Group Marketing Manager

Group Marketing Manager, North Kent, circa £50k basic, outstanding company and excellent product.

We are currently recruiting for an outstanding International manufacturing organisation that are seeking to employ an experienced Senior Marketing Manager to lead and drive all marketing activities.

This role will be a mixed WFH and office based in North Kent (social distancing measures in place)

The role will require you to handle the following duties:
*Develop and manage the company marketing strategy and activity
*Own, manage and report the yearly marketing budget
*Analyse and report on all marketing activities
*Working closely with Sales to develop an action plan for key target customers incl. campaigns via e-mail, telephone etc., and devising appropriate results measurement
*Coordinate the group marketing activities that support sales goals
*Planning to provide and/or suggest sources of high-quality customer data to run new customer target campaigns
*Identification, review and selection of any other outside/external agencies
*Design and develop group content including photography, videography, copywriting etc.
*Manage marketing communications across the group
*Management of the digital marketing activities, group and channel campaign planning, event management, publicity, promotional and internal marketing comms
*Manage exhibition planning and organisation
*Own and manage the new product strategy
*Lead the launch of new products once agreed and develop literature, websites and customer advocate case studies
*Thorough understanding of competitor landscape, continuous competitor monitoring and market research
*Development and realisation of client surveys
*Action plan on e-commerce development to significantly improved current sales as well as managing and setting appropriate Investment levels in SEO and PPC initiatives
*Own and deploy the social media strategy for the group and manage media communications
*Develop a group strategy for online presence with a clear assessment and justification of ROI
*Maintain the domain library, optimise design and user interface
*Manage the catalogue, shop and publicity news/blog pages
*Ensure the main UK and International website is performing at its best (SEO, web sales, enquiries etc.)
*Manage and develop the Marketing Team to deliver all the above

Key skills and experience required:

*Extensive experience in a marketing management role
*Previous background of implementing marketing strategies
*Must have a combination of digital and print marketing management
*International product marketing experience
*Ideally marketed a tangible product
*Outstanding marketing system exposure, ability to handle marketing data and reporting back
*Marketing analytics skills
*SEO/PPC knowledge/experience would be an advantage
*Website management experience
*Outstanding internal and external communications skills, written and verbal
*Previously led a marketing team
*Quick learner – product range and market knowledge
*Tenacious, conscientious with good decision-making skills
*Drivers’ license and own transportation (due to office location)

Apply now for this outstanding opportunity!

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Senior Procurement Manager – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce business based in Maidstone.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Spanish speaking Senior Procurement Manager to join their team based in Maidstone.

The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for long term company procurement strategy on imported products.

Responsibilities will include:

Delivering growth against business strategic objectives
Being responsible for P&L and foreign currency requests
Building a strategic overseas supply base to achieve growth targets in business plan and exceed customer expectations
Look at ways to add value, whilst achieving a low-cost supply chain
Co-responsible for demand planning with trading teams
Communicate and assist with country technical procurement managers

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Previous experience in a procurement role, ideally within a fresh produce/fmcg environment
Business level/fluency in Spanish
Ability to build strong relationships with customers, suppliers and internal members of staff
A strategic thinker with a risk-aware approach
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team across professional, operational and cultural boundaries

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing training, development and career opportunities coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Lead Full Stack Developer – Home Based (.Net, C#, Azure, GIT)

Lead Full Stack Developer

Home based contract – can be based anywhere within the UK

Our client are seeking a Developer to join their team. The company are going through an interest period of change and it is an excellent and exciting time to join their team.

The organisation are delving further in to the eCommerce field and expanding their services and solutions. To be able to do this they need an expert to be the point of contact for all existing and new technologies within the business and lead this development.

As well as a competitive salary the company also offer pension, holiday allowance, Christmas shut down.

The role
The Developer serves as a central person responsible for technology and platforms within the organisation. You will create strategy and guide others in implementing technical solutions for the company. Your propose innovative solutions and drive their implementation and support.

This is a specialised front-end product development role with a deep understanding of modern software architectures and development techniques. A successful candidate will be a committed and articulate individual, required to communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and business stakeholders to produce software and web solutions that are of enterprise quality. The team is responsible for the development and continuous delivery of a business-critical analytics web application.

Accountability
*The employee does due diligence as far as analysis and design of any projects they undertake. Owns technological solutions to implement designs made for our customers, including:
oWeb hosting.
oTranslation and localisation management
oAutomation of repetitive tasks
oOwns solutions to support business strategy and service delivery, manages workflows and set up for new projects
oSecurity both internal and on customer projects
oAutomation in all areas
oCreates and implements short and long-term strategy in terms of technological growth
*Leads the implementation and support of technological solutions
*Works with other department leaders to deliver services within their function
*Ensures that staff have the necessary software and that it is up to date
*Ensures staff follow processes and proposes process improvements where necessary
*Ensures that the company is compliant with license agreements, GDPR, Compliance, Cyber security
*Ensures the customer data is secure from leak, tampering and accidental deletion
*Proposes, implements and supports new technological solutions that improve business operations
*Ensures the company is ahead of the curve in terms of technology and is seen as a leader by both competitors and customers
*Conducts respectful and friendly communication with customers (internal/external)
*Constantly learns to give the company new capabilities

Technical skills required
*.NET Framework knowledge essential
*Proficient in C# 5+ years essential
*Entity Framework
*Linq
*Javascript, JQuery, (Angular, React bonus)
*HTML5, CSS, LESS
*GIT (source control)
*Experience working with JSON and XML webservices
*Windows Server, IIS & FTP Experience
*SQL Server Administration
*Elastic Search
*Experience with Azure Advantageous
*Excellent understanding of the technologies, architectures, solutions, designs, implementation and underpinning technical standards
*You will be comfortable working flexibly in an agile oriented development environment, to a high degree of accuracy and within tight deadlines
*You will have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
*Data modelling using appropriate tools
*In depth understanding of writing testable software – unit test, integration tests
*Strong knowledge of developing enterprise web-based applications

Personal profile
*Minimum of 5 years’ experience and preferable in a leadership role
*Preferably hold a relevant Microsoft qualification in programming and development
*A degree or equivalent experience in either data management, information systems or computer science
*Experience in an eCommerce or retail company would be advantageous
*Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness
*Generates innovative ideas and solutions to problems
*Encourages others to look at problems and processes in new ways
*Identifies opportunities to increase efficiency, simplicity, and revenue
*Tracks performance against customer requirements, using existing tools
*Maintains a consistent, high level of productivity
*Takes personal responsibility to make decisions and takes action
*Does not easily give up in the face of unexpected obstacles
*Deals constructively with mistakes and setbacks
*Readily adapts to different ways of doing things
*Seeks opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills
*Able to clearly present and articulate proposals and solutions

This is a permanent full-time position Monday – Friday.

If you would be interested in discussing further please forward your CV for review.

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Head of Category and Insight

Head of Category and Insight

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking an experienced Head of Category and Insight to join their team.

Based in the rural Kent countryside just South of Maidstone you could join this leading client who has been operational for over 40 years and have a significant market share in the UK.

As the Head of Category and Insight, you will drive the company’s engagement and influence with the retail trade by leveraging key shopper and category insights to deliver sustainable business and category growth. You will be a thought leader both internally and externally, be the voice of the shopper and consumer and drive shopper-centric action plans focused on creating category growth.

This is a Leadership and there is scope to make a significant impact on the businesses. We are therefore looking for someone who is a strategic thinker, action-oriented, able to make decisions and has a proven track record of delivering results.

As well as a very competitive salary the client offers an array of excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, medical and dental cover, travel and life insurance, good pension scheme and a discretionary bonus.

Duties
*Assistant to The Commercial Director
*Support to projects and collaborating with marketing to shape brand strategy and manage the portfolio and future product development.
*Management of the insight budget and data agencies
*Leadership and development of the category and insight function and team members
*Partnering with marketing to implement a research and learning plan to drive greater understanding of shoppers and consumers
*Support the achievement of the businesses commercial goals and provide the team with clarity on the opportunities and threats
*Guide suppliers and board on profitable and sustainable directions.
*Build strong relationships with customers across all relevant functions.
*Use this influence to leverage wins for the business for distribution/space/range in selected retailers.
*Develop and embed a multi-channel category vision within the business and the customers.
*Drive decision making through the provision of timely, to the point and credible insight.

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Production Operative – (PADDOCK WOOD)

My client is seeking an experienced temporary Production Operative to join their well-established growing company based in Paddock Wood.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who thrives in a busy, but varied environment, working within a friendly Production Team.

Although this is a temporary position, there is an opportunity for the right person to potentially go permanent.

So if you are looking for a role that will challenge you, this is the role for you.

Hours: 7am – 4pm
Monday to Friday
Temporary (3 month), with the possibility of going permanent
Start Immediately

Key Responsibilities:

1. To assist in the planning and production of all products produced within the client site
2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures to complete manufacturing batch
3. Labelling, packing and dispatch of goods to a high standard and following Production
and Shipping schedule
4. To ensure that accurate production records and stock returns are maintained, and
that the information is transferred in a timely manner to the management
information system
5. Stock control and recording within warehouse including accepting and inspection of
incoming goods
6. Maintain quality standards and work to improve on reduction of waste
7. Comply with Food Hygiene and Safety rules and standards
8. To ensure that the production plant operates efficiently, effectively and safely
9. To promote and maintain the operation of Quality standards (such as Kosher,
ISO9001 etc) throughout the site
10. To ensure that the quality of all products is controlled and meets internal and agreed
external specifications
11. To assist with the site management and engineering requirements including
upgrading of the infrastructure as required
12. To ensure that general maintenance and good housekeeping comply with Health and
Safety requirements across the site picking & packing and working on a busy production line.

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Production administrator (PADDOCK WOOD)

My client is seeking an experienced temporary Production Administrator to join their well-established growing company based in Paddock Wood.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who thrives in a busy, but varied environment, you will get the opportunity to work alongside a friendly Production Team.

Although this is a temporary position, there is an opportunity for the right person to potentially go permanent.

So if you are looking for a role that will challenge you, this is the role for you.

£13.27 per hour
Monday to Friday
25 – 30 hours per week

Temporary with the potential to go permanent.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who thrives in a busy and varied role.

Key duties:
* Raising department Purchase Orders and schedule deliveries
* Delivery Notes/Packing List administration
* Assist with Production scheduling and capacity planning
* Product & BOM Maintenance on ERP system
* Works Order processing and schedule
* Monitor inputs vs Outputs
* Liaise with Suppliers
* Understanding Batch Allocation & Impact
* Stock Movements/Removals
* Data Analysis
* Support Cycle Counts and reconciliation
* Investigate and rectify stock issues
* Liaising with logistics on shipping dimensions and collection of goods
* Reporting material shortages

Key Competencies:
* Ability to prioritise, plan, work to tight deadlines and manage a range of complex
administrative demands
* Strong IT skills
* Ability to work to a high attention to detail and accuracy
* Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent numeracy skills
* Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment
* Strong team player
* Experience in Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft programmes
* Experience of ERP system
* Excellent time management skills
* Able to learn quickly and easily on the job
* Working with very tight deadlines.

If are interested and available asap please apply ASAP or get in touch with Sonia at KHR Recruitment Specialists.

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Goods-in Inspector (temp to perm)

We have an opportunity to join an established and successful business as a Goods In Inspector on an initial temp to perm basis (3 months temp)

The role will require you to handle a number of tasks incl:

*Booking in of goods
*Quality control
*Inspection of the parts received, visual and physical
*Handling rejects
*Dealing with parts queries
*Reading technical drawings of parts
*Supporting in stores and other depts. Including purchasing
*Record information on internal systems

Key skills required:

*Experience of the above duties
*Experience in dealing with a manufacturing product, ideally electronic parts
*Good attention and eye for detail
*Excellent internal and external communication skills
*Enthusiastic with team playing capabilities
*Be PC literate
*Ideal candidates are able to work from data sheets and read drawings

If you are available immediately and have the relevant skills/experience, then please apply now!

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Import and Customs Specialist

Operational Import and Customs Specialist.

Based in the rural outskirts of Tenterden, Kent
Full-time, permanent
Monday – Thursday (8am-4pm / 9am-5.00pm)

KHR Recruitment are working with a specialist customs provider who have an exciting opportunity to join their internationally recognised and expanding team.

Operating from their UK based offices in Tenterden, our client offer critical services for well-known High Street names. Their continued and planned growth means they have a need for an experienced import individual with a solid knowledge of customs systems including:

-CHIEF
-CDS
-NCTS
-All ports inventory systems
-Excise (preferred, not essential)

This role offers a competitive basic salary, and will be offered in accordance with experience.

If you have the above system knowledge and are interested in hearing more about this exciting opportunity then please call KHR Recruitment on 01622822805.

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Finance and Administration Manager (FMCG)

Finance and Administration Manager
Maidstone, Kent
Full-time, Permanent
Competitive basic salary + attractive benefits package

KHR is currently assisting a leading National FMCG business based near Maidstone who is looking to hire an experienced Finance and Administration Manager.

This position is a fantastic opportunity for a a finance professional with high level administration skills. It will be 30% pure technical accounts work with 70% high level administration requirements.

Responsibilities;
* Preparation of Quarterly management accounts
* Preparation of Year-end accounts and information for external auditors
* Preparation of monthly OP capital expenditure report
* Monitoring of Central Spend expenditure categories
* Preparation of annual budget
* Overseeing the preparation of Quarterly VAT returns
* Monthly monitoring and reporting on Sales Ledger balances
* Maintenance of Fixed Asset Register
* Annual audit of OP funded assets held by members
* Reconciliation and management of EU OP Debtors
* Preparation of Quarterly submissions for government-funded projects
* Undertaking annual supplier detail survey
* Maintenance of accurate company membership records and reporting all changes to the governing body.
* Preparation and submission of Quarterly OP payment requests
* Preparation and submission of Year-end OP report
* Preparation and submission of requests for in-year amendments to OP
* Monitoring of Grower declaration of turnover and sales outside of PO
* Preparation and submission of PO Value of Marketed Production
* Other ad hoc duties as required

Candidate Profile
* Professional Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA
* Experience in a FMCG business is essential
* Well-developed personal and written communication skills
* Good interpersonal skills and well-developed leadership and management skills
* Ability to delegate effectively
* Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk-aware approach
* Good time management, organisational and time management skills
* Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet deadlines
* Good IT Skills with the ability to work with large complex spreadsheets

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