QC/Lab Analyst

We are currently working with a leading FMCG business based in Paddock Wood.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a QC/Lab Analyst to join their established team.

The QC/Lab Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing product quality and adherence to ISO accreditations and the internal Quality Management Systems.

Responsibilities will include:

Analysis of samples using analytical chemistry test methodologies
Investigation of non-conforming samples, data evaluation and reporting
Follow and update Standard Operating Procedures for use of laboratory equipment procedures and investigation protocols
Testing raw materials and finished goods as part of Goods In/Out product release
Trending of results and statistical analysis of incoming goods
Update maintenance log for cleaning and servicing of equipment
Update company technical documentation including QC SOP’s and records
Maintain own training record for laboratory, regulatory compliance and Health & Safety
Check and report stock levels
Maintain all QC laboratory equipment as per maintenance schedule

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful background within a lab based QC role. Knowledge of the food/FMCG sector would be advantageous along with knowledge of HACCP, BRC and SOP’s.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Category Manager

Category Manager
Remote & Office Based (South Kent)
Full Time, Monday-Friday

We are working with a leading and growing business on the South Kent Coast that is going through an interesting period of change and development in the world of eCommerce.

This role is playing a leading role in the development of the product offering, supplier relationships and increasing the sales and profitability of the business. A key part of the role will be to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally.

Working closely with the commercial and purchasing teams you will be embracing digital tools and new ways of working to increase efficiency within the consumer purchase decision-making process and ultimately generate sustainable and profitable growth.

Duties
*Responsible for category ranging, pricing and promotions across the channels
*Developing strong working relationships with external suppliers, key vendors and internal marketing teams to improve pricing and quality of services
*Negotiating with suppliers to improve trading terms, and secure central income and merchandising support
*Seek out new product opportunities with existing and new suppliers
*Responsibility for the integrity of the product catalogue, new line process and sign offs
*Responsibility for product lifecycle management
*Developing an exit strategy for unsuccessful products
*Work with commercial, finance and operations teams to ensure a common category message and strategy is understood and implemented
*Reviewing and supporting industry and consumer category insights produced by the purchasing team to develop strategy
*Include what motivates the shopper, what trends there are in the category, what competitors are up to, what strategies are the retailers implementing etc.
*Ensure we have the right products in the right place with the right space’
*Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of the category
*Work with the purchasing team on demand management and seasonality
*Supporting purchasing team with demand planning to ensure the sustainability of inventory
*Managing budget development and revenue for the category

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Intake Quality Controller – Fresh Produce

Are you an experienced Quality Controller looking for a new challenge? We are working with one of the UK’s leading fresh produce distribution centres who work with both national and global growers and supply to some of the biggest retailers in the UK. Due to huge growth, they are seeking an experience Intake Quality Controller to join their team based near Sittingbourne. This role has fantastic hours of Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm with no shift pattern.

The Intake Quality Controller will be responsible for:

Ensuring all products arriving on site are checked against customer requirements and reported accurately.
Ensuring that any temperature abuse or other issues that can seriously affect product quality are immediately reported to the customer.
Effectively communicate to customers where necessary.
To work safely and report any hazards or near misses to a Key Operative or Production Support Manager.
To work efficiently and effectively ensuring that you contribute to the daily Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) of the department as set by the Intake & Ripening Manager and the needs of the business.
To maintain high levels of hygiene and housekeeping through the clean as you go policy.
To clearly communicate between all colleagues in your team and your Line Manager in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate will have:

Quality control experience
Fresh produce knowledge
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment
Good planning and organisational skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Results focused
Excellent Team working
Flexibility in thinking and approach
Driving for excellence
Customer understanding
Thoroughness/attention to detail
Analytical thinking
Measure of Performance/Key Deliverables:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing business that can offer ongoing training and progression. Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and salary is £23,835 per annum. Benefits include company pension scheme, 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays), free onsite parking.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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