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Food and Drink

Recruitment Experts, Since 1978

Food and Drink recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Food and Drink division offers clients a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment solutions across three dedicated areas:  

Manufacturing - Supply Chain - Commercial

As many of our food and drink consultants are industry specialists from relevant backgrounds, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist food and drink roles.

Industry supporter to the BFFF, IMechE and REC accredited. Make UK Advantages Partner, our global clients range from prestigious global household brands to SMEs, including food manufacturers and processors, wholesalers and retailers, logistics and distribution companies, packaging manufacturers and suppliers, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to the food and drink industry to keep us at the forefront of industry evolution. 

For more information, please call Scott Williams on 01384 446138. 


 

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Demand Planner

Job Title - Demand Planner / Analyst (3085) Hourly rate - £21.03 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Demand Planner to work for a confectionery manufacturer in Birmingham. As Demand Planner, you will be a business partner for Commercial & Operations, engaging and influencing cross functional teams to deliver best practice. As Demand Planner, you're main accountabilities will be: Responsible to provide an accurate base forecast, proper following of the weekly & monthly cycle, to support the Area commercial objectives over the financial planning horizons. Acts as a Business Partner for Commercial and Operations Functions, responsible to provide the different business stakeholder with a high quality insight-based total forecast (24 month horizon, weekly on sku level in APO DP, based on available assumptions You will have experience in Demand Planning, Comprehensive Supply Chain, Financial or Logistics education or experience. Fully Operational knowledge of SAP ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain through formal training and experience. Strong quantative and analytical skills and aptitude, attention to detail. Priority Setting: Understanding and managing the key issues and success criteria. Supply Chain Management: knowledgeable of modern demand and supply planning concepts; including knowledge & experience on Statistical forecasting, Segmentation and History Cleansing In addition to the above you will be university degree educated, preferentially logistics or Economics. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Communication Manager

Job Title - Information Business Services Communications Manager (3092) Hourly rate - up to £35.93 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Communications Manager to work within Information Business Services at a confectionery manufacturer based in Birmingham. The successful Communications Manager can be based anywhere, but will be required to travel to all sites as and when required. This is a senior-level role that owns the communication strategy and execution for the IBS (Information Business Service) function. Within this role the individual will collaborate with the IBS leaders on development and implementation of IBS communication strategies and plans that drive employees' understanding of the function priorities and key initiatives and engage and align employees on the function vision and business strategy. This role will also provide strategic direction to other teams within IBS that own communications. Skills Required: Writing Skills Presentation Skills Storytelling Ability to write clearly and effectively Active Listening Multichannel Management Communication Strategy & Governance. In addition to the above you will ideally have facilitation skills, creativity and organizational agility. You will also have proven experience in communicating to Senior Executives (CEO, CFO, COO) in a multinational context. No preference to location as long as the worker can travel to sites as and when required. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Talent Acquisition Specialist - 3063 - Up to £21.03/hour Ltd Co - HR

Job Title - Talent Acquisition Specialist (3063) Hourly rate - £21 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to work for a confwectionery manufacturer based just outside Birmingham. As Talent Acquisition Specialist you will support the talent agenda for full recruitment life cycle, acting as a key source of expertise for the hiring manager whilst building strong relationships with stakeholders to deliver and problem solve against current and future hiring needs. In this role you will be responsible for high volume recruitment as well as proactive sourcing strategies. You will report into a Recruitment Relationship Manager. Key Responsibilities: Sourcing and attracting internal and external talent; selecting the most appropriate sourcing channels. Advertising in line with our employer value proposition (EVP), ensuring we have access to and connections with the best possible talent available in our industry and elsewhere. Assessing and selecting the best possible talent (both internally and externally) by utilising innovative assessment and selection techniques used to maximise the right recruiting decisions. Owning the end to end candidate management process to ensure a market leading candidate experience. Communicate the TA strategy to key business stakeholders. Drive quality and change at a local level. Utilise our systems and tools to advance the recruitment process. Upskilling line managers to ensure increased accountability for recruitment. Key Requirements: With a focus on delivery and drive for results you will have experience of recruiting across a number of different disciplines in a commercial environment. Highly adaptable and flexible you will manage your workload and the differing requirements for the functions as appropriate. You will be comfortable with qualifying data and compiling reports. Significant direct sourcing and networking experience. Ability to operate in a constantly changing environment, to work through ambiguity quickly and proactively, developing new skills and knowledge. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and manage key relationships with multiple and challenging stakeholders. Strong planning skills with excellent attention to detail. Fluent in English, written and spoken. Candidate Sourcing. Candidate Screening. General Recruitment. Recruiting, CV sourcing, CV screening. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Research and Development Technician

Job Title: Research and Development Technician (3068) Hourly rate - £17.04 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Research and Development Technician to work at a confectionery manufacturer based just outisde Bimringham. The role will involve mostly hands-on work performing experiments for product research and development. This will involve working with food processing equipment at a benchtop and pilot scale. Main tasks and responsibilities: Planning and running of Pilot Plant trials. Hands-on work in the Pilot Plant. Registering ingredients. Booking trials. Collation of results. Process and prepare samples for analysis. Planning and running of sensory panels. In addition to the above, you will have the ability to work independently, as well as excellent attention to detail. You will have great time management skills and a clear understanding of scientific rigour. Strong data entry and analysis skills, and good knowledge of office applications, especially spreadsheets, would also be beneficial. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Regulatory Scientist

Job Title - Regulatory Scientist Hourly rate - £19.50 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Regulatory Scientist to work for a confectionery manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. As Regulatory Scientist, you will have: Experience/knowledge of food regulations in Europe, FIC labelling. Can range in years of experience. Good EC regulatory knowledge of ingredients declarations, nutrition information, allergens labelling. In addition to the above, you will ideally have experience in PLM/SAP specifications systems and/or quick technology skills learning. The work will be mostly operational, but having the experience/knowledge to "grasp potential errors" in data would be advantageous. Languages : English and whatever else is possible of European languages. Desirable: German, French. Others: Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Greek, Baltic. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Production Team Leader

Job title: Production Team Leader Salary Range: £30,000 pa base plus attarctive shift allowance and O/T Location: Commutable from -Telford, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Team Leader, Supervisor, SAP, OEE, IOSH, Management, Communication, Food, FMCG A Production Team Leader is required with knowledge of managing and leading production teams within a hygiene and clean environment. Candidates with experience of the Food and/or FMCG industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class organisation based in the Midlands requires a proactive individual with strong leadership qualities to join as a Production Team Leader for a new permanent role. As a Production Team Leader, you will be required to: - Lead a team of multi-skilled operatives to deliver production targets ensuring all OEE, HS&E and quality targets are achieved - Manage performance of team’s members, addressing areas for improvement. - Manage and maintain food safety and quality policies, establishing best practices to ensure all processes and procedures are adhered to within the production environment The Production Team Leader should have the following skills or experience: - Previous Team Leader role within the food manufacturing environment - Working towards quality, safety and hygiene standards within the food industry - Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships within the business This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading and managing a production team within the food/FMCG arena to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Midlands based Food company will offer you: - £30,000 pa basic plus excellent shift premium, pension and O/T - Rotating shift pattern (4 on / 4 off) - Career development and progression for committed individuals seeking to develop within a world class organisation Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading production teams within a food/FMCG environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Team Leaders role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Wolverhampton

Factory Process Technologist

Job title: Factory Process Technician Salary Range: £25,000 to £30,000 Location: Redditch A Factory Process Technician is required with knowledge of conducting factory trials within the food industry. Due to growth this company based in Redditch requires a Factory Process Technician with strong attention to detail for a new permanent role. As a Factory Process Technician you will be required to: Organise and facilitate factory trials. Ensure delivery of products from trial stage through to launch. Understand all products and processes to enable the monitoring of quality across both shifts ensuring best practise is shared and standards are met. Work in partnership with Area Managers to ensure successful implementation / launch of products within the required time line. Viscosity and sensory analysis to be carried out and evaluated. Develop a tracker to capture changes made throughout the trial process to enable us to build up some good usable data to prevent repeat issues going forward. Produce live results from all factory trials to enable the updating of product costings and accurate specifications. Follow up new concepts and process changes with HACCP/Risk assessment team. Run through all process changes with the Trainers to ensure they are reflected in the work instructions. Check and sign off line standards and QAS’s The Factory Process Technician should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience working in the Food industry Ability to organise and facilitate factory/production trials High care experience Strong communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with high care experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Redditch-based company will offer you: An annual salary of £25,000 to £30,000 25 days annual leave Working hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Factory Process Technician role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 147. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Redditch

Field Sales Engineer

Field Sales Engineer £35,000pa - £40,000pa Birmingham Industrial Food Equipment A Sales Engineer is required with knowledge of providing customers with a great first impression and identifying account and business development opportunities. Candidates with experience of selling food processing equipment or special purpose equipment would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a leading food process equipment supplier based in Birmingham requires a resilient Sales Engineer with strong communication skills for a new permanent role. As a Sales Engineer you will be required to:- Be the ambassador for the company and have the ability to work within a small team to increase profitability and raise brand awareness. Candidates will need to have proven track record in territory management and the sale of capital equipment, ideally within the food industry. You will develop long term client relationships and provide a consultative solutions to your sales approach, understanding the product base and clients requirements. The Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience:- Previous experience in service would be an advantage. Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial and a strong background of customer support. Willingness to travel around UK & Ireland to support customer base. Strong organisational and administrative skills and have a consultative approach to sales. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Sales within engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based FMCG company will offer you: £35,000pa to £40,000pa Car Pension Bonus Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an enthusiastic, resilient individual seeking to join a vibrant and dynamic team, please apply to this advert today. If you have any questions about the Sales Engineer, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Skilled FMCG Butcher

Job title: Skilled FMCG Butcher Salary Range: £25,000 - £31,200 per annum Hours: Days - Monday to Friday Location: Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire Contract or Permanent role working for leading FMCG organisation. 2 Skilled Butchers are required with knowledge of preparing and processing meat accurately to high standards whilst working to deadlines. Candidates with experience of beef, chicken, lamb, pork or fish butchery would be well received. Due to a new product range this client based in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire requires a dynamic, leading Skilled Butcher. As a Skilled Butcher, you will be required to: Prepare and cut meat as required to customer requirements Debone cuts of meat to very high standards Cleaning and preparing the work area in line with food hygiene requirements Processing stock deliveries, from Goods Intake to displaying produce Stock replenishment and date checks Stock ordering Heavy lifting to move stock and replenish The Skilled Butcher should have the following skills or experience: Relevant certificates or evidence of completed apprenticeship as a qualified butcher. The ability to work autonomously and manage your own workload The ability to multi-task effectively in a pressurised environment, displaying a can-do attitude. The ability to communicate confidently with a diverse range of internal staff. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of butchery within large to small processing environments. In return for your experience, this Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire based company will offer you: Position or Contract role 40 - 50 hour working week £25,000 to £31,200 per annum Great working conditions 25 days annual leave Free Parking Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience within a skilled butcher role and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Skilled Butcher role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 dual.

Permanent / Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Laboratory Technician - 3013

Job Title - Laboratory Technician Hourly rate - £15.63 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Reading An opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to work for a global confectionery manufacturer. This role will be based at their research and development facility based in Reading. As Laboratory Technician you will be responsible for performing total fat analysis using gas chromotography in food samples. You will be accurate, and have good attention to detail. In addition to this you will be dextrous and have good communication skills. Prior lab experience is advisable. Or science qualifications without industry experience is also acceptable. Training will be provided. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

Audit Executive - 2987

Job Title - Audit Executive Hourly rate - £17 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for an Audit Executive to work with an international confectionery manufacturer based in Birmingham. As Audit Executive, you will be responsible for the timely investigation of customer audit queries; to use company resources and information to establish validity. Your main duties will be as follows: Responsible for disputing invalid claims with customers/third party auditors. To provide robust monthly Prior Year Audit performance reports to the business to ensure adequate provisioning in place. You will have experience of dealing with conflict, numerical/analytical/logical reasoning skills, as well as effective communication skills. Any experience with SAP would be advantageous, and hands on experience with Microsoft Office applications. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands
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  • I would just like to say a BIG thank you to Jonathan Lee Recruitment for getting me a great job. You were really good, communicative, professional and a pleasure to deal with. THANK YOU!

    Carl Tyrer

    Project Engineer
  • I've worked in generalist HR positions for over 20 years, across different industries and organisations. Recruitment has always been part of any role I have undertaken and in order to source high calibre candidates, quickly and professionally I only ever work with agencies that I feel are proactive, ethical and deliver results. Whilst in my position of Head of HR at Senoble, the EEF recommended Jonathan Lee. From day one I was impressed with their level of service, knowledge and professional standards. They work on maintaining excellent relations with both the company and candidates and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team.

    Ashley Anderson

    Head of HR – Senoble
  • What you need when you are recruiting is someone who understands your requirements, who can put themselves in your shoes as they sift through the masses of CVs for the candidates that are appropriate for your needs. Anybody can throw CVs at a client, but very few can throw the right ones and the certainty that the skillset and cultural fit are aligned to the client’s needs. With Scott, you get someone who has the industry knowledge within Procurement & Supply Chain, he just gets it because he has done it. Other recruitment organisations should take a good look at themselves and understand you don't need sales people to recruit, you need subject matter experts who know what their clients are seeking. Would I use Scott again? Absolutely!

    Andy Neilson FCIPS FCILT

    Group Head of Supply Chain & Procurement
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