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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System Administrator/C#.NET Developer

Are you looking to expand your experience within a technology-focused software company?

We are looking for an experienced system administrator and C#.NET developer to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding business that has developed unique web based business software.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a developing business in a great location, using the latest technologies whilst working in an environment that is fun and hardworking. The successful candidate will receive a generous basic salary and be eligible for the company benefits scheme.

You will assist in the development of new software products and maintenance of the existing Microsoft Azure-based platform, as well as continue to add incremental features to the platform in collaboration with the existing development contractor team.

The successful candidate would be responsible for the upkeep, advancement and optimisation of the platform, and we’re looking for someone with the ambition to improve an already-leading software platform to provide additional redundancy and geolocation as they expand throughout the UK and (in the future) internationally. The skillset we’re looking for requires strong system administration experience, combined with senior .NET/C# development knowledge.

Responsibilities include:

Daily management of the Azure system to maximise uptime
Implementation of preventative measures to bolster the reliability and speed of the platform
Management of backup processes, and improvement of redundancy / failover
Immediate response to technical issues, bugs and performance problems
Management and evolution of all processes relating to system
Coding of incremental development features requested by directors
Optimisation of existing codebase
Coordination of external development contractors considering budgets and targets
Technical support tickets passed across by support team
SQL data manipulation / adjustments when required

Core skills required:

Microsoft Azure technology experience – particularly SQL, Elastic Databases, Web Apps, Web Jobs
Full-stack .NET / C# development at a senior level
SQL queries, stored procedures, function development and back-end experience
Experience in managing development teams
Customer-centric experience in resolving technical issues
Candidate must be logical, efficient and proactive
Level-headed approach in resolving technical challenges

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Welder/Fabricator

We are currently working with a market leading manufacturer and fitter of specialist HGV and plant vehicles. Established for over 30 years, our client has sites across the UK and due to growth, are currently recruiting Welders/Fabricators for their New Addington site.

Responsibilities will include:
*Sheet metal work and fabrication in various metals.
*MIG and TIG welding.
*Working to deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
*MIG and TIG welding experience to a high standard.
*Be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Our client offers an hourly rate of £11.16 plus a performance related bonus of up to £10,000 per annum, alongside benefits including 20 days annual leave and pension with double company contribution.

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Perl Software Developer

KHR Recruitment is extremely excited to be working with such a successful and rapidly expanding technology company based in London. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Perl software developer to jump on board with an expanded technology company.
As a Perl Developer your responsibilities are to be reviewing and extracting requirements, writing shell scripts, integrating database codes, testing and debugging, and contributing to code basis. You will also be designing and leading new projects.
Daily Duties:
*Building Perl templates that gather data from clients then to build a XML (or CSV, or JSON) file and post a job advert on the clients site (or job board).
*Using technologies such as: Perl, Sublime, SQL, command line, Jira, Jenkins and Confluence for the documentation.
*Calling clients to explain the company’s new and existing products, discuss any technical detail, review their documentation, implement it (in Perl), test it and make it live.
Key requirements for this role:
* Experienced software engineer who uses Perl language.
* Strong team player.
*Good attention to detail
*Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
* The use of Windows, Linux (Ubuntu), Mac OS
*Management in Microsoft software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing company. You will be joining a friendly, warm but hard working team. They offer an attractive salary with great benefits.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at KHR for more of a confidential conversation.

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Estimator (New Build/Refurbishment)

Estimator (New Build/Refurbishment)

We are working with a top construction firm who work predominately in the residential sector, but this will also expand in to some commercial properties.

The projects will be a blend of new build and refurbishments ranging from £500K – £5m across London and the South East.

We are looking to recruit at Assistant or Intermediate level, but being a large organisation there is lots of room for growth and progression in the short and long term.

Responsibilities
*Ensure that HSE&Q standards, operating processes, company policies and all legislative requirements are understood, implemented and adhered to at all times.
*Undertake and manage the coordination and final preparation of tender documentation.
*Liaise with the commercial and business development teams
*Develop awareness of clients’ processes and procedures for bid evaluation.
*Effectively plan tenders to ensure timely and accurate preparation of tender documentation.
*Understand local government needs and aspirations including best value and the audit commission/executive service inspection.
*Prepare tenders from architect’s drawings, specifications, bill of quantities, pre-priced schedule of rates supplied by the client, including detailing materials necessary for the contract to achieve specification.
*Identify project risks, develop and produce a risk register to assist in the decision making and cost management process to facilitate calculation of contingency amount.
*Understand business development and the bidding market place including competitor environment and market forces (regional variation).
*Compile and present statistical data for pricing/bid analysis, interpretation and explanation of data.
*Understand labour productivity measured as output per worker and output per labour hour.
*Ensures tender programmes and specific methods of construction are developed with the technical and operations teams.
*Manage tender process to seek and establish project prices from sub-contractors including terms for works to be carried out under the contract.
*Evaluate, engage and negotiate on price documents.

Skills and Qualifications
*Quantity surveying degree or equivalent.
*Good grounding/training from a recognised main contractor
*Minimum 3 years’ quantity surveyor or estimator experience is desirable.
*Track record of winning profitable work.
*Good understanding of business development and the bidding market place.
*Working knowledge of marketing and economic factors.
*Organisation and project management skills, able to prioritise.
*Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills.
*Proven track record in the development of cost models and predicted life cycle costs.
*Strong practical knowledge of construction work types and methods.
*Awareness of commercial aspects including standard forms of contracts, conflict management and dispute resolution.

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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.

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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PPC Executive

PPC Executive

Would you like to work for a leading and growing marketing agency?

Do you have strong PPC skills that can add value to a range of SME and blue chip clients across different industries?

Our award winning client is based in West Kent have been operational for over 20 years and continue to succeed and grow year on year.

They invest in supporting and developing their staff and their careers with good progression opportunities and training. They also have a plethora of excellent benefits which will rival any London based agency including games rooms, duvet days, flexible working and many more.

The team consistently deliver the highest levels of service, combining their creative and technical know-how with a clear and comprehensive understanding of clients business needs.

The role requires someone with excellent hands on PPC skills to assist with the growing demand in this field from their client base. 80% of your work load for the next 24 months will be focused on PPC, but moving forward there are opportunities to develop your skills in other areas of digital marketing, or refine your skills even further and specialise in PPC.

Responsibilities
*Managing a portfolio of clients paid search campaigns.
*Daily analysis and optimisation of paid search and shopping campaigns.
*Daily management of bids and budgets.
*Keyword research and analysis.
*Creation and expansion of new campaigns, ad groups and keywords.
*Copy writing and ad creation.
*Tracking setup (including tracking codes generation, goals and funnels setup).
*Weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on activities and results against agreed KPIs.
*Analysing PPC campaign performance and recommend next steps.
*Up to date with industry trends, competitor activity and latest paid search innovations.

The individual
*1-2 years’ strong hands-on PPC experience working with Google and Yahoo/Bing, ideally from an agency background.
*Experience across all areas of digital marketing would be a strong advantage
*Google AdWords certified professional would be preferential, but experience is essential.
*Highly numerate with a strong attention to detail and ability to analyse large sets of complex data.
*Excellent copy writing and communication skills.
*Highly organised with the ability to manage several tasks at once.
*Knowledge of managing budgets.
*A genuine passion for digital marketing.

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Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer
£30,000 – £35,000/pa depending on experience

We are working with a leading product manufacturer based in Paddock Wood and they are currently looking for a Product Development Engineer to join their company. You will be supporting and managing design and R&D projects through the entire lifecycle before going to production.

Some of your role responsibilities:

* Understanding of electronics packaging including ergonomics, thermal & regulatory requirements
* Creating design proposals and concepts providing the company with a strong visual representation using the latest CAD package
* New Product Development and Design Change Request administration
* Creating and maintaining BOMS ensuring all data is recorded accurately
* Administration of all technical documentation including manufacturing information
* Enforcement and Improvement of Design processes and procedures
* Provide technical support internally & externally
* Updating and creating technical drawings
* Experience developing low volume products
* Producing cost effective designs
* Liaise with sales and marketing on technical matters/idea generation
* Department budget and resource, external resource, and project planning
* Customer facing to support with new business opportunities
* Provide technical support internally & externally
* Maintain a good relationship with suppliers

About you:
* Relevant qualifications (HND/HNC etc)
* You must have technical and professional knowledge and have a keen interest in electronics, audio equipment or new technologies.
* Strong attention to detail, self-motivated and excellent communication skills
* Previous Project Management experience and the ability to work to deadlines.
Desirable Skills:
* Experience rendering images for concept, sales & marketing
* An interest in electronics or audio equipment and new technologies
* Prototyping experience
* Inventor & AutoCAD experience

If this opportunity sounds of any interest to you, please call Jane at KHR on 01892 708 704 or email your CV and Cover Letter

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Samples Receivals Officer (Laboratory)

We are currently working with a market leading UK manufacturer of specialist products.
Due to ongoing success, they are currently seeking a temporary Samples Receivals Officer to join their team based in Sittingbourne and work in a laboratory environment.

Responsibilities will include:

*Collecting, unpacking and sorting lab samples from the early morning.
*Logging sample information quickly and efficiently.
*Delivering samples for extra testing to an onsite sub contractor.
*Liaising with customers to answer queries and reporting sample results to customers.
*General laboratory admin tasks including regular reports, minute taking, filing, safety tasks etc.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

*Ideally some experience in a lab environment logging sample data and managing samples.
*High degree of computer literacy including the use of programmes such as Excel and Word with good spreadsheet and database expertise and fast/touch typing.
*High attention to detail and excellent data entry skills with minimal mistakes.
*Friendly and personable with excellent communication skills to give professional customer service.
*Good technical understanding and practicality. Preferably some experience in a science related field.
*Confident, competent and can be trusted to work quickly and efficiently in a team and alone.

This is initially a temporary assignment but could potentially turn into a permanent position. Hours will initially be 6am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday for the first 2 weeks for training. After these 2 weeks, the hours will be 2am to 10.30am Tuesday to Saturday (although Saturday will be approximately 2am – 7am).

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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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