UK Vacancies


Shift Engineer

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Shift Engineer to work at our site in Coventry. In this role you will be providing a proactive approach to the prevention of equipment failure and ensuring the schedule PM is carried out as planned. Ensuring Quality, waste and efficiency targets are met by working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Following all Health & Safety procedures at all times.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement.

• Identify and analyse problems before crises and determine appropriate action and follow-up

• Provide the Lead Engineer with information on all engineering downtime attended on shift,, related quality issue, work orders completed, PM's completed and other details as required.

• Compliance with Company policies, procedures and regulations (e.g. attendance, quality, safety, GMP's, etc.) and ensure these are followed to maintain the required standards (e.g. Food Safety, PPE etc.)

• Ensure that all Work Orders, PM's issued to the shift are completed.

• Provide support to the team during breaks and absences and work together to ensure completion of their duties

• Demonstrate a team approach with regard to maintenance and hygiene of equipment and support (teams of) operators

• Carry out work assignments issued by Lead engineer and maximize effectiveness of the shift at all times by ensuring efficient completion of tasks

• Ensure remedial works to equipment raised by work order or PM's are highlighted to the Lead engineer

Qualifications and job skills required:

• Desirable skills :- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control ,instrumentation, welding, FLT license

• Previous food processing industry experience highly desirable

• Electrical and/or mechanical qualifications/time served apprenticeship.

• Experience of working in an automated production environment.

• Basic Food Hygiene

• Data and analytical skills

• Basic Health & Safety

• Desirable skills :- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control ,instrumentation, welding, FLT license

• Computer literate. (word/excel/windows based packages)


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com

Production Roles

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a various Production Roles within the business to work at our site in Coventry.

TEAM MEMBER:

Principal purpose of job: To carry out general production related duties to support the needs of the business

Packing - Shuffle product into stacks that are suitable to pack, keep work area clean and tidy, count tortillas. Use equipment used in the packing process, metal detect packages, complete QA paperwork, pack and count product, ensure that the correct labelling/coding is used on each product, palletize the product. Liaison with the Logistics department. Accurate recording of waste. Communication with the Team Leader.

Process - Be familiar with the product/recipes, liaise with logistics, assist with product mixes, liaise with the Quality Assurance department, complete QA paperwork, record waste, label all containers according to formula, line, time, etc., follow all the procedures in place, help cover other positions as necessary

Quality - Check that each product is within specification, check size, weight, shape, taste of product is acceptable. Use specialized equipment to check packaging seals, water activity of the product. Communicate with Team Leader and Quality Assurance if specifications are not met.

MACHINE OPERATOR

To be responsible for the effective operation of equipment as trained within the factory. Controlling, monitoring, adjusting and maintaining the equipment to ensure the best possible quality product is produced at the lowest cost all times while protecting consumer safety in designated work area.

• Set up line/equipment according to process parameters set in specifications and/or work instructions.

• Carry out minor maintenance duties and support maintenance team where assistance is required.

• Ensure procedures are followed and all required checks are carried out accurately and at the correct time intervals.

• Liaise with other departments to ensure consistent performance of machine and products.

• Accurately complete process control paperwork in a timely manner

• Actively manage waste levels in your area of responsibility. Do not accept waste as part of the process.

• Ensure equipment is cleaned according to appropriate cleaning procedure and that the work area is kept clean and tidy at all times including shift changeover and/or shut down.

• Observe Health & Safety, Food safety, Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.

• Assist Shift Supervisor in ensuring team members in area perform tasks to required standard

• Identify and action improvements for areas of poor performance, liaising with Shift Supervisor to carry out projects as required.

Contracts available: Full time, Part time, Zero hour


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com for an application form.

HR Apprentice NEW

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Job context: Working as part of the HR team supporting business areas. Roles are available in our Coventry site.

Purpose: To provide pro-active support to the HR function in all HR related administration and company procedures including facilities work. Working closely with the full time HR Administrator and the HR Officer, you will work together to ensure a high quality HR service is delivered to the business.

Main Tasks:

• Provide administration support for all HR processes, including recruitment, training, transfers and leavers to ensure the smooth running of the HR department.

• Assist in creating and maintaining HR records, both computerised and manual so that accu-rate information is kept. Includes staff files, staff leaver files and training records.

• Assist with the control and recording of Holiday requests.

• Assist with producing and recording Maternity, Paternity & Parental leave communication.

• Update and maintain personnel database as necessary.

• To assist with preparation of weekly/monthly payroll information.

• Maintain noticeboards – update on regular basis.

• Collate ad hoc data, statistics and reports to individuals and departments to meet specified requirements.

• Assist with induction and integration for new hires, including the creation of personnel files and checking of required documentation, entering of new starters details on the SAP and Kronos systems and completion of probationary reviews.

Facilities related responsibilities:

• Set up and maintain allocation of staff personal lockers and swipe cards.

• Light reception duties including greeting visitors and following sign-in procedure.

• Liaise with caterers & machine vendors, co-ordinating supply and re-stocking.

• Face to face or telephone staff queries and contact with all levels of staff.

• Frank outgoing mail / arrange couriers on ad-hoc basis.

• Other general ad-hoc duties.

• Ordering of stationary/ first aid/ water supplies

Apprenticeship:

• Complete 2 year apprenticeship in line with agreed modules specifically in relation to Human Resources.

• Work closely alongside tutor to ensure agreed deadlines and units are met.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com with your CV and Covering letter to apply for the position.

Customer Technical Account Manager NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Customer Technical Account Manager to work at our site in Coventry. In this role you will be managing the technical relationship between Mission and Institutional customers specifically Greencore, (possibly extending to KFC, and McDonalds) that have products produced across multiple sites; ensuring all technical needs are met in full and on time. This role is a largely client-facing role which requires you to work on both strategic long term and short term plans and projects. You will need to build strong relationships with clients on various levels as well as acquire thorough knowledge about their business. You will need to present technical solutions to non-technical people.

Job Specifics
• Liaise with customer Technologists, ensuring that their queries and/or requests are responded to in a timely manner.
• Meeting project deadlines.
• Take an active role in the development and maintenance of the Quality Plan and the HACCP documents to CUSTOMER standards and to ensure that the requirements of these are communicated to the factory floor and implemented.
• Reporting: Provide regular, accurate, timely written reports as required by the Technical Manager, Operations Manager or Customer.
• Provide root cause analysis of information on non-conformances and customer complaints. Be proactive in customer complaint reduction communicating actions to the customer on a regular basis.
• Take the lead in customer technical visits/audits as required and ensuring that the site is prepared for such visits in advance.
• Play a key part in the artwork approval process; ensuring artwork is accurate and legal.
• Ensure accurate and timely specifications are in place for customer finished products.
• Chair the Customer Quality meetings, ensuring minutes of the meeting are kept and actions followed through.
• Communicate to Mission site Technical Manager relevant non-shop-floor/Quality Department issues.
• Liaise with external laboratory ensuring customer out of specification results are appropriately communicated internally and acted on.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manages and maintains strong Technical relationships with customers
• To develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives (products, practices, standards and equipment, potential cost saving benefits) in consultation with other depts. to improve food safety, quality and adherence to customer requirements. Continually review systems and procedures where improvements can be made.
• Compiles and manages quality improvement plans, working with customers on joint improvement initiatives in order to secure business and develop relationships.
• Effective cross functional communication of customer KPI's and relevant communications.
• Regular liaison with customers, including trips to customer sites, scheduling regular visits
• Ensuring all customer requirements are met and all KPI's being achieved.

Desired Skills and Experience
• Proven track record in technically managing customer relationships, particularly within OOH environment.
• Factory Technical Management experience
• Effective communication, able to present confidently within areas of responsibility
• Team Player
• Strong influencing and Negotiating skills
• Technical Management experience (customer and factory) ideally in short shelf life and high care food manufacturing
• Experience in food safety and quality systems such as HACCP and QMS.

Person Specification:
• Self-starter
• Ability to work under pressure and within strict timeframes
• Proactive approach to account management, working closely with the customer to foresee potential issues, taking corrective actions along the way
• Manage through influence
• Flexible, able to prioritize to manage a varied and demanding workload


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com

Process Ingredients Manager NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Process Ingredients Manager to work at our site in Seaham. In this role you will be working with the UK NPD Manager to develop and realise new product opportunities and improvements to existing/new products with innovative/improved ingredients & processes, which are aligned with MFE business objectives.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• To work with multi manufacturing site and multi-channel (Retail and OOH)
• To work with multi products - wraps, naan, pitta, chips, kits, flatbreads
• Working with Process Technologists, Packaging Technologist, and Project Delivery Managers
• Be the 'go to person' for recipe & process solutions
• Product shelf life needs to be focused within recipe/ingredient development
• That product proposals have a sound efficient/technical feasibility while working with machine capabilities
• Ensuring recipes are cost neutral, or have cost benefits when developing – whilst ensuring that the targets of the customer's brief are met
• To ensure all recipes are validated within NPD process e.g. Palm Removal project would be instigated by this function, then would be handover once validated, in alignment with other departments i.e. Technical
• All projects adhere to UK NPD Process and document approvals before moving to the next development stage
• Each project is supported by an assigned and committed project team of functional specialists
• To develop a programme of continuous improvement with regard to choice of materials, suppliers, costs, line impacts, etc. generate cost reduction ideas. Working with operations in line with machine capabilities
• Review and management of current or new processes to achieve cost reduction & process efficiencies
• A continual monitoring process is in place in order to keep plans on track and spot/rectify issues
• Act as a facilitator between both UK & EU sites to ensure shared recipes, process & Best Practice. “Pulling both sites together”. To improve recipe functionality
• Liaising with US colleagues in terms of keeping abreast of industry developments what might help UK factories

Qualifications and job skills required
• Qualified to Degree level in either Food Science/ Food Technology or closely related subject or comparable work experience
• Proven ingredient & process experience within Food Manufacturing would be advantageous
• Knowledge of Food Science & Technology/Ingredient functionality
• Interest in food/trend awareness
• Proven people management skills
• Creativity/Innovation/Blue Sky ideas
• Good analytical and report writing/presentation skills
• Completer-finisher traits
• Commercial awareness
• Familiar with customer and Technical processes and NPD systems
• Thoroughness and attention to detail
• Organised and adaptable
• Excellent communication skills
• Problem solving
• Proven Project Management skills
• Good analytical and presentation skills
• Completer-finisher traits
• Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office
• Driving license and own car an advantage
Flexibility to working outside of normal working hours work will be necessary at certain times dependent on trial schedule/workload etc.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Stacey_jackson@missionfoods.com

HR Administrator NEW

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We are currently recruiting an HR Administrator for our site in Seaham. The role will include providing pro-active support to the HR function in all HR related administration and company procedures including facilities work. Working closely together with the HR Officer to ensure a high quality HR service is delivered to the business.

HR related responsibilities:
• Provide administration support for all HR processes, including recruitment, training, transfers and leavers to ensure the smooth running of the HR department.
• Create and maintain HR records, both computerised and manual so that accurate information is kept. Includes staff files, staff leaver files and training records.
• Maintain Company organisation charts.
• Manage the reporting of all sickness-absence in line with company policy.
• Manage the control and recording of Holiday requests.
• Produce and record Maternity, Paternity & Parental leave communication.
• Benefits administration including: Childcare Vouchers, Pension Scheme/Life Assurance, Health Care/Income Protection/Bupa Travel.
• Update and maintain personnel database as necessary.
• Assist with preparation of payroll information.
• Arrange weekly OHA appointments.
• Maintain noticeboards – update on regular basis.
• Collate ad hoc data, statistics and reports to individuals and departments to meet specified requirements.
• Assist with induction and integration for new hires, including the creation of personnel files and checking of required documentation, entering of new starters details on the SAP and Kronos systems and completion of probationary reviews.
• Provide support to the HR Officer in addressing all ER cases in a timely manner.
• Support Accounts department including raising POs, creating Vendor requests and processing invoices.
• Assist with site and departmental audits as required.
Facilities related responsibilities
• Set up and maintain allocation of staff personal lockers and swipe cards.
• Light reception duties including greeting visitors and following sign-in procedure.
• Liaise with caterers & machine vendors, co-ordinating supply and re-stocking.
• Face to face or telephone staff queries and contact with all levels of staff.
• Sort and issue mail and send invoices to Accounts department.
• Frank outgoing mail / assist with arranging couriers on ad-hoc basis.
• Monthly locker inspections.
• Oversee the ordering of uniforms/Company business cards/stationery for new starters where necessary.
Other general ad-hoc duties.

Essential skills:

• Previous administration experience within a busy environment
• Previous exposure to a HR environment or HR related qualification
• A desire to work in a fast-paced HR Department
• Ability to build effective relationships with line managers and employees in all levels of the business.
• Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel,Word and email.
• Ability to demonstrate a professional, confident and 'can do' attitude.
• Excellent organisation and time management skills.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
• Meticulous record keeping and attention to detail

Desirable skills:

• CIPD qualified or working towards.
• Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
• Knowledge of current UK employment law.
• Previous experience with SAP and Kronos.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Stacey_jackson@missionfoods.com