UK Vacancies


Shift Supervisor - Seaham NEW

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We are now recruiting for a Shift Supervisor at our Seaham site to lead the production team ensuring the highest possible output at the lowest achievable cost and ensure delivery of short and long term operational KPIs in Health & Safety, Quality, Hygiene and Housekeeping, Cost and People Development.

Main tasks and responsibilities

1. Educate and direct team to support and encourage a Health & Safety culture in which the safety of the team and individuals is always the primary focus.

2. Food safety and Quality must be maintained at the highest level delivering excellence by ensuring conformance with product specification and maintenance of process control and associated documentation.

3. The site has a clean as you go policy and this must be maintained at all times to eliminate risk of slips, trips and falls and product contamination. Ensure individual responsibilities are met in this area.

4. Control of costs requires continuous review of product quality and operator performance in the factory to eliminate unnecessary waste.

5. Review of team skills using your knowledge of individuals and resulting training is essential for team development to enable the team to meet Kgs per planned hour target.

6. Planning and close control of shift staffing level is required to meet Kgs per man hr.

7. The team require support and encouragement from their Leaders especially at local level making your constant presence on the factory floor in close proximity to process and people an essential ingredient in nourishing team success.

8. Complete all reports accurately and in a timely manner.

9. Take the initiative in looking for improvements in process and plant to enhance performance ensuring that changes are shared for the benefit of the entire site.

10. Communication and teamwork with support functions including planning, technical and logistics is critical to performance of the manufacturing team. You must develop close working relationships with these teams ensuring clear communication at all times.

11. Enforce and manage in compliance with company policies, procedures e.g. wearing of Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) ,Return To Work Interviews (RTW), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and statutory regulations.

12. Resolve conduct issues and following HR advice, issue documented disciplinary actions where appropriate

13. Manage performance with integrity and where required initiate performance management of individuals communicating clear expectations along with deadlines and support. This must be documented and advice should be sought from HR in all cases.

14. Team and individual effort, hard work and results should be recognised in an appropriately to enhance team morale and self esteem.

15. Provide cover for the Production Manager as and when required and develop willing key individuals as part of your succession plan.

You will work closely with the Production Manager and lead, manage and develop the team to deliver excellence. You will demonstrate an energetic and positive 'can do' approach to 'hands-on' management, and take ownership of the team and lead the drive towards World Class Manufacturing with Mission Foods.


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 to: Stacey_Jackson@missionfoods.com

Purchasing Manager NEW

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Responsible for delivering savings to the business through the effective procurement of goods and services. Manage the tactical purchasing / scheduling team. Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Planning.

Procurement has responsibility for purchasing of Raw Materials, Packaging and Utilities for manufacturing sites in the UK and Netherlands. The scheduling remit is for the UK sites.

Identify and deliver savings to the business by coordinating cost optimisation projects and through effective procurement of raw materials, packaging and other goods and services.

Develop and implement purchasing strategies for selected categories, initiate tenders and manage supplier relationships.

Line manage the tactical purchasing / scheduling team to ensure that materials are available to meet the production requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Procurement / Cost Savings
- Deliver annual cost savings in line with business targets through effective project development and implementation
- Identify cost saving and efficiency opportunities across the business by analysing current spend and developing procurement strategies and workplans
- Communicate with internal stakeholders to ensure support and input into projects
- Develop and implement tenders, negotiate commercial terms and agree contracts for selected material categories in line with corporate policies and through communication with legal
- Liaise with Technical, NPD and Production to ensure that specifications for RFPs / tenders meet business requirements and are compliant with all relevant legislation and policies
- Identify and assess new suppliers for potential supply against agreed criteria
- Liaise with Technical Department to ensure that all new suppliers are fully approved
- Steward supply contracts, monitor supplier performance against agreed KPIs

Manage Purchasing / Schedulers
- Coordinate team resources to ensure effective delivery of objectives:
- materials are available for production as required, taking into account material lead times and forecasted requirements
- that optimum order quantities are maintained based on forecasted requirements
- that Mission / supplier stocks of materials within agreed levels
- action taken to address supplier performance issues via regular review meetings and appropriate communications. Where necessary take action to escalate issues, either internally or with suppliers
- commercial terms for raw materials and packaging materials accurately maintained in SAP.  -
ensure that all price changes are fully documented with appropriate sign-off and that the interests of Mission foods are protected.
- supplier invoice queries are minimised by ensuring that purchase orders and commercial terms are accurate and well controlled and that suppliers follow agreed procedures
- develop and maintain relationships with key personnel within the business and ensure that communication takes place at appropriate frequency and level. Includes NPD, Finance, Logistics, Planning, Operations and Technical
- First point of escalation for day to day supply issues
- Responsible for performance appraisals and ensuring your team deliver, perform and achieve targets

Policies, Procedures and Reporting

- Ensure compliance with Corporate Procurement policies
- Develop and maintain market information reports with respect to selected categories
- Provide support to Head of Procurement in development of management information reports
- Ensure that Head of Procurement is kept up to date with achievements, progress reports and potential supply issues / impacts as appropriate

Policies, Procedures and Reporting

- Ensure compliance with Corporate Procurement policies
- Develop and maintain market information reports with respect to selected categories
- Provide support to Head of Procurement in development of management information reports
- Ensure that Head of Procurement is kept up to date with achievements, progress reports and potential supply issues / impacts as appropriate

Qualifications
Educated to Degree level or equivalent (CIPS)
Experienced purchasing professional with excellent negotiation skills
Experienced in identifying and implementing cost savings.
Able to coordinate projects and ensure delivery to agreed timescales.
Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines
Experience of people management
Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
Analytical and numerate
PC Literate – strong excel skills, SAP advantageous
Good commercial awareness


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 to: Diana_boyes@missionfoods.com

Shift Engineer NEW

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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
• Carry out work assignments issued by Lead engineer and maximize effectiveness of the shift at all times by ensuring efficient completion of tasks
• Demonstrate a team approach with regard to maintenance and hygiene of equipment and support (teams of) operators
• Provide support to the team during breaks and absences and work together to ensure completion of their duties
• Follow all work instructions, procedures, job descriptions at all times.
• Ensure that all Work Orders, PM's issued to the shift are completed.
• Complete all necessary paper work
• Work with other functions as part of the manufacturing team to ensure efficient running of the equipment and carry out prioritized work as agreed
• Carry out the assigned activities to meet operational targets; working with other functions to ensure mutual objectives are met
• 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.)
• Resolve mechanical and/or electrical problems in a timely fashion.
• Order spare parts as required on shift if unavailable from stock and contact contractors/suppliers as required in order to resolve problems on shift
• Ensure all parts removed from stores while on shift are booked out of stores in the correct way
• Where necessary, must initiate the purchase of parts or equipment completing the relevant order requisition forms with relevant information., handing them into the Lead engineer or Engineering Stores Administrator for processing
• 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.
• Identify and analyse problems before crises and determine appropriate action and follow-up
• Ensure remedial works to equipment raised by work order or PM's are highlighted to the Lead engineer
• Complete “Permit to Work' system when appropriate
• Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement
• Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement.

Qualifications and job skills required
• Previous food processing industry experience highly desirable
• Electrical and/or mechanical qualifications/time served apprenticeship.
• Experience of working in an automated production environment.
• A good standard of both written and oral English
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Basic Health & Safety
• Data and analytical skills
• Computer literate. (word/excel/windows based packages)
• Desirable skills :- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control ,instrumentation, welding, FLT license


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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Brand Innovator

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Mission Foods Coventry is looking to recruit a Brand Innovator to work closely with the UK NDP Manager and Head of UK Marketing. We are looking for truly innovative and Brand focussed individuals that can focus on fulfilling Brand Plan launch requirements and business objectives.
The primary aim of this role is Primary aim is to use understanding of Consumers, Markets, Trends, Insights, and Brands to develop quality innovative new Branded Products, which are market leading, for the business. The role encompasses certain aspects of the NPD process from concept to launch, including: blue sky innovation, commercial viability, cost reduction, costings, competitor benchmarking and consumer panel testing. Key to the role is for new and improved Branded product launches to be on budget and on time.

Main tasks and responsibilities
• Working on a number of high profile Branded initiatives for new and existing business, you will be expected to proactively create NPD activities for the Brand
• To work multi manufacturing site and multi-channel (Retail and OOH)
• To work with multi products - wraps, naan, pitta, chips, kits, flatbreads and any products via co – packers
• Working closely with various departments including, Marketing, Sales, Technical, Purchasing, and Manufacturing, as well as external suppliers and other manufactures
• Ensuring the concepts of critical paths and NPD gate system is adhered to
• Co- ordinate regular product development meetings to taste and evaluate product from within the market place
• Completion of raw material forms, gathering prices for samples and all information relating to the new products
• Attend/oversee Brand production trials and first factory production runs
• Recipe management – keeping accurate recipe information throughout the entire concept/ NPD gate system and critical path. Ensuring there is a full historical trail for each concept, product and associated shelf life testing
• Support Project Delivery Manager with customer presentations; including collation of paperwork, and sample preparation
• Liaison with Purchasing and Technical colleagues if a new supplier or material is required
• Ensure smooth progression to launch, ensuring product meets all required food safety parameters, completion and evaluation of Food Safety testing parameters, and the compilation of product specifications in required format
• Working closely with Process Team to ensure concept ideas have the required synergy within existing operational process – also to ensure new ingredients are suitable within existing process – liaising with Ingredient/Process Manager/Technical if new supplier/ingredient is required. The latter also with synergy to Project Delivery Manager to ensure information is collated info for Product Information forms for initial submissions

Qualifications and skills required
• Qualified to Degree level in either Food Science/ Food Technology or closely related subject or comparable work experience
• Brand awareness with a solid NPD background
• Marketing awareness would be very advantageous, along with a good understanding of consumers, markets and the role of Brands
• Good knowledge of product launch requirements would be useful
• Previous experience in food manufacture – chef/innovation background
• Interest in food trends
• Creativity/Innovation/Blue Sky ideas
• Good organisational and project working skills


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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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Warehouse Administrator NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Warehouse Administrator at our Coventry Site. In this role you will be supporting the warehouse team in ensuring all administrative duties are performed effectively. Utilise systems and communication tools to collect and gather data for effective reporting for the warehouse management team.
Main tasks and responsibilities
1. SRET Report - daily goods due in sheet that is checked against incoming deliveries
2. QAF 253 - record all incoming food contact deliveries for batch traceability
3. Silo readings - flour and oil readings e-mailed daily
4. Book deliveries in using SAP
5. Enter KPI data for food contact deliveries
6. Label all deliveries with batch code, sap code and best before/goods received date
7. Label Allergens and Organics separately
8. Produce 24 hour check sheet
9. Order Yearsley trailers on a daily basis
10. Answer telephone and resolve queries
11. Keep delivery board up to date
12. Respond to e-mail queries
13. Produce replen lists (3 daily)
14. Supply information for the ordering CHEP pallets
15. Order Box Factory items
16. Attend drivers' window
17. Compile and E-mail SRET & Shortage report (daily)
18. Training other team members
19. Tesco Tray ordering - weekly
20. Stock take duties - monthly,
21. Checking Tesco Tray Count
22. Checking LT10 for production on request ( moves 'part finished' goods on the system so production can finish them)
23. Occasional use of Cherry Picker and Counterbalance FLT to support the warehouse team.

Qualifications and job skills required
• Strong IT skills – word, excel, email
• Ability to communicate with people at all levels
• Strong numerical experience
• SAP experience
• Cherry Picker and Counterbalance FLT licenses an advantage.
• Accountability and Execution
• Customer Focus
• Teamwork and Cooperation


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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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Customer Service Representative NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Customer Service Representative to work at our site in Coventry. In this role you will be ensuring customers' orders are fulfilled accurately and on time using all available tools to ensure the order is processed and delivered correctly through effective communications and management of expectations. Monitoring customer satisfaction and taking appropriate action to maintain and improve service levels.

Main tasks and responsibilities
1. Receiving sales orders by email, fax, EDI and phone. Identify material number(s), quantities and supplying depot and enter onto SAP.
2. Check stock availability and notify haulier as appropriate, according to whether frozen or ambient and country of destination.
3. Raise delivery note and transmit to shipping point, verifying batch number and monitor process to ensure customer needs are met.
4. Organise transport and relevant export documentation.
5. Raise invoice when goods have been despatched, after amending delivery note if necessary.
6. Handle and resolve all customer queries on deliveries and invoicing.
7. Monitor stock levels at outside warehouses and take corrective action as necessary.
8. Process sample orders for new and existing customers.
9. Receive customer complaints and ensure they are resolved quickly and sympathetically, keeping the customer informed at all stages of the process.
10. Maintain Master data on SAP for all customers and create Master Data for new customers.
11. Housekeeping of orders from processing to invoicing.
12. Gain an understanding of the Production plan.
13. Support team in others areas.
14. Highlight potential issues and shortages to Customer Service Manager.
Primary interaction is with Customers of Mission Foods but also close liaison with planning, warehouse logistics, and hauliers.

Qualifications and job skills required
• Customer service experience in a manufacturing background.
• Good command of Maths and English
• Experience of Sales Order Processing
• Good IT skills, SAP experience ideal but not essential.
• Customer Services Orientated
• Ability to work with colleagues from different disciplines
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Ability to prioritise and manage own 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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Production Manager NEW

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If you are a high calibre process manufacturing professional with superb leadership skills, this is an incredible opportunity to take your next step into an exciting role.

You will motivate your team of Shift Managers, utilising your Lean and CI expertise to challenge them to meet KPIs and achieve their full potential. Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are adhered to at all times.

As the Production Manager, you must have strong communication and influencing abilities, results-oriented and focused, excellent coaching abilities and a high level of self-awareness.

Qualifications & Experience:
At least 3 years' hands-on experience of production management and leading a team in a process manufacturing environment
A proven track record of meeting KPIs and delivering significant change in a unionised environment

NEEBOSH
Formal training in Lean and/or Six Sigma
Experience of implementing Lean and CI
The ability to manage, motivate and build great teams


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 to: Stacey_Jackson@missionfoods.comThe closing date for this position is 21st January 2015.

Fixed Term HR Administrator NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Fixed Term HR Administrator to work at our site in Coventry. This is a fixed term contract for 8 months. In this role you will be 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.

Main tasks and responsibilities
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 starter's 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.

Requirements
Essential:
• 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:
• CIPD qualified or working towards.
• Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
• Knowledge of current UK employment law.
• Previous experience with SAP and Kronos.
• Previous experience within a manufacturing/Retail environment


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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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Business Manager NEW

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To manage a portfolio of Key Customer Accounts, and optimise business relationships though collaborative working.

To use information gained from the business in order to maximise sales development opportunities and profitability.

Utilise information such as Brand Plans, NPD plans, Product and Customer profitability, promotional evaluation, capacity information, Market Data, and Service Level data to grow profitable business.

Identify and target areas of business opportunity in new sectors or customers and deliver incremental growth to Mission Foods.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop annual Joint Business Plans (JBPs) with key customers.

  • Improve Account/Product profitability

  • Present Brand Plans to the Customer

  • Present NPD plans to the Customer

  • Agree profitable promotional activity based on capacity, availability and financial data.

  • Utilise Market data to seek out incremental opportunities based on Gap analysis, and a Professional Category approach.

  • Manage product mix to maximise margin.

  • Use SAP to accurately forecast sales by customer/product/week.

  • Win & Manage New Business

  • Direct multi-level customer contact across all relevant functions.

  • Drive distribution of existing and new products.

  • Negotiate all elements of pricing, terms and promotions within Business guidelines.

  • Deliver price increases.

    Interaction:

    All members of staff at varying levels of authority within:

    Customer Service

    Logistics

    Planning

    Marketing

    Purchasing

    Production

    Finance

    In order to deliver to the Customer a consistent message about Mission Foods, our products, targets and strategies.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills

    Strong presentation and communications skills both written and verbal

    Excellent Negotiator

    Good interpersonal skills.

    Relationship builder

    Strategic, able to develop a sales plan, but also needs to be able to deal with administrative detail.

    Challenging of self and others in order to improve the business.

    Strong PC skills and ability in Microsoft packages.

    Key Competencies:

    Accountability & Execution

    Customer Focus

    Teamwork & Cooperation

    Acts & thinks Strategically


Apply :

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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com