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We are a specialist Recruitment & Training business serving the fresh food, fresh produce, horticulture, agriculture and the garden & leisure industries.
The business is owned and managed by industry experienced professionals who are committed to offering pragmatic, value for money, people centred business solutions at all levels within the horticulture, agriculture and fresh food supply chains. We provide a range of services that can be tailored to suit a variety of business requirements - not just traditional recruitment solutions but also other people centred services such as training & development, interim managers and non–executive directors.
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We are currently working with one of the most recognisable fresh produce businesses in the country, who are currently seeking an experienced buyer to join their procurement team. If you have fruit buying experience and speak Spanish, then I want to hear from you The role Procure and arrange transportation at the most efficient negotiated cost prices to fulfil customer orders Ensure continuity of supply 52 weeks per year Identify new growers / suppliers / varietiesThe candidate Must have fresh produce buying experience, e.g. grapes, stonefruit, melons etc Good understanding of seasonal buying for multiple retailers Excellent understanding of supply chain sea and road freight. Must have drive, be able to build relationships, and be an experienced project manager Excellent attention to detail, with a high level of literacy and numeracy Good negotiation skills Business conversational and written Spanish is a must have
A Kent based fresh produce producer to the retailers is looking for a Shift Manager for its packing operation - on a permanent late shift. This role requires ability to lead the team autonomously. The business is a leader in its field and has an excellent reputation of quality and supply which has come through its exacting standards. The right candidate will have the following credentials: Relevant Production Manager experience Experience within the fresh produce sector Knowledge of the retail supply chain Ability to deliver against exacting targets and timescales Ability to lead, motivate and train a team to a high standard Ability to take accountability for a site and lead by example To take charge and be responsible for all operational aspects of the packing shifts Build and co-ordinate the team, ensuring the packing operation is appropriately staffed in accordance with production plans.Please forward your CV in the first instance to be considered for this position
My client is a large garden centre chain based throughout the UK. They are currently going through an exciting expansion and redevelopment, so are looking for a enthusiastic plants person to join their team. Excellent plant knowledge is a must, preferably developed through a horticultural qualification. Retail experience is preferable but not essential. If there is not retail experience then great IT skills are a must and an understanding of EPOS ordering systems would be ideal. Good management experience is essential and you most have held at least a supervisory role or equivalent.
I am currently recruiting for a large garden centre group, they are seeking a talented retailer to lead the shop department in one of their established centres. I am seeking someone with good garden retail experience; supervisory experience is preferable but not essential. Horticultural knowledge would also be beneficial as sundries knowledge will be essential.
I am currently recruiting for an established plant retailer specialising in specimen nursery stock. Set in a scenic and affluent area of the country, the nursery is situated within an existing estate. The loyal customer base is a mixture of retail and wholesale and also comes to enjoy the nursery's popular cafe. Applicants will have experience working in an independent nursery previously and buying experience is a must. Horticultural knowledge is essential to succeeding in the position as this is a plants focussed site.
We are currently working with an up and coming horticulture business who are looking to strengthen their supermarket facing team. They are looking for a bright graduate to join their team that can help to support the sales team and learn from some knowledgeable people. If you are looking for a step into an exciting and fast paced career then this could be for you. You will need to be bright, enthusiastic and willing to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into a number of areas of the business. The main role is commercially focussed, so a good head for numbers is essential and strong communication skills is important. If you are interested, please send your CV to Morten Andresen.
Our client is a highly successful and diverse food manufacturing business, supplying customers in retail, foodservice and food manufacturing sectors. They have ambitious plans for growth, and require an experienced new product development manager to join the existing team to support the growth plans and deliver outstanding innovation. The role To drive and deliver all NPD and EPD from concept to launch Work with the factory and process teams to coordinate product trials and launches in line with critical paths Develop and agree the development plan for retail business Manage focused development of new product to deliver budget margin. Delivers development ahead of competitors through understanding the wants and needs of customers.The candidate Experience of food manufacturing preferably in a chilled produce food environment, Degree in Food science or other similar related qualification Category Management experience Financial cost control experience managing budgets and costs Ability to manage critical paths A passion for food, delivering NPD for customers Excellent communication and presentation skills
This leading Kent based food supplier is currently looking to recruit a Senior Supervisor for its busy Packing Operation. Ideally the right candidate will have experience of working within a food packing environment, they will already have supervisory or even management experience as the role will require leadership and delegation amongst the team. Key areas of responsibility: To ensure all packing line are operating efficiently. That all staff are fully utilised to meet demands. Product meets customer specifications. All systems and procedures are adhered to and logged digitally or via written record as required. To have an awareness of Health and Safety regulations and ensure these are carried out. Plan ahead to enhance productivity. To follow and implement company hygiene policy along with following the clean as you go policy. Communicate and liaise with all departments to ensure product and packaging requirements meets production demands. Monitor the functionality of line equipment, reporting to the maintenance team where faults are found. To identify the training needs of the Production Team. Other ad hoc duties as required.To be considered please forward your CV in the first instance.
My client is a small garden centre group based in the London area. They are looking for an experienced garden centre manager to lead the team of a large destination style garden centre based in a scenic and historic part of London. You will have site management experience previously and be ready to take on a challenging role in a very competitive environment. There is an opportunity to grow with the business.
Although with excellent horticultural credentials, our client is very newly established and will be supplying horticultural products to supermarket customers in the near future. Due to the technical demands required when dealing with such customers, they are looking for a first appointment technologist The role: This would very much suit someone who is looking for a 2nd stage on the career ladder. Joining a business at an early juncture and growing with the sales growth that will follow. Being the sole technical person within the team you will have front line responsibility for the customer and supplier relationships on all issues technical from day one. The person: Joining a start up business, you will have to be adaptable and flexible, unafraid of rolling up the sleeves to tackle the job in hand Although horticultural experience would be a preference we are willing to look at candidates from diverse backgrounds, provided the supermarket supply technical knowledge is present. You will be hard working and enjoy playing your part in a newly formed team
Our client supplies a range of world leading salad and vegetable varieties across the outdoor and protected production category. Due to internal changes they are now looking for a dynamic and experienced account manager The role: is primarily to introduce and develop new varieties to customers in line with demanding retail requirements To do this you will have the ability to develop long term win/win relationships with existing customers in the vegetable seed business and have the industry presence and sales acumen to develop new ones Although full training will be given as required, an innate team player attitude is a must, being willing and able to access expertise and technical information within the international support teams You will also be able to manage your own time in an independent way however, with frequent UK based and occasional international travel requiredThe person: Ideally the successful candidate will be educated to relevant degree level and or have a suitable qualification within the sector Existing customer knowledge would be a distinct advantage alongside technical/agronomic experience in leafy cropsLocation: North of the Midlands
A busy Fresh Produce distribution Depot is looking for a Shift Leader / Shift Coordinator for their busy temperature controlled facility. This shift is 5:50am to 2pm 5 days out of 7 to include occasional weekend working. The role is a key position within this fast paced business which services the retail supply chain They are looking for a natural leader of people, someone who is able to make decisions regarding order of work and movement of people within a manually intensive facility. A background within a busy distribution facility will be hugely advantageous for this role as the business is consistently meeting demand of up to 30 deliveries into further retail RDCs (Regional Distribution Centres) this really acts as the main UK Hub. If you have experience of leading a team of up to 30 warehouse team members in a depot environment please forward your CV for consideration
We are currently working with a very innovative and forward thinking frozen food business, who are looking to strengthen their retail facing team with the appointment of a Commercial Executive. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and pro-active graduate to develop their career in the food industry. The Role:- Supporting the Commercial Director and providing key information to their retail supply team Liaising with customers as required, pulling together presentations and managing the flow of commercial insight to the team Working closely with all functions of the business and gaining an excellent overall understanding of the businessThe Candidate:- Will ideally have a relevant degree and a passion for food. However, personality and company fit will play a key part as well Will have excellent numerical skills and be able to communicate effectively Will display good attention to detail and operate a first time right approach to their work
Long established, our client has been effectively managed by members of the family throughout its trading history, and during that time has expanded to become one of the most successful and respected independent potato supply organisations in Europe. They are now looking for a dynamic and experienced General Manager to head up their Scottish Seed Operations The job: Responsible for all seed multiplication and growing operations The planning of production including field selection and variety matching Manage the storage of the crop including grading and packing up to loading Managing all staff and contractors Manage the Health and safety of sitesThe person: A hardworking and dynamic General Manager with extensive applicable experience in growing and storage A strong team player and a valuable addition to the businesses senior team An experienced and inclusive man manager including maintenance teamsLocation - North of Scotland
An expanding business in Lincolnshire is looking to strengthen the technical team with a career driven technical assistant; this is a hands on role for someone who is able to make decisions when the technical manager is out of the business. The role Maintain and update technical quality manual Assist TM with HACCP plan Internal auditing of systems Monitoring of web based customer information Update product information sheetsThe candidate Excellent understanding of QC procedures and customer specs Internal audit qualification Understanding of BRC 6 Experience of fresh produce Good attention to detail, excellent communication levels at all levels Retail knowledge
This is an exciting new role within the business, where you will build and implement strategy and fit for purpose supply bases for a rapidly growing business. You will be responsible for strategically and actively sourcing the best suppliers, to grow and enhance product development by bringing innovation to the business and enabling them to be first to market with these ideas. The role Negotiate prices and trading terms Work closely with NPD to ensure all costs are accounted for Ensure new suppliers are approved before supply starts Plan the supply of products to ensure 100% supplier Work on innovation within the supply baseThe candidate Working knowledge of the ingredients food industry Have worked in a similar role prior Excellent project planning skills Excellent negotiation, communications and influencing skills Have great attention to details Supplier and customer focused
My client is a large garden retail business which specialises in providing a concession offering into garden centres. The offering is mainly 'indoor' focussed and does not include plants. They also provide a large seasonal offering as well as sundries. Applicants need to be a real retailer with excellent product knowledge. You must be able to be a hands on seller and be looking for the next step up from at least a current departmental management role.
We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Technical Manager for a leading distribution company supplying food, drink and other products to the foodservice sector. You will work as part of a designated category team and manage all elements relating to Product Quality, Safety, Legality, and Integrity for a portfolio of fish and seafood suppliers and products to ensure comprehensive technical support is provided. We will need to see considerable experience in Fish & Seafood Technical Management covering sourcing, processing, and quality management. Experience of working with global suppliers including the Far East would be ideal. You will need to have an exceptional knowledge of fish & seafood legislation, as well as quality, safety, and integrity standards. The role will involve travel so the ability and willingness to travel is a must. We would expect to see candidates have a Food Science/Technology degree and naturally significant relevant industry experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key for good technical candidates.
If you are an experienced agri-business consultant and are currently looking for a change of scenery, then I want to hear from you. We are currently working with a well regarded and progressive agri consultancy business, who are going through a period of solid growth. They have a number of positions for experienced consultants to join and (ideally) bring some new business with them. The Role:- Establishing, building and maintaining various relationships in order to develop strong business for the company. Advising on a raft of issues facing farmers/growers and going the extra mile to ensure your clients are fully informed of any upcoming issues. Becoming involved in financial business analysis, monitoring and control and budget and business plan preparation (amongst other things)The Candidate:- Will have had experience in agri business consultancy (or related role). The degree of experience will drive the overall salary An industry relevant degree would be an advantage but isn't essential Must be a good communicator and know how to get on well with farmers Will have a good head for numbers and be fully computer literate
Our client is a very progressive fresh food supplier to the UK multiple sector and one of the leaders in their field. The business is growing rapidly and we have been asked to help recruit a very high calibre General Manager/Managing Director to manage the day to day operation and help the company develop further. We are looking for an outstanding commercial professional with a proven track record of success in dealing with a major food retailer in a sales or commercial role (probably as a commercial director or sales director) but with excellent general management skills, experience or capability. The right person will be extremely smart and personable with excellent financial awareness, business acumen and natural leadership credentials. You must be able to demonstrate a very successful track record in your career to date within a food or FMCG scenario (food preferred) and will be entrepreneurial and very ambitious and keen to progress your career to the next level Our client is looking to continue to grow their business and will reward the right candidate handsomely. The role will be site based and is in the North of England To be considered please send your CV, in total confidence, in the first instance to Guy Moreton at MorePeople or call Guy on 01780 480530
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