Manufacturing

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.

Buyer

KAG are currently recruiting for a Buyer to join our client who are a successful, award winning online business based in Telford, Shropshire.

Job Title:  Buyer 

Location: Telford

Salary:  £20,000 – 24,000

Duties include:

  • Manage and develop product ranges to deliver profitable business growth,
  • Build/manage new and existing supplier relationships,
  • Negotiate contracts, prices, quantities as well as other aspects of the account,
  • Manage the merchandising to ensure that the products are correctly displayed on site,
  • Support the business to deliver ad hoc projects as and when required.

The successful candidate will ideally have 12 months previous experience in a similar role ideally from a retail or marketing/online sector and exposure to buying and selling.

You will be proactive with excellent planning and organisational skills along with the ability to multi-task and meet business deadlines.

You will be ambitious with a desire to achieve outstanding results, have a strong commercial eye to identify gaps in the product range along with the ability to monitor competitor activity and identify new market opportunities.

You will be confident with the ability to develop professional relationships and work well as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

If you are currently working as an Assistant Buyer/Junior Buyer and are looking for the next step up in your career then this will be a great opportunity for 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  

Internal Recruiter - Part Time

We have an immediate vacancy available for an experienced Internal Recruiter to join our client an established Manufacturer based in West Bromwich.

Job Title: Internal Recruiter – Part Time

Location: West Bromwich

Salary: £12000 – 20 Hours per week

Purpose of the role:

To provide comprehensive recruitment support to the group for all permanent positions and to manage the contract / relationship with the suppliers of temporary labour.

Duties Include:

  • Preparing Recruitment Profiles and conducting salary benchmarking.
  • Posting vacancies across multiple channels.
  • Reviewing applications and candidate pre-screening.
  • Schedule interviews and prepare competency-based interview questions.
  • Conduct interviews alongside recruiting manager as and when required.
  • Track and report on all recruitment / candidate activity.
  • Negotiate rates with suppliers of temporary labour.
  • Maintain the PSL and complete AWR documentation.
  • Oversea the daily temporary recruitment usage.
  • Participate in HR projects when required.
  • Ad-hoc duties when required.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience within a similar role either from a Recruitment or HR background having had exposure to recruiting for a variety of positions and levels.

You will be competent in job board advertising, candidate screening and interview processes.  You will be an excellent communicator and possess strong administration and organisational skills.

Internal Sales Advisor

Due to an internal promotion we have an immediate vacancy available for an Internal Sales Advisor to join our client an established Manufacturer based in West Bromwich.

Job Title: Internal Sales Advisor

Location: West Bromwich

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 DOE

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Sales Director you will be responsible for processing all sales orders received, responding to queries from both internal and external customers whilst maintaining relationships with several key accounts.

Duties Include:

  • Receive customer orders by telephone, email and fax
  • Ensure that all orders are accurately entered into the bespoke ordering system
  • Handle customer enquiries and resolve any problems that may arise
  • Agree workload and priorities with the Sales Director
  • Deal with document filing in a timely and efficient manner
  • Raise purchase orders to accompany all orders
  • Liaise with production and warehouse on relevant issues regarding availability and delivery
  • Manage a portfolio of several key accounts
  • Comply with Health and Safety responsibilities defined in the company Health and Safety policy and ensure that any specific responsibilities are adequately delegated in their absence.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within a busy and fast paced Sales environment.  You will be an excellent communicator and have strong administration and organisational skills.

It is also essential that you possess strong IT skills and have excellent attention to detail.

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 

HR Apprentice

We have an amazing opportunity for a HR Apprentice to join a market leading Food Manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham.

Role: HR Apprentice

Salary: 15,000 

Location: Birmingham

Purpose of the Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an HR / People Apprentice to join our clients central People Change team. Reporting to the Head of People Change Projects, you will complete relevant training qualifications whilst gaining exceptional experience in a fast paced busy central support office.


Duties Include

You will provide day to day administrative support and assistance to the Head of People Change Projects and the Central People Change Team with all ranges of people administration.

Your role as HR Apprentice will include daily administrative tasks, updating trackers, on-going maintenance of all employee files, issuing new starter contracts, notification of contractual changes, letters, making reference checks along with Right to Work checks and logging holidays and absence for the Birmingham support office and UK Division colleagues.

Creating reports using spreadsheets for management information and working to deadlines, producing HR management reports for weekly operational meetings and monthly board packs.

Working closely with the functional hiring managers to ensure on-boarding of employees is effective including checks to ensure that employment records are received, systems updated, and pre-employment checks received.

Working to support administrative duties and projects within the HR Specialisms; Learning and Development, Wellbeing and Engagement.

The ideal candidate will be educated to GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade A-C OR possess 3 A Levels (or equivalent) either predicted or achieved Grade A -C

You will be an exceptional communicator and have the ability to work well within a team along with experience of using Microsoft Office Packages.

Previous Customer Service or Administration experience would be advantageous however is not essential.

In return you will receive full training/mentorship have exposure to some really exciting projects and the opportunity to work towards either CIPD Level 3 or Prince 2 Qualifications.

HR Officer

We have an amazing opportunity for a HR Officer to join a leading Manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham.

Role: HR Officer

Salary: £32,000 – 35,000

Location: Birmingham

Purpose of the Role:

To provide HR generalist support to the organisation within a unionised environment.  This is to include industrial relations support and guidance, provision of information to facilitate decision making, the undertaking of projects and being the first point of contact for HR enquiries.

Duties Include

  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions and person specifications, posting ads and managing the hiring process, including being present at interviews, giving feedback and ensuring offers are sent out to suitable candidates.
  • Create and implement effective onboarding plans
  • Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance
  • Drive the absence management process in line with Company Procedures.  Taking responsibility for absence management meetings, providing updated information to management, the management / co-ordination of occupational health facilities and working with insurance providers.
  • Provide advice, support and coaching to managers on a range of HR topics, including disciplinary, absence management, grievances, paternity / maternity leave, flexible working requests, performance management etc.
  • Monitor Probationary Reviews and assist with outcomes
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Act as the HR Representative at various HR related meetings.
  • Manage the exit process including exit interviews
  • Develop office-based systems to ensure that service levels are maintained
  • Provide administration support to the HR department including the preparation of reports, presentation materials, letters etc.
  • Working with and consulting with the Union to ensure HR matters are handled appropriately.
  • Manage the Drug & Alcohol Testing process
  • Provide information to payroll and ensure that the payroll system is up to date from a HR and time and attendance perspective.
  • Act as the first point of contact for HR queries
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Ensuring up to date understanding and awareness of legal updates / changes

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of providing proactive, supportive, creative & credible advice and guidance.

You will have previous experience within a range of HR areas, including recruitment, absence management, disciplinary and writing HR Procedures.  Working knowledge of Employment Law & Employee Relations is essential along with working in a unionised environment.

Candidate must have a CIPD Membership

HR Manager - UK

We have an amazing opportunity for a HR Manager (UK) to join a market leading Food Manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham.

Role: HR Manager – UK

Salary: Competitive + Company Car & Bonus Scheme

Location: Birmingham with nationwide travel required

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the UK People Change Business Partner, we have an exciting opening for a HR Manager who is required to deliver full generalist HR services across our clients 14 UK sites. Working within the central People Change Team, the UK People Manager will provide a highly visible HR presence and concise understanding of the business. Partnering with the senior management team across the UK sites to support business objectives and implement the People Change strategy with functional support from the UK People Change Business Partner and central People Change team. This role will undertake significant travel and will require a minimum of 3 nights away from home per week.
Duties Include

Provide timely advice to People Managers and SMT in respect of employee relation issues, including disciplinary and grievance matters up to and including ET applications, flexible working applications, performance management, ensuring business risk is well managed and escalated where appropriate.

Promote performance management to leverage improvement in capability, working with managers to create a positive working culture which improves team and individual engagement working with the Talent Academy.

Working with local People Managers, oversee recruitment strategy and its implementation. Support the coaching and development of line managers to recruit and select the best calibre of people.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of providing proactive, supportive, creative & credible advice and guidance.  You will have a commitment to wellbeing, coaching and continuous improvement.

You will be able to demonstrate experience within a similar HR position and possess excellent working knowledge of employment law and employee relations.

Candidate must have a CIPD Membership and UK driving licence along with access to a vehicle.

Health, Safety & Training Manager

Due to an internal relocation we are looking to recruit a Health, Safety & Training Manager to join our client a leading Food Manufacturer based in Yetminster.

Job Title: Health, Safety & Training Manager

Location: Yetminster
Salary: 40,000-45,000 DOE
Job Type: Permanent

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the site General Manager, the Health, Safety and Training Manager will be responsible for implementing, co-ordinating and managing health, safety and training policies and procedures to agreed company UK standards in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment where health & safety is paramount.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Carrying out regular and comprehensive risk assessments and maintain records to ensure management have access to up to date safety records

Assist maintain standard operational procedures, which identify and take account of all relevant hazards

Oversee that safe working procedures are developed and implemented

Ensure the continuous development of Health and Safety policies and procedures

Advising on any changes to working practices, to ensure that they are safe and compliant

Maintain compliance with all national and local regulations, standards, codes and company policies and advise employees and

Identify actions for the improvement of Health and Safety and on-going continuous improvement practices

Producing management reports, and safety bulletins

Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports

Compiling incident and accident statistics and supporting the company’s objectives for an incident free culture

Perform internal Health and Safety Audits & prepare for external Health and Safety audits

Maintaining a working knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation and any developments that could impact the company

Comply with company policy and procedure on safe food handling and hygiene at all times.

Carry out monthly H&S meetings with site management team and site H&S champions

The ideal candidate will have previous experience carrying out a similar role within a manufacturing environment.  You will have a positive attitude towards Health and Safety, with a desire to resolve issues effectively and quickly.

You will possess a track record of maintaining and developing a safe working environment and have excellent attention to detail with the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced pressurized environment.

Excellent communication skills are essential along with the confidence to

Financial Accountant

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our client based in Yetminster, our client is a leading Manufacturer who are keen to appoint a Financial Accountant to join their existing team. 

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Yetminster

Salary: £35,000

Job Type: Permanent

Purpose of the role:

To provide efficient and effective Financial Accountant support to the Finance and Management teams. Manage and lead the team on a day to day basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of weekly reports within agreed timescales for submission.
  • Prepare periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, bridges, variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Provide a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions.
  • Review budget spending monthly and provide variance analysis.
  • Oversee daily costing analysis.
  • Validate and ensure that transactions performed in systems within the business are translated into the financial ledgers correctly.
  • Produce and provide accurate information and reports required by managers.
  • Analyse financial performance and so contributing to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts.
  • Provide professional judgement on financial matters and advising on ways of improving business performance.
  • Interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers.
  • Prepare KPI information on a weekly basis and communicate this to relevant stakeholders monthly.
  • Prepare and provide financial information for month end process and audit in the form of a balance sheet folder.
  • Preparation of site weekly management report.
  • Management of fixed assets register ensuring all items are live and correctly depreciated.
  • Deputise in the absence of Financial Controller.
  • Pro-actively take responsibility for the management, training and development of the finance team on a day to day basis
  • Conduct informal meeting and manage performance management if required.

 

The ideal candidate will be qualified to either ACCA or CIMA level and possess experience of working within a Financial environment.

You will be an excellent communicator who is able to display experience of successfully managing/leading a team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has a career strategy to develop and progress into a Finance Manager capacity and lead and motivate a team.

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