Procurement Assistant

Are you a Procurement professional looking to gain experience in the Manufacturing industry? Are you available for a 2-3 month temporary placement?

Our client, one of Kent’s leading manufacturers, is looking for a temporary Procurement Assistant with experience. You will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and procurement agreements with new and existing suppliers.

You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your own workload and the ability to build business relationships quickly and easily.

Duties of the role include:
Managing and selecting suitable suppliers
Managing supplier relationships
Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and procurement agreements
Purchase products to meet production requirements
Manage a cost improvement process to meet a gross margin plan
Monitor delivery schedules and productions requirements
Take action to avoid shortages and excess stock
Monitor stock levels and advise on shortage or overstock
Manage the placement of orders to suppliers

This role will be based in Rochester, Kent, and would suit someone with their own transport as it is not near a train station.

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience in a relevant role
Excellent and demonstrable negotiating skills
Knowledge of procurement guidance and advice, standard document development and implementation, supply chain management, contract management, Contract law, EU procurement legislation, Supplier appraisal, or Supplier risk assessment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and a self-starter
Ability to influence at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent Microsoft Office skills

For more information, or to apply, send CVs to Ellie or call the office

Procurement Manager

Are you a Procurement Manager looking to take the next step in your career? Are you looking for more responsibility and a new challenge?

Our client, one of Kent’s leading manufacturers, is looking for a Procurement Manager with experience. You will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and procurement agreements with new and existing suppliers.

You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your own workload and the ability to build business relationships quickly and easily.

Duties of the role include:
Managing and selecting suitable suppliers
Managing supplier relationships
Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and procurement agreements
Purchase products to meet production requirements
Manage a cost improvement process to meet a gross margin plan
Monitor delivery schedules and productions requirements
Take action to avoid shortages and excess stock
Monitor stock levels and advise on shortage or overstock
Manage the placement of orders to suppliers

This role will be based in Rochester, Kent, and would suit someone with their own transport as it is not near a train station.

The ideal candidate will have:

At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant role
Experience in all levels of procurement – from low cost purchases to major contract management
Excellent and demonstrable negotiating skills
Experience of successfully developing or implementing new procedures
Knowledge of procurement guidance and advice, standard document development and implementation, supply chain management, contract management, Contract law, EU procurement legislation, Supplier appraisal, or Supplier risk assessment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and a self-starter
Ability to influence at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent Microsoft Office skills

For more information, or to apply, send CVs to Ellie or call the office

Order Picker / Packer

Order Pickers/Packers
Paddock Wood
Temporary, Ongoing
Monday – Friday

We are currently seeking Order Pickers/Packers for a client based in Paddock Wood.

General duties on a day to day basis will be general order picking and packing and dealing with returned items.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company who will always recognise the hard work given! If you are adaptable, willing to work in a fast paced environment to set targets and have good attention to detail then please apply today for an immediate start!

Please note although this is a temporary position, permanent positions are available for the right candidates.

* Possess good communication skills
* Be able to adhere to all health and safety
* Be honest and reliable

Hours:
Monday to Friday, 7am – 3pm and 10am – 6pm.

For an immediate start please call 01892 708 704 and speak to Jane. In order to apply please send your C.V by clicking on the apply button below.

Alternatively, please call Jane at KHR-Recruitment Specialists to discuss these opportunities further.

Keywords: Order Pickers/Packers, Pickers, Packers, Picking, Packing, Production Operative, Production Assistant, Production Line, Production, Manufacturing, Factory Operative, Production Technician, Manufacturing and Production, Manufacturing

Procurement Manager – Spanish Speaking

Procurement Manager

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm Full time, Permanent

Great Salary plus benefits which include; 25 days holiday, travel insurance, life insurance, critical illness cover, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, pension and bonus scheme.

Leading supplier of Fresh Produce seeking Spanish Speaking Procurement Manager near Maidstone.

We are looking for a Spanish Speaking Procurement Manager to work with a Fresh Produce Company.

Responsibilities as a Procurement Manager:

– Liaison with overseas suppliers on volumes, market prices, and agreeing to weekly programmes
– Developing competitive and sustainable programmes with leading international suppliers to help to grow the business
– To have a comprehensive understanding of the global market, to identify trends and capitalise on opportunities
– Monitoring supply from growers on a daily basis
– Strong working relationship with the sales team on and close collaboration supply vs customer requirements
– Managing and reviewing transport logistics for overseas sources
– Running weekly accounting, preparing any claims and managing P/L of overseas supplier accounts alongside Procurement Administration
– Liaison with accounts on invoices and claims
– Liaison with suppliers on short term availability, daily loadings, and making sure departure advices are received
– Weekly liaison with suppliers on prices and agreeing programmes
– Preparing weekly supplier programmes tailored to customer demand
– Managing logistics and load plans ex source for all countries, daily liaison with hauliers for all source countries where required
– Daily liaison with sales team and QC team on customer requirements in terms of volumes, quality and varieties
– Monitoring quality reports, stock rotation and packing charges
– Monitoring programme vs actual on deliveries to highlight any shortages/oversupply
– Preparation of supplier returns/invoicing incorporating any necessary claims, and monitoring P/L of overseas supplier accounts

As the Procurement Manager you will be able to demonstrate:

– Spanish Speaking
– Being organised
– Have good communication skills with a confident and articulate telephone manner
– Have extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the Fresh Produce industry

If you feel this opportunity could suit you please contact Vicky at KHR Recruitment on 01622 822810.

Class 1 Driver

We are currently recruiting for a very well established national organisation that are seeking to recruit an experienced Class 1 driver (RoRo Wagon & Drag) to join their organisation.
Hours: 48 hour working week based on rota in accordance with operational requirements, these days and hours are not set so you need to be flexible in working arrangements. Your normal hours of work will start at 4.00am each day. You may be required to work on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday.
Pay: £13 per hour – annual salary circa £32,000
Duties will include:
*Complete all daily vehicle checks and fill out the designated Vehicle Defect sheet
*Ensure all CCTV cameras are working on your vehicle
*Report all defects to Office
*Complete all allocated work within the working day
*Ensure all paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner
*Maintain regular communication with the Office
*As a customer-facing representative of the Company behave in a polite and professional manner at all times
*Fill vehicles with fuel on return to the yard at end of the day or on your return journey to your depot
*Present Tachograph card for downloading on a weekly basis
*Ensure all loads are safely secured and that there is no risk of waste or debris falling from your vehicle trailer or container whilst it is on the public highway
*Ensure your vehicle (and where appropriate trailer) is kept in a safe, serviceable and clean condition
*Load and unload the vehicle adhering to Safe Working Procedures and Risk Assessments
*Work from other depots within the group and operate other vehicles when required
*Wear company uniform at all times and correct PPE required when collecting or delivering to customers and other operated sites
*Report all accidents and incidents immediately to your fleet office or the Compliance Team and obtain details as required
Skills and experience required:
*Full LGV C+E (Class 1) licence with no more than 3 penalty points and no DR or TT points in the last five years
*A valid Driver Qualification Card (DQC)
*Have eligibility to work in the UK
*Ability to undergo theory and driving test
*Be willing to undertake a full baseline medical, including drug and alcohol testing
*Have the ability to uphold company image, including uniform/vehicle cleanliness, at all times
*You should be flexible, punctual, have excellent communication skills and high customer service orientated attitude towards customers and colleagues
Apply now for this excellent opportunity.

Apply now!!!

Transport Administrator

We are currently recruiting for a fantastic organisation that is seeking to recruit an experienced Transport Administrator to join their business asap.

Working in a fast-paced transport office, the role will require you to be responsible for assisting the department with the effective, accurate and timely administration of the specific transport function. This includes the daily completion of an effective, profitable and compliant transport plan and the processing of all relevant paperwork and system maintenance

Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm – you will also be required to work every other Saturday 7am-12pm.

Benefits incl: annual bonus, holidays and other staff incentives

Duties will include:
*Ability to work on own initiative, making sound logical decisions when in absence of Fleet Manager
*Assisting with the implementation of road transport compliance policies, standards and procedures
*Running various daily, weekly and monthly reports
*Ensure that all disposal invoices are fully reconciled
*Ensure that the vehicles are available for scheduled services, and compliant
*Communicate with internal stakeholders, external customers, third party vehicle suppliers and external maintenance service providers as required, resolving all customer service queries
*Ensure that all queries are dealt with in a timely manner
*Comply with all Health, Safety, HR, Quality and Environmental policies and procedures
*Reporting any health & safety issues immediately
*Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills
*Have a good understanding

Key skills and experience required:
*Previous proven experience in as Transport Administrator would be a distinct advantage
*Must have previous administration experience within a similar environment
*Proficient in MS Office packages, particularly Excel with experience of VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables
*Outstanding internal and external communication skills
*Ability to evolve the daily planning through root cause analysis and ensuring that the plan reflects the business requirements and customer satisfaction is delivered on a daily basis
*Demonstrate a positive & respectful attitude to others
*Strong team player with the ability to cover for line management
*Good geographic knowledge
*Own transportation will be required to get to offices due to the remote location

Apply now for this excellent opportunity!

Assistant Management Accountant

Leading FMCG business seeking an Assistant Management Accountant near Maidstone.

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm Full time, Permanent

Great Salary plus benefits which include; 25 days holiday, travel insurance, life insurance, critical illness cover, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, pension and bonus scheme.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Management Accountant:

– Assist in the production of accurate Monthly Management Accounts for Senior Management
within published timescales
– Provide Financial Reporting to senior managers as required
– Provide assistance to the Management Accountants and Finance Director
– Preparation of monthly Trading Account and Variance Analysis
– Review and closing of purchase orders, including follow-up of any discrepancies
– Assisting with the preparation of monthly Management Accounts
– Preparation and review of the monthly KPI reports
– Preparation and analysis of monthly Department Overhead variance reports
– Weekly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
– Provide assistance to other managers throughout the business on their financial reporting
requirements
– Assisting with the preparation of the annual Budget
– Tax Year-End assistance including P11D preparation

The ideal candidate will have well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of staff. Our client is looking for someone who has at least one years’ experience working in a comparable role and is part qualified in accounting.

If you feel this opportunity could suit you, please contact Vicky at KHR Recruitment on 01622 822810.

Courier Driver

Do you have a clean driving licence? Are you over 25 years old (for insurance purposes) and confident with driving in London?

I am currently recruiting for a Courier Driver required to work Monday to Friday covering Kent and/or London.

The ideal candidate will be IT literate, have great attention to detail, be friendly and personable, with a full clean driving licence.

The Courier Driver will be responsible for:

– Collecting from/delivering to local clients (Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood, East Malling areas), or from London maybe 5-15 collections/deliveries a day
– Bringing the collections back to the office at around 5pm where they are then checked and driven to Heathrow, or if in London driving straight to Heathrow to distribute to the agents at Slough
– Collect anything that is booked from documents to pallets.

The company runs on a rota basis, which is approximate and flexible – 8.30am – 6.30pm shift and 12pm – 10pm shift (drive up to Heathrow from Tonbridge each night). The rotas are evenly split between the collection agents. The rota is currently 1 week of lates and 2 weeks of the daytime shift.

Basic Salary: £21,350 + Overtime
Benefits: Pension, holiday
Working week: Monday to Friday

If you feel this Courier Driver opportunity could suit you, please contact Vicky at KHR Recruitment on 01622 822810.