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.
10a Belton Street
Garden Centre Manager
I am currently seeking an experienced Garden Centre Manager to join the team of a well respected group of garden centres.
I require a talented retailer to take on the leadership of a newly refurbished site in Hampshire. The opportunity for the site is huge with potential to double the current turnover.
There is a generous remuneration package with the potential of a vehicle.
Candidates will ideally have experience within garden centre management previously but goo...
Flowers Development Manager
Our client is a progressive cut flower business who are looking to strengthen their team with the appointment of a Flowers Development Manager. We are looking for someone with good commercial awareness, ideally having dealt with retailers before and have a good portfolio of ideas for developing cut flower bouquets.
-Heading up the design team for the business and working on innovative and appealing bouquet designs.
-Keeping up with national trends,...
We are currently working with one of the fastest growing produce businesses in the country, who are currently seeking an experienced account manager to join their retail facing team. They are looking for someone with a couple of years of retail facing experience who can manage their customer interactions and day to day dealings with their key customer.
-Managing a product category within one or more major retailers and helping to develop new relationships
East of England
Salary: to attract the best
This is an exciting and challenging new appointment, with the successful applicant being an important member of the Senior Strategic Team of a large dedicated supermarket supplier, reporting directly into the Business Unit Director
Responsibilities will be:
-To be aware of and to employ best practise agronomic techniques to achieve optimum productivity and quality
-To identify suitable new supply partners and expand the existi...
Supplier Collaboration Coach
Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 12 months
Our client is a leading UK food retailer with a strong reputation in food innovation. They are looking to appoint a Supplier Collaboration Coach as part of the Value Optimisation team to facilitate and manage workshops to identify and implement cost out opportunities within the food supplier base.
With a background in FMCG manufacturing, you will have a strong understanding of supply chain complexity and be able to recog...
Display & Customer Planner
Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 12 months
Do you have a creative eye to design excellent retail displays? Our client is a UK leading food retailer who wish to appoint a customer focussed Display Planner into the Food team where you will be responsible for delivering displays and planograms within the retail estate.
With excellent project management and communication skills, you will have retail experience and be highly attuned to competitor activity. With expe...
Salary: Competitive (DOE) plus company benefits
Regulatory Affairs Manager Foods
This leading UK based food retailer has over 400 stores worldwide and wishes to appoint a Regulatory Affairs Manager for Foods for the UK and overseas divisions.
Supporting the Head of Regulatory Affairs, you will support, protect and represent the retailer's Food Division both nationally and abroad to ensure legal compliance and protect brand reputation.
You will be a key figure engaging and influencing t...
Engineer - Nights
-Diagnosing and repairing all breakdowns and keep records of all maintenance and repairs undertaken and monitor and maintain maintenance costs.
-Keep a record of all maintenance and repairs carried out in order to drive future maintenance programmes
-Control maintenance tools, stores, spares and equipment.
The Ideal Candidate will:
-Be multi skilled in both Mechanical and Electrical engineering
-Be certified in Mechanical engineering and be qualified in IEE 17t...
We are excited to be working with a large supplier to the food service and wholesale markets, who are looking to strength the Operations team by appointing a Distribution Manager (Night shift) to oversee the management of a very busy, dynamic and complex operation.
The job will require you to lead a team to ensure all deliveries, backhaul, trunks and staff deployments are managed effectively, in accordance with current legislation, company policy and the needs of the customer.
Our client is a well known and highly regarded fresh food business who are looking to strengthen their commercial team, within one of their key divisions. They are looking for an account executive to join the team and offer key support to senior commercial team. The right candidate could have a background of commercial support within the fresh produce industry and looking to take a step up.
Working within one of their key divisions and working with one of their major multiple acc...
Plant Area Assistant
I am currently seeking a plant area assistant for an established garden centre in Essex.
Retail experience is preferred but a good people person with a drive to succeed will be considered.
We are looking for someone with a minimum of an interest in gardening. In depth plant knowledge is preferred but not required.
Please submit your CV in the first instance or to discuss further please call Brad Peck at MorePeople on 01780 480530
Senior Food Technologist
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Food Technologist to join this market leading food retailer.
Using your extensive technical knowledge, expertise and judgement, you will ensure the consistent delivery of innovative, high quality, safe, and legal products which meet our client's brand values.
By identifying and delivering strategic technical initiatives, you will use your skills to continue to drive sales and customer satisfaction.
The main responsibilit...
Food Trends Researcher
Our leading food retail client wishes to appoint a Food Trends Researcher into their Culinary Insights team.
This is an exciting new position where you will play a pivotal role in driving the future innovation pipeline. Each element of the role will bring a new dimension of food inspiration which you will be expected to present to the internal and external food experts to help drive the creative strategy for the future.
The main responsibilities include:
QA / Quality Systems Manager
Our client is a market leader in supply fresh food into the retail sector, and they are looking to strengthen their technical team, with a Quality Systems Manager.
-Preparation and be responsible for all audits BRC, 3rd party audits, soil association etc
-Maintenance and development of QMS
-Lead label and packaging changes with business
-Maintenance of product specifications
-Management of internal audits
-Dealing with customer complaints
Our client is a market leader in supply fresh food into the retail sector, and they are looking to strengthen their technical team with an experienced quality manager, who will be responsible for the QA teams and hygiene departments, various shifts available.
-Manage and co-ordinate the QA team
-Deputise for the TM when required
-Be responsible for intake raw material specifications
-Compilation of retailer specifications
-Any projects within the technical department
Head of Operations
We are delighted to be working with a large supplier of fresh produce into the retail sector, who are looking to recruit a Head of Operations for their business unit based in the Republic of Ireland. The role will report to the Business Unit Director and will be responsible for leading the operations team across all aspects of the operation, including Transport, Production, Stock Control and Engineering/Maintenance.
-Strategic planning of all aspects of the ope...
A leading fresh produce packer is looking to strengthen the QC team with an additional person, you will have previous quality control experience, within a fresh produce business, and have done so for a minimum of 1 year.
To QC all arrivals on intake.
Complete and report on shelf life assessments.
Ensure that pack house procedures relating to quality are adhered to.
Ensure suppliers get feedback on arrivals
Conduct hygiene, HACCP and food safety audits The candidate
Our Client is a Horticultural Co-operative serving the Glasshouse sector throughout the southern half of the UK. It has the same modus operandi as when it was started 50 years ago in that the company seeks to be each members "Purchasing Department" to provide a collective professional service and to be the first choice against all competitors by achieving the lowest possible price. they are seeking a new Sales Development Manager to work alongside the General Manager in the short term to prom...More
We are currently working with a large and well established fresh produce business based in Kent. They are looking to strengthen their commercial team with the appointment of a National Account Manager to join their experienced retail facing commercial team.
Dealing directly with the relevant buying managers within the retailers, you will be a key point of contact within the business
Providing clear and concise communication to the broader business, ensuring that opportunities an...
A rare opportunity has arisen for a Buying Manager with our retail client who is in an exciting period of growth.
Responsible for a grocery category, you will optimise the product range and deliver on the business strategies. One of the key business values is trust so you will have real opportunity to develop the supply base and negotiate on deals to deliver and exceed category sales.
Working closely with the Own Brand team, you will develop the growth of the business brand ...