Welcome to MorePeople
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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Our client is an established, yet growing, fresh produce business who are looking to improve their coverage in the North West region, within the wholesale and local foodservice sector. They are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Sales Executive who ideally has experience within the wholesale markets and area sales. The Role:- Developing sales within the North West and capitalising on opportunities as they present themselves Dealing with the wholesale markets on a regular basis, whilst building your list of contacts with the local foodservice businesses and caterers The Candidate:- Will ideally have fresh produce experience, but must have some fresh food experience as a minimum Good relationships with local chefs, restaurants and caterers would be a distinct advantage Will be a good negotiator, have good organisational skills and strong head for numbersTo discuss this role further, please call Morten Andresen at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
We are currently looking for a Category Marketing Assistant for a large and well respected fresh produce business. If you have a years experience in a similar role or are looking to take up a role where attention to detail and data analysis are key aspects, then please get in touch. The Role:- Compiling retailer data and providing recommendations based on the findings Regular store visits ensuring the promotional activity of the company and its competitors is recorded Supporting the commercial teams on customer presentations where needed The Candidate:- Will ideally have some fresh produce experience, but this isn't essential. It is more important that this person has a good head for numbers and analytical skills Will be able to work in a close knit team and have an organised and professional approach Will have a desire to develop and learn new skills across the business
Responsible for the Ambient Technical Strategy for this international retailer, you will lead and manage your technical teams to ensure requirements for food safety, legality and quality are exceeded within the Ambient Division. With an extensive background in food, you will ensure that robust procedures are in place throughout the business and you will engage with the Group Technical and Compliance teams to ensure effective and efficient working partnerships. An inspirational leader, you will influence key stakeholders and communicate your ideas and visions articulately. Being an advocate of delivering outstanding customer service, your enthusiasm will motivate the site teams, wider business and suppliers as you work towards a common goal of improved and cost effective performance. Educated to a degree level, you will be a food technical expert and have an extensive background in a food manufacturing environment. You will be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and have experience in change management. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Gillian Muir on 01780 480530.
Calling all recent Agricultural Graduates. We are working with a large family run business, who are looking to recruit a number of graduates into their business. They are a leading grower of fresh produce, and supply into the major retailers with their product. The program is a 2 year training scheme, during which different modules would be completed, these could include husbandry worker, growing, irrigation, harvest team coordinator, tractor driver/spray, tunnel work, QA are a few of the example modules, there is excellent opportunities for growth and development. The business works across a number of sites, and there is the opportunity to change sites regularly to have an greater understanding of how the business works as a whole. We are looking for Agricultural University graduates with the following qualifications: Agriculture Engineering (Production, Environmental Science) Food Technology Plant Biology Field Management Crop Science Business management within the Agricultural sector If you have recently graduated with one of the above degrees, and are keen to join a growing business, please forward your details to Luan Harrison at MorePeople, or call 01780 480530.
My client is a good sized independent garden centre looking for an enthusiastic Shop Supervisor who is confident to deliver first class customer service throughout the shop department. Duties and responsibilities would include the following: Merchandising and displaying stock to ensure the department is professionally presented Leading a team of staff to deliver excellent customer service Preparing job sheets, training and supervising staff to achieve day to day objectives Monitoring of sales to identify popular lines Stock control & quality control Ensuring the department looks fresh & interesting Liaising with the Shop Manager and assisting with overall management when required Responsible for keeping your own and your team product knowledge up to date Identifying new products. Key Skills: The appointed person will have a good working knowledge of garden centre retailing, with an adaptable and flexible approach, good team leadership skills focused on achieving and delivering excellent customer service. Ideally, the preferred candidate will have horticultural knowledge and a good understanding of a wide range of garden sundries including weed killers, feeds, tool etc.The discuss this role further, please call Brad Peck at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
Our client has developed a hugely successful Garden Centre & Nursery over the past twenty years and employs over 60 staff, all trained to offer excellent customer sales & service. They are currently seeking to appoint a Plant Buyer for their vast Bedding section who will also work as part of the outside plants team when required. The role will extend to Buying Houseplants and also assisting with the Buying of Hardy Nursery Stock in the future when settled in to the role and ready to take on a greater level of responsibility. Duties will include the following: Purchasing of Bedding plants to reflect the image of the company Liaising with suppliers for the best possible terms and quality plants Visiting nurseries to view stock and pre-booking volume lines Working with the department manager with regards to incoming goods To inform the stock control and accounts of terms and discounts agreed Working as part of the plants team Liaising with the Outdoor Department Manager Administration duties Undertake such other duties as may be required in the post Key Skills: This position requires previous experience of purchasing a wide range of plant stock on a commercial scale and experience of working in a busy fast paced environment. Excellent plant and presentation skills are essential along with drive, enthusiasm and team spirit! A rewarding salary is on offer to the right person that will commence with expertise and the ability to ensure high standards are maintained across all areas of the role. To discuss this role further please call Brad Peck at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
A leading fresh produce business is looking to strengthen the production team, with a team leader, the role will work a 22322 pattern, and will report into the Production Manager The role To manage the production area and ensure it never misses an order To manage, develop, coach and motivate direct reports To ensure staff are train on prophet Plan staff in relation to work loads and volumesThe candidate Experience of working in a "lean" manufacturing environment would be an advantage Good eye for detail Be able to work as part of a team Experience of prophet would be an advantage Excellent communication skills at all levels Experience of managing a teamTo discuss this role further, please call Luan Harrison at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
Our retail client is looking to recruit an artwork and packaging coordinator to be responsible for the packaging process, from design stage right through packaging sign off and launching into store. To be able to do the role you will need to build good relationships with key suppliers and designers, to coordinate receipt and approval of all copy packs, ensuring that packaging is all legal and within budget. You will attend label press checks when required to ensure labels are printed to the correct specifications and are legally compliant. You will then liaise with regards to delivery of the packaging to ensure the critical path is on target and all parties are up to speed with regards to timescales. The candidate At least 2 years in a similar role Must have strong project management skills and be able to organise your own work load. Strong IT skills, Strong administration skills Excellent attention to detail Be able to manage a budgetTo discuss this role further, please call Luan Harrison at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
Our retail client is looking to recruit a Category Development Manager for their Beverages category, this is an excellent opportunity for development for someone with previous retailer experience. The role Management of all artwork and packaging processes within your defined category Identify opportunities within your category Range analysis and segmentation Label and packaging strategy Be able to use Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator The candidate Must have a WSET Diploma or equivalent qualification Minimum 3 years retail experience in beverages Be able to demonstrate strong background in brand management, product development, category analysis and strategic planning Excellent understanding of packaging processes Good project management skills Be able to lead and inspire the team.If you would like to know more about this role, please call Luan Harrison at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
Our client based in Lincolnshire is a well-known, well-regarded, ambitious and growing entity in the food sector. We are is looking to recruit an HR Advisor who will report to the site HR Manager. In this role you will be expected to: Support the Head of HR in the delivery of the HR strategy. Provide HR support for wide areas of the business. Provide support, coaching and training for the business. Pro-actively resource current vacancies. Ideally we are looking to talk to candidates who are CIPD qualified or part qualified and have previous HR experience from a food business. We would expect that you can build good relationships and be able to demonstrate influencing skills so that you can work with some of the strong characters in the business. You must be well organized and possess good communication skills. It is important that you are up to date with current employment legislation. Previous experience with continuous improvement and dealing with management information would be useful. This is a challenging but broad and interesting role where you will be able to drive the HR agenda. To discuss further, please call Andrew Fitzmaurice at MorePeople on 01780 480530.
Our client is one of the UK's leading producers and packers of stone fruit and berries, supplying many of the UK retailers'. They are currently looking for 2 warehouse operatives (1 x day shift and 1 x night shift) to assist with the following main duties: The loading and unloading of vehicles, picking orders, wrapping products, packing, labelling and shipping and helping to maintaining a clean work environment.The successful Applicant will have: Experience of working in a comparable role. Ability to operate and maintain forklift trucks. Good written and verbal communication skills, to a wide audience including client personnel and a wide range of employees within the business. Developed leadership and management skills with the ability to delegate and follow up as required. Ability to work as part of a multi skilled and dynamic team. Good time management and organisational skills To discuss this role further, please call Jagger Cornish-Bowden on 01780 480530.
A vacancy has become available for an experienced plant area manager to join the management team of a large established garden centre. I am looking for a confident retail manager with experience running a thriving department in a multimillion turnover centre. Plant knowledge must be good and a keen understanding of the seasonality of plant retail will be required.
My client is a large garden centre group and is looking for a talented retailer to join the team of one of there busy stores. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone at supervisor level to step up into their first management role. Gardening product knowledge is preferred and industry experience is ideal.
I am currently looking for a talented retailer to join the management team of a busy garden centre. Experience is not necessary but preferred and a graduate could be the right fit. I am looking for someone with good product knowledge wether that be plants or sundries.
I am currently looking for an experienced retail manager to take on a busy department in a garden centre. Experience can be from any retailer but a wider skill base is preferred. This is an opportunity to join a large multi site business with an excellent record of internal progression.
My client is looking for a talented retail manager to take over the running of a busy department in a garden centre. This centre belongs to a large chain and is established with a loyal customer base. We are looking for candidates with department management experience amongst any retail but preferably with gardening product knowledge and experience working to high standards.
My client is a large garden centre group and is looking for a experienced plant retailer to join the centres management team. I am looking for a planteria expert with a good retail background for this centre. You will have several year of plant area management experience at a supervisor level of above. You must be comfortable managing a busy department in multi million turnover . Ideally your horticultural knowledge will be backed up by a relevant qualification but good experience will be sufficient.
Our client, based in the East Midlands, is a progressive and exciting fresh produce business. They are currently looking for a Commercial Manager to join their experienced team and to manage their key customer relationship on a day to day basis and support at a senior level. The Role Working closely with the company's retail customers and managing the business's interests Developing strong relationships with the customer and developing opportunities for performance improvement Working with the broader team, taking into account the varying factors which can affect the business on a day to day basis The Candidate Must have fresh produce account management experience, having worked with one or more of the top 4 retailers Will have excellent communication skills, coupled with a desire to develop business Will work in an efficient way, managing their time and work load effectively
My client is a retail nursery with a thriving online business, They are now looking for a new ambitious person to help run their e-commerce department. E-commerce experience is preferred but realistically dispatch experience and a good technical ability will be considered. Excellent customer service is required as the successful applicant will be the online voice of the business and will help troubleshoot all issues. Working hours Monday -Friday, 9-5 Duties to include: Maintaining the efficient running of the website. Daily processing of customer orders. Dealing with day to day customer enquiries related to the website. Being responsible for the upload and maintenance of product catalogues on the website. Having overall responsibility for the processing of orders and timely dispatch of items Liaising with department managers to ensure product information on the website is up to date. Resolving technical issues relating to the website with the necessary third party suppliers. Be aware of developments in the ecommerce industry and report on any developments that could be appropriate to our business. Oversee the efficient running of the local network on site. Troubleshoot problems with the network as they arise and be able to contact the appropriate third parties if necessary to resolve issues. Source hardware and software required for the efficient running of the network.
MorePeople is working with a leading food business in Lincolnshire.They work with a broad customer base which covers the big retailers, food manufacturing, foodservice and independents. We are looking to recruit a hands-on Management or Cost Accountant and the ideal candidate will have food industry experience (food or fresh produce) and have an enquiring mind. If you are the sort of person who is happy to do the digging for the information you'll need in this role (as opposed to having to be spoon fed) then we want to hear from you. The role is going to suit a team player and you will need to build strong relations with the team (particularly ops, The SMT and the London based Financial Manager) The role responsibilities will include (but not be limited to): Production of the management accounts Balance sheet reconciliations Creating financial statements Budgeting/forecasting/Cost and RM analysis Experience of both management and financial accounts will be required as will strong excel skills (pivot tables and vlookups). We'd like to talk to candidates who are working towards or have already completed CIMA (or similar).
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