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Production Team Leader - Coventry NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for 2 Production Team Leaders to effectively manage all resources within a safe & healthy environment, to consistently deliver the production plan on time, to the required product safety & quality criteria, whilst maintaining high standards of housekeeping & hygiene and bettering or meeting budget requirements.

The working hours for this role will be Weekends only, on a 12-hour shift basis (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am, Saturdays and Sundays).

Main tasks and responsibilities

Health, Safety & Welfare

The health, safety and welfare of our colleagues is paramount and you must promote and support a safe working environment and nourish a culture of “safety first”.

Food Safety & Legality

Maintaining the integrity of our products and therefore the business itself is an absolute. You must ensure this is always the case as we never knowingly compromise product safety.

Quality

In the pursuit of excellence you must strive for the highest possible standards of quality in our products, people and plant.

People / Structure / Team Development

You must provide nourishment for your people to ensure our success in achieving customer, business and individual targets.

Communication

Good quality communications at the right time will ensure the proximity of all the people within the business and make certain we are all pulling together in the right direction.

Planning & Control

You must maintain a structured approach to the delivery of the production plan and the business targets as the operation is FMCG and second chances to get it right are rare.

Cost & Efficiencies

As part of the production supervisory team the effect you have on the profitability of the business is almost unrivalled. Standards must be met consistently to achieve the cost base necessary to continue our growth.

Your role is primarily based on the factory floor, which is a typical modern food manufacturing environment, although you may be required to work in other areas of the business from time to time.

Qualifications and job skills required

Previous food industry experience essential in an equivalent position

Basic Food Hygiene and Health & Safety

HACCP Certification

Computer literacy (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook) and SAP.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The incumbent of this position is also expected to undertake other duties which may not be listed on this job description as directed by their manager which can be deemed as reasonably within the scope of their role.

Mission Foods is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion/belief.


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 Lead Operator - Coventry NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for 2 Production Lead Operators to implement best practice & support Site & Business strategies through the development & in-volvement of team & individuals, ensuring achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) through continuous improvement to produce safe and quality products efficiently and right first time.

The working hours for this role will be Weekends only, on a 12-hour shift basis (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am, Saturdays and Sundays).

Main tasks and responsibilities

Health & Safety: Maintain a safe workplace for all employees

Quality: Ensure required quality standards are met

Costs: Control costs within area of responsibility

People: Maintain and improve all aspects of team performance

Internal Contacts: Work closely with Shift Manager and operational team.  Will also have a close liaison with QA, Maintenance, Logistics and Planning teams.

External Contacts: Customers, suppliers and contractors. Day to day production decisions for the effective running of the factory

Environment: Based on the factory floor. The production line has three main areas with varying degrees of automation. Occasionally can be hot or cool depending on activity and/or geography and may be wet and humid.

Qualifications and job skills required

Previous food industry experience essential

A good standard of both written and oral English

Basic Food Hygiene

Basic Health and Safety

Computer literacy

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The incumbent of this position is also expected to undertake other duties which may not be listed on this job description as directed by their manager which can be deemed as reasonably within the scope of their role.

Mission Foods is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion/belief.


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 Machine Operators - Coventry NEW

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Mission Foods now has opportunities for Production Machine Operators based at our Coventry site.  As part of this role you will be responsible for the effective operation of equipment as trained within the factory. You will be 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.

The working hours for this role will be Weekends only, on a 12-hour shift basis (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am, Saturdays and Sundays).

Main tasks and responsibilities

• 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 Manager 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.

Environment

Primarily based on the factory floor. The production line has three main areas with varying degrees of automation and is a fast paced manufacturing environment. Occasionally can be wet or cool depending on activity and/or place.

Qualifications and job skills required

You will be required to show technical aptitude, eg. previous experience as a machine operator, engineering training or mechanical hobbies.

Good communication, numerical and literacy skills.

Good analytical / problem solving skills.

Flexibility with regards to working hours.

Reliable, enthusiastic to make a difference

Proactive nature.

Ability to work as part of a team and shows initiative to resolve issues.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The incumbent of this position is also expected to undertake other duties which may not be listed on this job description as directed by their manager which can be deemed as reasonably within the scope of their role.

Mission Foods is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion/belief.


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 Team Members (Level 2) - Coventry NEW

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Mission Foods now has opportunities for Production Machine Operators based at our Coventry site.

The working hours for this role will be Weekends only, on a 12-hour shift basis (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am, Saturdays and Sundays).

As part of this role you will be required to carry out general production related duties to support the needs of the business. You will be expected to move around departments within the Company and learn different tasks. Your ultimate goal will be to produce safe, high-quality products efficiently.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Process area:

Follow health and safety as well as the GMP procedures at all times and keep the process area clean and organised

Re-fill the mixer tables with only the necessary bredo avoiding at all time extra trolleys, pallets of bredo in the process area and or exposed blocks of bredo in the warehouse area.

Minimize the use of regrind containers to only the required ammount and keep the regrind containers labelled with the corresponding information at all times whilst keeping the regrind area clean and organised at all times.

Dispose of rubbish and cardboard appropriately and in a timely manner to prevent over filled containers, and dispose of the waste during the shift and at the end of the shift.

Be familiar with our product and recipes

Clean Room and Packing Areas:

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 labeling/coding is used on each product, palletize the product. Liason with the Logistics department. Accurate recording of waste. Communication with the Team Leader.

Food Safety & Legality

Maintaining the integrity of our products and therefore the business itself is an absolute. You must ensure this is always the case as we never knowingly compromise product safety.

Quality

Check that each product is within specification, check size, weight, shape, taste of product is ac-ceptable. Use specialized equipment to check packaging seals, water activity of the product. Communicate with Team Leader and Quality Assurance if specifications are not met, (follow the company quality procedures established in place at all times)

Environment

Mainly based on the factory floor. The production line has three main areas with varying degrees of automation. Occasionally can be hot or cool depending on activity and/or geography and may be wet and humid.

Qualifications and job skills required

You must be reliable and punctual with good communication skills

Good numeracy and literacy skills are required

You must have excellent attention to detail and be open to providnig suggestions for improvement

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The incumbent of this position is also expected to undertake other duties which may not be listed on this job description as directed by their manager which can be deemed as reasonably within the scope of their role.

Mission Foods is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion/belief.


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

QA Technician - Coventry NEW

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Mission Foods Coventry is looking to recruit a QA Technician to assist the Quality Supervisor to maintain, verify & monitor the Food Safety, Quality Systems & Product Quality within the business.

You will also be required to meet internal, customer & third party requirements, promote a Quality Culture within the business, monitor and verify all Quality Control Points and CCPs whilst promoting Good Manufacturing Practices and Continuous Improvements throughout the factory environment.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Carry out relevant Quality checks according to the Quality Assurance Plans, monitor and verify the traceability system through the production process and provide Quality information for SAP reporting purposes.

You shall ensure only current versions of controlled documentation are in use in the factory, and ensure effective record-keeping of all production records critical to quality and product safety.

You will be competent in testing Finished Products within a laboratory environment.

Work with the Factory Team to develop “production ownership” of Quality, promote GMPs and drive Continuous Improvement

Assist with corrective action implementation, monitor internal and external foreign body issues and report weekly QA KPIs.

Conduct factory audits including: GMP, Fabric, Hygiene, Glass & Plastics audits & Internal System Audits; collect Microbiological & Chemical Samples & liaise with the external lab; carry out micro swabbing , environmental, hand swabs, and collect samples for shelf-life monitoring or for customer sample purposes.

Manage the Equipment Calibration & Verification Plan and the laboratory consumables stock control

Be actively involved in customer complaint investigations and 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits

Assist in Mock Recalls/Traceability Exercises and carry out any other duties as instructed by the Quality Supervisor

Reporting directly to the Quality Supervisor, your role will involve liaising with personnel at all levels in various departments within the business. You will also be required to communicate with Customers & Suppliers on occasions.

A degree of flexibility will be required in order for you to meet your objectives.

You will be expected to work for long periods of time unsupervised & under your own initiative


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: Kiran_Dulay@missionfoods.com

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

Technical Services Manager - Coventry NEW

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Working as part of the Technical team supporting business areas based at the Coventry site, your role will be to take responsibility and be accountable for the site Quality Management System, Quality Assurance, management of customer relationships, customer COP, 3rd party audit compliance and site legal/technical compliance for both raw materials and finished product.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Deputise for the Technical Manager and stand in their absence

• Lead and develop the Quality Management System for Mission Foods Coventry, ensuring continuous improvement programs are developed, implemented and governed for the full range of Quality KPIs

• Managing and developing all site audits with an audit system in line with the Company's quality management system, and setting up, auditing and managing the site HACCP documentation and ensuring adherence

• Preparing for and managing the BRC audit and customer audits including management of close-out actions within specified timescales and preparing for and managing the BRC audit and customer audits including management of close-out actions within specified timescales

• Managing the relationship with Government agencies (e.g. EHO, TSO).

• Ensuring the forward and backward traceability exercises are undertaken and that all non-conformances are raised and rectified, as well as ensuring production of information for management reports (complaints, micro, supplier performance etc.)

• Ensuring all factory paperwork is updated in response to any product and/or process changes, by the Technical Officer, and ensuring successful completion of customer reports with details of relevant action plans to demonstrate continuous improvement

• Management of: internal and external taste panels with the successful completion of any actions, and site microbiological (environmental and product) and nutritional testing with clear actions and communication for any out of specification results

• Responsibility for the specification technologists with timely and accurate specifications 'right first time'

• Checking and filing of all factory paperwork to ensure adequately completed and any missing information and/or sheets are identified to relevant colleagues

• Implement effective corrective actions for non-conformances against food safety or the QMS

Person Specification:

• Experience in implementing and maintaining QMS system in food manufacturing

• Familiar with requirements of BRC standard through direct involvement

• Experience of supervising others within the food Industry Experience in Training & Developing a Team

• Experience of implementing procedures and work instructions within Quality Management Systems.

• High level of competence in GMP programme and implementation and Internal Auditing

• Experience of completing retail specifications


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: kiran_dulay@missionfoods.com

Process Ingredient Manager - Seaham NEW

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  • Primary aim is to  deliver a quality  product range to our  key customers

  • To work 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

  • Have a thorough understanding of consumer needs/insights and market/category development trends, and proactively translate them into profitable and sustainable product concepts

  • To differentiate through ingredients and functionality points of difference between brand and own label positions

  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements pertaining to ingredients & Process. To ensure that new products or product improvements conform to all relevant corporate policies and legal and regulatory requirements

  • To build closer customer working relationships, supporting internal & external customers

  • To Promote inter site dialogue, knowledge share and develop Best Practices within day to day activities

  • Full understanding of functional ingredients, and their role in recipes to maintain/ improve current recipes to ensure Best in Class status

  • To ensure the smooth flow from concept to launch ensuring the timely delivery of cost effective ingredients and process that meets both customer and regulatory requirements

  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements pertaining to ingredients & Process. To ensure that new products or product improvements conform to all relevant corporate policies and legal and regulatory requirements

Direct reports 2 x Process Technologists & Packaging Innovation Technologist

Main Tasks & 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

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success

Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree Level (food science)

  • Ideally ingredient &  process experience (3-5 years) within Food Manufacturing

  • 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


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

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

Senior Forecast - Supply Analyst NEW

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Senior Forecast / Supply Analyst

Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Planning

Located Seaham with travel to other UK sites / customers

Key Responsibilities

  • maintain and manage the accuracy of information inputs utilised to create the demand (sales) forecast

  • conduct face to face reviews with sales team, reconcile actuals to forecast and adjust forecast models as appropriate

  • recognize, follow, and analyse historical trends in promotions, seasonal activity and determine influence on future sales

  • resolve forecasting queries and perform root cause analysis of underlying issues, in order to improve forecasting accuracy

  • develop and present sales budgets based on prior forecasts and growth inputs from sales team

  • consolidate variance analysis regarding current vs. prior forecast submissions

  • develop collaborative relationships with customers to drive improved forecast accuracy and communication

  • monitor daily sales & adjust customer forecasts as necessary to ensure supply & inform Supply Planners of major swings in forecast

  • line manager to forecast analyst, responsibility to provide coaching and guidance

  • interact with planning and procurement teams to ensure continuous supply

  • provide business analysis support to procurement and supply planning teams

  • define and scope new / improved business tools for the forecast and supply function

  • coordinate IT resources to enable effective delivery of business improvement tools

  • Use and become expert in customer extranet systems

  • analyse current inventory levels, historical usages and anticipate products at risk of short dating or obsolescence

  • interface with the order fulfillment process to ensure the delivery of superior customer service to retail customers

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    Key Skills / Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical, numerical and IT skills – particularly excel, SAP

  • Ability to develop partnerships through cross-functionally collaboration

  • Be able to operate with autonomy as well as being to engage, present and lead discussions with sales and customers

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and continuously evolving environment

  • Ability to efficiently and quickly analyse and manipulate large volumes of data

  • Strong experience in a related business or finance analysis role

  • Experience of scoping and developing forecast / supply business tools

  • Management and coaching skills

  • Experience of procurement / supply analysis

  • Experience of supply planning an advantage

     


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

Non Branded Innovation Technologist NEW

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Non Branded Innovation Technologist

Principle purpose of role

• An Innovative and product focussed individual is required
• Primary aim is to use understanding of the Trade, Markets, Trends, Insights, and Consumers to develop quality innovative new Products, which meet the needs of our customers in our various trade channels. (Foodservice, QSR, Sandwich Makers and Retail)
• The aim will be for Mission supplied products to have superior point of difference to their com-petitors, and to meet or exceed agreed contribution margin targets, whilst at the same time providing effective category, menu, or food solutions
• The products will need to meet or exceed our customers' own brand standards and comply with their overall specification requirements
• The role encompasses certain aspects of the NPD process from concept to launch, including: category understanding, product positioning, commercial viability, cost reduction, costings, competitor benchmarking and consumer panel testing
• To work closely with the Head of OOH sales UK, Head of Retail sales UK, their teams, and the Marketing Team, on effective EPD and NPD. To focus on fulfilling the NPD element of customer Joint Business Plan initiatives, and Mission business objectives. To be fully aligned with UK NPD Team, working closely with UK NPD Manager, Project Delivery Managers, and Process Teams
• Key to the role is for new and improved product launches to be on budget and on time
• All new and improved products to be satisfactorily validated and then handed over to production

Qualifications and job skills required

• Qualified to Degree level in either Food Science/ Food Technology or closely related subject or comparable work experience
• Proven NPD background
• Consumer need state awareness would be very advantageous, along with a good understanding of product positioning in category or menus and food solutions
• Good knowledge of customer launch requirements would be advantageous
• Previous experience in food manufacture – chef/innovation background
• Interest in food trends
• Creativity and Innovation
• Good organisational and project working skills
• Knowledge & experience of Microsoft office
• Good analytical and report writing/presentation skills
• Thoroughness and attention to detail
• Commercial awareness
• Completer-finisher traits
• Organised and adaptable
• Excellent communication skills – verbal & written
• Problem solving
• Good analytical and presentation skills
• 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 to: Suzanne_Skingle@missionfoods.com

Continuous Improvement Leader NEW

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Continuous Improvement Leader

Principal purpose of the job

Working as part of a small team, oversee the running of the CI Department. Provide support to the manufacturing facilitators across the various shift patterns. Manage the completion of Opportunities for improvement; Challenge the performance of the Department. Set departmental objectives. Working towards sharing best practise across the UK facilities

Qualifications and job skills required

• HNC preferred but not essential.
• NVQ Level 3 Business Improvement.
• Six Sigma preferred but not essential.
• Proven track record with a high volume manufacturing environment
• Statistical process control techniques.
• Creative problem solving tools and techniques.
• Report writing and project management.
• Competent SAP User.
• Ability to lead and motivate personnel.
• Communications/ Interpersonal skills


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