bonus + Benefits – Berkshire call WRS to discuss on 07787 40 88 44

Export Sales Executive £17-19k an excellent opportunity to establish your career within a branded FMCG environment

Maintenance Engineer £25k Oxon Day Shift Call WRS to discuss 07887 40 88 44

2x Electrical Engineer £29k + o/t Northampton Day Shift PLC skills (Siemens, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley) Call WRS on 07787 40 88 44

NAE required for a branded Food Manufacturer c£30k + Bonus – Call 07787 40 88 44 to discuss in more detail

General Manager  – Northamptonshire £60-70k + Performance Related Bonus + Car Allowance + Pension

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Operating over 40 companies across the UK, USA, Canada and the British Virgin Islands our client is a truly diverse group operating across sectors ranging from alternative asset investments in fine wine, property and aquaculture, to high-end retail channels – targeting areas they believe have the potential to offer long-term, sustainable growth. They are now seeking to make a new senior appointment within the group of General Manager to take responsibility for overseeing and driving the success of four of the operational businesses. The General Manager will be charged with executing the Board’s strategy and providing the link between these businesses and the Board via regular reporting. Reporting directly to the Group Chairman, and working closely with the Group’s Operations & Finance Directors, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a history of successful business management, developing direct reports, effective change management and a strong all-round approach to running a profitable business. The role will offer the opportunity to work with autonomy, as well as giving the successful candidate access to other Group functions, such as marketing and finance.  This role is a pivotal part of the Group and will determine the future of the businesses that fall under its remit. In addition to having direct oversight of the four businesses, this role will have significant responsibility for the office and warehouse in Northamptonshire.  This will involve liaising with the other Group staff that use the office and ensuring the smooth day to day operations of the business. The four businesses that you will manage are as follows; A UK based independent fine wine merchant founded in 2004 which specialises in the world’s finest, most sought-after wines from great and historic vintages, plus real finds from small producers.  The business has a current core turnover of circa £500,000 per annum, and operates for the most part via an on-line e-commerce platform and fulfillment system, augmented by regular e-mail offers, occasional direct mail brochures and limited phone / personal contact with its customer base. The second business is also a fine wine merchant: established in California in 1976, the business was acquired by the group in 2012 and provides (primarily) US customers with a wine by the bottle delivery service. The group has continued to build upon the existing turnover of circa $300,000 per annum, working hard with the existing staff to grow the business and continue its long and successful track record in servicing its valued customers. Thirdly there is an independent country footwear and clothing retailer, specialising in leading brands in town and country footwear.  As well as a rural store and country show business, there is also an e-retail sales channel. This business has a current turnover of circa £400,000 per annum across all channels. The fourth business is the newest development for the Group.  In early June 2018 they will be launching an e-retail artisan food website linking the existing physical country food market with the wider market available via the internet.  The work on this business started in early 2018 and represents an exciting new enterprise and one that you will have an opportunity to shape and drive forward to achieve its full potential. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate having worked at a suitably senior position elsewhere.  The group already has extensive existing product...

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Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer Building Services £35-40k

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Engineering | 0 comments

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a privately held building services company who over more than 20 years have established a very strong reputation for the quality of their building services projects.  Specialising within the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) they employ all of their technicians, engineers and plumbers directly and this dedication to high standards of customer service has paid dividends as the business is experiencing a period of significant growth.  As a result if this they are now seeking to appoint a permanent Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer reporting to the Design & Build Manager. Our projects include large multi £million industrial and commercial schemes to smaller schemes and working for interesting clients including high street retailers, Schools/Universities, healthcare providers, contractors, developers etc. As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer to join our significantly experienced and talented Building Services team. Based at our highly accessible offices with over 30 staff in Northampton, you will be responsible for delivering innovative solutions for our client’s. Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer duties include: Working as part of a design team delivering detailed design •Using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) and BIM (Revit) software and other resources to design the systems required for the project •Designing site-specific equipment as required •Overseeing and supervising the installation of building systems and specifying maintenance and operating procedures •Liaising closely with other professionals, including structural engineers, architects, surveyors, and contractors of in-house and external project teams •Attending a range of project group and technical meetings •Ensuring that the design and maintenance of building systems meets legislative and health and safety requirements •Advising clients and architects on energy use and conservation in a range of buildings and sites, aiming to minimise the environmental impact and reduce the carbon footprint You will have experience with designing projects from conception through to completion including calculations, drawings, specifications, etc along with an accredited Building Services degree or higher educational qualification...

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Survey Sales Consultant – Southern Regions

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in £35,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000, Area Manager, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Engineering, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, National Accounts, Oxfordshire, Sales Manager, South, South Coast | 0 comments

Survey Sales Consultant – Southern Regions £Basic + Substantial Bonus + f/e Car + Benefits About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. The geospatial world is expanding and with it, KOREC’s aims and ambitions. Position Summary As a Survey Sales Consultant at KOREC you will be responsible for maximising the sales of Trimble’s world leading Geospatial solutions in your sales territory, including robotic total stations, GPS and 3D laser scanning. Key Responsibilities: Generate monthly sales to meet revenue and gross margin targets Generate and work to a territory sales plan Identify, nurture and close new sales opportunities within your designated territory Demonstrate the benefits of Trimble geospatial equipment and KOREC software to potential users Balance managing the existing customer base with proactive prospecting Maintain accurate recording of activity using our CRM system for forecasting and reporting Requirements: Experience in a survey related field (setting out, engineering or topographical) Desire to progress within a sales environment Highly motivated and enthusiastic Flexible, can-do attitude Excellent verbal communication skills Full driving license (clean preferred – no more than 3 points) Strong computer skills Desirable: Geomatics/Survey/Engineering degree level qualification or 3 years’ industry experience Experience in a technical sales environment Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive Company car & fuel card 25 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) Childcare vouchers   If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88 44....

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Forecast Planner – Food Manufacturing

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in £20,000 - £25,000, £25,000 - £30,000, FMCG, Lincolnshire, Manufacturing, Planner | 0 comments

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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National Account Manager £50k + Bonus + Car

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in All Sectors | 0 comments

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your FMCG career within National Account Manager’s role designed to manage existing business as well as developing new business opportunities. If you are seeking greater autonomy to develop your customers then this position will serve you with the ideal experience and customer exposure. Working for an expanding branded food manufacturer which has benefited from significant capital investment and brand / range extensions you will be joining the business at an exciting time in it’s development into a major supplier within it’s categories. Supplying a diverse account base to include UK Grocery multiple and second tier grocery you will gain exposure to major national accounts and be given an insight into the supply of both branded and own label products. In addition to maintaining the existing customer account base and achieving targets you will also be actively looking for new business opportunities. Be that to extend the number of SKUs supplied to a particular account or to open completely new customer accounts. You will be given unparalleled support and coaching whilst also being empowered with the autonomy to act independently. Ideally a graduate or of graduate calibre you will already have gained experience of winning and manager business with the major grocery multiples be seeking to develop your F.M.C.G career within Account Management. Previous experience within a customer orientated environment is essential, ideally you will already have gained experience within the UK Food & drinks industry and have had full P&L responsibility for your accounts. Previous experience of branded, private label and licensed products would be desirable. For further details please call Kieron Madden at WRS on M: 07787 40 88 44 or email your CV to...

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Commercial Brand Manager £50-55k North Oxon

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in All Sectors | 0 comments

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing and privately owned FMCG business based in Oxfordshire. Due to continued growth year on year, an opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Brand Manager to join the marketing team. The organisation has a selection of instantly recognisable products and brands in it’s portfolio and the successful candidate will enjoy a breadth of opportunities to grow and develop these. In addition to working with the company’s branded products you will also have the opportunity to work with a number of very high profile licensed products as well as retailer own label ranges. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, this varied role will allow you to employ your experiences across the full marketing mix as you take full responsibility for the P&L on your defined portfolio. You will have full marcomms responsibility and play a key role in supporting the sales team through trade marketing. You will drive NPD in line with the brand plan and take an active role in defining the knowledge of the key consumer groups and their dynamics. You will have gained previous experience in an Assistant Brand Manager or Brand Manager role within an FMCG business as well as having a strong working knowledge of the major UK grocery accounts. You will be prepared to challenge the business and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and have a self-starter attitude. This is an organisation which ahs grown rapidly and will continue to do so and as such you will need to be flexible, adapt to change and be comfortable working within a hands on flat structure which is more roll your sleeves up than ivory towers. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for producing high quality, premium convenience food to meet our customers requirements and exceed consumer expectation then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88...

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Shift Maintenance Engineer £30-35,000 Kent

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Engineering, FMCG, Kent, Manufacturing, South East | 0 comments

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 ability to complete engineering based projects. Main Duties and Responsibilities: • To work in a safe manner compliant with company Health & Safety policies. • To plan and carry out all planned preventative maintenance so as to ensure that all plant and equipment is in good working order and all customer orders are met. • To be responsible for ensuring all equipment is maintained in a safe and efficient state, in good working order and in accordance with the recommendations and schedules of the manufacturer. • To quickly respond to production breakdowns and carry out diagnosis, repairs and breakdown prevention actions. • To complete these duties in a logical and efficient manner. • To assist the engineering team with any required maintenance on site services, building fabrication. • To complete work orders given to you by your supervisor or manager. • To liaise with other departments within the business to ensure the smooth running of the business and develop good working relationships with these departments. Skills & Experience: • ONC, HNC or HND in Engineering or equivalent • Lean thinking or similar • Advanced or Competent at Fault Finding Techniques • Knowledge of Refrigeration & Steam Generation Equipment • Computer Literate – Basic Intermediate in MS Office • Computerised maintenance management system Literate • Ability to Fault find • Knowledge of Electrical Regulations • Knowledge of Safety Circuits • Pneumatic Systems • Mechanical Knowledge • Ability to complete engineering based projects • Good knowledge of Plant and Equipment on Site If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for producing high quality, premium foods to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed consumer expectation then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88...

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Survey Sales Consultant London £Basic + Substantial Bonus + f/e Car + Benefits

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in All Sectors | 0 comments

About KOREC KOREC is a well-established nationwide company providing innovative measured solutions for the Construction, Machine Control, Survey and Mapping industries. From GNSS Receivers to Lasers, Robotic instruments to Total Stations, KOREC offer Sales, Hire, Service and Repair. Position Summary The successful candidate will be responsible for maximising the sales of Trimble Surveying Solutions in the South West Region, including Robotic Total Stations, Trimble GNSS, Software and Spatial Imaging. Ideally you will have experience of construction or land surveying GPS equipment although this is not essential as full product training and induction will be provided. The right candidate will be a self-starter, with evidence of sales success in a business-to-business sales environment, be ambitious, tenacious and have a ‘sense of urgency.’ Candidates will have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and outstanding negotiation and presentation abilities at all levels. Above all you will have the confidence, commitment and ability to sell innovative positioning solutions. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a rapidly growing company with a young and ambitious team. Full Product and Professional External Sales Training will be provided. A substantial package, including company car, is available to the right candidate. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88...

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Stock Manager £28-32,000 M40

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in £25,000 - £30,000, FMCG, Logistics, Manufacturing, Oxfordshire, Supply Chain | 0 comments

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 well as running a Monthly SMS meeting ensuring clear and accurate data is provided to the sales team to clear problems as well as tracking the dissipation of SMS to reduce the value of stock provisions In addition to these roles and responsibilities you will monitor and report on the accuracy of Syspro Stock data and comment and advise on SKU rationalisation / business complexity issues in order to build reports and new communication channels to improve the overall management of stock. Weekly reporting (in time) of Overstocks and BBE issues directly to the relevant Sales personnel You will have previous supply chain and stock management experience ideally gained within a fast paced dynamic environment. This experience may have been within an FMCG, Food Manufacturing or other consumer goods business environment and you must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of being part of a commercial team within a customer-facing business. In addition to your previous stock control experience you will be able to demonstrate a high degree of numeracy combined with excellent MicroSoft Excel spreadsheet skills. This role will liaise with a number of internal departments on key time critical issues and as such excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to have the strength of character to stand firm with senior managers whilst still operating as a good team player. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for producing high quality, premium foods to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed consumer expectation then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88...

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

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in £40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000, General Manager, Manufacturing | 0 comments

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 be responsible for the management of the Company’s overall supply chain and all the day-to-day activities associated with the installation, commissioning and maintenance work that it does for its customers. This includes managing: an established, loyal and motivated team of some 20 staff, who work at the Company’s own site and away at the remote customer sites; and, the Company’s vehicles and specialist equipment. The General Manager will work closely with the existing Managing Director, as he steps back from the management of Operations to focus on the customer-facing Commercial side of the business, to ensure that standards of effectiveness, efficiency, quality and safety are all maintained throughout the period of transition. The Company does not operate in a complex manufacturing environment but it does do assembly and fabrication work on its own site, as well as the extensive and quite complex work on customer sites; the maintenance of appropriate safety standards is essential. The General Manager will assume the role of championing a safety and quality culture in which every member of staff recognises their own role and responsibility for ensuring that Health & Safety best practice is followed, while maintaining the high quality standards for which the Company is known. The successful candidate will already have gained experience of operations management within a B2B customer focused organisation. This may have been within a manufacturing environment such as: automotive, pharmaceutical, Food Manufacturing or FMCG. Equally applicants may have gained experience within a fabrication or assembly operation, most importantly they will have experience of working within a quality driven customer focused business. Previous experience of installation work or commissioning of new equipment and managing field based teams would be a distinct advantage. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing customers with high quality, premium equipment combined with a service to meet their requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV...

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