Category Analyst

Looking for that next challenge working within a company with an exceptional reputation in their industry? Do you have strong analytical and relationship building skills? Do you want to be a part of an organisation with maximum employee satisfaction with great salary, employee benefits and great working atmosphere?

Our client established over 40 years ago and has since become the UK’s leading organisations in their industry who, due to continued business expansion, are now looking for a Category Analyst to strengthen their team.

This role involves collating and analysing customer data to provide insight for the category. This insight is used within the company as well as being sent to their retailers as recommendations to ensure commercial growth.

As the Category Analyst, you will be responsible for:
*Building relationships with category buyers and merchandisers across the company’s retailers.
*Taking analysed customer data and providing retailers with appropriate recommendations in merchandising, ranges, and price promotion.
*Delivering effective in store planograms and refresh category drivers online and content
*Analyse insight data and monitor performance for the category both internally and externally.
To be a successful Category Analyst:
*Previously worked in an insight agency or have experience using insight data (Kantar/IRI/Dunnhumby/Nielsen)
*Love insight and have a strong growth mind-set.
*Ability to interpret data.
*Strong relationship building to create convincing selling stories for their brands.
PERFORMANCE AREAS
*To support the Category Manager and sales team by communicating appropriate recommendations based on accurate data analysis, both internally and externally and to company timescales to drive sales performance and build strong retailer relationships.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
*Weekly demand forecasting for the marketing meeting, taking into account market trends, retail prices, promotions and BG volume share by retailer.
*Detailed analysis of market share data (Kantar). Creating summary reports from raw data for circulation within the business and to the customer base highlighting and explaining key findings.
*Bespoke EPOS data analysis to explain Kantar reports for M&S and Sainsbury’s.
*Preparing in depth retailer review content, analysing retailer performance and market share movements, and presenting findings confidently and with authority at external meetings.
*Compiling EPOS data accurately and methodically into analysis spreadsheets.
*Promotion and retail pricing analysis. Analysing effects of in-store promotions and provide data to support future planned activity.
*British Summer Fruit data analysis tracking BG volume share and communicating internally.
*Compiling monthly board statistics showing total market volumes and BG volume share.
*Store visits as required – to review and obtain evidence of product display and marketing techniques in operation. Address ranging problems and measure availability. Feedback findings internally and to customer base.
*Help to run research projects to ascertain opportunities for the category. Bring these opportunities to life with recommendations to increase category sales.
*Increase industry knowledge by attending IGD / Kantar / FPJ / Organic conferences etc
*Ensuring effective communication with trading managers and Sales Director in the appropriate tone and manner.
*Regular project work which will extensively involve the use of Excel and data analysis.
*Other ad hoc duties as required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
*Evidence of experience working in a comparable role.
*Very strong IT skills, including Excel
*High level of accuracy, and someone who always checks their work
*Analytical and numerical skills
*Very good organisational skills, prioritisation and time management to meet deadlines
*Good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to others and be a positive influence.
*Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
*Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
*Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
*Creativity
*Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
*Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
*Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
*Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions

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European Sales Manager (Retail)

European Sales Manager

Description
An experienced retail product sales manager who has delivered European product sales growth predominantly with the ability to both develop and execute a growth strategy. Existing contacts in large retailers and distribution networks would be of benefit along with market knowledge and the tenacity to search out the players in the market would be a given.

Key Duties/Responsibilities
* Work with a team of sales and marketing representatives based in East Kent to assist them in developing their brands across the European market.
* To develop country specific growth strategies for products.
* Responsible for the compilation of sales and marketing plans and growth strategies
* To visit customers and develop long-term partnerships.
* To keep up-to-date with market developments and strengthen the customer relationships
* To monitor competitor activity

Experience
* Sales and marketing experience into European retail markets
* B2B sales track record
* Worked with products for distribution in the mass retail space
* Have a network of contacts with consumer products sold into the large big box retailers across Europe.
* Exposure to arts, crafts and hobbies retailers would be preferred.
* Additional languages to English would be advantageous but not essential.

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QA Assistant – *Evening Shift*

Do you want to join a dynamic QA team in an established and growing environment? Do you have flexible working hours and in return want to be a part of an organisation with maximum employee satisfaction?

Have you got experience in a similar QA/QC role of working in a food environment either in a factory, packhouse or warehouse? If the answers to these are all yes this could be the job for you!

Our client established over 40 years ago and has since become the UK’s leading producer in their industry who, due to continued business expansion, are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Assistant to strengthen the evening team by dealing with any quality and labelling issues that may occur.

They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local sourcing with a focus on quality. Reporting to the QA Manager this position would be a key part of dealing with produce quality and labelling issues, ensuring any failures are documented appropriately.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
To have a comprehensive understanding of company commitment and focus towards quality and its implementation through the Quality Management System.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
-To be familiar with packing requirements through the daily packing instruction
-To communicate non-conformances through all stage of quality control to the relevant departments – Technical, Quality Assurance, Operations.
-To assist in the training of operatives to ensure compliance to customer specifications.
-To maintain a close working relationship with the QA Manager and operations personnel to ensure continuous flow of information relating to quality and production performance.
-Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are being followed as required.
-Liaise with the organisations technical, sales and procurement teams as required.
-Assist with the development of new packing processes and quality management procedures that may occur from time to time.
-To support the Packhouse manager where required and to collate samples

Supported by the QA Manager, your job will be to ensure that the quality process runs as smoothly as possible while ensuring that standard operating procedures are being followed and support the Packhouse Manager when needed. Your other responsibilities will include collecting samples and ensuring that all documentation is up to date and completed correctly.

Other Ad Hoc Duties as Required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
– Have previous experience of working in food manufacturing in a quality role
– Have good people management skills

To join the Quality Assurance team, you’ll have extensive experience of working in a similar QA/QC role within the fresh produce industry. You’ll also be organised and proactive with strong written and spoken communication skills. You’ll adopt a professional approach at all times and be a strong leader.
Evidence of extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the soft fruit and produce industry and strong appreciation of the business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges.

A well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees with the ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach.

Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as require.

Any HACCP qualification / Training would be highly beneficial but not required however strong IT skills married with experience of Word and Excel is required.

In return for your commitment, a competitive salary along with a very attractive benefits package will be offered to you.

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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Warehouse operative with forklift licence

Warehouse operative with forklift licence

The Role
The Warehouse Operative is responsible for a variety of warehouse duties including packing, pulling/checking customer orders, replenishment, shipping and receiving materials, and material handling and completing all required paperwork in accordance to company policies and procedures.

Responsibilities
*Unload goods and material received, enters appropriate information into system, labels and locates material.
*Separate customer orders. Pull and stage orders. Repack material if required to meet customer specifications. As required, makes boxes, packs, labels and locates materials.
*Ensure all products are properly labelled.
*May perform functions/transactions in designated system to receive or ship material.
*Participate in cycle counting. Enter and verify information. Research and makes adjustments as necessary.
*Review preventative maintenance check sheets for forklifts. Ensures good working order of machines.
*Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
*May be required to handle the accumulation, disposal and transportation of hazardous waste. If required to do so, must participate in pre-requisite training in order to meet the RCRA waste management requirements.
*Drive forklifts.
*Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
*High school qualification – GCSE
*Fork lift truck licence
*6 months+ materials and warehouse experience
*Quantitative skills
*Conflict resolution skills
*Manual dexterity
*Reading/comprehension

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Logistics Planner

We are currently working with a leading FMCG distribution company based near Tenterden, Kent.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Logistics Planner to report directly into the Logistics Manager.

Responsibilities will include:

*Planning and routing of vehicles.
*Ensuring all appropriate documentation is in place – compliance and financial paperwork.
*Improving routes to maximise efficiencies.
*Scheduling of movements for customers.
*Communicating with drivers and customers.
*Internal admin and office support.
*Pro-actively resolve delays and concerns.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

*Ideally some experience with a Transport Planning role.
*Experience within a busy Transport office.
*Happy working within a demanding and ever-changing, fast paced environment.
*Good geographical knowledge.
*Proactive and dedicated, always looking to improve efficiencies.
*Happy communicating with drivers and customers.
*IT literate.
*Good communicator across all levels – internally and externally.

Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm.

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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Product Executive/Manager

Product/Brand Executive

The role
They are looking for a highly motivated, commercially minded graduate, or marketer to join their marketing team and work closely with their line manager to help drive new product development. This will involve researching, developing and executing assignments to maximise the on-going growth of the brand and products for their international business.

You will be responsible for performing a number of administrative functions in a support capacity utilising organisational, analytical and numerate skills. Accurate and well organised with a can-do approach, you will interact and learn from the team around you, to help you provide a dependable support function within the departments wide marketing sphere.

Key Responsibilities:
*Involved in the supplier side of the business to help refine the existing range and develop new products.
*Liaise with our supply chain in a timely, accurate manner to roll out new products.
*Carry out competitor analysis, customer analysis, consumer research and market research to identify trends and support new product development.
*Co-ordinate and deliver product administration to include but not limited to quotations, samples, specifications, product and sales data, quality management, etc..
*Update and maintain the department’s documentation and databases with regards to the product data.
*Assist with the product packaging development process by proofing with a creative flair and attention to detail.
*Assist with the production of marketing materials and literature by supplying the relevant product information.
*Coordinate the ongoing quality control to test the products for its intended use and make sure it performs up to the agreed specifications and liaise with suppliers.

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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Graduates needed for Manufacturing company

Our client, a FTSE 100 company and leaders in the packaging industry are seeking exceptional graduates in this exciting opportunity to join them at the heart of the business.
The client is a trusted partner by some of the most prestigious companies and brands in a range of sectors including FMCG, industrial and e-commerce. Their business model is based on sustainability, and they are one of Europe’s biggest recycler and have a unique supply cycle strategy.

What will you be doing?
The Graduate Programme is a fantastic opportunity to become a member of the Supply Engine, contributing to business operations and influential projects throughout the programme and opening up exciting opportunities for your future career. The Supply Engine is a shared way of working between our client’s four distinct areas of business excellence.
The Programme is a 2 year rotation scheme, consisting of 1 year based in Kent and then 1 year at any of the clients other sites within Europe.
You will be involved in a really dynamic working environment, with plenty of chances to grow and develop. The client will help you apply your knowledge and experience to make a real and valued contribution to the organisation.
What support will you get?
To support you on your journey you will be paired with a Mentor who will provide help and guidance throughout the two years within the business

What we are looking for?
*Ambitious recent graduates who have leadership potential, a track record of achievement and a strong interest in pursuing a career in a dynamic and challenging manufacturing company.
*A strong academic record; you will be studying towards or have graduated with a relevant degree or work experience in Business Studies, Supply Chain, Manufacturing etc
*You must be internationally mobile for the duration of the programme as one year will be working in Europe
*Strong interpersonal skills within a multi-disciplinary team
*Strong communication skills
*Good understanding of the business development process including sales and purchasing process
*Basic knowledge of Supply Chain

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Customer Service Coordinator – services & repairs

Customer Service Coordinator (Gas servicing and breakdowns)

Would you like to work for a top 100 construction business?

Would you like to work in an established customer service team that has good long term career prospects?

Role
To Co-ordinate the gas servicing appointments and breakdown for residents and assist in the smooth running of the office.

Responsibilities
*Take calls from residents and clients, assist and resolve queries
*Book appointments with residents for repairs, servicing and boiler replacement works
*Check diary to ensure all jobs are booked correctly, move work as necessary, rearrange work on diary in event of an emergency or engineers sickness
*Answer telephone calls/emails form tenants, engineers, housing officers and other client representatives
*Close down completed jobs and rebook where necessary
*Cover other co-ordinators tasks when they are on holiday or sick
*Work in a team environment with a positive flexible attitude; service orientated and customer focused
*First point of contact for clients and residents for telephone answering and identifying/determine next action
*Assist to maintain computerised database of reported and booked calls and ensure information is kept up to date
*Provide general administrative support for word processing various correspondence and documents, photocopying, filing, faxing and general office duties when required

Knowledge and experience
*Call centre or customer service experience essential
*Must have a professional telephone manner
*Good Word, Excel and CRM exposure
*Highly organised and able to prioritise
*Must have prior office based work experience
*Experience in the gas industry would be beneficial
*Ability to work as a team or on their own

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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