Manufacturing - KAG Recruitment Consultancy

Welcome to our Manufacturing Job Page featuring details of all live roles.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities and wish to discuss further please complete the submission form on the Contact page and advise of the vacancy that you wish to discuss further and we will come back to you.

Operations Graduate

We have an amazing opportunity for an Operations Graduate to join a market leading Manufacturing organisation on a 2-year Graduate Programme.

Role: Operations Graduate

Salary: 26,000 – 28,000

Location: Rotational Scheme

Purpose of the Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader and start your career within the food industry. You’ll be exposed to different areas of the operational business during your first 12 months. You will gain knowledge of the core processes within the meat industry covering retail production, manufacturing and procurement and general operational running.

Going into year 2 of your programme you will continue learning about costing, business strategy, commercial development and people management, as well as covering modules in sustainability and supply chain management.

Duties Include

Your primary role will be to assist in the operational running of the business. This will include responsibilities such as; overseeing process flow, supporting commercial projects, investigating waste management and improving efficiencies where possible. Alongside this, there will be opportunities for you to take responsibility of teams, allowing you to develop your management style and your ability to lead a team effectively.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.

You will be driven and motivated with a hands-on approach to business and a desire to learn and become an expert within your field.

Experience or knowledge from the Agricultural sector or food handling would be advantageous however is not essential.

In return you will receive an attractive salary, opportunity to complete further professional qualifications and a full training and development programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant team in an all-encompassing training programme!

You must hold a full UK driving licence

Payroll Administrator/Receptionist

Due to internal promotion we have new opportunity available for a Payroll Administrator/Receptionist to join our client one of Europe’s leading privately-owned food processors at their site in Leeming Bar.

Job Title: Payroll Administrator/Receptionist

Location:  Leeming Bar

Salary: 21,000

Hours of Work:  Monday to Thursday 8.30 –– Friday 8.30 – 4pm

Purpose of the role:

To support the day to day activities of the Payroll team (3 days – Tue/Wed/Thur)* in delivery of an effective people service and the Front of House position at Reception (2 days Mon & Fri)* being the first point of contact for visitors and calls to site.


·             Responsible for ensuring site payroll is completed to monthly deadline

·             Calculation of hours worked as per T&A system

·             Process statutory payments; sick pay, maternity pay and paternity pay

·             Operate attachment of earnings orders

·             Calculate any additional payments including overtime, responsibility pay and average holiday pay

·             Process any new starters, leavers and change of details through the Payroll system

·             Preparing a monthly payroll file for FC approval / in line with current audit criteria

·             Record site absence, probationary reviews, appraisal and other HR administration-based tasks

·             Maintain the new starters / leavers / transfers tracker and follow up on any queries

·             Welcome visitors, sign in process, set up meeting rooms and making lunch bookings
·             Answer and divert phone calls professionally and courteously
·             Mail sort and send out using designated service providers
·             Support in HR administration including updating of HR systems and ensuring trackers are maintained
·             Letter writing and administration tasks in line with departmental procedures including filing and archiving

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar position with the ability to build effective relationships with internal stakeholders at site level

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be confident in the use of Microsoft office and Excel.

You will be a proactive team worker with a can-do attitude, self-motivated with the ability to challenge others in a professional and constructive manner

Payroll Administrator/Receptionist

We have an amazing opportunity available for an experienced Training Officer to join our client one of Europe’s leading privately-owned food processors at their site in Leeming Bar.

Job Title: Training Officer

Location:  Leeming Bar

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Hours of Work: 5 days – 8 30am to 5 00pm

Purpose of the Role: –

• Develop and deliver an engaging site induction and on boarding process to all employees.
• Work collaboratively across the business to ensure a proactive approach to training and people development
• Ensure all staff are trained and competent in their areas of work as well as in line with health, safety, quality and food hygiene regulations, refresh where necessary
• Effectively prioritise training, to ensure that audit critical requirements are completed in a timely fashion
• Arrange, facilitate and co-ordinate training plans with both internal and external suppliers
ensuring added value
• Continue to assess and validate competency in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Job Observations (JOs).
• Coordinate an annual training plan for the business, through effective Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
• The ability to write and deliver tool box talks.
• To work with various departments to write and refresh SOPs and JOs
• Liaise with OEMs and external training providers to arrange training.
• Ensure FLT medicals are current and in-line with FLT on site requirements
• Management of training matrices ensuring they are accurate and easily accessible
• Develop and maintain structured processes and practices for delivering continuous improvement
• Work closely with the People team to foster a culture of People development and forward
• Maintain organised training files and ensure sign offs are up to date and audit ready.

The ideal candidate will have previous training experience within a factory setting, ideally in Food or FMCG environment along with experience of assessing others and giving effective,
constructive feedback.
You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal including excellent
presentation skills and a strong sense of personal and professional integrity.
You will be a proactive team worker with a can-do attitude, self-motivated with the ability to
challenge others in a professional and constructive manner

Stock Controller

We have an exciting opportunity for a Stock Controller to join a leading Food Manufacturer based in Ellesmere, Shropshire.  Over the last few years, our client has seen significant growth and is now looking for a Stock Controller to join the business initially on a 6-month contract.

The position of Stock Controller calls for a well organised, bright and articulate person who would be interested in joining a dynamic, modern organisation. You will work as part of a team to achieve the company’s objectives.

Role: Stock Controller

Salary: 19,000 -23,000 DOE (Pro-rata)

Location: Ellesmere


  • Assist in product reporting including stock checks, reporting write offs
  • Analysing the product usage against the delivery schedules
  • Carry out administration tasks for the sales and purchasing of our products
  • Assist with the product return process and manage unstocked inventory
  • Working as part of a team to achieve our objectives
  • Deliver 5S standards to main engineering stores and satellite stores.
  • Partake in inventory rationalisation via 3rd party relationship building

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator both written and verbal with exceptional attention to detail and possess excellent problem-solving skills along with the ability to work efficiently and to agreed timescales.

You will have strong administration skills and a good working knowledge of Excel. You will also ideally have previous experience of working within a Manufacturing based environment.

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