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

Assistant SHEQ Officer

We are currently recruiting for a fantastic organisation that is seeking to recruit an experienced individual with strong exposure to sampling and testing to join their organisation as an Assistant SHEQ Officer. This role is based on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, own transportation will be required.
Benefits: annual bonus, holidays, staff incentives etc.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm

The role will require you to complete all sampling and quality control procedures required for a specific product with a key customer. Support the SHEQ Officer in ensuring that the business complies with relevant legislation and promotes a positive health and safety culture in the workplace as and when required.

Duties will include:
*Collecting the appropriate number and weight of samples and distributing to the appropriately labelled containers
*Homogenising the samples to produce the correct volume of samples for further external lab testing and recording all samples on the QC Database
*Accurate packaging and labelling of all samples for further testing and for retention
*Liaise with courier companies to ensure collection of samples in accordance
*Accurately maintain computerised records
*Accurately maintain results received from external labs
*Manage the disposal of discarded samples as directed
*Assist with a range of sampling and testing products in order to meet customers quality inspections
*Assist with reviews and audits on-site
*Assist with monthly inspections on first aid boxes, ladders and fire-fighting equipment and maintaining relevant records
*Support with SHEQ communications and other administration

Skills and experience required:
*Any exposure to sampling and testing of products (most industries considered) would be a distinct advantage
*Health and safety experience an advantage
*Numerate and literate
*High attention to detail
*Intermediate level on MS packages incl. Word / Excel and exposure to similar databases recording relevant information
*Organised
*Self-motivated with the ability to work on your own
*Own transport due to location is essential

Apply now!!!!!!

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

Quality Technician – (Sheet-metal / Engineering)

Quality Technician
£22,000 – £28,000pa
Marden, Kent

Benefits include: 20 days holiday pa increasing by 1 day pa up to a maximum of 25 days after 5 year’s service. Enrolment into the Company bonus scheme after 3 months service (paid out quarterly). Enrolment into Company pension scheme.

Specialist manufacturing business near Marden, Kent are actively looking to recruit a Quality Technician to join their Quality function.

My client is a bespoke designer and manufacturer of specialist metal-based products. The Quality Technician will work closely with the Quality team, reviewing quality processes and implementing improvements where required.

Role & Responsibilities of the Quality Technician

– Work closely with Engineers to ensure products are inspected before the deadline
– In-process inspection of parts and components
– Maintain all quality records
– Calibration of measuring equipment
– Assisting with ISO9001 management system duties
– Assist the quality team to ensure suppliers and other third parties meet quality specifications

Candidate Profile

– Experience using measuring equipment
– Manufacturing/ production/ engineering sector exposure
– Sheet metal inspection – preferred
– Experience and understanding of ISO 9001
– Knowledge of engineering/ technical drawings

To be considered please apply within, alternatively please feel free to contact Hannah Collis on 01622 822805.

Warehouse / Office Assistant

WAREHOUSE OFFICE/ASSISTANT

We have an excellent opportunity for a Warehouse/Office Assistant to join a market-leading company based in the Borough Green area on a permanent basis.

You will join a small warehouse team and support the day to day running of the warehouse department and the busy office. You will ensure Health & Safety procedures are adhered to and assist in the smooth operation of the department. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a fast-paced warehouse, join a friendly team, and be a valued member of staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* To complete orders in an efficient and effective manner so customers receive orders correctly, on time, well packaged and intact. This includes choosing the relevant labels for couriers
* To keep the warehouse in an orderly manner in conjunction with Health & Safety regulations
* To manage stock, including stock counts and regularly informing the Account Managers when stock levels are near or below the minimum required
* To manage the Goods In procedure successfully, including all the relevant paperwork and checking of the stock
* To use the correct lifting and handling techniques when dealing with moving stock
* To complete the Returns Procedure effectively using the correct locations, investigating the reason for the return and identifying next step
* To be fully conversant with the Warehouse IT, training will be provided
* To gain full understanding of our client’s products
* To identify which packaging is required for orders
* To attend training and to develop relevant knowledge and skills when required

Paying up to £20,000 per annum dependent on experience.

Monday-Friday.

If this opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you please get in touch with Katy at KHR Recruitment Specialists for more information.

Mechanical Design Engineer

We are currently working with a leading manufacturer of bespoke products.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join their established team.

The Mechanical Design Engineer will be tasked with assisting with project management for new products from concept designs through to finished product. This will include being responsible for detailing manufacturing and assembly procedures taking into account lean manufacturing and continuous improvement systems and techniques.

Responsibilities will include:

Managing end to end projects
Designing 3D models of bespoke products for global customers
Liaising with both the sales team and customers to identify design requirements
Producing detailed engineering/manufacturing drawings
Producing standard operating procedures to detail manufacturing and assembly methods
Producing technical documents, reports and presentations for internal and external use

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A relevant engineering degree in the field of Mechanical/Design Engineering
Strong experience using 3D CAD software (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks)
Full lifecycle design experience – concept design, 2D/3D modelling, engineering drawings and designing for manufacture as well as maintenance and design improvement considerations
Experience of tolerance analysis including manufactured parts and assembly tolerance stack up
Lean manufacturing experience i.e. 5S or Six Sigma
Experience with use of ERP and/or MRP systems i.e. SAGE, Oracle, Progress Plus
Proven project management skills
Experience with continuous improvement systems and techniques
Project management qualifications i.e. Prince 2 / PMP
Experience of working in an ISO9001 accredited Engineering company would be advantageous

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development and career progression. Hours for this role will be 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Benefits include a quarterly bonus scheme (approximately £300 per quarter), company pension scheme of 4% and employees contribute 5%, 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing by 1 day per every year of service up to a maximum of 25.

Junior Mechanical Design Engineer

We are currently working with a leading manufacturer of bespoke products.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Junior Mechanical Design Engineer to join their established team.

The Junior Mechanical Design Engineer will be tasked with assisting with project management for new products from concept designs through to finished product. This will include detailed manufacturing drawings, material specification/testing and writing detailed reports.

Responsibilities will include:

Managing end to end projects
Designing 3D models of bespoke products for global customers
Liaising with the sales team to identify design requirements
Producing technical documents, reports and presentations for internal and external use

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A relevant engineering degree in the field of Mechanical/Design Engineering
Strong experience using 3D CAD software (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks)
Full lifecycle design experience – concept design, 2D/3D modelling, engineering drawings and designing for manufacture as well as maintenance and design improvement considerations
Experience of working in an ISO9001 accredited Engineering company would be advantageous
Experience with use of ERP and/or MRP systems i.e. SAGE, Oracle, Progress Plus would also be advantageous

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development and career progression. Hours for this role will be 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Benefits include a quarterly bonus scheme (approximately £300 per quarter), company pension scheme of 4% and employees contribute 5%, 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing by 1 day per every year of service up to a maximum of 25.

Customer Relationship Manager (B2B)

Customer Relationship Manager (B2B)

Our client is a leading UK manufacturing business who have been operating for over 30 years and offer innovative products to their specialist industry. They are the top 3 in their industry across Europe. Their head office is in Kent and has partners across Asia, the USA and Europe.

The business has gone through rapid growth over the last few years and won a number of awards. They looking to strengthen their B2B marketing and improve their corporate and commercial development even further.

The individual joining the team will be responsible for delivering CRM across the company to encourage customer retention and loyalty, implement and execute strategic plans, structure the business in order to attract potential customers and retain existing ones.

Key responsibilities
*Deciding on the CRM platform structure and architecture ensuring it works seamlessly across the organisation and captures all required information at key points in the corporate customer life cycle.
*Planning and delivering strategies across the company encouraging corporate customer retention and customer loyalty.
*Working closely with all departments to ensure the CRM works effectively for all aspects of the company.
*Overseeing direct communications with customers through the CRM.
*Customer journey mapping analysing touch points with the organisation and maximising commercial opportunities.
*Overseeing the migration of all direct communications to lower cost mediums such as SMS and email.
*Monitor and maximise customer lifetime value strategies ensuring maximum profitability.
*Ensuring the database is segmented effectively for targeted marketing activities.
*Developing testing strategies for all aspects of the CRM to ensure the most effective approach for the company and its products.
*Supporting the team by coordinating and collating content
*Attending shows and meetings as required throughout the UK and occasionally Europe.
*Regular meetings with customers to demonstrate new product ranges.
*Assisting in the organising and analysis of trade and future retail promotions
*Liaising with customers, ensuring their needs are met in terms of receiving regular updates on new product etc

Requirements
*Previous experience leading the customer relationship strategy
*Exposure to a manufacturing or product-based business
*Demonstrable B2B knowledge
*Leadership exposure would be beneficial
*Experience in a product-based business is essential
*Experience developing relationships with existing customers face to face and on the phone and identifying further sales opportunities
*Experience with OrderWise CRM would be very advantageous
*Previously attended and managed large events
*Drive and have own transportation
*Happy to travel throughout the UK and occasionally Europe
*Experience with marketing would be very advantageous

This is a full-time position Monday – Friday, but you must be flexible outside of this to attend client meetings throughout the UK and events occasionally in Europe.

If this role and company sound interesting submit your CV for review.

Order Processor (Technical Sales)

Are you looking for a new and exciting role? Would you like to join a reputable, friendly family run business?

Salary: £18,000 – £21,000

Benefits include: 20 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, pension Scheme, parking on-site

KHR are working with a successful manufacturing company based in Marden who are seeking a switched on and motivated Order Processor (Technical Sales Advisor) to join their team.

Key responsibilities include:-

– Telephone and email correspondence to external and internal clients
– Offering a range of product knowledge to new clients/existing clients
– To update and keep track of the internal CRM system (updating information)
– To keep the despatch paperwork organised and on occasions, perform manual duties as and when needed
– Ensuring a high level of customer service when advising quotations/sales orders/invoicing/purchasing
– To maintain the office and systems in a neat and tidy manner

Personal Attributes:-

– Customer service experience
– Self Motivated
– A level in Maths would be advantageous (but not essential)
– Confident telephone manner
– Basic Microsoft IT skills
– Works well under pressure as well as in a team

The working hours are Monday to Thursday (08:00 – 17:00) Friday (08:00 – 16:00).

Salary: £18,000 – £21,000.

If you think you could be the right fit for this position, please apply or email your CV . Alternatively, call Eleni on 01622 822 807 for more information.