Category Archive Available Candidates

AVAILABLE – Shift Manager, Food & Drink Manufacturing, £35k, 2 weeks notice, Newport

With a background in Production Shift Management and Warehousing / Despatch Management delivering against KPI targets successfully. With bakery, ambient sauces and drinks experience is currently looking for a new challenging role commutable from Newport.

Previous Roles:

  • Shift Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Manufacturing Team Leader
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Stores Supervisor
  • Despatch Team Leader


  • Microsoft Word
  •  Microsoft Excel
  •  SAP IM / WM
  •  Lotus Notes
  •  Microsoft Outlook
  •  Bobas
  •  ILM Level 5 Management Award
  •  NVQ Level 3 Management
  •  IOSH Managing Safely
  •  Food Hygiene level 4
  •  Risk Assessment trained
  •  Lean management (In house)

Salary – £+35,000pa

Location – Commutable from Newport


Ref: MJR-CP-20149

AVAILABLE – Site Engineer / Maintenance Engineer, Food Manufacuring, Cardiff, Immediate,£c40k

With a long career in food manufacturing maintenance engineering working for major food companies across the UK, my candidate is looking for permanant local site based engineering roles commutable from Cardiff. Previous experience includes:

  • Interim  Engineering Manager   
  • Shift Engineer                            
  • Shift Manager/Technician
  • Project / factory Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Shift Electrician/Engineer
  • Engineering Shift Manager
  • Contract Shift Engineer
  • Electrical Contractor

For companies including:

  • 2 Sisters
  • Bakkavor
  • Tulip
  • Dairy Crest
  • Mars
  • Weetabix
  • Cranswick Foods
  • Kerry Foods
  • Maple Leaf
  • Greencore

My candidate is immediatly available and looking to meet with clients in food and non food companies – both be considered equally.

Salary – £+36,000

Location – Commutable from Cardiff

Availability – Immediatly Available

Ref: MJR-CP-20148

AVAILABLE – Interim Operations & Supply Chain Director, National, £enquire, Avail +1st April,

Heavily involved in change management delivering significant savings through implementing Lean 6Sigma. Experienced in implementation of SAP, Rubicon & other ERP systems. Responsible for both operational and supply chain improvements and has delivered savings from £10 to £+500k for a number of clients. Individually is a ‘consultative leader’ with significant experience in successfully upskilling teams worked with. Is looking for Interim roles from April 2019.


Previous Job Titles Include:

  • INTERIM HEAD OF Supply Chain


  • MBA 40% completed
  • NVQ3 Supervisory Management
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Advanced Food Hygiene/ Food Safety
  • Accident Assessment & Awareness
  • Project Management
  • Accident Investigations
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Self-Management Skills
  • Effective People Management
  • Managing Ris
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • SAP (R3)
  • MS Office
  • Promix
  • Core Enterprise AS400
  • Preactor
  • Business Warehouse
  • Advanced Planning
  • Visual Basic Application

Salary – £enquire

Location – Nationally Available

AvailabilityAVAILABLE APRIL 2019

Ref: MJR-CP-20147

AVAILABLE – Production Shift Manager, Yellow Belt, £35-40k, Cardiff

A Food Industry Front Line / Production Manager with over 10 years’ experience in Food & Drink manufacturing. With a track record of adding value in all areas from production to warehousing. Has an excellent ability to drive changes through leading by example & improving communication. Has previously used his abilities to restructure areas & streamline processes in order to make savings on production waste by 5%, on time management by 20% as well as presenting savings on equipment redesign saving the company +£9k per repurchase as well as each plant that the equipment is required for.


  • Basic Fire Safety / Fire Warden Training
  • Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate
  • Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate
  • Safe Entry Confined Space
  • Six Sigma – Yellow belt
  • Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate
  • Telescopic Handler Forklift Course
  • CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme
  • F.A.W. (First Aid at Work) Course
  • Counter Balance & Reach Forklift Course
  • Slinger / Signaller Course
  • Quality & Efficiency Team Management
  • Business Knowledge Workshop
  • Leadership Training
  • Fundamental Computer Skills Training

Salary – £enquire

Location – Cardiff


Ref: MJR-CP-20146

Available – Group Purchasing Director, Improvements, Cambs, £enquire…

With an impressive +25 year career delivering commercial improvements and significant savings (£5.5 million turnarounds) through effective purchasing and business improvements. Experienced and qualified to Board level has been fundamental in Reducing Carbon Footprints in being innovative with packaging, improving Raw Materials Purchased through improved Technical Control, and maintaining consumer interest through introducing new technologies. Direct control of budgets £c350 million. Individually is focussed, with a wide Protein Industry Purchasing background. Based in Cambridgeshire is currently available and looking for the next role.


  • IOD Director
  • IMS (Institute of Management Services)
  • Leadership and the Board
  • Finance for Non-Finance directors
  • The role of a Director
  • Responsible sourcing course
  • Advanced negotiation training
  • Contract Law practitioner Training
  • Lean Methods Developer Course
  • Work Measurement Practitioner Course
  • Principles in HACCP level 3
  • Trade Union Congress health and safety
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • NVQ Food & Drink Manufacturing
  • Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Certificate

Salary – £enquire

Location – Camnbridgeshire


Ref: MJR-CP-20145

AVAILABLE – Buyer / Procurement Manager (import / export), Leeds, £enquire

A versatile and solution focused Procurement Manager / General Manager with proven creative and innovative style and extensive practical end to end experience. Having over 15 years’ experience within a unique ‘value centric’ retailer/supplier organisation in various leadership positions that covered Retail and Supply Chains for own brand, branded, GNFR products and services.

A proven in depth international experience of managing complex fresh food supply chains and sourcing channels from multiple countries and continents. Led the end to end sourcing, supply chain, processing, budgeting and retailing of a category in excess of £100m for Asda Stores utilising my extensive first-hand experience of influencing and working closely with primary suppliers and all the main retailer functions. Has supported major multi-market tenders in excess of $600m with Walmart

+15 years procurement experience for Walmart

+15 years experience procuring for retailers for branded and own label products

+15 years management of international chilled food chain supply lines

Creator of innovative cost initiatives and change managemet programs

End to end sourcing, supply chain, processing, budgeting and retailing of a category in excess of £100m

Created an International sourcing team for Walmart

International tenders in excess of
$600m demonstrating market category expertise

Delivered value savings in excess of £5m

Management of all aspects of forecasting, planning and analysis.



Salary – £enquire

Location – Available Nationally across UK


Ref: MJR-CP-20132

AVAILABLE – ITIL Management Consultant, London, Prince2, ex Samsung

Qualified, experienced, inciteful and effective ITIL Management Consultant capable leading the tailoring of processes and systems on a global scale, combining best practice principles with organisational needs and desires, ensuring better work environments and rapid and smooth deployment of complex high-performance technologies. Previously manager 175 offoices globally for Samsung.


Service Management, Strategy, Design and Service Improvement, Change Management, Leadership, Incident Management, Project Management, SIAM, TOM, CMMI, Office Technology Management, Technology Development, Business Process Improvement, ITIL, ISO27001, Environment & Economy, Service Desk Management, Consultancy, Client Relations, Strong Communicator, Systemics, Toyota Way, ITILv3, PRINCE2, Negotiation, Lateral Thinking, Engineering Model, Decision Matrices, Agile, Kanban, SCRUM, Information Architecture, User Experience, Testing


2017   ITILv3 Release, Control & Validation

2013   ITILv3 Service Design

2013   ITILv3 Service Strategy

2010   ITILv3 Foundation

2010   PRINCE2 Practitioner

2010   Installing and Configuring VMware ESX 3.5

2008   Apple, Mac OS X 10.5 Support Essentials

2004   Network Professional Certification comprising:

2004   Systems Thinking, Principles and Practice, Open University, Cambridge

1997   MPhys Theoretical Physics (only two years due to incapacity), University of Essex

Salary – £enquire

Perm Location – London
Interim Location – UK Wide


Enquire Now  –  Ref: MJR-CP-20130

AVAILABLE – Perm, Quality Manager, £+35k Salary, Lancashire

18 years working as a Technical & Quality / Systems Manager within branded food manufacturing. Previously implemented new QMS / HACCP / Quality Manuals. Training of production and quality team members. Conversant with all major retailer technical and quality systems. Food Safety Expert.


Bread Technology (Pass), Flour Confectionery Technology (Pass), Chocolate Products Technology (Pass), Sweet Confectionery Technology (Pass), Biscuit Technology (Pass), Introductory Science for Food Technicians (Pass), Food Workshop Practices (Pass), Food Technology Calculations (Pass), Food and Raw materials (Pass), Quality Assurance (Pass), Food Safety (Pass).

  • HABC – Level 4 HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing
  • BTec National Certificate in Food Manufacture and Science
  • Highfield – Level 3 Food safety
  • NVQ3 – Craft Baking
  • NVQ2 – Craft baking
  • ABC – Level 2 Certificate for Pastry Cooks and Patissiers
  • ABC  – Level 2 Certificate for Cake Decoration
  • Basic Health, Hygiene and Safety
  • GB Plange – An Introduction to Bread Making
  • UCFE    Level 3                       
  • Certificate in Management
  • Pristine Condition ltd  –   Manual Handling and Lifting
  • Focus Training – Train the Trainer
  • GCSE – Food Technology


Salary – £+35,000pa, bens.

Perm Location – Bury / Lancashire


Enquire Now  –  Ref: MJR-CP-20130

AVAILABLE – Interim Technical / Food Safety Manager, National Availability, £enquire

AVAILABLE – Interim Technical / Food Safety Manager, National Availability, £enquire

A versatile and commercially aware Technical professional with +20 years experience in product and process knowledge covering a wide range of product categories. An effective leader and team builder developing quality in people that can communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally with major retail customers.

Core activities include interim management, audit and consultancy, however, in recent years has specialised in troubleshooting in collaboration with, or direct sponsorship by major retailers. With significant experience of both own label and branded production and has had direct contact with all major retailers and food service companies. Has a strong process & hygiene management background particularly in high-risk food manufacturing.

Sectors & Products

  • High risk (ready to eat) chilled foods
  • Aseptic Beverages
  • Dairy/Desserts
  • Meat/Poultry
  • Grocery (ambient products)
  • Bakery
  • Jams/Preserves
  • Yellow fats/Spreads
  • Chilled desserts

Excellent knowledge of BRC and retailer requirements and specialises in supporting client companies in preparation for audit and quality improvement programmes.


  • HND in Applied Biology
  • (Food Technology/Food Microbiology)
  • Other qualifications gained in industry include: –
  • Lead Assessor training LRQA/CCFRA
  • Finance for Non Financial Managers
  • CIEH Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Professional Trainer Certificate (Credit)

Salary – £enquire

Location – Available Nationally across UK


Ref: MJR-CP-20128

AVAILABLE – Perm / Interim Logistics Manager – Food / Ambient / HealthcareWestbury, £enquire

Interim Logistics Manager

(Available for Perm / Interim roles)

+35 years working in a results driven logistics and operational areas for blue chip companies in Healthcare, Food Manufacturing, Cosmetics. A decisive and approachable leader, combining strategic thinking with a ‘hands on’ and proactive management style, using project management and continuous improvement experience, to deliver added value.

  • Significant KPI improvements
  • Efficiency improvements and cost savings
  • WMS / ERP / SAP – Superuser!
  • OTIF – 100% capability deliverer!
  • Small / large team training and development
  • Waste / Disposals reduction management
  • Continuous improvement / Operational improvements in line with Ofqual / MHRA standards
  • Management team in annual staff reviews, colleague development, performance management, root cause analysis, and disciplinary investigations

Previous Roles:

  • Interim Operations Manager
  • Interim Warehouse / Manufacturing Operations Manager
  • Interim Warehouse Manager
  • Interim Logistics Manager
  • Interim Head Of Logisrics
  • Senior Logistics Operations Manager
  • Export Logistics & Disaster Recovery Manager
  • Logistics Contract Manager


  • SAP Champion (Super User WM/IM)
  • Project Management
  • Continuous Improvement Management
  • RCA
  • 5S
  • Change Management
  • Designed additional bespoke functionality to AEB developed Assist 4 Export Management System
  • Designed additional bespoke functionality to Linney developed WM system (LOBSTER)
  • HACCP (Level 3 – Managing HACCP in Manufacturing & Retail)
  • Food Safety (Level 3 – Supervising Food Safety)
  • Holder of International /National CPC
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Avaialability:   Immediatly available

Rate:      £Enquire

ref: MJR-CP-20127