Technologist

HellermannTyton is a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality products for fastening, fixing, installing, connecting, insulating, protecting, and identifying electrical cables and network connectivity solutions. We also develop cable management parts for customised needs.

It is our mission to develop effective solutions for all cable management requirements. In order to live up to this goal, we get to grips with everything (and we mean everything!) that goes on in the world of our customers. And they are our main inspiration when we develop our product ranges.  We operate 18 world-class manufacturing facilities and develop products in 13 countries. More than 6,000 employees work at HellermannTyton in 39 countries and offer first-class service and advice – wherever it is needed.

As part of the Innovation and Development team in Plymouth the role will be reporting to the Technologist Team Leader, the primary objective of this role is to maintain existing formulations and product approvals, and to assist in problem solving for manufacturing processes.

This role is considered a development role and due to the specialised nature of this role a structured framework of development will be provided to ensure that the capability/skillset is developed and maintained.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain technical approvals required for the sales of our products eg VG qualification
  • Maintain the documentation for materials to ensure that it is kept current and accurate.
  • Test materials and product to customer specifications and prepare reports to feedback results and conclusions.
  • With support design and formulate materials to maximise properties and comply with health & safety legislation.
  • With support provide technical support as required by production.
  • With support develop, collate and maintain material change documentation as a way of developing knowledge of HellermannTyton materials.
  • Take an active responsibility for own growth and development by attending training required, requesting training to help with own development, reading and researching current information relevant to the role.
    To play an active role in process improvement and the implementation of change.
  • Provide adhoc support within the business towards ensuring company objectives are achieved.

Tool Room Manager

Tool Room Manager
Based in Glasgow

Job ref: JH/55664

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays per year

Hours of work: Mon – Thu 08.30 – 17.00, Fri 08.30 – 14.30

Our Client:

An international automotive business, supplying a wide range of high quality technical decorative plastic products and assemblies. Exporting to over 15 different countries around the world from its 2 production plants. They are looking to bring on a hands-on Tool Room Manager to oversee the efficient running of the companies state of the art tool room.

Key Management Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

· The efficient running of the department
· Supervision of staff
· Co-ordinate and monitor workload within the department
· Ensure instructions are being followed and deadlines met
· Conduct employee training in processes, equipment operations or work and safety procedures

Technical Responsibilities:

· Drive/support continuous improvement
· Maintain accurate records
· Support design and development of new injection mould tooling
· Assist in design and manufacture of cutting tools, forming tools, jigs and fixtures
· Maintain mould, cutting, forming tools for production use
· Support and guide external toolmakers on new tooling requests
· Strong mathematics and design knowledge

Personal Skills:

· Excellent communication is required, verbal and written
· Organised
· Process orientated
· Dynamic and energetic
· A strong team ethic, with a desire to contribute
· Excellent eye for detail and accuracy

Qualifications and Experience:

· Completed Apprenticeship
· Experience (post-apprenticeship) within tool makingmanufacturing setting
· A working knowledge of Autocad and CAM systems
· Experience integrating new technology into an existing business environment
· Experience of injection moulding tooling and press tools

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Research & Development Chemist

Research and Development Chemist

Polymer compounding
Based in Hampshire – relocation assistance available

Job ref: JH/54862

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world. The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the technical team is being expanded to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

· To support colleagues in the delivery of product development and product modification projects.
· To support product qualification and approval programmes where appropriate
· Plan and manage development activities according to the requirements of the Technical Department.
· To ensure good communication with and appropriate involvement of European R&D, Technical Support, Commercial and Procurement teams.
· To provide an analytical service and support
· Investigate causes of material failure and report findings to colleagues and customers.
· Coordinate with external test laboratories and universities to specify test programs.
· Coordinate with equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and keep abreast of developments.
· Identify, specify, select and commission relevant new test equipment to expand the capability of the R&D Laboratory.
· Train Technical colleagues on some basic analysis test methods.
· Support customer requests for IMDS (material datasheets)
· Support the colourist in sourcing colour masterbatches/pigments and setting colour tolerances to ensure customer specifications are met.
· Provide support and advice to colleagues to ensure compliance with chemical and environmental regulations covering raw materials and products.

Person Profile:

· Degree in Chemistry, preferably with a bias towards polymers
· Proven experience in a laboratory environment.
· Specific knowledge in the analysis of polymers and additives (DSC, IR, TGA etc)
· Good understanding of the behaviour and structure of polymers.
· Experience of polymer development (formulating composites or compounds)
· Experience of product development in an R&D environment.
· Experience of working in manufacturing (preferably polymer industry)

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Regulatory Affairs Scientist or Regulatory Affairs Leader

Innovia Films is a leading global manufacturer of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films, supplying highly differentiated speciality products into the packaging, labels, tobacco overwrap and securities markets.

A vacancy has arisen in our global Research and Development team based in Wigton, Cumbria for a full-time Regulatory Affairs Scientist or Regulatory Affairs Leader (depending upon experience).
Reporting to the Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs Manager, the job will include:

• supporting the R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial teams to ensure      products comply with legal obligations and related requirements
• using legislation, technical reports and other information sources to prepare clear and accurate regulatory documents stating the status of Innovia’s products against a range of applicable regulatory standards
• developing the department’s systems to ensure colleagues have access to up-to date information about the regulatory status of raw materials and products
• assisting with the implementation of continuous improvements to ensure the most efficient use of resources

Essential attributes include being a logical thinker and with an eye for detail; being comfortable managing and interpreting information gathered from a range of sources will be an important aspect of the role. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and adaptable to the evolving nature of the regulatory landscape and will possess the ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately manage priorities within set timescales. A strong command of written English and the ability to clearly communicate detailed technical information to a wide audience is an essential part of the role.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in chemistry, toxicology or polymer science or possess equivalent relevant experience. Familiarity and prior knowledge of regulatory topics such REACH, and EU/FDA food contact legislation would be a distinct advantage however not necessary as full training will be given to the right candidate.

Applicants should in the first instance send their cv and cover letter to Alison Walker, HR Manager Innovia Films, Wigton Cumbria CA7 9BG or email hr.admin@innoviafilms.com. Those applicants selected for interview will be asked to complete a Company application form.

Product Manager Packaging and Industrials

Innovia Films is a leading global manufacturer of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films, supplying highly differentiated speciality products into the packaging, labels, tobacco overwrap and securities markets.

We are looking to appoint a Product Manager for our Packaging business. This position is Wigton based and will have responsibility for our existing Packaging Film portfolio plus the development of new films into the Packaging arena produced in Wigton, UK, Merelbeke, Belgium and Plock, Poland. Driving our sustainability strategy will inevitably form a key part of the role.

The successful candidate will be part of the broader European Sales and Marketing Team but will act as an important link between Sales, R&D and Production. Interaction with customers and our own Sales Team to facilitate future sales, particularly of new products will be central to the role.

You will be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with a scientific or engineering background.

Other important attributes include:

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the film/packaging industry in a technical or production role
• Educated to Degree level or equivalent
• Commercially aware
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Willingness and ability to travel
• Enthusiastic and positive, displaying a drive and commitment to succeed and be able to build strong working relationships both inside and outside the organisation

Applicants should in the first instance send their cv and cover letter to Alison Walker, HR Manager Innovia Films, Wigton Cumbria CA7 9BG or email hr.admin@innoviafilms.com. Those applicants selected for interview will be asked to complete a Company application form.

Experienced Mechanical Assembly Fitter

Vacancy: Experienced Mechanical Assembly Fitter
We have a vacancy for an experienced Mechanical Assembly Fitter. The candidate must have a broad experience in new machinery build. Knowledge of working with close tolerance components is essential, electrical/ software experience will be useful but not essential. Key factors are self-motivation and the competence to work unsupervised.

Responsibilities 
Assembly of twin-screw extruders, cooling conveyors and drum coolers- plus some ancillary equipment
Refurbishment of twin-screw extruders
Refurbishment of gearboxes, extruder barrels and screw shafts
Some pre-delivery testing / commissioning of machinery will be required
Some site work / on-site commissioning or resolving service issues on extruders may be required
Must be prepared to stay overnight as required to ensure sufficient rest and compliance with Health and Safety legislation and company driving policy
Understanding of 5S principles an advantage but not essential
Hours 7:30am – 15:30pm Mon-Fri (plus overtime)

Experience 
Time served experienced Assembly Fitter / Engineer
A broad experience in new machinery build
Working with close tolerance components is essential
Installation of bearings and seals
Fitting of gears and bearing / refurbishing of gearboxes
Hydraulic pipework, water hoses and some pipefitting plus some pneumatic pipework
Fitting of guards, brackets etc. often in stainless steel
Highly organised and conscientious with a keen eye for detail.
Self-motivation and the competence to work unsupervised
Capable of working independently or in a team and able to coordinate with others to meet delivery targets and deadlines.
Willingness to travel to global destinations if required for machine commissioning and start-ups

Please contact Andy Davis with your CV via andy@xtrutech.com

Experienced Service Engineer

About us

Xtrutech’s main business is in the supply of spare parts (e.g. screw elements, shafts and barrels) to diverse industries (e.g. plastics, chemicals, food, pharmaceutical, powder coatings) and the manufacture of twin screw extrusion machinery to the powder coating industry. The latter represents the greatest growth opportunity for Xtrutech in terms of sales value. Manufacturing is currently achieved through subcontracted partners, but the company is also looking into creating some manufacturing capability in-house. Customers include well-known companies like Akzo Nobel and specialist businesses such as Axalta.

Vacancy: Service Engineer

Following a major expansion in extrusion machinery sales, Xtrutech are looking for an experienced Service Engineer. The candidate must have a broad experience in the service industry. Knowledge in mechanical, electrical engineering and software experience is essential. Key factors are self-motivation and the competence to work unsupervised.

About the role

• Breakdown & Scheduled service work – UK & Rest of the World.
• Commissioning of machinery at customer sites – UK & Rest of the World.
• Depot repairs – both mechanical and electrical.
• Some pre-delivery testing / commissioning of machinery at Xtrutech.
• Phone and video service / support to customers and Xtrutech engineers.
• Contribute to the delivery of the customers satisfaction and provide market information for business development, new sales and products.
• Adhere to and comply with the company’s Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental Policies.
• Consistently deliver high standards of workmanship.
• Developing customer relationships.
• Perform other duties as required to assist in the efficient running of the company.

Requirements

• Time served experienced mechanical / electrical engineer.
• Software programming knowledge & experience.
• A logical, analytical, and objective approach to problem solving and fault diagnosis.
• Working with close tolerance components is essential.
• Highly organized and conscientious with a keen eye for detail.
• Capable of working independently or in a team and able to coordinate with others to meet targets and deadlines.
• Willingness to travel to global destinations if required for machine commissioning, start-ups, and service visits.
• The ability to work under time constraints and pressure.
• Be willing to respond to customers unscheduled events in a rapid and efficient manner.
• Competent IT user (incl. MS Office).
• Be able to provide customer ‘hands on’ training.
• Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to changing working schedules.
• Able to work solo and as a team player.
• Contribute in an innovative and incisive manner to the business.
• Attending and positively participating in training and development initiatives.
• Ability to diagnose faults and complete repairs, replacing components as required.
• Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
• Ensuring the customers always receives the highest levels of customer service.
• To ensure compliance with sustainability processes, quality management system, safety procedures, accountancy policies.
• Proactively participating in the full development cycle.
• Providing a timely, polite, and efficient service.
• Playing a key role in the wider Service Engineer team, providing colleague support as required.

HSE Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Health, Safety and Environment manager to join our team at Chinley in Derbyshire reporting to the Head of Manufacturing operations.

The individual, a leader of change and a self starter with strong engagement and collaborative skills, able to engage with individuals across the organisation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To promote good health, safety, and environmental policies and culture throughout the UK Compounds Business Unit activities.
  • To develop and implement a HSE strategy and plans to support. the sites annual business plan and long term strategy.
  • To review HSE policies, procedures and guidance in line with best practices and current and future HSE legislative requirements, and to make recommendations on their application and implementation.
  • To ensure HSE management systems are maintained in accordance with relevant standards and Orbia guidelines, policies and procedures and through regular review are continuously developed, improved and implemented through consultation and communication with senior managers and other line managers
  • To liaise between management and staff on all matters relating to SHE to ensure consistent application and understanding of policies and procedures and to propose, implement and monitor measures necessary to comply with HSE legislation and codes of practice.
  • To identify training needs and to provide, or where necessary source, programs to help communicate and implement HSE policies, practice and procedures within the site.
  • Establish and maintain systems for measuring and monitoring HSE performance, providing statistical summaries to the Directors, Managers, HSE Steering Group and Site Safety Groups identifying any significant trends and occurrences and ensuring improvement actions are shared throughout the organisation,
  • Co-ordinator of the HSE Steering Committee.
  • Be the organisations representative in its dealings with external outside bodies
  • To continue implementation of the 14001 systems to obtain accreditation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/ENTRY CRITERIA

  • NEBOSH/Oxford Brookes Diploma or equivalent in Health & Safety Management.
  • IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Graduate or Chartered member of IOSH (Institute of Safety and Health)
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in HSE
  • Excellent understanding of HSE legislation, industry standards and best practice.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills and the ability to form strong effective relationships.
  • The ability to constructively challenge safety behaviours, management thinking and current procedures and processes.

Technical Sales Development Manager

Technical Sales Development Manager – Plastic/Cardboard packaging
Home Based UK

Job ref: JE /55462

The client:

We are working for a packaging company who provide a wide and unique range of rigid food packaging. Proud of their reputation for offering exceptional service from their manufacturing partners around Europe selling primarily into the UK retail food market. Consisting of a team of dedicated engineers with a wide range of experience in both packaging and food technology. Focused on customer service, they have been offering sales, design and technical support to this market sector for over 20 years. As part of a recent expansion program they are now offering their customers both plastic, cardboard and hybrid packaging solutions to meet the latest trends in the industry.

Key responsibilities include:

⦁ Play a key role in all the strategic aims of the business
Generate, maintain and service accounts in the UK ensuring high customer satisfaction and healthy long term relationships, undertaking travel as necessary
⦁ Develop a healthy and growing pipeline by generating new customers and new product sales across existing customers
⦁ Drive the achievement of sales forecasts against planned targets and take remedial actions to achieve targets
⦁ Efficiently resolve customer issues and questions by investigating problems, developing solutions, involving relevant parties and making appropriate recommendations
⦁ Create and build on an excellent relationship with the key suppliers and help to establish new suppliers to expand the product range.
⦁ Need to be involved in all the varied aspects of the ongoing customer supplier relationship and resolve any questions which arise i.e., delivery questions, pricing, audits, packaging specs
⦁ Plan for and attend relevant industry trade shows and follow up on actions on a timely basis

Your profile:

⦁ Good technical Background – both Plastic Injection Moulding/Thermoforming and Cardboard Box Manufacturing and Printing.
⦁ Strong commercial skills and an ability to identify new business opportunities with the drive to push them through to fruition
⦁ Able to demonstrate self-motivation; possessing real drive and determination to succeed
⦁ Highly innovative and creative but also be willing to still be hands on to drive projects forward
⦁ High integrity, openness and accountability
⦁ Commercially astute and Customer focused
⦁ Enjoys Customer interaction and has the necessary interpersonal skills to engage with customers at all levels
⦁ Sense of urgency, drive and determination to drive projects to completion
⦁ Excellent team player flexible and adaptable
⦁ Self-starter with ability to work under own initiative; confident at all levels of seniority
⦁ Good organisational skills
⦁ Team player and personal integrity to work closely in a small intimate team

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Director

Technical Director
Chemicals, Coatings, Adhesives, Polymers, Additives
Based in West Yorkshire

Job ref: CST/55008

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client has built up an enviable reputation as a high-quality manufacturer of water-based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Primary function:

The position is responsible for working closely with the board on the development of the technical strategy. This is delivered through two key technical functions: R&D (new product innovation, day to day technical support, production scale-up and QC) and Applications (formulating/customizing new technologies to meet specific customer needs and product testing to ensure requirements are met), each with its own dedicated resource. The role has clear leadership responsibility for both departments achieving their objectives; but is particularly focused on driving the applications function, ensuring that R&D is tuned into the exact needs of customers.

The Role:

⦁ Deliver and provide support in the development of the innovation strategy as defined by the board of directors, in line with the commercial strategy for the business to achieve growth and margin targets.
⦁ Ensuring that the output of the R&D department is in line with market demands and the applications team are focused on the delivering the most commercially viable projects that can be tailored to meet specific customer needs.
⦁ Act as the link between the senior management team and the technical function ensuring that expectations are delivered against and priorities are fully understood.
⦁ Provide leadership to the technical function ensuring that plans are in place for technical projects. Drive the pace and quality of Group R&D activities across two sites both UK and international.
⦁ Create structure in the technical team making sure that it remains focused in achieving its KPI’s and fundamentally delivering the key technical projects taking account of both internal and external expectations. Instils drive and standards across the whole department.
⦁ Lead the development and maintenance of the product portfolio. Be a source of ideas for new products that directly impact delivery of the commercial strategy, which delivers growth targets and meets the needs of the customer base.
⦁ Leadership of the regulatory function including liaising with third parties and consultants to ensure compliance in new markets.
⦁ Manage and proactively develop the raw material portfolio to reduce complexity and introduce new technical properties.
⦁ Support production in terms of product implementation, customer complaint resolution and troubleshooting.
⦁ Responsibility for all laboratories, equipment and people within the Technical department.
⦁ Be the external technical ambassador of the company at conferences and exhibitions.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

⦁ Educated to degree level with demonstrable technical leadership experience in the chemicals industry (e.g. coatings, adhesives, polymers, pigments, additives).
⦁ Excellent technical thinker with a proven track record of new product innovation and driving customized applications development projects.
⦁ Good business sense with ability to think strategically and implement the technical strategy as set out by the board.
⦁ High levels of self-motivation, tenacity and drive.
⦁ Significant regulatory knowledge/experience.
⦁ Strong leadership and people management skills.
⦁ Experience in prioritising projects and workload for self and the technical team.
⦁ Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building.
⦁ Good analytical skills and ability to learn new concepts quickly.

Key words: Polymers, Plastics, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Paints, Resins, Compounding, Compounds, Paints, Coatings

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical & Quality Manager

Technical & Quality Manager

Flexible Packaging, Paper, Extrusion Coatings
Based in Scotland

Job ref: CST/54863

Salary / Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non-UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The client:

Part of an international and highly successful group, our client is a leading UK packaging manufacturer renowned for its innovative technical lidding film used across many segments of the food industry.

The role:

Overall responsibility for innovation, research & development and technical development to deliver unique processes and product propositions to the market that deliver margin and profit growth as part of the business strategy. Leading, developing and implementing quality processes and procedures within the organisation that ensure compliance with standards and specifications. Deliver an excellent right-first-time quality service to customers; and reduce waste in all forms in production processes.

Person profile:

· Experience in a Technical / R&D leadership role within a food related industry
· Knowledge of food contact standards and food contact legislation
· Good understanding of Quality Management and improvement techniques
· BSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science or other relevant science related subject
· Experience & knowledge of solvent coatings and extrusion processes and able to formulate / reformulate new coatings
· Knowledge of lidding films in food applications would be beneficial

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive

Key Account Manager Automotive
Homebased UK

Job ref: JH/55492

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

We are working with a Global Leader of specialist product development and conversion. They are looking to recruit a Key Account Manager responsible for the development of new and existing businesses in the UK. This role will be focused on maintaining strong relationships at all levels with OEM’s, understanding their needs and selling the company’s tailor-made products.

Responsibilities/Duties:

· Working closely with the Sales Manager to develop the UK Automotive OEM markets.
· Liaise with customer technical teams to gain an in-depth understanding of product needs.
· Work closely on NPD projects.
· Responsible for organising and planning face to face meetings with customers.
· Meeting sales targets set by the company.
· Responsible for updates of your accounts forecast volumes.

Educational Level and Required Level of Experience:

⦁ Technical qualification
⦁ Proven experience with technical sales with the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, OEM and Tiers
⦁ Experience of project management and a solid understanding of technical service and application development
⦁ Excellent communication and social skills
⦁ Good working knowledge of MS Office
⦁ Relevant B2B experience in the field of sales and business development
⦁ Experienced in selling technical raw materials to the Automotive industry
⦁ A strong negotiator able to identify customers’ needs and be persuasive when presenting ideas
⦁ A team player able to work independently
⦁ Autonomous mind set

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

International Sales Manager

International Sales Manager
(Protective Products – PPE)

Job ref: CST/54518

Salary: Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience

Location: Home based with travel to the office as required

The Client:

The company specializes in the development and marketing of a wide range of biodegradable and anti-microbial plastic additives and finished plastic products mainly to the plastics, medical, packaging and retail industries. A key part of their business is the sourcing and supply of PPE through long standing toll manufacturing relationships.

Primary Role:

⦁ Lead the development of new business for the finished goods products (e.g. gloves, masks, PPE) into UK and international healthcare customers
⦁ Work closely with the procurement team in the sourcing of new products
⦁ Develop both short and long term sales opportunities across the product range.
⦁ Meet the company’s vision of managing and developing business in line with its values and principles of developing environmentally responsible products
⦁ Engaging with healthcare companies and trusts at top management to sell the products

Key Responsibilities:

⦁ Deliver new business agreed targets, margin expectations and business capability.
⦁ Develop, monitor, maintain and grow a profitable portfolio of sales through both direct sales and a developed distribution network.
⦁ Contribute to pricing strategies in line with business processes.
⦁ Contribute to the drawing up of sales contracts, presentations and commercial agreements to include key performance indicators.
⦁ Contribute to the commercial strategy and annual budgets.
⦁ Ensure the seamless and professional introduction of new business into the company through robust communication of customer requirements internally and to manufacturing partners.
⦁ Establish credible direct and indirect customer relationships in order to deliver long term business prosperity.
⦁ Keep abreast of market trends, developments and competitor activities to ensure the business is progressing a pro-active development programme.
⦁ Produce regular customer and market reports to educate the business covering any issues, recommendations and actions which may lead to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the product and business.
⦁ Liaise with the technical team any future requirement or technological advancements, which may affect customer product and quality specifications.
⦁ Be responsible for the expansion of existing markets and the development of new product areas involving customer contacts on a UK and international scale.
⦁ Contribute to exhibitions and other marketing events

Person profile:

Experience Traits-

⦁ Ideally but not essential, an in-depth knowledge of selling PPE or similar traded products both to UK customers and on an International basis
⦁ Working within a fast paced ‘trader’ type of business model
⦁ Track record of business development
⦁ Experience of sourcing as well as selling products is an advantage
⦁ Proven and demonstrable commercial awareness and ability to delivery commercial agreements
⦁ Ability to build lasting customer relationships.
⦁ A high level of numeracy, IT literacy and excellent analytical skills are essential.
⦁ Readiness to travel extensively both in the UK and abroad.

Personality Traits-

⦁ Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
⦁ High levels of energy and enthusiasm
⦁ Tenacity and determination to follow new business lead into commercial reality.
⦁ Commitment to working to professional standards with proactive ‘can do’ approach.
⦁ Proven track record of delivering success by working with and through others.

Career Development:

Excellent opportunities will exist for individuals who thrive in a positive, dynamic and demanding business environment.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Head of Supply Chain

Head of Supply Chain
Based in Kent

Job ref: AZ /55244

Salary: £45,000

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

Reporting to: Operations Director

Information about the company:

Based in North Kent and part of a fast growing group, this business has been manufacturing for over 30 years and has grown to become market leader with its core range of products. Their reputation is based on quality products, which are available via next day delivery backed by excellent nationwide customer service.

The company has approx. 44 employees, all are committed to the production and delivery of the highest quality products into several customer channels, including over 15 countries around the world

Summary of the Role:

  • The Head of Supply Chain will manage and coordinate all elements of the organisation’s supply chain to ensure the right amount of product is in stock, produced and distributed to the customers at the right time.
  • The role will have specific accountability for the warehouse operation and all product inventories.
  • Head of Supply Chain will work with production, packing and sales to ensure a joined up approach is achieved throughout the business Operations,
  • Oversee product storage, handling, and distribution.
  • Work on forecasts and inventories, keeping an accurate record of the process and analysing performance.
  • The role is 2nd only to the Ops Director in the whole of operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for all stock movement and overall stock.
  • To ensure that all orders are processed and dispatched in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Support the work of the Packing Supervisor to enable effective flow of work.
  • To ensure that the Warehouse/Dispatch area is kept clean and tidy in accordance with the company’s Health & Safety policy
  • To maintain the Fork-lift and lifting equipment in good/serviceable order
  • To supervise the work of the Logistics Supervisor and their team

Other Requirements:

  • To be aware of the company’s Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Policies and the supporting procedures, reporting any observations or non-conformances as they arise
  • To carry out any other tasks that may be required from time to time for the benefit of the company as a whole

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a senior supply chain role.
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy
  • Must be computer literate to a very good level.
  • Have Counterbalance and Reach Fork-lift truck driver’s license or be prepared to pass a test.
  • High organizational skills, attention to detail & efficient, on-time reporting
  • Hands-on; happy to do all work personally rather than delegate it.

Person Qualities:

  • Strong and passionate leader, able to motivate and persuade others to achieve.
  • strong results
  • A fast learner with a can-do attitude
  • Leadership skills are crucial.
  • Approachable and able to work cross functionally.
  • Ability to multi task

Other:
Commutable within 45 minutes of factory.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Assurance Specialist (12 month contract)

Quality Assurance Specialist 12 month contract
Home-Based UK

Job ref: JH /55511

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Quality Responsibilities:

· Undertake and support the Head of Quality EIMEA and the Quality Engineer with supplier audits to determine the level of compliance with relevant industry accredited standards adopted by the 3rd party contract manufacturers and corporate requirements and to identify improvements which are mutually beneficial.
· Assist the supplier with the implementation of improvements identified and track the progress of the effectiveness of the remedy.
· Determine and handover the complaint to the necessary team to investigate.
· Follow up with the departments/branch involved to ensure a timely response is made to initiator.
· Follow through on corrective actions identified as part of the complaint resolution process.
· Identify trends early to limit the escalation of problems and provide information to management.
· Assist with gathering data from a variety of sources (suppliers, branches, internal systems etc.)
· Coordinate and manage small to medium sized projects to improve quality or technical processes and procedures
· Develop new and update existing QA owned processes and procedures in conjunction with the Head of Quality EIMEA and Global QA.
· Review and make recommendations for cross-functional procedures to the Head of Quality EIMEA as required.

Document preparation:

· Provide reports on a monthly/weekly basis on the progress and results for trial runs, protocols, complaint levels, concessions, and rework
· Assist with writing rework re-inspection protocols as required.
· Provide analysis and track defined global Quality metrics and scorecards for filling partners and second tier suppliers, complaints, and non-conformance issues, provide recommendations and observations to the Head of Quality EIMEA
· Track and maintain the Supplier Assessment Data and provide regular reports on the progress of planned audits/assessments.
· Document the processes and procedures for new improvements.
· Receive, understand, and record all incoming customer complaints received directly from internal or external customers.
· Maintain the Quality Management System (QMS), ERP and other internal QA data bases, including ensuring all quality documentation and information is available.
· Participate and monitor the document approval workflow to ensure new or revised documents/records are approved in a timely manner
· Provide project status reports to internal stakeholders, external suppliers and Quality Assurance Teams as well as other relevant departments

Candidate Profile:

· In depth knowledge of compliance and quality requirements in a manufacturing /product-based environment
· Experience of assisting/conducting quality and supply chain audits in a production/manufacturing business
· Detail Oriented, able to provide accurate data that is verified to a high standard.
· Manage multiple priorities effectively using priority setting and time management techniques and advanced organizational skills
· Able to understand, interrogate, and synthesize data to identify the key issues in both routine and ambiguous situations
· Able to clearly communicate key issues in a timely manner through a variety of communication methods (reports, emails, process documents)
· Able to build internal and external relationships
· Knowledge of, ERP/MRP system, QMS, software tools, and MS Office suite
· Six Sigma certified advantageous
· Proven experience in a quality role within a manufacturing /product-based commercial organization
· Experience of conducting 3rd party auditing preferably in an outsourcing business model
· Auditing qualification would be desirable

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
UK Homebased

Job ref:  JH /55582

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The role:

Generate sales and develop a diverse customer base for the range of recycled plastics, sourced from regional and global operations. Candidates will receive multiple raw material offers daily from a global team. Each must be analysed in detail to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the product, who it is suitable for and a strategy to negotiate top market pricing whilst under time pressure.

Responsibilities:

· Execute sales for scrap plastics sourced from global locations to licensed manufacturers and recyclers
· Enhance relationships with existing customers to increase volumes & margins
· Develop new customers to diversify business and to increase overall volumes and margin
· Identify all prospective customers within the market segment allocated
· Actively seek out new sales opportunities and conduct market research through research, cold calling, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs
· Able to challenge customer views and counter objections to move towards closing a deal
· Perform customer site visits to build relationships and discover market information
· Develop and enhance relationships by being creative, innovative and offering excellent customer service that is responsive and tailored to customer needs
· Engage in constant and active risk management, to ensure the product being supplied is per the company quality requirements

The Person:

· Proven sales experience
· Strong at developing new business accounts ‘from scratch’
· Experience of handling and overturning objections and converting into sales
· Experience of successfully managing existing accounts & acquiring new ones at the same time
· Experience of using a CRM system to record accurate customer data
· Current experience selling recycled plastics

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Plastic Packaging
Home base

Job ref:  CST/55429

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

Our client is a leading manufacturer of thermoforming plastic packaging, primarily to the food industry.

Primary Role:

The main priority is to assist the business to acquire new customers. The role, in conjunction with the Sales Director, will develop a strategy to target key market sectors, taking account of market trends and the group’s wider resources, to fully utilise its business capacity to increase sales.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop a sales plan to include new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, products and services
· Generate leads and cold call prospective customers in order to develop a sales pipeline for the business
· Arrange meetings with prospective customers/clients
· Negotiate pricing
· Carry out sales forecasts and analysis, presenting the findings to the wider management team
· Understand the needs of customers and be able to respond effectively, to include a plan of how to meet requirements
· Draw up client contracts in line with the businesses legal support team
· Ensure wider workforce buy-in when seeking to implement new products/ways of working
· Liaise with the Finance team and Supply Chain as appropriate, ensure processes are followed and continuous improvement is applied to ways of working
· Discuss promotional strategy and activities with the Group marketing department
· Aid in the development of sales campaigns
· Attend seminars, conferences and events where appropriate

Person Profile:

· Proven new business sales track record in the packaging industry
· Experience of selling into food processing and food retail markets
· Sound commercial acumen with financial appreciation of costings and pricing
· Proven ability in sales negotiation skills
· A self-starter who is versatile and flexible to new situations and able to work under pressure to high standards and expectations to meet tight deadlines
· Competent with Microsoft Office packages

 

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Manager

Technical Manager
Rubber processing
Based Lancashire

Job ref: CST/55574

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Client:

Part of an international group, our client is a successful manufacturer supplying products to retailers, distributors and contractors on a worldwide basis. They manufacture a diverse range of products which as well as rubber and latex based include those using polyurethane raw materials. Long established and producing high quality products, the company is the largest manufacturer in its sector and has a market leading presence.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the delivery of an effective technical support service to procurement, production and sales. Develop products, adapt materials and processes to meet the demands of a changing marketplace.

Key Responsibilities:

Raw Materials:
· Define & regularly review BOM’s
· Support the Procurement Team in identification/specification of new materials
· Regularly review materials etc. seeking opportunities for value engineering
Production Processes:
· Provide an effective technical support service to all areas of production to optimise production efficiencies and maintain product quality standards
· Develop and continuously review formulations to optimise production efficiencies and seek opportunities for product development/value engineering
· Provide focus on material yield and variance monitoring/improvement
Finished Product:
· Management testing & development requirements of the NPD process
· Maintain appropriate accreditations’
· Maintain products in line with external standards
· Responsible for generation of operational ideas (products, materials, processes) as part of NPD process
Commercial Support:
· Ensure customer technical queries are dealt with in a timely manner
· Maintain an awareness of market & product requirements
· Ensure major customer complaints are dealt with in a suitable time frame if necessary conducting site visits to aid resolution

Person Profile:

· Qualified to degree level or equivalent in polymer science/engineering
· Extensive experience in providing technical support in rubber & latex manufacturing processes; developing process, materials and products with an additional preferable knowledge of polyurethane rebond process
· Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills with a very methodical approach
· Aligns own goals with team’s goals, proactively supports/develops other team members
· Self-starting skills, self-monitoring skills
· Has the ability to successfully deliver and present quite complex information; fully recognises and responds to target audience reactions
· Adept at calculating, analysing and presenting complex numerical information
· Can effectively manage a complex range of resources to ensure a variety of outcomes are fully achieved
· A natural leader with the ability to build/lead a multi-disciplined team on a project by project basis and ensure successful delivery of all the team’s individual and collective goals
· Ability to persuade & influence

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Buyer (1 Year FTC)

Engineering Buyer (1 Year FTC)
Based in Stevenage

Job ref: CST/55557

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Part of an international group, our client is a leading high volume and fast paced manufacturer.

The role:

Due to the addition of additional product lines, they have the immediate requirement for an Engineering Buyer. The successful applicant will be working directly with the Engineering department to source components for these new product lines. There is also be the requirement to conduct other purchasing functions in support of the wider purchasing team. It is important that the applicant has worked in Engineering and Production environments and has a sound mechanical background.

Key Requirements:

⦁ Must be fully accredited MCIPS or have 5 years’ experience in the field of procurement.
⦁ Must have a minimum of 2 years working knowledge of SAP within the field of purchasing.
⦁ Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience sourcing mechanical and electrical components.
⦁ Must have a minimum of 2 years practiced experience using MS Excel.
⦁ Must possess the ability to understand engineering drawings.
⦁ Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable:

⦁ Good working knowledge of other MS applications (Word, PowerPoint)
⦁ Previous experience working as a design engineer/draughtsman.
⦁ Fluent in an additional European language.

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding – Lead Setter

Rutland Plastics is one of the UK’s leading plastic injection moulding companies and is based in Oakham in Rutland. We are looking for a Mould Shop Lead Shift Setter working 8-hour shifts on a rotating weekly schedule (Mon-Fri 5.30am-2pm; 1.30pm-10pm; 9.30pm-6am).

The successful candidate will be someone who can help us achieve the company’s business goals, get the best from our people and meet complex technical challenges.

Reporting directly to the Process Engineering manager the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Understand the shift’s technical objectives, drive them and identify areas for improvement.
  • Be the technical lead on the shift, working as part of a team to methodically solve problems.
  • Develop the technical expertise on your shift through mentoring and performance management.
  • Taking ownership for ensuring production meets set targets and driving improvements in: OEE, Scrap and real-time issues that result in waste, Downtime/Set-up times, Quality/Complaints, Health & Safety.
  • Work with peers to implement seamless shift handovers, driving common standards and procedures so that the business operates efficiently.
  • Plan and manage resources, including delegation of tasks to increase shift efficiency and meet the expectations of our customers and the standards required.
  • Ensure team members are actively engaging with company documentation and production monitoring systems are up to date and accurate.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, contributing projects both within the shift, across the shifts and across departments to make a positive impact on Rutland Plastics.

The essential skills required of this role are;

  • Minimum of 3 years experience tool setting in a busy mould shop environment.
  • Technical Injection Moulding and associated environment expertise.
    Demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to get the best from your people.
  • Competent IT skills using Google suite and Production systems.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a logical and methodical approach to problem solving.

Basic salary will be in the range of £34,000 – £36,000 depending on the candidate, with the possibility of overtime. The wider package includes 32 days holiday, on-site parking, non-contributory pension, private healthcare and profit share bonus.

Market Development Manager (Sales)

Market Development Manager (Sales)
Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives Manufacturing
Ideal location North West or North East (Yorkshire, Cleveland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, Leeds)

Job ref: CST/52307

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client has built up an enviable reputation as a high quality manufacturer of water based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Background to the Role:

The company is experiencing good levels of growth with both existing and new customers, and this is part of its continued strategic commitment for developing new technical and innovative materials. As a result, there is a requirement for a ‘Market Development Manager’ to work alongside the Sales Manager in promoting existing and newly developed products. The role will involve looking for new customers and new applications, ensuring as part of the sales team that the company continues to maximize profitable business opportunities.

Primary function:

Support the achievement of sales targets within new markets and also with existing customers, maintaining profitable growth in line with short and long term strategies. Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting to maintain existing business and to report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

· In conjunction with the Sales Manager, responsible for customer development and sales in targeted markets area.
· Management of defined existing customer and ensure annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote all aspects of the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Develop project pipeline of opportunities for the new materials
· Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis and provide information and support as necessary.
· Maintain up to date customer files and in particular the company database, producing reports following every customer visit and utilising electronic company information systems (i.e. MRP) to access sales data to assist with visit preparation and follow up.
· In conjunction with the Sales Manager and Managing Director, negotiate prices/contracts in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the internal sales team, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with the sales and technical team as appropriate.
· Report and present area sales information including market opportunities and competitor activity at regular company sales meetings.
· Prepare and maintain a project list for new market opportunities and on-going developments via the designated process
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast reports with comments outlining customers/product lines

Person Profile:

· Demonstrable track record in technical sales is essential
· Educated in a scientific subject – materials science, chemistry, polymer technology (ideally HNC or above)
· Experience of manufacturing in a formulation chemistry environment is required (e.g. polymers, coatings, adhesives, elastomers, additives, sealants)
· Technical solution selling is paramount
· Prepared to be in the office once a week (HQ based in Yorkshire)
· Must be self-starting, enthusiastic and a highly motivated achiever
· Good networker and relationship builder
· Team player
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels
· Good organisational and time management skills
· Computer literate

Key words: Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Technical Sales, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Dispersions, Polymers, PVC, Anti-oxidant, crosslinkers, barrier coatings.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – PVC & Additive Solutions

Sales Manager- PVC & Additive Solutions
Based in UK

Job Ref: EG/55338

The Client:

A market leader within the field of PVC based polymers. The business manufactures a comprehensive range of liquid plastisol and dispersion systems, which is complemented by their Speciality Distribution business, supplying plasticisers, resins, and PVC additives.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the management and development of B2B sales. Focusing on all commercial business aspects and opportunities, you will maintain and further develop positive customer relationships and provide an unrivalled customer experience.

The Role:

⦁ Managing the commercial relationship and development of specific customers within the business network, in order to retain the existing portfolio.
⦁ Develop key customer relationships, together with attracting and building on these relationships to maximise sales growth.
⦁ Support the Managing Director in negotiations, ensuring that both the Operational needs and costs are met and that the customer needs and expectations are supported.
⦁ Coordinate and chair review meetings with existing customers, ensuring strong relationships are built and sustained produce and publish visit reports.
⦁ Support the budget management process by providing input into business annual planning
⦁ Ensure the delivery of financial KPI’s in relation to volume, sales and profit through a joint company and business plan, as well as collaborative forecasting.
⦁ Provide Input to commercial strategy programmes and innovation solutions, as well as budget planning in support of relevant projects and new business acquisition.
⦁ Delivery of high-quality service relations with internal and external stakeholders. The provision of timely and accurate commercial management information.

The Person:

⦁ The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate a successful track record within the PVC or associated industry of at least 5 years and will be ideally located within the North West of England.
⦁ Knowledge of PVC, Plastisol’s, PU, Polymers or polymer additives
⦁ Sales management experience within a relevant commercial environment, with experience of manufacturing & distribution.
⦁ Networking, interpersonal, relationship building & stakeholder management skills.
⦁ High levels of commercial awareness and an astute eye for identifying commercial opportunities.
⦁ Analytical and good with data; including, sales and marketing trends, benchmarking, joint business plans, P&L management, and forecasting.
⦁ Creative and strategic thinker, able to challenge established ways of doing things
⦁ Must be a team player with a strong aspiration for career development.
⦁ An experienced user of digital marketing and brand management with the ability to operate media platforms.
⦁ Advanced user of CRM to manage interactions with customers and potential customers.
⦁ Understanding of a regulated & compliance needs business.
⦁ Ability to travel within the UK & Worldwide.

In Return, we offer a genuine career opportunity along with a competitive salary/package commensurate with a position of this stature/seniority.

 

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Development Manager

Product Development Manager
Polymer Compounding
Based in Hampshire – relocation assistance available

Job ref: CST/54792

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with Experience

The Company:

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world.  The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the Product Development Manager is a crucial role to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

· Develop new polymer materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness. Support trials for production scale-up of new products.
· Support the Production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste.
· Provide technical support to customers; advice on component design, tool design, material selection and processing (injection moulding).
· To provide technical support for the investigation of customer complaints.
· Generate material data and provide Technical presentations to customers.
· Identify business opportunities at new and existing customers.
· Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs.
· Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance.
· Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements.
· Provide product training to employees and customers.

Person Profile:

· Degree in a scientific discipline ideally with a bias towards polymer science
· Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry, preferably thermoplastics/rubber compounding.
· Specific knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds. Experience in Polypropylene, TPO/TPE and recycled materials would be an advantage.
· Experience of polymer development (formulating composites or compounds)
· Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service.
· Experience of the automotive or domestic appliance industries is an advantage
· Experience of Quality Management Systems – ISO 9001:2015

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Procurement Expert (NHS)

Procurement Expert – Medical Quotations Manager – NHS Supply Chain
Based in UK

Job ref: RK /55477

Salary: Both basic salary and benefits will reflect the needs of the role and the candidates own expectations.

Location: Home office UK

Introduction:

The medical supply industry (in particular, the NHS) has become extremely automated via The Internet. In the case of the NHS, There is an Internet portal called ‘Supply Chain’ that can be used to receive tenders for medical equipment, quote for supply, receive updates, receive news and many more functions. Supply Chain is one of several such portals where the purchase and supply of medical equipment is managed.

Listgrove’s client represents a global medical equipment supplier here in the UK, Ireland and across Europe. This recruitment campaign will focus on the hire of a procurement/quotation expert who fully understands the NHS ‘Supply Chain’ facility. This role can operate from a home office and will play a key role in this business.

The Role:

The plan is to identify and engage an individual with a deep knowledge and full understanding of these supply portals (routes to market). The individual will initially establish the clients business and products on every possible portal, in order that they can maximize its business in the most efficient and effective way.

The individual will be required to carry out the initial setting up and embedding of the business into each portal, in a way that purchasers (portal originators) consider them as a first-class supplier of medical equipment. The individual will be sufficiently experienced in this area that they are able to fully utilize the portals functionality.

When each portal has been set up, the incumbent will then maintain and operate the portal with regards to bringing the latest available tenders to the attention of the sales team. In turn the chosen candidate will then work with the sales team to provide, timely quotations to potential customers.

The role will be totally responsible for creating and managing the company’s tendering through all available portals, and other means of tendering for medical supplies. It is projected that in time the role may manage a team handling various parts of the medical supply chain, from consumables to capital equipment.

The geographic location for this position is negotiable and may operate from the selected person’s home office. The client’s main office facility is located close to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

The salary and benefits for this position are negotiable and entirely dependent on the knowledge and skills offered by the selected candidate.

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

To apply please contact Ryan Kirby
ryan.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Operations Manager – Director Potential

Operations Manager – Director Potential
Technical Industrial Manufacturer
Based in Cornwall

Job ref: CST/55407

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non-UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

Our client is a global leader in the manufacture of high-performance coatings supplying OEMs and national brand customers. The company is looking for a highly capable and ambitious operations manager as part of a succession plan for a future director level appointment.

Primary role:

· Run the site efficiently and safely
· Implement a waste reduction strategy
· Reduce downtime, improve efficiency

Role & Responsibilities:

· Develop and implement a waste reduction strategy
· Analyse current work-flow and reduce downtime
· Improve machine utilisation and production efficiency
· Work with and through the managers to motivate staff
· Driving the business to increase profits by reducing costs and waste
· Plan for future business development impacting current capacity/manning levels
· Work safely at all times
· Interpret and adapt to the needs of other departments
· Build professional relationships with staff, suppliers and some key customers where relevant to the role i.e. custom manufacture
· Ensuring financial targets and other agreed targets are met in all departments
· Reviewing working practices to ascertain if it is successful and if not, devise an alternative improved method/system
· Keeping employees motivated and organising appropriate training whenever required
· Ensuring the business operates within the company’s mission statement
· Investigating customer satisfaction and reporting any issues
· Working with legal support on any matters that occur
· Reviewing and forwarding for Board approval all CapEx equipment investments

Person Profile:

· Educated to degree level or equivalent
· A detailed working knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, or Kaizen
· Time-served professional working within multi-asset manufacturing processes
· Positive people manager who leads by example, encouraging and valuing staff for their contribution
· Manager of change by communicating vision and getting people involved
· Strong ambassador of a health & safety culture
· Sets high standards for quality and ensure processes are in place to deliver expectations

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Maintenance Technician Shift Relief

Maintenance Technician Shift Relief
Based in Gloucestershire

Job ref: JH /55475

Shift: Days role with shift cover

Salary: Commensurate with experience + Shift Allowance

Working Rights:  Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non-UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

Role Purpose:
Our client is looking for a motivated Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician who has experience in the practical aspects of engineering and maintenance in a manufacturing environment. This is an integral part of the operations team to deliver effective and efficient maintenance to the manufacturing facility, ensuring continuous operation 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. This role will support the site operations team in carrying out a wide range of electrical/instrumentation and mechanical maintenance activities. The successful candidate will be expected to work on a range of manufacturing and utility systems that support the critical manufacturing environment for a quality critical automotive end use.
Role Responsibilities:
· Routine maintenance to support plant critical systems and equipment
· Equipment performance and reliability
· First line fault finding and diagnostics
· Support of operations improvement and transformation projects

Candidate Profile:
· Experience of the practical aspects of engineering and maintenance within a manufacturing environment
· Successful completion of an Electrical/Instrumentation Apprenticeship
· Academic qualifications to maintain process machinery and equipment
· NVQ Level 3 in an Electrical/ Instrumentation Discipline or equivalent
· National Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent
· Experience in multi-skilled disciplines – Mechanical, Mechatronics or Operations based systems
· Experience working with automated systems
· The ability to plan, prioritise and schedule your work in a busy manufacturing environment
· The ability to work with Computer Based Maintenance Planning systems to maximise effectiveness and efficiency individually and as part of the Operations Team

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Key Account Manager – Engineering Plastics

Key Account Manager – Engineering Plastics
Home Based UK

Job ref: JE /54596

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

We are working with a manufacturer of specialist products who are looking to recruit a Key Account Manager to be responsible for the development and commercialisation of new projects and managing existing Key Accounts in the Automotive sector. To establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels across OEM’s, processors, specifiers and prospects. This role will be required to increase the project pipeline with a focus on key product lines, ensuring good communication between clients and the company internal support services.

Target and intended purpose

⦁ To achieve the agreed sales / project / account objectives as defined annually by the Sales Manager.
⦁ To identify, develop and commercialize new business typically via multiplication of successful existing or newly developed applications at new and existing clients.
⦁ To visit the designated / new accounts on a regular basis.

Duties, Accountability and Responsibility:

⦁ Responsible for organizing and planning face to face meetings with customers.
⦁ Full account responsibility including but not limited to:
⦁ Meeting / exceeding sales and margin targets.
⦁ Increase and expand the scope of the application development pipeline.
⦁ Maintaining and updating the CRM details for each account.
⦁ Coordinating project work with your accounts and utilizing the EMS technical support teams to reach a positive conclusion.
⦁ Maintaining the professional image of the company at all times.
⦁ Increasing the depth of contacts at the client.
⦁ Responsible for Regular updates of your accounts forecast volumes.
⦁ Responsible for annual budgetary planning for your clients.
⦁ Required to provide a written (summarized) monthly activity and market information report to the Sales Manager.

Authorities
⦁ Within the commercial framework set by the Sales Manager, negotiates the closing of a sale with customers.
⦁ Organize and plan customer visits, including travel arrangements, to maximize best use of time.
⦁ Develop account plans to ensure greater sustainable business growth.
⦁ Value proposition development and improvement.
⦁ Identify stakeholders and decision makers in the value chain persuading them the value of our proposal.
⦁ Commercialization of targeted value propositions.
⦁ Network building with the industry.
⦁ Knowledge building and propagation of that knowledge within the global business.

Knowledge and Educational Level:

⦁ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technology and / or business related field and / or relevant practical experience.
⦁ Knowledge of the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, OEM and Tiers preferred.
⦁ Knowledge of sales processes.
⦁ Experience of project management as well as additional understanding of technical service and application development.
⦁ Excellent communication and social skills.
⦁ Good working knowledge of MS Office.

Required Level of Experience

⦁ Minimum of 5 years relevant B2B experience in the field of sales and business development.
⦁ Knowledge of Polymers (polyamides ideally), Injection moulding process, Injection mould design and / or product design (Polymer specific experience).
⦁ Analytical with good judgement, business sense and problem solving skills.
⦁ A strong negotiator able to identify customers’ needs and be persuasive when presenting ideas.
⦁ A team player able to work independently.
⦁ Creative with entrepreneurial tendencies.
⦁ Relation builder with good social and networking skills
⦁ Structured worker with good time management and project management ability.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Head of Development

Head of Development

Based in South Wales

Job ref: AZ/55414

Location:

The role will be based at the R&D facility in South Wales with some flexibility to work from home. Long term the business will be looking to find suitable larger facilities.

Listgrove is proud to be associated with this exciting young greentech business, which is providing sustainable packaging technology for the current critical environmental challenges faced. The ambition is that the business will create a technology platform for more sustainable packaging and to set new industry standards. It has already created a demand, building relationships with brands & food service providers and are now at their next point of development.

Having successfully recruited for the business a year ago, we are now in a position to offer another individual the opportunity to join a business who will undoubtedly become a major influencer within the packaging sector.

The Position:

This is a multi-facetted technical role, where you will be involved across more than one of the following disciplines:
· Operation management
· Injection mould tool engineering
· Production engineering
· Project Management

You will be part of a small but growing team and must have technical knowledge from an injection moulding background. The role will include a mixture of R&D, mould design, mould build/testing and commissioning services for converters. You will be responsible for all the technical and project management aspects of taking new applications to market from first customer conversations through proof of concept to prototype and production tooling.

Alongside the need for a ‘hands-on’ practical ‘doer’, the role will also require a mixture of people management and project management. You’ll need to be a strong problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy being part of a team.

Responsibilities:

· Help build a winning technical organisation
· Define the right development organisation to execute the strategy and deliver on excellence
· Review and improve the existing processes, define and implement KPIs’ and drive role changes where needed
· Feed into the company strategy from a development and operational point of view
· Oversee and manage the R&D facilities, its scale-up or reorganization
· Manage the structuring and documentation of product knowhow
· As the company grows, define the new role’s and manage technical recruitments

Project Management and Reporting:

· Taking ownership of technical reporting, project tracking with support from the team as required
· Carry out long term planning of research and development with input from the relevant stakeholders
· Input to management and board reporting

Develop prototype moulds for new applications:

· Manage the relationship with clients’ technical teams
· Coordinate the product design phase
· Oversee the requisitioning of mould tools (e.g. manage cost and specification etc.)
· Manage and assist toolmakers with key elements of prototype mould design (manufacturing tolerances, core concentricity, thermal control, etc.)
· Follow up with toolmakers on delivery of the mould build
· Assist/oversee the testing and modifications of the prototype tools to ensure mouldings meet the packaging design performance specifications.
· Oversee the overall quality assurance of tools and mouldings
· Where relevant, coordinate shipment of the prototype moulds, training and commissioning
· Where relevant, support the prototype mould into production

Help clients develop multicavity tooling for mass production:

· The output of the prototype phase is a blue-print design of a single impression mould that will typically be replicated into a multi-impression mould
· Develop and manage partnerships with select quality mould makers or 3rd party service providers
· Define and build internal and external processes to capture knowledge and knowledge transfer of EcoCore specific mould design requirements to support scale-up to multi-impression / high volume production

Contribute to innovation:

· Identify opportunities to increase the value of the business (e.g. extend the scope and depth of the patent portfolio)
· Help find and develop the material, process, mould and product innovations needed to increase the effectiveness of the product as well as the scope of applications
· Identify opportunities to reduce cost of / speed up / increase scope of application development (e.g. use of thermal, expansion, and mould flow analysis / simulation)

Key Skills:

· Prior experience working for a leading plastics converter or tooling manufacturer preferred
· Injection mould tool requisitioning experience
· Injection mould commissioning experience, ideally within the packaging sector
· Ability to assemble and disassemble injection moulding tools
· Ability to operate an injection moulding machine (additional training available)
· The ability to interrogate CAD models (currently we use Solidworks)
· Understanding of finite element analysis techniques (e.g. thermal and mould flow) and how these can be used to optimise mould tool design.
· Good understanding of how material specifications, process settings, mould design and component design together affect manufactured part outcomes
· Understanding of the quality management required for world class manufacturing

Minimum Qualifications

· Undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing / Production Engineering or equivalent ability to demonstrate Key Skills.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Customer Service – Label & Board

Head of Customer Service – Label and Board
Multi Site

Job ref: EG/55378

The Client:

A leading European packaging group that manufactures flexible and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most respected brands.
With multiple sites across the UK. It is a significant player in supplying blue chip food and FMCG customers with a value driven portfolio of products.
To support its ongoing development and growth, the Group would like to hire a Customer Service Manager who can harness a ‘best practice’, customer centric culture across the individual sites.

The Role:
To manage all aspects of the customer service offering, ensuring that all customer needs are being met and exceeded by leading and developing a team who manage interactions across multiple channels – telephone, e-mail and electronic meetings.
Your aim is to provide and promote excellent customer service throughout the organisation, whilst developing and leading a team of managers, who are responsible for groups of customer services executives / administration across labels and board.
Working at all levels, within the organisation, to determine the best process and routes for executing excellent customer service and ensuring that there is a clear understanding throughout the business of the client and category needs. Act as the voice of the customer across the organisation.
Understand the 6 pillars of customer excellence for B2B pro-active customer service: Commitment, Fulfilment, Seamlessness, Responsiveness, Proactiveness and Evolution.
Key Responsibilities:

⦁ Developing and implementing customer service policies, processes and technology within the organisation, driving towards a “best in class” customer experience.
⦁ Drive a robust induction and training process, within the customer services team, to support excellent service.
⦁ Identify the most effective way to manage customer requirements through the business and ensure retention of existing internal sales colleagues.
⦁ Develop a method to measure customer satisfaction and support improvement of services, constantly reviewing what is seen as “best in class” B2B organisations.
⦁ Investigate and solve customers’ problems, which may be complex or long-standing, that have been passed on by customer service executive.
⦁ Working with the external sales teams to ensure that the category needs are met, as well as attending customer meetings, where needed and providing direct feedback to external sales teams.
⦁ Communicate findings, both up and down the business, on external market observations and customer’s feedback, ensuring that the business are ahead of their peer group in terms of service standards.
⦁ Engage in the SIOP and budgeting process to ensure adequate headroom and capacity within the CSE team to support forecasted growth YOY.
⦁ Ensure company policies are adhered too, whilst continuing to drive the most efficient and effective way to process customer orders and manage their requirements through the business.
⦁ Alignment with Commercial and Operations to ensure that customer accounts are managed in line with the commercial framework. Promote the use of service level agreements for complex customer accounts.
⦁ Be responsible for setting and managing the budgeted headcount for internal sales with YOY process savings being identified supported by the CPS teams
⦁ To work with all areas of the business to determine the best route for executing excellent
customer service and ensure that there is a clear understanding of the expectation of the
client and category needs, whilst delivering the businesses expectations around budgeted spend for the department.
⦁ Develop a short, mid, long term plan customer services plan in terms of best location of teams /processes / technology to drive excellence in customer services.

Principal Accountabilities:

Effective Management:

⦁ Directly involved in the creation and development of the customer services plan across labels and board
⦁ Ability to plan workload on a short, medium and longer term basis, pro-actively manage timings to achieve business expectations by ensuring adequate resource is in place
⦁ Constantly review internal sales working practise with the CPS team to promote the most affect way to operate
⦁ Understand the operational model within the label and board division to ensure effective delivery of packaging, particularly during peak periods of activity.
⦁ Liaising with operational and external sales teams within the business to drive successful and effective delivery.
⦁ Pre-empt issues through effective communication.
⦁ Plan for periods of increased volume and exceptional projects.
⦁ Manage staff recruitment and appraisals in collaboration with HR
⦁ Develop robust communication programme so that internal and external stakeholders are informed on customer activity and progress to targets

Commercial alignment:

⦁ Ensure that all internal sales colleagues have full awareness / training on the commercial elements that make up price and the key influence that they have over how jobs are produced and the impact to profit
⦁ Identify and recommend new ways of working which will benefit the company commercially
⦁ Ensure that all disciplines such as aged stock / origination recovery is fulfilled each month in line with business budgeted expectations

Leadership & Direct Reports:

⦁ Direct, manage, lead, develop and inspire a team of people.
⦁ Manage training and development plans, succession planning including personal development programmes, and evaluate ongoing performance through the appraisal process.
⦁ Drive effective communication with the team and motivate them.
⦁ Ensure all company policies and procedures are adhered to (attendance, holidays etc.)
⦁ Relationship Management / Communication (Internal and External)
⦁ Establish key working internal and external relationships (Customer / Colleagues)
⦁ Proactive communicator at all levels.
⦁ Collaborator at all levels within the organisation with ability to articulate the customer needs
⦁ Develop a communication programme for internal sales to ensure that they are informed of all business activity

Reporting:

⦁ Be prepared on request to present department strategy and key KPI metrics used
⦁ To provide the UK Sales Director with monthly report on key metrics agreed
⦁ Report out the monthly customer service budgeted targets including progress and variances YTD.
⦁ Report all H&S issues in keeping with company procedure.

Key Meetings:

⦁ Meetings with customers on request
⦁ Sales meeting on request and collaboration with the Category Director
⦁ CSE Roadshows bi-annually.
⦁ Attendance as required on operational meetings.

Person specification:

⦁ Previous experience of being responsible for customer services or sales in a packaging or FMCG environment.
⦁ Experience of managing internal customer service teams across multiple sites.
⦁ Experience of communicating with the customer across all levels of their organisation, able to present to an audience in a face to face or digital environment.
⦁ Communication skills that allow you to inform, help and advise customers clearly and to liaise effectively with all depts.
⦁ Natural leader
⦁ Strategic and innovative thinker
⦁ Organised and calm under pressure
⦁ Commercially aware
⦁ Proactive, positive, enthusiastic – demonstrates “can do” attitude
⦁ Leads by example, but effective delegator.
⦁ Demonstrates three “p”s: professionalism, patience, and a “people-first” attitude.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.co.uk
0044(0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager
Based in West Yorkshire

Job ref: AZ/55441

Salary: £50,000

We are looking for a highly motivated Engineering & Maintenance Manager to work for a leading Polymer manufacturer. Reporting directly to the Operations Director you will be a key member of the site management team ensuring the production facility is kept running to maximum efficiency and output. You will be tasked with all engineering activity including planning, scheduling, managing breakdowns and spare parts inventory.

Primary Role:

The Engineering/Maintenance Manager will be responsible for leading a team of maintenance personnel and setting the agenda for the continually evolving maintenance strategy.
Whilst this role will have direct leadership of Maintenance and Engineering, it will operate closely with the site projects, facilities, and production engineering teams to ensure optimised efficiency of equipment and assets, effective reliability processes are developed, and a cultural shift towards best in group asset management.
The role is at times hands on would be expected to be directly involved on breakdowns and repairs.

Core Responsibilities:

· Responsible for the Management of all maintenance activities on site
· Responsible for the development and delivery of the Engineering Maintenance Strategy in a safe, quality-focused, and cost-effective manner
· Drive performance within the teams by setting SMART objectives and monitor progress by carrying out individual performance appraisals
· Develop and maintain a fully functional Planned Maintenance system
· Ensure efficient and effective maintenance cover across all Production shifts and needs
· Accountable for H&S, COSHH, risk assessments and manual handling for all maintenance activities
· Effective people management of your team in conjunction with the Company policies
· Communicate effectively and build strong relationships with all operational functions, working particularly closely with the Production Manager and their team’s
· Effective and supportive Management of all direct reports
· Manage maintenance spares and control the maintenance budget
· Daily management KPI’s established routinely and systematically used to monitor and improve performance
· Accountable for all activities involving external contractors working on the site
· Develop the knowledge and capability of the Engineering Maintenance teams to maximise the reliability of assets and processes
· Recruit, train and motivate staff promoting multi-skilling as required by the department
· Participation in “out of normal hours working” will be required in instances of equipment failure and major asset breakdowns
· Develop and manage the processes for reviewing failure history and work order data to create, monitor and act of equipment performance trend’s
· Create a “Pit-stop” philosophy on breakdowns and repairs
· Implement and drive maintenance request system and task processing to completion

Person Specification – Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

· Implemented and operated CMMS system
· Ability to direct and guide the team towards good practice planning and scheduling engineering activities
· Ability to prioritise and effectively communicate priorities to all levels of the business
· Ability to effectively assess that the correct failure information has been recorded for significant events
· Degree or an HNC/HND level qualification in engineering
· 5+ years of Maintenance management/supervisory experience
· Management experience in a fast-paced environment
· Excellent communicator with proven leadership skills
· Current health and safety awareness qualification(s)
· Experience of using a CMMS and competent IT and Microsoft user
· Proven ability to coach and develop individuals and teams
· Experience of budget control and working knowledge of MRO
· Cap-ex Project Management
· Exposure to lean methodology – TPM, 5’S & Standardisation

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin
Andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Regional Business Development Manager

Regional Business Development Manager – Biopolymers EMEA
Homebased

Job Ref: EG/55440

The Client:

A speciality chemical and high-performance materials manufacturer that is committed to improving the world through innovation. The business develops and creates new products that solve emerging challenges, created by business climate and customer need. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for the business – they believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results. They harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity, and remarkable ingenuity of their people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

The Role:

⦁ The Regional Business Development Manager will be responsible for the EMEA region and will help to identify growth areas in the CASE Polyurethane and Bioplastics market for the Engineered Polymers product range.
⦁ Develop a robust pipeline of new prospects, develop business cases, and lead prioritized programs through the opportunity development pipeline.
⦁ You will have a strong understanding of market analysis, market segmentation, and in navigating these segments to identify new customers or potential new applications.
⦁ Work with the sales and technology teams to identify new potential customers in current markets and explore new potential markets.
⦁ Manage development projects that best utilize our resources for value growth.
⦁ Complete and maintain project plans for all key programs including tactical and strategic recommendations ready to hand over to the commercial team at the right stage.
⦁ Identification of and relationship development with potential partners.
⦁ Develop our regional marketing activities.
⦁ Leadership of best practices in Polyurethanes & Bioplastics for market evaluation and entry strategy.
⦁ Collaborate with commercial and technical teams on key customer interaction and needs analysis.

The Person:

⦁ University degree in science or business.  Advanced business degree is a plus.
⦁ 5+ years of sales or marketing experience within the specialty chemicals sector.  It would be a distinct advantage to have experience in the field of Biopolymers or Biomaterials. Other areas of interest include Coatings, Adhesives, PU elastomers or Bioplastics
⦁ Demonstratable understanding of sustainable raw materials, life cycle analysis and the circular economy would be an advantage.
⦁ Proven track record that can develop a strong business case, outlining the key opportunities and the ability to turn an idea into an opportunity growth.
⦁ This individual should be innately curious, with the ability to converse with prospects, customers, and other industry experts to dig out value added opportunities, for our current products and feed new product ideas & market trends into our Innovation division
⦁ Comfort in front of customers and prospects.
⦁ Strong commercial, strategic, and marketing mindset and toolbox.
⦁ Ability to use various business and social media platforms to search for new prospects
⦁ Proven ability to take projects from idea to commercial success.
⦁ Financial acumen.
⦁ Strong listening, technical learning ability and dot connector.
⦁ Innate curiosity.
⦁ Cross-functional relationship skills.
⦁ Resilient, resourceful, optimistic and energetic.
⦁ Use of Salesforce, or similar, as a CRM system would also be a benefit

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection moulding setter

Due to our ongoing growth, we are seeking an Injection Moulding Tool Setter who can help us achieve the company’s business goals, exceed our customer’s expectations and move forward our ability to meet technical challenges.

Reporting directly to the Shift Lead Setter the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Perform Mould Tool changes effectively and safely on machines ranging from 50T-1700T
  • Set Injection Moulding Machines to produce components, working closely with the Quality department to ensure the quality standard of production is within specification
  • Program robots to efficiently de-mould and deposit mouldings, sprues and runners
  • Ensure that production takes place within company set targets, optimising production to be as efficient as possibl
  • Take pride in housekeeping to maintain a safe and clean working environment which demonstrates manufacturing excellence
  • Adhere to company Health and Safety procedures and practices at all times
  • Minimise the occurrence of waste within the production environment
  • Interact with production monitoring systems to ensure that the correct information is being recorded at all times
  • Provide feedback to the Technical team highlighting continuous improvement opportunities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • +5 years of experience of working in an Injection Moulding Setting role
  • Thorough knowledge of tooling, machines, and ancillaries
  • Experience of processing of a wide range of materials
  • Completed industry recognised training
  • A good understanding of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience working with Engel, Krauss Maffei and Wittmann Battenfeld machines and robots is advantageous

If you have relevant experience for this role we would like to hear from you.

Regional Sales Representative

Vacancy: Regional Sales Representative

Due to a major expansion in machinery sales Xtrutech are looking for a sales representative to work with our customers in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Eastern European regions. Your primary focus will include selling Twin Screw Extruders, ancillaries, and spare parts to a range of industries (Powder Coatings, Plastics, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals etc). As a result, technical sales experience is essential. To build and maintain strong relationships with our customers international travel will be required.

Summary of Duties & Responsibilities

• Core focus is to be responsible for regional sales, selling of Twin Screw Extruders, spare parts and
upstream/downstream equipment into a broad range of industries
• Strong technical sales background required
• Must understand commercial terms, including negotiation skills and up-selling
• Self starter/motivator with organisational skills
• Travel within the designated region is essential to build good customer relationships. Global travel.
• Achieving the company budget for annual regional sales of all Xtrutech products and
services – Middle East, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe
• Training the Xtrutech Sales & Customer Service Team when required
• Updating Salesforce on a regular basis
• Accurate forecasting of future sales
• Set clear Sales targets for your region in line with company KPI’s
• Working within the Sales team travel budget
• Planning and maintaining work systems, procedures, and policies that enable and
encourage the optimum business performance
• Demonstrating Patience and understanding
• Attentiveness to customers concerns
• Clear communication skills both internally and externally
• Develop outstanding knowledge of the Product
• Ability to use positive language
• Demonstrate good time management skills ensuring the best use of time and resources
• Ability to ‘read’ customers
• Generate sales leads
• Keep records of customer interactions, process customer accounts and file documents
• Follow communication procedures, guidelines and policies
• Go the extra mile to engage customers
• Resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail or social media
• Use telephones to reach out to customers and verify account information
• Greet customers warmly and ascertain problem or reason for calling
• To adhere to and maintain the Company Quality policy to ISO9001:2015 and to comply with all documentation
and systems.
• Liaise with the customer service department to make sure customer concerns or issues are dealt with in a timely
manner
• To adhere to and maintain the Company Health and Safety policy and to comply with the health and safety at
Work Act 1974 and all current Health and safety legislation
• Adhere to the company sustainability and environmental policy in line with ISO14001
• To attend appropriate training, as and when requested
• You must report to Xtrutech each morning and be able to be contacted at all times
• Gain a good understanding of the Company Operation and Instruction Manuals, so you can create store and file
copies as plant and equipment orders progress.
• Negotiate NDA’s (Non-Disclosure Agreements) and Terms & Conditions with customers within your region.
Store data within the specified file in the X drive. Make sure your colleagues within the Sales department are
aware of any new agreements. The Commercial Manager will support if required.
• Work closely with Sales agents to encourage focus and energy.
• With the support of Marketing and the wider Sales team organise and attend suitable trade exhibitions.
This job description cannot be exhaustive and, therefore, you may be requested to perform other duties to those listed above.

Production Manager

GRAF PLASTICS AUSTRALIA is looking for an energetic and experienced Production Manager, based at our new manufacturing plant in Perth, Western Australia. *Relocation Assisted*

Your initial intensive technical training will take place in our Roto moulding Centre of Excellence in Strasbourg France.

 

About Us:

GRAF Plastics Australia is part of Otto GRAF Gmbh and has forged a reputation for high quality and innovative roto moulded products. This ethos also resonates throughout our organization where the “can do” attitude is clear to see.

 

About you:

Previous knowledge in aspects of plastic production, particularly in rotational moulding, including the mechanical and chemical processes involved would be an advantage but not essential. This position may also appeal to someone looking for a career change. You will need to have some experience as a Production leader with some management experience as production process training can be provided.

As Production Manager you will be challenged to quickly identify and solve issues, whilst knowing that having a keen eye for detail is key to maintain a high level of craftsmanship.

The ability to communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders is a key strength required. Working with different departments will be critical to delivering high quality customer service.

 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

· Overseeing operations in all production departments

· Manage production staff and material resources to meet production targets daily.

· Ensure all products are manufactured to the highest quality and managing Quality Assurance (QA) systems are adhered to.

· Adhere and manage time schedules and deadlines.

· Actively oversee and enforce WHS requirements.

· Implement programs to reduce all aspects of waste.

· Working to maintain production targets and budgets.

 

This role will require commitment and drive to ensure success.

At GRAF Plastics Australia we are excited about our future and want motivated people to come joins us on our journey.

 

Please send a cover letter and a C.V. to the email provided when you apply below.

Machine Operator / Packer

VACANCY

MACHINE OPERATOR / PACKER

INITIAL SHORT TERM CONTRACT FOR 6 WEEK

Expected start date: ASAP

 

Applications are now being taken for the position of Machine Operator / Packer based at our Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham site. This is a temporary 6-week contract, but with the potential to be extended.

The hours of work will be 40 hours per week working Monday to Friday on a rotating shift pattern. Additional hours may be required therefore flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the business.

You must be aged 18 years and above to apply for this role.

The successful candidate will complete all duties associated with machine operating and packing, including checking products and working on multiple machines.

No experience required as on-the-job training will be provided. Good verbal and written skills are required, along with good attention to detail.

To apply, please email your CV to recruitment@robinsonpackaging.com.

Project Manager

Project Manager

Based in Worcestershire

Job ref: AZ /55194

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The role:

The Project Manager is assigned to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives, through the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the project activities to meet the individual project and business requirements.
This includes the program requirements identification, selection and acquisition of support services (New Product Development and BU team assignment, tooling, customers and so on). The Project Manager needs to support the program feasibility checks (strategic, commercial, technical) and has full program responsibility from the programme award or nomination to production sign off (PSO).
This will involve close networking with and co-ordination of the NPD and BU teams within the facilities, both local and global, the sales team and external suppliers.
Throughout the development process the Project Manager needs to lead and support the team to ensure that the program budget, timelines and product specifications are met.
The Project Manager also is required to control and drive continual improvement of cost and price to achieve margin goals.

Accountabilities

Must work in line within project guidelines and meet each BU’s strategic goals and objectives, assessing the commercial and manufacturing viability of projects, and working closely with the sales team. Ensure specification is met as per the agreed customer requirements.
Liaise closely with New Product Development team and Supply Chain Management, where appropriate, to maintain regular communications with subcontractors and tool makers as necessary. Maintain the timing and tracking process to provide regular updates for cost, timing, quality and other project key measurables.
Program/Project Development: Support direct and indirect team members and be aligned with Key Account Managers in customer focused meetings. Proficient in MS Office and all relevant internal systems. Have clear and competent ability to run an APQP style program and support KAM with SOW’s, Warranty conditions, tooling quotes and associated technical needs that are designed into targeted programs (feasibility check), ensure that customer requirements are “translated” and fed back into the organization (incl. commercial and technical requirements).
Kick off program management process to ensure that a work on the identified programs establishes program budget (engineering hours, tooling budget, piece cost budget, program management hours) together with Engineering Manager & BDM. Recommend piece price/tooling cost to BDM / Key Account Manager for further review, ensure cost targets, quality requirements and timelines are met with the lowest possible manpower and cost effort.
Develop and maintain Workfront and the open project list as a visible communication and management tool. Generate weekly engineering projects reports and conduct Weekly engineering review meetings with the project teams and stakeholders where required. Establish and develop realistic and achievable business goals for each assigned Program and formally review their performance on an individual ongoing basis.
Maintain and develop current processes, with a focus on Lessons Learnt and continuous improvement, and work closely with the extended Program Management team locally and globally to provide best in practice standards and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

· Experience of electromechanical products and mechanisms preferred (eg, including Motors, PCB, Firmware, etc)
· Engineering University Degree preferred
· Fluent in English required and another language preferred.
· PM Qualification preferred
· Program management skills and project management/coordination preferred.
· Manufacturing industry experience required – 2+ years.
· Good manufacturing process knowledge preferred (e.g. injection moulding, die casting, metal forming, assembly, etc).
· Good financial and cost breakdown knowledge required.
· Good quality system knowledge (IATF 16949 preferred)

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Senior Formulations Scientist

Senior Formulations Scientist
Based in Dundee

Job ref: CST/54864

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

Part of an international and highly successful group, our client is a leading UK packaging manufacturer renowned for its innovative technical lidding film used across many segments of the food industry.

The Role:

Provide solutions to complex technical problems, within NPD strategy and business needs, in order to gain insight into new developments and contribute to the realisation of project objectives. Provide technical expertise in Formulation Science in order to contribute towards the success of NPD and process support projects which are complex and diverse. Deliver a range of technical know-how to provide carefully thought-through advice and expertise to a range of stakeholders across the organisation. The Senior Formulation Scientist is viewed as a specialist offering innovative solutions to the SRS business unit, contributing to new product development and improvement activities.

Person Profile:

· BSc degree or equivalent in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemistry or other relevant Science related subject.
· Significant demonstrated, technical expertise in polymer materials, formulation and web fed coating technology, as well as a compelling track record of complex technical problem solving.
· At least 3 to 5 years experience developing new products in the coatings and converting industry.
· Able to collaborate effectively with customers (internal and external), suppliers, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders when required.
· Understanding the requirements and operation of a product development stage gate process.
· Experienced at leading production trial process from laboratory into production scale up
· Operating knowledge of laboratory equipment for chemical and functional analysis relevant to paper and film coatings.
· Working knowledge and broad experience of IT packages, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Technical Manager

Technical Manager
Polymer Raw Material Compounding
Based in South East

Job ref: CST/55214
Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The client:

Our client is a leading global player in the development, manufacture and sale of specialized thermoplastic and cross-linkable polymer compounds.

Responsible for:

· New Product Developments
· Product sustaining and cost reduction activities
· Site and product regulatory compliance
· Commercial / Sales Technical point of contact
· Supporting the QHSE functions
· Preparing regular reports on R&D and Sustaining activities

Job Duties:

· Management of the R&D team and laboratories
· Develops new products from concept and works with the relevant teams for scale up, approval and commercialisation
· Manages the implementation of raw material qualifications for strategic or cost reduction initiatives
· Management of Technical and Materials Safety data sheets
· Management of the Departmental Work Instructions
· Supports the product compliance with regards to REACH, RoHS etc.
· Support the QA team for Customer concerns and complaints and ISO 9001 compliance
· Supports the HSE function for Lab Risk Assessments and ISO 45001 / 14001 compliance
· Attends relevant webinars, conferences and trade shows relevant to the business as required

Skills and Qualities:

· Preferably a Degree in Chemistry, Polymer / Materials Science or similar.
· Good understanding of the processing of polymers is required and of compounding would be advantageous, more especially reactive chemistries.
· Proven experience of managing a laboratory and / or small team of technicians.
· Knowledge of analytical and rheological testing of polymers and additives would be an advantage.
· The candidate must be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of Apps, have experience in report writing and producing technical summaries to senior management, must demonstrate effective communication skills, ability to manage their own time and prioritise work load of others, be self-motivated, flexible and with an eye for detail.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Director

Technical Director
Chemicals, Coatings, Adhesives, Polymers, Additives
Based in West Yorkshire

Job ref: CST/55008

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client has built up an enviable reputation as a high-quality manufacturer of water-based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Primary function:

The position is responsible for working closely with the board on the development of the technical strategy. This is delivered through two key technical functions: R&D (new product innovation, day to day technical support, production scale-up and QC) and Applications (formulating/customizing new technologies to meet specific customer needs and product testing to ensure requirements are met), each with its own dedicated resource. The role has clear leadership responsibility for both departments achieving their objectives; but is particularly focused on driving the applications function, ensuring that R&D is tuned into the exact needs of customers.

The Role:

⦁ Deliver and provide support in the development of the innovation strategy as defined by the board of directors, in line with the commercial strategy for the business to achieve growth and margin targets.
⦁ Ensuring that the output of the R&D department is in line with market demands and the applications team are focused on the delivering the most commercially viable projects that can be tailored to meet specific customer needs.
⦁ Act as the link between the senior management team and the technical function ensuring that expectations are delivered against and priorities are fully understood.
⦁ Provide leadership to the technical function ensuring that plans are in place for technical projects. Drive the pace and quality of Group R&D activities across two sites both UK and international.
⦁ Create structure in the technical team making sure that it remains focused in achieving its KPI’s and fundamentally delivering the key technical projects taking account of both internal and external expectations. Instils drive and standards across the whole department.
⦁ Lead the development and maintenance of the product portfolio. Be a source of ideas for new products that directly impact delivery of the commercial strategy, which delivers growth targets and meets the needs of the customer base.
⦁ Leadership of the regulatory function including liaising with third parties and consultants to ensure compliance in new markets.
⦁ Manage and proactively develop the raw material portfolio to reduce complexity and introduce new technical properties.
⦁ Support production in terms of product implementation, customer complaint resolution and troubleshooting.
⦁ Responsibility for all laboratories, equipment and people within the Technical department.
⦁ Be the external technical ambassador of the company at conferences and exhibitions.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

⦁ Educated to degree level with demonstrable technical leadership experience in the chemicals industry (e.g. coatings, adhesives, polymers, pigments, additives).
⦁ Excellent technical thinker with a proven track record of new product innovation and driving customized applications development projects.
⦁ Good business sense with ability to think strategically and implement the technical strategy as set out by the board.
⦁ High levels of self-motivation, tenacity and drive.
⦁ Significant regulatory knowledge/experience.
⦁ Strong leadership and people management skills.
⦁ Experience in prioritising projects and workload for self and the technical team.
⦁ Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building.
⦁ Good analytical skills and ability to learn new concepts quickly.

Key words: Polymers, Plastics, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Paints, Resins, Compounding, Compounds, Paints, Coatings

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Customer Service & Logistics Coordinator

Customer Service and Logistics Coordinator
Based in West Midlands

Job ref: PJM/55418

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

Listgrove is supporting a leading supplier of integrated capital machinery and turnkey solutions who are now looking to recruit a Customer Service & Logistics Coordinator.

The role:

This position is responsible for coordinating customer sales orders, shipping and invoice processing including contract sales, spare parts and warranty order.

Key Responsibilities

· Provide accurate, timely, customer focused administration of all orders and customer emails
· Timely and efficient processing of credit adjustment notes where applicable
· Participate/conduct annual stocktake and provides monthly reconciliation report, to ensure correlation between actual stock and electronic records
· Assist Stores Manager to ensure spare parts are sufficiently and securely packed and ready for shipment by pick-up time where required
· Ensure that actual inventory correlates with electronic records
· Facilitate physical improvements to the Stores area, such as layout, ergonomics etc as part of the Stores team
· Ensure the stores area is clean, tidy and organised at all times, making the best use of available space
· Assist the Stores Manager when needed in the booking in and out of stock
· Have full understanding of the whole DHL Express shipping process and the AX processing of delivery notes and invoices

Specific Duties

· Aisle counts – every Monday morning. All team members to ensure this task is carried out under a rota basis.
· Process DHL shipments and commercial invoices through DHL Express portal.
· Process delivery notes and tax invoices through AX
· Respond to general customer emails such as chase lists, part enquiries, part due dates
· Picking and packing of spare parts – as and when required or holiday cover and assisting with unpacking of large crates of NID spare parts
· Answering customer phone calls in a timely and efficient manner and dealing with Goods in deliveries
· Sending order confirmations to customers within 24 hours (when a confirmed shipping date cannot be provided an order acknowledgement is to be sent. Shipping dates to be provided when available).
· Arrange transport for collection and drop off of goods.
· Loading/unloading vehicles as and when required.

Qualifications:

· NVQ in Customer Service or equivalent
· Fork lift truck license (counter balance)

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

· Previous experience in booking air and sea freight and coordinating export shipments (local and international) is essential
· Previous experience working in a stores environment using fork lift trucks is essential
· Experience with ERP systems is advantageous
· Understanding of credit management is advantageous
· Exposure to the manufacturing industry (specifically food and packaging) is advantageous
· Extensive knowledge of export documentation including letters of credits, bills of lading, packing lists, certificates of origin and embassy legalisation requirements
· Solid knowledge of MRP stock control procedures
· Knowledge of sales order processing and invoicing
· Able to multi task, be flexible and work under pressure
· Able to develop, build and maintain strong relationship with management, co-workers, suppliers and clients
· Self-motivated and driven, able to look ahead and prepare for upcoming tasks
· Identification with the company values including being a team player, passionate, professional, committed, honest and treat people with dignity and respect
· Excellent time management skills
· Excellent communication (written and verbal)
· Able to problem solve and make decisions in line with organisational philosophies and practices
· Able to work both autonomously and as part of a team
· Computer literacy in MS Word & Excel

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Custom Packaging
Home based

Job ref: CST/55117

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

Our client is a successful award-winning division of a global company specialising in design-development, toolmaking and moulding for plastic packaging items in the personal care, food, laundry, home care and healthcare markets. The company sells custom-moulded caps/lids/actuators to a loyal portfolio of large blue-chip customers. This role is being recruited to support it growth plans to diversify its business by adding new customers, expected to be primarily for custom-moulded projects.

Primary role:

The key activity of this role will be to win new custom moulded business with already-known target companies. The role will also be to identify additional new target accounts, again to win new (custom) business with them. We are therefore looking for a proven sales professional with creative selling skills to win new business with new companies. You will lead this sales activity with the full leadership / support from the senior executive team

Key activities:

· Responsibility for managing already-known target companies, to create / implement plans for securing new business with them
· Conduct research to identify further new target companies that fit capabilities and strategies, and then create / implement plans to secure new business with them.
· Provide progress reports on the above activities, including updating CRM system
· Liaise fully with the Management team to request their support to maximise all opportunities

Key Skills

· Proven record of winning new business in competitive environments by showing excellent networking skills, creative thinking, perseverance and negotiating skills
· Excellent numeracy (to be able to understand cost/price models) including Excel skills
· Good technical capability, to be able to sell our technical “solutions” to meet the customer’s requirements

Industry Experience:

· Several years in an external-sales role, with a proven record of successfully winning new business in competitive environments
· Experience of selling custom injection moulded solutions or working within an innovative part of the packaging industry (e.g. cartons) where skills are transferable

Personal Qualities:

· A strategic-thinking sales professional, to create and implement plans to win new business across a variety of different target companies
· Strong resilience / motivation to implement and build on those plans over several years, including during periods when the target company may not have any immediate opportunities.
· Subject to location, ability to work independently from the home-office for long periods of time and without visiting the plant offices

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Goods in Assistant

Goods in Assistant

Full Time, Permanent, £18,550 – £21,000 pa (DOE)

Would you like to work for a supportive, family-owned business, working within a small warehouse and distribution environment? If so, you may be interested in our newly created Goods in Assistant role.

Working as part of a close-knit team, you will be responsible for:

·       Keeping computerised checks of stored products.

·       Moving goods around the warehouse into/out of racking areas.

·       Signing delivery notes.

·       Reporting damaged goods.

·       Packing products for dispatch.

·       Checking all work equipment prior to use complying with health and safety procedures.

·       Warehouse housekeeping.

·       Quality control checks on in-coming goods.

·       Recording quality control results and communicating outcomes with Quality Manager.

·       Completing examinations and testing of products from suppliers.

·       Discussing inspection results with Quality Manager.

·       Entering inspection results into NAV operating system.

·       Investigate stock discrepancies/picking queries as required.

·       Handle and administer customer returns.

·       Manage throughput of quarantine zone ensuring instructions are actioned in a timely manner

We are seeking a candidate who is hardworking and loyal and who would like a long-term career with the business. Training and development will be provided.

The Company and Benefits

Cromwell Polythene Ltd based in Sherburn in Elmet, are proud to be an independent, family run business, committed to supplying products for the capture and containment of waste and recyclables. It is their mission to be the most resourceful company in plastics, supplying products that help make the world cleaner, greener and more economical.

Based on the Sherburn Enterprise Park in Sherburn in Elmet, benefits include 22 days holiday increasing to 25 days over five years, plus bank holidays, a workplace pension, health insurance.

The hours of work are Monday – Friday, typically 7am – 4pm each day, although some flexibility will be required at times.

To Apply

To apply for this role please send your CV to CPLjobs@cromwellpolythene.co.uk.

Blow moulding process technician

We are a manufacturer for plastic containers. Our product range includes various sizes, weights and colours.

Job description

This role offers an opportunity to secure a position within a growing company.

Would you like to be part of a production team that is hard working and has great team morale?

If so, then please read on!

A well- established company based on the Wrexham Industrial Estate are seeking Process Technician / Maintenance Technician
Minimum requirement is previous experience with blow moulding machines!

Duties will include:

  • Carry out maintenance work on blow moulding machines and equipment.
  • Carry out colour changes and product change overs.
  • Quality improvements on products
  • Effectively monitor production equipment.
  • Assist the Production Manager and Shift Leaders as necessary.
  • Perform appropriate duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work space.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations.

We offer:

  • Permanent position.
  • Full training.
  • Opportunities to grow and develop within the company.
  • Performance related pay rises.
  • Annual bonus.
  • If the above is of interest to you, please apply with a CV attached.

Technical Sales Manager Additives – Polymers

Technical Sales Manager Additives – Polymers

Home Based role – UK

Job ref:              JH/55196A

Salary:                A competitive basic salary will be offered reflecting experience.

Package:            Car allowance, phone, laptop, pension, private medical, bonus 10% of salary

Working Rights:  Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

A highly reputable company with origins back in 1850’s, that has developed and continues to support a range of sectors including plastic, rubber, coating, adhesive, composite, ceramic and personal care.

Their products greatly aid those involved in the manufacture of complex formulations/compounds.  Offering access to a range of additive suppliers, along with their own brands, they enhance customers’ own product performance.  In short, they provide over 100 functional minerals & chemicals, operating out of multiple European warehouses, a comprehensive technical centre and a blending/repackaging plant.

To further support their expansion and growth (turnover in excess of £80M), they actively seek to recruit a Sales Manager.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing relationships with both UK and European clients.

Key objectives of the role:

1.           Increase revenue, margins and customer base.

2.           Record all interactions on their CRM platform

3.           Aid the development of a business plan designed to achieve growth.

4.           Attend a range of trade shows as required.

5.           Create and deliver business proposals.

6.           Ensure that customers receive high levels of support/service.

7.           As necessary and where possible travel to customers premises as needed.

The Person:

1.           A technical appreciation of polymers and/or additives.

2.           Technical Degree preferred.

3.           An excellent communicator.

4.           Excellent understanding of gross margin and profit is essential.

5.           Able to provide forecast and financial data.

6.           Successful in developing new business and retaining/improving existing business.

7.           Ambitious and career focused.

8.           Comfortable using CRM platforms.

9.           Pro-active and capable of making decisions.

 

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044(0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

  • Established in 1975
  • Recruited in 68 countries
  • Recognised International brand
  • Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
  • Global network of candidates and talent data
  • Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
  • Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Process Engineer

Provide leadership and guidance utilising processing skills and experience to troubleshoot production processing problems in the injection moulding/gaskets facilities.

To identify improvement projects focusing on reducing waste and cost.

To guide existing team members towards real route cause and through data analysis ensure agreed fixes remain consistent

Quality Manager

Quality Manager
Based in Lancashire

Job ref: EG /54617

The client:

A world Leading specialist manufacturer within the Printing & Polymer industry, with facilities all over the globe. Due to continue success and investment, the business are looking for a talented Quality Manager to join their team in this key strategic role.

The role:

A senior strategic leadership role leading the Quality function and implementing the appropriate quality procedures, maintaining the ISO9001 standard. To support the development of a CI philosophy across the site; creating a strategic quality focus in driving continuous improvements and creating a quality culture driving the ownership of Quality of all on site. To strategically overview and identify processes, equipment and methods to drive the factory’s capability in line with existing and future business needs. To contribute to the strategic progression of the factory as a member of the Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities:

· Improve control of the Quality of product being despatched from the site by developing ownership of Quality throughout the Business through a programme of education
· Develop and Manage the Quality system providing the Business with information that can be used to drive improvements
· To always act and behave in a way compliant with all business guidelines and policies, especially those relating to Environmental, Security, Health and Safety, Ethics and Code of Business Principles
· Develop and implement appropriate test/inspection methodology/plans that ensure compliance, especially with regards to critical product attributes
· Ensure all compliance audits and procedural reviews are conducted in accordance with agreed schedules
· Ensure that QC dept provides support for the relevant areas of production, raw materials & work in progress – raising corrective actions, including quarantining products, where appropriate
· Be the point of escalation for customer and supplier quality non-conformance, ensuring that appropriate communication is maintained and that corrective actions are embedded operationally, and then sustained
· Run monthly Quality meetings to strengthen communications and share knowledge
· Understanding the supply chain process and build strong relationships in order to deal with supplier issues.
· Audit corrective actions on a regular basis
· Maintain and retain site’s ISO9001 status, ensuring all laboratory equipment is calibrated to current requirements and that regular internal audits are carried out by the Audit Team
· Support the optimisation and improvement of operational procedures so that they contribute towards overall business unit efficiency targets
· Reduce the number of customer complaints by 10% year on year
· Working closely with the technical team to contribute to process, design and manufacturing improvements
· Working closely with operations and OpEx teams in supporting improvement projects using a structured approach with clear targets, project plans and KPI’
· Building strong customer relationships in order to best understand their expectations in our drive to become the supplier of choice
· Manage the customer complaints process, involving the relevant business areas and ensuring the customer receives timely constructive responses
· Identify and coordinate individual and team training, job coaching/mentoring needs; ensuring adequate staffing levels at all times
· Monitor individual performance through the annual PDR programme and monthly 121’s
· Indirectly manage the team of Process Quality Auditors ensuring that this resource is used fully in adding value across the business
· To lead by example, motivate and encourage good team working whilst ensuring Departmental targets and Corporate objectives are met

The above list is not exhaustive. You will be required to undertake other duties within your capabilities, consistent with this role, to support the needs of the business.

Key qualifications, skills and experience required:

· MIQA or equivalent
· Understanding of Quality Management principles and techniques
· Project Management/Process Improvement skills
· Experience in a similar type of role essential with ability to communicate with all levels
· (across SBU and Group functions together with primary customer/supplier interaction)
· Understanding of Quality Procedures in particular ISO9001

Other requirements:

· IOSH
· Strong leadership and motivational qualities
· Commercial awareness beyond operational areas
· Excellent deployment of personal and team organisation skills

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Managing Director

Managing Director

Home Counties

Job ref: EG/53694

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Working Rights:  Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Business:
An innovative market leader in the design and development of highly engineered and customized systems within the 3D printing industry. The company are at the forefront of the design and development of extrusion systems, with a strong product portfolio that includes: hotends, extruders, nozzles, electronics boards and advanced 3D printing materials.
Relied upon by some of the biggest names in the industry and with an international client base across the globe – this is a truly modern business embarking on a substantial period of growth. The company now requires an experienced Managing Director keen to take a successful company forward, who is capable of developing and leading the business in line with market demands.

Job Outline:

Lead, manage and deliver the company’s well-researched and fully funded growth objectives.
The candidate will be taking over from the dynamic and successful founders that have built the business from nothing to where it is today and will be responsible for taking the company to the next level.

Directorship for the Operation:

⦁ Report to the board
⦁ Compliance with corporate governance and associated legal duties
⦁ P&L management, forecasting & reporting. Actively engaged in improving profitability and achieving scale rather than just growth.
⦁ Continue developing EOS best-practice, including improvements to processes and assignment of KPIs throughout the organisation.
⦁ Ownership of accountability chart

Delivery (and development) of company roadmap and strategic vision:

⦁ Ensure company-wide buy-in
⦁ Ensure that operations, engineering, and sales departments remain on track and receive relevant investment and support to deliver on company objectives
⦁ Collaboration with founders to understand, buy into, challenge, and develop the vision. Now and in the future. Fill gaps in the Founders’ experience and expertise; and that of the LT.

Leadership & Management:

⦁ Lead, Manage, and hold the LT (“Leadership Team”) Accountable
⦁ Setting a positive example of good leadership for the LT and wider company ensuring a happy and motivated workforce.
⦁ Running quarterly offsite LT planning sessions
⦁ Setting clear goals and KPIs for LT. Encourage autonomy.
⦁ Encourage company-wide succession planning.

Foster an innovative environment:

⦁ Work very closely with founders and the LT to engender a dynamic and creative R&D environment that will help push our strategic plans far out into the future
Required Skills and Qualifications:

⦁ 5 years’ experience in an MD or similar position having handled most of the above roles.
⦁ Proven track record of managing and delivering company growth. Ideally in this specific turnover range (£10 -> 40m) – taking company beyond SME whilst maintaining integrity.
⦁ Academic background (ideally Engineering with an MBA, or similar)
⦁ Proven commercial, strategic, and product innovation expertise
⦁ Experienced collaborator with innovative, ideas-driven founders. Ideally with a background in an R&D-based product development setting
⦁ Positive people skills with strong leadership capabilities and the gravitas to inspire and motivate

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Development Technologist

Development Technologist
Based in Northumberland

Job ref: PK /55143

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Our client is a family owned international manufacturer of films and foils to a wide variety of market sectors. They are currently looking to recruit a Development Technologist to be site based in Northumberland.

The role:

· To innovate, initiate and manage development projects in line with business needs in accordance with the company’s NPD&I process.
· To drive creative solutions, suggest new and alternative materials and technologies for potential new product or process innovations.

Principal Accountabilities

· Effectively manage projects in accordance with the company’s NPD&I process, ensuring that project objectives are met within agreed timescales.
· Ensure that through a proactive and determined approach the drive to complete projects is maintained across all appropriate functions.
· PVC related raw material evaluation, taking into consideration the value engineering, group strategic direction, environmental and Health and Safety aspects.
· Identify, manage and control formulation changes in response to product and process requirements.
· Ensure products comply with current regulations and quality requirements, through establishing control specifications and testing procedures.
· Efficient use of production time through carefully planned and run technical trials.
· Develop and maintain awareness of all aspects of projects through close liaison with Marketing, Sales, Production and Finance.
· Maintain close working relationships with technical colleagues, the Group and the site to ensure good transfer of technical information in appropriate product areas.
· Maintain awareness of technological developments in the appropriate fields of interest through publications, patent searches, supplier contacts etc, in order to be in a position to contribute innovate ideas which lead to the expansion/improvement of the company’s product portfolio.

Nature and scope / special tasks

· Good time management, self-organisation and planning skills.
· Ability to innovate whilst being able to resolve problems in a structured and methodical manner
· Specialist expertise is required, including, materials, formulations, processing techniques, testing and measurement. Management and control of formulation or processing changes will ensure that our product is fit for purpose.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed to explain and justify any opinions or decisions. Formal, well written reports are expected which must be clear and detailed.
· He/she must be flexible in his/her attitude and be able to learn and adopt new techniques in an ever changing environment.
· He/she must be able to operate as a member of a Team and to make a positive contribution to its success.
· Outside working hours may be required in accordance with the needs of the business.

Qualifications / Experience

· An honours degree (1st or 2nd class) in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Engineering or similar is essential.
· A higher level degree in Polymer Science is desirable.
· Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical role within the plastics (preferable PVC) or coating industry is essential.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
Phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Customer Service Specialist EMEA

Customer Service Specialist EMEA
Based in Leicestershire

Job ref: EG /54922

The Client:

A global leader in additive and surface modification technologies, enhancing consumer, textile, industrial, and medical products across the globe.

The Role:

The overall purpose of the Customer Service Specialist is to provide customer service to EMEA customers. This position is responsible for entering and maintaining accurate customer contact information and contract pricing in AX, managing the customer purchase order process from receipt to ship date following up with additional documentation as required, and for creating and emailing the customer invoices for product shipments, royalties, and testing fees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Manages the process of EMEA customer purchase orders and supports global orders when necessary. Responsible for sales order, shipment follow-up, and invoicing to support the fulfillment process.
· Creates and distributes quarterly and monthly customer royalty invoices.
· Creates and distributes testing and development fee invoicing periodically as requested by sales.
· Answers and processes customer service phone inquiries for EMEA.
· Consults with production specialist for product availability and QA and Regulatory departments for proper documentation for product shipments.
· Distributes global gross revenue report alternating weekly with colleagues.
· Processes sample request entries in Salesforce.com for EMEA customer sample requests in AX (ERP system) to provide commercial invoice and packing slip to logistics. Enters sample tracking data on sample to notify requestor.
· Provides support for on-boarding and training new customer service personnel when necessary

The Person:

· Bachelor’s degree in related commercial field of study, such as, Business Administration,
· Operations Management, Business Fundamentals, Financial Accounting, Logistics, Quality Control or Computer systems.
· Experience working within a customer service and support, internal sales, Logistics or supply chain.
· Industry relevant experience, such as including chemicals, technical materials, industrial applications, medical device, building and construction or manufacturing is preferred.
· Excellent communication skills – ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
· Good mathematical and reasoning ability – ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Microsoft Dynamics AX (ERP system). Previous experience with AX or other ERP system is highly desired but not required.

 

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer
Based Lancashire

Job ref: JH /53601

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Main responsibilities:

· To carry out 8D investigations for customer complaints and concerns and drive the Corrective/Preventative Actions required
· Support the internal NCR/CAR process, Quarantine management and work with the relevant departments to ensure good Corrective actions are implemented
· To ensure FMEA’s are carried out for all processes / products and are kept current and used for design capability evaluation and change control management
· Develop Quality Control Plans for all products ensuring they are kept current; ensuring governance through SOP’s and communication to operations
· To assist in performing in-process testing of Product and associated Tooling
· Gathering statistical data and preparing quality reports for distribution within the Group
· Maintaining an effective Quarantine and segregation process for all nonconforming raw materials and affected part processed work
· Provide daily, weekly, monthly quality reports as required
· Assisting in the improvement of Quality systems and SOP’s when required
· Liaising with the Technical Process and R&D departments as required on Quality and testing process issues related to existing and new products and processes

Skills, qualities and experience:

· Previous experience of working within a Quality function, including carrying out FMEAs and 8D
· Good communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
· Experience in solving problems & driving improvements utilising data
· High level of dexterity & attention to detail; good eyesight and able to discern colour
· Experience of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
· Skilled in the use of the full range of Quality Improvement tools
· Flexible approach to working requirements including supporting the rest of the team and covering absences

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Materials Scientist

Materials Scientist
Polymer compounding
Based in Hampshire – relocation assistance available

Job ref: JH/54861

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with Experience

The Company:

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world. The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the technical team is being expanded to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

⦁ Plan laboratory test programmes for material development.
⦁ Perform test programs according to customer requirements and specifications.
⦁ Identify, specify, select and commission new test equipment for the R&D Laboratory.
⦁ Coordinate with equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and keep abreast of developments.
⦁ Devise and document new test methods to evaluate long and short-term properties of materials.
⦁ Optimise equipment and test methods to reduce variation and increase consistency of testing.
⦁ Coordinate with external test laboratories and universities to specify test programs.
⦁ To provide test data for and coordinate with the Technical Service and CAE Departments.
⦁ Investigate causes of material failure and report findings to colleagues and customers.
⦁ Study processing characteristics of materials during injection moulding process.
⦁ Support development of compounding screw design using computer modelling software.
⦁ Provide information and test data to support marketing colleagues.
⦁ Train technical colleagues on basic testing.
⦁ Create and maintain a database to record and facilitate easy access to test results.

Person Profile:

⦁ Degree in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Physics or similar
⦁ Proven experience in a laboratory testing environment.
⦁ Specific knowledge in plastics material testing: Short and long-term mechanical properties (static and dynamic), rheology and other testing.
⦁ Good understanding of the behaviour of plastic materials and how properties can be affected by conditions and time.
⦁ Automotive testing standards knowledge would be beneficial

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Research & Development Chemist

Research and Development Chemist

Polymer compounding
Based in Hampshire – relocation assistance available

Job ref: JH/54862

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world. The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the technical team is being expanded to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

· To support colleagues in the delivery of product development and product modification projects.
· To support product qualification and approval programmes where appropriate
· Plan and manage development activities according to the requirements of the Technical Department.
· To ensure good communication with and appropriate involvement of European R&D, Technical Support, Commercial and Procurement teams.
· To provide an analytical service and support
· Investigate causes of material failure and report findings to colleagues and customers.
· Coordinate with external test laboratories and universities to specify test programs.
· Coordinate with equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and keep abreast of developments.
· Identify, specify, select and commission relevant new test equipment to expand the capability of the R&D Laboratory.
· Train Technical colleagues on some basic analysis test methods.
· Support customer requests for IMDS (material datasheets)
· Support the colourist in sourcing colour masterbatches/pigments and setting colour tolerances to ensure customer specifications are met.
· Provide support and advice to colleagues to ensure compliance with chemical and environmental regulations covering raw materials and products.

Person Profile:

· Degree in Chemistry, preferably with a bias towards polymers
· Proven experience in a laboratory environment.
· Specific knowledge in the analysis of polymers and additives (DSC, IR, TGA etc)
· Good understanding of the behaviour and structure of polymers.
· Experience of polymer development (formulating composites or compounds)
· Experience of product development in an R&D environment.
· Experience of working in manufacturing (preferably polymer industry)

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager

Sales Manager
Home Based UK

Job ref: JE /55274

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Company:

A niche producer of PE, PP and other co-extruded films is seeking a Sales Manager.

Primary Role:

To identify and develop new customers, which should offer significant long-term growth and income potential for the company. You will be encouraged to act independently, display loyalty, and act responsibly when looking after company interests and customers.

Key Accountabilities:

⦁ Define, agree and deliver a business plan to target customers and develop profitable sales
⦁ Develop a marketing strategy to raise the company profile
⦁ Achieve targets based on gross profit and implementation of an agreed pricing policy
⦁ Active and specialist skilled customer management within the framework of representation
⦁ Active acquisition of new customers across UK
⦁ Active follow-up of proposals to successful outcome where possible
⦁ Assisting with collection of payments for debtor claims
⦁ Continually monitor market and product intelligence, feeding important knowledge into the company as appropriate
⦁ Develop relationships with suppliers and also investigate other partnership opportunities

Person Profile:

Core Competencies:

⦁ Hands-on business developer. Evidence of significant sales success in the area of specialist co-extruded flexible packaging
⦁ Good all round commercial acumen and able to think strategically in order to grow market share.
⦁ Ambitious, but with strong preference to work in a small business environment with ownership and accountability.

Qualification Level:

⦁ Likely degree level formal academic qualification or have completed significant and relevant business / professional training

Personality Traits:

⦁ Independent and self-motivated
⦁ Strong communicator with good listening skills
⦁ Tenacious, resilient and determined
⦁ Entrepreneurial
⦁ Proven deal closer
⦁ Open
⦁ Team player
⦁ Target oriented approach to work

Experience in the following areas also an advantage:

⦁ HDPE – High Density Polyethylene
⦁ MDPE – Medium Density Polyethylene
⦁ LLDPE – Linear Low Density Polyethylene
⦁ LDPE – Low Density Polyethylene
⦁ PP – Polypropylene
⦁ 3 layer Co-Extruded products
⦁ Substrates for the printing, graphic arts markets, labels, self-adhesive manufacturers
⦁ Bottom and side weld bags
⦁ Film on the roll
⦁ Films for security bags
⦁ Produce film for form, fill and seal for vegetable packers

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Manufacturing Director

Manufacturing Director
Printed Packaging
Based in East Midlands

Job ref: CST/52440

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

An innovative packaging manufacturer supplying blue chip customers in the FMCG sector.

Primary role:

Board level position and part of the executive leadership team. Develop and implement manufacturing strategy and operational plans to deliver products to customers on time, fit for purpose to meet operational needs according to the company’s strategic objectives. Provides leadership to develop Operational Excellence initiatives through the application of best practice manufacturing techniques.

Responsibilities:

· Evaluate current manufacturing practice and provide the vision for culture change based on the philosophies of continuous improvement and operational excellence using the latest modern manufacturing techniques that are adapted for a fast-moving packaging environment.
· Develop and implement manufacturing strategy to deliver improvements in OTIF delivery, increased agility and capacity, reduced waste and overall margin improvement.
· Leads the production teams to produce and deliver products to customer expectations and establishes processes and controls in key deliverable areas such as housekeeping, waste reduction, capacity utilization, production efficiencies and overall margin improvement
· Provides leadership to Operational Excellence initiatives through the use of Continuous Improvement & Lean tools (e.g. lean, six sigma, kaizen, 5S, SMED)
· Works with, mentors and empowers direct reports to drive cultural change toward rapid process improvement and process ownership.
· Represents the production function on the executive board, providing direction, vision and leadership on the manufacturing strategy along with regular progress reports on the implementation and overall performance.
· Provides leadership for problem resolution.
· Develops and manages the departmental budget.
· Leads the team to improve, automate, and streamline current operations procedures to maximise contribution to the profitability of the firm and longer term business goals.

Essential attributes:

· Experienced production and operations professional within the packaging sector (e.g. labels, flexible packaging, rigid plastic packaging, printed folded cartons or corrugated manufacturing).
· Expert in the implementation of lean manufacturing and associated positive cultural change for a packaging business. Has established and led change which has enabled a company to modernize its working practices.
· Hands-on and accountable for the operations function (production and logistics). Leads from the front but from a position of mentoring, empowerment and achieving objectives with the engagement of the workforce.
· A sound working knowledge of health & safety, environmental and waste control in a manufacturing environment.

Person Profile:

· A hands-on management style with the ability to manage at all levels.
· Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.
· Proven leadership skills, the ability to effectively influence and motivate others.
· Ability to drive operational excellence results by fostering an environment of openness and teamwork.
· Demonstrated organizational abilities and excellent project management skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.
· High energy, results-oriented leader who has demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams.
· Strategic thinker/problem solver with a tactical approach who can effectively interface with employees at all levels of the organization.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Logistics Controller

·         Managing the logistics between the plant, suppliers, customers, 3rd party storage and sub-contractors according to business requirements.

·         Working in conjunction with UK sales administrators to collate daily shipment schedule ensuring customer goods are collected in a timely manner with consideration to costs and service.

·         Liaise with hauliers to arrange smooth collection of goods and onwards distribution.

·         To follow up non-conforming deliveries with the relevant hauliers.

·         Monitor haulier performance feeding back their performance via monthly service level review meetings.

·         To generate and retain shipment documents for the warehouse team.

·         To update TSS declarations for loads to Northern Ireland as required.

·         Liaise with Customs brokers, Shipping company and hauliers to ensure the smooth delivery of imported material from the port to the plant.

·         To perform ad-hoc administrative tasks within an office environment such as raising purchase orders for site packaging requirements, PPE, office stationary etc.

 

Team Leader

1, To ensure team works safely meeting all H&S guidance reporting defects and incidents.

2, To provide leadership and guidance in training and developing your team.

3, To ensure production quality and efficiency targets are met.

4, Deliver information to your team from management meetings and communications.

5, Managing the day to day activities of the team.

6, Motivating the team to achieve organizational goals.

7, contributing to the growth of the company through a successful team.

8, Creating a pleasant working environment that inspires the team.

9, ensure all housekeeping is kept to a high standard at all times.

10, must have experience with Microsoft office.

Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Based in Wrexham, Clwyd

Job ref: JE/55270

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Role:

⦁ To head the Production Department ensuring product is produced to order achieving agreed lead times and that quality, cost, labour efficiencies and safety objectives are met
⦁ To play an active role in the Senior Management Team, leading the change culture for almost half of the employees.
⦁ To ensure compliance with legislative and Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
⦁ The site, buildings and plant are regularly maintained to meet operational needs and are mechanically sound and safe to use.
⦁ Manage Process Engineering to enable problem resolution to take place effectively, therefore meeting customer requirements on quality and lead times.
⦁ Strive for continuous improvement and implementation of ‘best practice’ in the operation of all processes and the management of people to achieve “Right First Time”, every time.

Accountabilities:

⦁ To lead the Production Team, Scheduling and Logistics functions ensuring adequate levels of skill and knowledge is obtained and maintained to produce the product to customer requirements, efficiently, safely and on time.
⦁ To be an effective culture change leader for the operations environment. To train, develop and empower the production team to be a highly effective, mobile, multi skilled team who are fully engaged in the development of an innovative culture.
⦁ Maintain appropriate capacity levels to meet current and future customer requirements. Manage headcount requirements, shift patterns and skill sets to meet sales targets.
⦁ To continually monitor Health, Safety and Environmental performance in relation to the total site. Liaise with relevant stakeholders and authorities to achieve full compliance (i.e. WMBC, HSE and EA). Continually assess, eliminate/minimise all adverse risks to employees, company, customers and the local area.
⦁ The site, buildings and plant are maintained using a preventative maintenance approach, minimising downtime and breakdowns using appropriate management and reporting software.
⦁ Process Control function effectively resolves production processing issues with the support of manufacturing personnel. Identifying and implementing improvement opportunities and carrying out the necessary operator training to meet the business needs.
⦁ Manage the purchasing and timely delivery of all raw materials required for manufacturing operations.
⦁ Manage departmental costs in line with or below budget and forecast/highlight expected adverse variances.
⦁ Develop and communicate departmental KPI’s and results accurately, timely and appropriately at all levels.
⦁ Maintain the focus, commitment and effectiveness of the departmental teams by the use of appropriate management techniques and style and foster good working relationships with other departments.
⦁ Identify and implement opportunities to improve processes, reduce costs, and gain overall operational efficiencies.
⦁ Working with the Executive Team, develop and maintain cross functional relationships to ensure business ‘problems’ and ‘opportunities’ can be quickly and effectively resolved/exploited to achieve business objectives.

Decision Making Authority:

⦁ To control the departments variable labour costs in respect of overtime, holiday management and absence control.
⦁ Stop/Go on all Health & Safety and Environmental issues across the site, where necessary consulting the appropriate authorities/personnel prior to decision.
⦁ Appropriate use and management of contractors to support Facilities Team to meet operational business needs.
⦁ Effective resolution of material and product issues in consultation with the relevant departments, to meet customer requirements and ensure business continuity.
⦁ The required corrective action for any department employee up to dismissal stage of the disciplinary procedure with recourse to HR/MD for input and support throughout the process.
⦁ Purchase of departmental consumables and raw materials and equipment up to budgeted level and within company policies.

KPI’s

⦁ Product availability for customer dispatch (Lead Times)
⦁ Product quality (rework/remills)
⦁ Scrap rates (non conforming product)
⦁ Factory efficiency and utilization (kg man hour/batch rate)
⦁ Plant down time (OEE)
⦁ Stock levels and stock outs affecting orders
⦁ Health & Safety & Environmental measures
⦁ Operator Training

Skills & Knowledge:
Qualifications

⦁ HND/Degree (Manufacturing/Engineering)
⦁ Diploma in Management Studies (or equivalent)

Skills:
⦁ Effective and consistent Leadership
⦁ Customer focused
⦁ Excellent communication skills
⦁ Ability to work under pressure
⦁ Attention to detail
⦁ Facilitation
⦁ Ability to manage a number of projects at any one time.
⦁ Commercial awareness

Knowledge of:

⦁ Production processes.
⦁ Production planning, Raw material scheduling tools
⦁ ERP System knowledge (Knowledge of Epicor, highly desirable)
⦁ Quality systems
⦁ Health, Safety and Environment Legislation.
⦁ Employment Legislation
⦁ Cost Drivers
⦁ Key requirements of customers.
⦁ Business objectives and departmental interfaces.

Experience:

⦁ Minimum of five years’ experience in Production Management role.
⦁ People management, in particular culture change through engagement.
⦁ Achieving results through people
⦁ Working to tight deadlines
⦁ Team working

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding Technician

McLaren Plastics manufacture plastic parts for a wide range of sectors. We have machines from 35t to 380t and process using a variety of polymers.

Successful candidate would be responsible for maintaining production output and quality on a small team on weekend nightshift.

Duties would include (but not limited to):-

Setting injection-moulding machines

Production troubleshooting

Basic machine maintenance

Maintain supply of correct materials

Remove finished goods to warehouse and store safely

Maintain hygiene and housekeeping standards

The right candidate will have injection-mould setter experience having previously worked in the industry but this is not essential. Candidates with similar experience in other manufacturing fields may be considered and training given.

QHSE Manager

Based in Stanley Co. Durham, SONE Products Ltd design, manufacture and supply application systems in plastic packaging for the Cosmetics, E-Liquids and Technical industries.

We are looking to recruit an experienced QHSE Manager, with knowledge in a similar management role having the ability to monitor and advise on all QHSE matters, issues and concerns to ensure Company compliance with statutory and contractual requirements within good manufacturing practice.

The ideal candidate will have a wide-ranging knowledge of Quality, health and safety and environmental systems, practices and legislation, sound understanding of ISO 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, together with knowledge of the QHSE processes and methods for continually improvement.

Candidates should be experienced in creating an efficient H&S culture, completing audits and have strong decision making skills. Knowledge of change, strategy and compliance management is essential. Good organisation and time management skills will be crucial in order to meet deadlines. Preferred candidates will have a recognised NEBOSH qualification for this role.

If you think this is you, we’d love to meet to discuss the opportunity.
Please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to; The Human Resources Department, SONE Products Ltd, Stationfield Road, Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate South, Stanley, Co. Durham. DH9 9QX. Alternatively you may email your application to:
recruitment@sone-products.co.uk

Closing date Friday 3rd September 2021

 

Rotational Moulder

Etills Ltd is a successful manufacturer based in Melbourn, Royston, specialising in plastic rotational moulding of bulk containers and spill containment.

We have a vacancy for a Rotational Moulder, who can make a significant contribution to the ongoing growth of the company and can achieve the standards required in the following areas:

  • Health & Safety – adheres to work processes and procedures
  • Quality – actively looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Productivity – achieves targets and takes pride in work
  • Ambition – has ambition and a “can do” attitude

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sets up machines and equipment used for plastic rotational moulding
  2. Checks setup of moulding machines, including proper mould alignment and temperatures.
  3. Follows all appropriate safety regulations.
  4. Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  5. Maintains time and production records.
  6. Works on the assembly of rotationally moulded products if required.
  7. Maintains working area, keeping it clean and tidy.
  8. Carries out other factory tasks as required.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Adapts to change and is open to new ideas;
  • Willingly takes on new responsibilities and adapts to changing work requirements.

Dependability

  • Follows instructions and responds to management direction;
  • Takes responsibility for own actions;
  • Uses/shows Initiative and volunteers readily;
  • Asks for and offers help when needed.

Quality

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety & Security

  • Observes safety and security procedures;
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions and situations;
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.

Teamwork

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities;
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit and supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

ABILITY

  • The ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The chosen candidate will be required to regularly lift and /or move up to 20kg.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Service Engineer

Vacancy: Service Engineer

Following a major expansion in extrusion machinery sales, Xtrutech are looking for an experienced Service Engineer. The candidate must have a broad experience in the service industry. Knowledge in mechanical, electrical engineering and software experience is essential. Key factors are self-motivation and the competence to work unsupervised.

About the role

• Breakdown & Scheduled service work – UK & Rest of the World.
• Commissioning of machinery at customer sites – UK & Rest of the World.
• Depot repairs – both mechanical and electrical.
• Some pre-delivery testing / commissioning of machinery at Xtrutech.
• Phone and video service / support to customers and Xtrutech engineers.
• Contribute to the delivery of the customers satisfaction and provide market information for business development, new sales and products.
• Adhere to and comply with the company’s Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental Policies.
• Consistently deliver high standards of workmanship.
• Developing customer relationships.
• Perform other duties as required to assist in the efficient running of the company.

Requirements

• Time served experienced mechanical / electrical engineer.
• Software programming knowledge & experience.
• A logical, analytical, and objective approach to problem solving and fault diagnosis.
• Working with close tolerance components is essential.
• Highly organized and conscientious with a keen eye for detail.
• Capable of working independently or in a team and able to coordinate with others to meet targets and deadlines.
• Willingness to travel to global destinations if required for machine commissioning, start-ups, and service visits.
• The ability to work under time constraints and pressure.
• Be willing to respond to customers unscheduled events in a rapid and efficient manner.
• Competent IT user (incl. MS Office).
• Be able to provide customer ‘hands on’ training.
• Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to changing working schedules.
• Able to work solo and as a team player.
• Contribute in an innovative and incisive manner to the business.
• Attending and positively participating in training and development initiatives.
• Ability to diagnose faults and complete repairs, replacing components as required.
• Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
• Ensuring the customers always receives the highest levels of customer service.
• To ensure compliance with sustainability processes, quality management system, safety procedures, accountancy policies.
• Proactively participating in the full development cycle.
• Providing a timely, polite, and efficient service.
• Playing a key role in the wider Service Engineer team, providing colleague support as required.

Senior Quality / Laboratory Technician

● Chemical manufacturing

● Quality control and Inhouse Technical Support

 

 

We are a leading supplier of speciality chemicals to the plastics industry for the manufacture of both rigid and flexible PVC products. As part of a highly successful international business, we are looking to recruit an ambitious Laboratory/Quality manager to join our team located in South Manchester.

 

You will be working with an established and dedicated team committed to delivering leading-edge products, on time and to exacting quality standards. For the right person, there will be excellent career prospects.

 

Reporting to the Technical Manager, your role will involve the following:

 

·       All aspects of Quality Control, including finished product testing.

·       Monitoring production / customer deliveries and managing any issues that could arise

·       Associated record keeping – updating QC logs / completing and issuing Certificates of Analysis and Certificates of Compliance.

·       Investigate causes of material failure, reporting findings internally to account managers

·       Working alongside the technical team on both internal, and customer led projects.

·       Developing a knowledge of and becoming familiar with regulatory requirements, such as COSHH.

·       Managing the day to day running of the laboratory

 

 

Applicants should ideally have the following experience / characteristics.

 

·       Approximately 2 years’ experience in a laboratory testing environment is essential.

·       Experience of using a variety of physical testing laboratory equipment used within the polymer industry is preferable.

·       A basic knowledge of PVC processing and testing would be beneficial but not essential.

·       Methodical approach and good eye for detail and adhering to processes.

·       Willing to get involved – we are a small team where everyone works together and helps each other.

Operations Manager

What does this Operations Manager role involve?

Working with a high level of autonomy, the role of the Operations Manager is to assume full responsibility for Operational activities within the site.

The Operations Manager will develop the site team, monitor performance against set KPI’s and deliver improvements in key areas.

What are the day to day responsibilities?

  • Responsibility for the Massmould site operations to include:
  1. Full responsibility for the manufacturing standards and output of the Massmould production site.
  2. Full responsibility for customer order fulfilment from the Massmould production site. Including reviewing forecasts, orders and ensuring production planning to meet this demand
  3. Full responsibility for reviewing site workload and resources accordingly to meet demand and to flex to required site production outputs.
  4. Responsible for ensuring the quality production at the Massmould site is of a high standard, ensuring necessary quality processes and procedures are followed and working with the Quality team as required when complaint and improvement actions are required.
  5. Responsible for ensuring logistics processes and procedures are followed within the site and working with the Customer Service and Logistics team as required and where improvements are to be implemented.
  6. Responsible for ensuring adherence to and the promotion of Environment, Health and Safety processes and procedures for the Massmould site. Working with the EHSQ team as required.
    Responsible for ensuring HR processes and procedures are followed and working with the HR Management team as required.
  • Monthly reporting of KPI’s to Operations Director
  • Full understanding of the customer, stock and delivery requirements specific to the Factory.
  • Identify and Manage Factory Improvement projects for Massmould.
  • Identify, with Factory Manager, factory improvement projects, infrastructure/building requirements and other non-technical improvements required for the site and implementing with necessary authorization.
  • Leading by example establish a positive attitude towards all aspects of Health & Safety whereby the aim is to create a culture in which safety and environmental responsibility is a key priority.
  • Perform a key role in the assessment, implementation, monitoring and training in relation to site Health and Safety policies, procedures and ethos.
  • Help to develop sustainability programs and practices which include material, energy and environmental resources to reduce the environmental impact arising from our business activities, products and services.
  • In conjunction with the site Quality Staff ensure parts are manufactured to the correct standards
  • Working closely with the Quality Manager assist with investigation into Customer Complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions and Quality Improvement Plans

What requirements do I need to apply?

  • A degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of injection moulding processes, tooling, and industrialisation
  • Previous Managerial experience
  • Leadership and development of staff in key positions
  • Good personal skills and a flexible approach to management
  • Experience of working in high volume injection moulding / assembly environment
  • A logical and methodical approach with good analytical and practical skills
  • IOSH or equivalent Managing Safely

You must have the ability to interact and use IT software packages.

Quality Control Technician

The Company

Cromwell Polythene Ltd based in Sherburn in Elmet, are proud to be an independent, family run business, committed to supplying products for the capture and containment of waste and recyclables. It is their mission to be the most resourceful company in plastics, supplying products that help make the world cleaner, greener and more economical.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a Quality Control Technician within our small, friendly Quality Control team working Monday – Friday 7am until 4pm.

Responsibilities will include:

•       Preparation of paperwork for receipt of goods into warehouse, including creation of pallet labels

•       Posting receipt of goods

•       Quality control checks on in-coming goods

•       Recording QC results and communicating outcomes with Quality Manager

•       Computerised checks of the stored products

•       Completing examination and testing of products received from suppliers

•       Discussing inspection results with Quality Manager

•       Entering inspection results into NAV operating system

•       Investigate stock discrepancies/picking queries as required

•       Handle & administer customer returns

•       Manage throughput of QUA zone ensuring instructions actioned in a timely manner

•       Fire Marshal

 

The Person

We are seeking candidates who have:

•       Basic English and Maths qualification

•       Have /or willing to gain an FLT licence

•       Willing to train and become a Fire Marshal

•       Good IT skills

•       Good communication skills

•       Attention to detail and accuracy

•       Able to prioritise and work to deadlines

•       Able to work flexibly within a team

•       Able to multi-task

Based on the Sherburn Enterprise Park in Sherburn in Elmet, benefits include 22 days holiday increasing to 25 days after five years plus bank holidays, a workplace pension, health insurance, and a company bonus scheme.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter setting out the skills and experience which make you suitable for the role to CPLjobs@cromwellpolythene.co.uk.

Project Manager (Plastic Extrusion)

SENIOR PROJECTS MANAGER (EXTRUSION MANUFACTURING)

PERMANENT | LIVERPOOL – L33

 

WE ARE COLLOIDS LIMITED

 

Colloids Limited is one of the fastest growing brands in the plastics industry. Growing from £14mill to over £55mill over the last 15 years alone! Since 1967 Colloids has had an outstanding reputation for supplying high quality masterbatches / concentrates for use in the thermoplastics industry. We are a rapidly expanding manufacturing business with our main manufacturing plant and headquarters based in Merseyside, with additional plants in Rushden UK and China.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting directly to the CEO as well as building infrastructure, you will be required to implement and manage chemical and process engineering projects on time and on budget. Identify, recommend and deliver process and optimisation projects on existing machinery projects, planning the work schedules against performance standards and optimising value for money. Identify and manage external contractors. Responsible for site infrastructure, which includes building construction as well as machinery.

 

PACKAGE

Hours: 40 hours or to fit the needs of the business

Salary: Commensurate to the role

Location: Based at Knowsley industrial Estate, Liverpool, L33

Job Type: Permanent

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must have significant experience in executing industrial engineering projects and extensive experience of managing external contractors from design stage to implementation.
  • Ideally experience in process industries and working knowledge of pumps, conveyors, motors/drives, heating/cooling, hydraulics and extrusion etc
  • Ability to interact effectively with contractors to:
  • Identify most appropriate supplier
  • Scope work, review design, plan installation/commissioning and handover sign-off.
  • Extract maximum value from contracts
  • Able to effectively coordinate multiple projects and manage resources
  • Required to travel from time to time to other company locations
  • Able to generate CAPEX to budget and have the relevant experience

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Mechanical/Electrical engineering competency – educated to minimum degree/HNC standard or equivalent with several years’ experience
  • Project Management skills such as Prince2 or Microsoft projects
  • Experience working in a fast-paced chemical process engineering environment
  • Working knowledge of CAD
  • Regulatory knowledge (statutory requirements/Permits/HS&E)
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Negotiation & reporting skills
  • IT literate

 

COLLOIDS BENEFITS

  • 25 Annual Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Fresh fruit every week
  • Free Tea and Coffee
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Medicash Health Plan
  • Free Car Parking
  • Company Life Policy

Senior Business Development Manager

SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

PERMANENT | RUSHDEN NN10

 

WE ARE COLLOIDS LIMITED

 

Colloids Limited is one of the fastest growing brands in the plastics industry. Growing from £14mill to over £55mill over the last 15 years! Since 1967 Colloids has had an outstanding reputation for supplying high quality masterbatches / concentrates for use in the thermoplastics industry. We are a rapidly expanding manufacturing business with our main manufacturing plant and headquarters based in Merseyside, with additional plants in Rushden UK and China.

 

Colloids are currently looking for a Senior Business Development candidate to join the team in Rushden and take ownership of the sales for a brand new sustainable product range. As these products are in the early stages, we require somebody who has the experience to launch them into the worldwide market. We’re looking for somebody that has experience in driving and growing sales through concept to commercialisation, in development and management of new and existing business in the Sustainability Portfolio of existing and new products.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the existing project portfolio, including growth and retention strategies with existing and potential OEM’s
  • With the Directors develop a strategy for aggressive business growth within these sectors.
  • Prepare a focussed monthly report on the status of the projects and new business and pipeline developments.
  • Maintain customers and target customers in Salesforce.
  • Understand and use Colloids technical resources to develop new products and services in conjunction with existing clients and prospects.
  • Develop new pricing structure based on Added Value Selling techniques
  • Assist in producing business plans which reflect the immediate and long-term needs of the business, and which represent sustainable growth opportunities within the Companies target market sectors

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Business Development / Sales Experience
  • Experience of dealing with OEM Brand owners and specifiers; and their Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Develop marketing strategies to enhance colloids products and company with targeted brand owners.
  • Knowledge of materials and their effects on the Environment and Sustainability criteria
  • A passion for the Environment and identifying business development solutions
  • Excellent presentation skills, and tailoring the message to different OEM needs
  • Good social media and Marketing skills; managing multi-channel media to different market sectors
  • Working to project timelines and commercial targets; tracking in CRM software (Salesforce)
  • Product management of similar product solutions to different market sectors and applications

 

THE PERSON

  • Candidate should be results and objectives driven.
  • They should be able to inspire and drive change through improved product development and that will both meet a changing business environment as well as the objectives of Colloids, to growth the Sustainable business plan.
  • It is essential to the success of this post that the candidate is proactive and ambitious, has a strong background in sales and new business development and can travel throughout the UK and EU.
  • Sales forecasting toward budget setting, presenting proposal on a yearly basis to the Directors, with quarterly updates.

 

COLLOIDS BENEFITS

  • 25 Annual Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company Car Provided
  • Fresh fruit every week
  • Free Tea and Coffee
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Medicash Health Plan
  • Free Car Parking
  • Company Life Policy

 

Closing Date – Friday 13th August 2021.

Blown Film Extrusion Operator

Blown Film Extrusion Operator

Working Pattern: Mon to Thurs, 4 x 12 hour shifts weekly alternating day/night shift pattern (no working weekends)

Week 1: Mon to Thu 6am-6pm, Week 2: Mon to Thu 6pm-6am

This is a permanent position which would suit candidates looking for long term employment stability.

Competitive pay rates to include night shift allowance + product quality related bonus scheme.

We are seeking candidates to join our close knit team to operate in our blown polythene extrusion department. Candidates will be required to follow concise written production specifications ensuring full conformity of product whilst ensuring that production targets and scrap targets are achieved. Candidates should consider that the role involves a high percentage of manual work

The Company has recently come into new ownership and has staff benefits which include training and career progression, along with workplace pension and healthcare benefits.

We are seeking candidates with the following experience and skills:

  • Numeracy skills with the ability to understand targets, percentages and tolerances;
  • A good standard of verbal and written English to be able to understand and follow instructions;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Positive with a “can do” attitude;
  • Physically able to carry out manual work throughout the duration of a 12 hour shift;
  • Reliable and committed, with excellent time keeping and attendance;
  • Previous experience operating similar machinery in the plastics or packaging industry would be an advantage, however training would be given to other candidates considered suitable.

CPR Manufacturing is a long established recycling and extrusion facility producing LDPE, MDPE, linear and compostable films for the industrial, retail, trade, local authority and healthcare sectors. It was acquired in January 2020 to expand Cromwell Polythene’s UK manufacturing and recycling base supporting the family run business to achieve its mission to be the most resourceful company in plastics, supplying products that help make the world cleaner, greener and more economical.

Based on the Meadow Lane Industrial Estate, Alfreton, benefits include a workplace pension, health insurance, and a company bonus scheme.

To Apply

Send your CV and covering letter to CPRjobs@cromwellpolythene.co.uk setting out why you would be a good fit for the job.

Reference ID: CPR05/21

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00-£28,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
We are committed to a safe working environment and have covid safety measures in place.

 

Supply Chain Assistant

A full-time vacancy has arisen within the supply chain team at our HEXPOL TPE site in the UK.

We’re adopting a hybrid working model, with the role split between office and remote working.

This a key team role accountable for assisting in all supply chain and other general administration operations within the business.

If customer service and logistics is your thing, we’d love to hear from you 😀

Visit website for full details https://www.hexpol.com/tpe/open-positions/supply-chain-assistant-uk/

 

New Product development Technician

Role & Responsibilities

 

Reporting to the Technical Manager, the position will require the successful candidate to:

 

Perform R&D including literature search, sample formulation and analysis.
Perform New Product Development from background review to hand-over to Sales Dept for commercialisation, including production of New Product Development masterbatch and compound, film and moulded samples.
Provide Technical support to existing and new customers, Production and Sales functions.
Support Technical and Sales functions at customers as required.
Support Technical Manager with regulatory affairs compliance for new product development, including technical data sheets, SDS and product stewardship documents.
Attend appropriate exhibitions/conferences/seminars both within the UK and overseas.
Requirements

 

This role would suit a candidate with appropriate experience in a similar manufacturing environment. It is anticipated that candidates will generally fulfil the following requirements, though candidates that can demonstrate suitable other knowledge and experience will be considered, which would include recently qualified graduates of suitable calibre:

 

Degree qualified in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemistry.
Appropriate, suitable experience in a polymer additives and polymer processing role.
Experience of twin-screw compounding, injection moulding, blown film processes preferable.
·       Understanding and experience of global regulatory affairs, particularly food contact.

 

 

The role will include also include polymer and polymer additive analysis and as such it would be beneficial for candidates to have experience of techniques such as spectroscopy, thermal analysis and microscopy. A structured training program in analytical techniques will be provided to the successful candidate a required.

Laboratory Technician

Role & Responsibilities

 

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the position will require the successful candidate to:

 

·       Perform and develop quality control tests to support Production and Sales functions.

·       Support technical investigations for existing and new customers.

·       Produce New Product Development masterbatch and compound, film and moulded samples.

·       Produce small lot customer masterbatch orders.

·       Assist with and perform technical support to customer, and Production and Sales functions.

 

 

 

Requirements

 

This role would be suitable for a person interested in the science and processing of polymer-based materials. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be qualified to a minimum of A-level/BTEC (or similar) in appropriate subjects, or a recent graduate qualified in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemistry or related discipline. An enthusiastic willingness to learn and ability to work both independently and within a team would be essential requirements for the role.

 

 

It is not essential but would however be advantageous to candidates to have experience of a laboratory environment with exposure to polymers and polymer additives. However, a structured training program would be provided to the right candidate in order to develop their knowledge and skills within the specialised area of additive masterbatch development and production, involving processes such as twin-screw compounding, injection moulding and blown film and analytical techniques such as spectroscopy, thermal analysis, rheometry and microscopy.

Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Job description
YS Reclamation Limited is a dynamic and progressive plastic processing and plastic recycling company who have expanded their business to cater for the demands in an evolving plastic recycling industry. We are looking for an experienced Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineer who is reliable and safety-minded, and has a proactive approach to maintenance problems. You should also be highly organised with strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

You will be responsible for the continuous running of the Waste Plastic Reprocessing Plant. Utilising the on-board computerised systems, you will oversee routine maintenance and organise equipment replacement or repairs. In addition you will be responsible for the routine maintenance of all the company mechanical and/or electrical equipment.

Working alongside other professionals, you will improve the production line; reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and the production processes.

You will be responsible to: Site/Production Manager and the Director.

You will be required to have liaison with: Directors, Production Manager, other Engineers, Machines Manufacturers and other specialists.

The main tasks of the Maintenance Engineer will be:

  • Design and document required maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Carry out routine maintenance work and respond to equipment faults or failures. Diagnose and record breakdown incidents.
  • Order and install new parts and ensure all equipment is working correctly.
  • Carry out quality inspections on jobs.
  • Arrange specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Manage and control maintenance tools, stores, and equipment.
  • Monitor and control maintenance costs.
  • Deal with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs.
  • Document maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Ensure there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in the event of breakdowns.

Hours of Work:

You will usually work 40 hours a week. However, on occasions it may be necessary to work unsociable hours, in order to coordinate the work with technicians and minimise downtime. You could be on call at weekends or public holidays to deal with equipment problems or breakdowns. These incidents may necessitate working beyond your normal 40 hours per week. You will not be expected to work more than 55 hours per week or more than 6 days per week.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be required to perform different tasks to facilitate your changing role within the organisation in order to suit the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Commodity Plastics Salesperson

We’re looking for an experienced commodity plastics salesperson who knows the industry, UK markets and customers for products such as LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and ideally Polypropylene.

Moulding Technician

Surface Generation is a world leader in the provision of carbon fiber reinforced composite processing solutions to the Aerospace, Automotive and Consumer Electronics sectors.  The company’s patented PtFS process reduces OEM, Tier 1 and Material Supplier cycle times and energy consumption by over 90%.  Surface Generation is a dynamic and rapidly growing, innovative business with a truly game changing offering with some of the world’s most prestigious blue chip engineering businesses as clients.

As part of our continued growth, we are seeking a hands-on moulding technician to work with our Senior Technician to assist with machine settings, tool loading and low series sampling.

You will be responsible for batch recording, measurement and inspection and will be tasked with material preparation and characterization in conjunction with the senior technician.  You will have a can-do approach and be keen to add value to the team.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • You must be able to undertake tasks within programme scope, time and budget constraints.
  • You will be able to carry out analysis and presentation of results at internal / external reviews
  • You will be confident in giving workshop presentations

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible with the planning and communication skills to make a real contribution to complex engineering projects and to help create the next generation of composite technology.

Surface Generation offers a competitive salary circa £21,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience, in addition to 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and an innovative working environment.

 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, quoting the relevant reference number in the subject line to: recruitment@surface-generation.com.

 

Machine Operator

Job Title: Machine Operator
Job Family: Manufacturing
Reports to: Production Supervisor

JOB PURPOSE:

To ensure the machines run to full capacity without any problems, and to deal with breakdowns by identifying and rectifying the problem as quickly as possible.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

·         To operate HDPE Blow moulding equipment and ancillary equipment including packing tables, leak detectors, metal detectors, conveyor systems and granulators.

·         Ensure smooth running of the production line by identifying problems and correcting to ensure production targets are met with regards to volume and quality.

·         To carry out calculations to ensure exact weights & measures as per customer spec.

·         To adjust machines in order to rectify errors with production of bottles.

·         To report accurately any problems and complete paperwork where applicable.

·         To ensure machines are running efficiently to ensure material efficiency and reduce waste.

·         To carry out both visual and physical Quality Assessment of product and determine if product meets specification.

·         To carry out prescribed preventative maintenance procedures on the machine to ensure optimum efficiency and Quality is maintained.

·         Perform standard machine changes including material feed, colour, gas, neck and profile changes.

·         To apply good problem-solving techniques as required and make necessary process adjustments.

·         Work effectively as a team member, mentoring packers.

·         Maintain a high level of housekeeping at all times, as required by Food Packaging Industry Standards.

·         Follow Safe Working Practices at all times.

·         Contribute to continual improvement groups focussed on both production efficiencies, Quality and Health and Safety.

 

QUALIFICATONS:

Educational and professional:

·         Experience in an engineering, fitter, mechanical background.

·         Min 2 years experience

·         4 GCSEs including Maths and English

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

·         Previous experience in plastics factory or similar fast moving production environment

·         Previous Mechanical maintenance experience e.g. changing belts, setting pneumatic controls, performing major and minor changeovers, tool changes, machine set ups etc.

 

Design Engineer

Surface Generation is a world leader in the provision of fiber reinforced composite processing solutions to the Aerospace, Automotive, Research and Consumer Electronics sectors. The company’s patented PtFS technology reduces OEM, Tier 1 and Material Supplier cycle times and energy consumption by over 90%. Surface Generation is a dynamic and rapidly growing, innovative business with a truly game changing offering with some of the world’s most prestigious blue chip engineering businesses as clients.

As part of our continued growth, we are seeking an experienced and hands on Design Engineer to be responsible for the design, development and analysis of tooling and heating / cooling systems for the composite sector.  You will extensive experience that covers design, drawing and compiling bills of materials (BOM) together with assembly fixture knowledge, and you must be creative and disciplined in order to complete projects on time and within scope, and be able to add value to the team quickly.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Business Development through the generation of design concepts at the bidding stage
  • Determining optimum design solutions against customer specification
  • Undertaking design tasks in accordance with programme time and budget constraints
  • Presentation of designs at internal / external design reviews
  • Generation of design reports to support component qualification and certification

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Excellent SolidWorks experience.
  • Ability to cost and finish projects on budget and within timescale.
  • Technical qualification to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, e.g. mechanical engineering
  • Injection moulding experience and knowledge
  • Experience and knowledge of tolerances for design and manufacture
  • Proven relationship management, as this role will deal with clients and suppliers regularly

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Proven track record in performing analysis using Solidworks Simulation
  • Tool Design

We are looking for someone with the planning and communication skills to make a real contribution to complex engineering projects and to help create the next generation of composite technology.

Surface Generation offer extremely competitive salaries from £37.5k to £47.5k per annum depending on skills and experience, in addition to 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and an invigorating and innovative working environment.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, quoting the relevant reference number in the subject line to: recruitment@surface-generation.com.

CNC/CAM Team Leader

Surface Generation is a world leader in the provision of fiber reinforced composite processing solutions to the Aerospace, Automotive, Research and Consumer Electronics sectors with the company’s patented PtFS technology reduces OEM, Tier 1 and Material Supplier cycle times and energy consumption by over 90%. Surface Generation is a dynamic and rapidly growing, innovative business with a truly game changing offering with some of the world’s most prestigious blue-chip engineering businesses as clients.

Background and Experience

We are seeking a hands-on Team Leader to oversee the toolmaking process and associated team members for the manufacture of steel & aluminium mould tool faces and bespoke parts. The ideal candidate will come from a toolmaking background and have a working knowledge of all machine shop equipment including setting and operating Haas vertical machining centres. It is essential that the candidates have surfacing and jigging experience and are able to add value quickly.

 

Qualities

  • Excellent hands-on knowledge of CNC milling and turning, specifically Powermill
  • CAD/CAM literate with sound knowledge of SolidWorks
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English
  • Experience with all forms of measurement methods and stress tolerances
  • 5 axis surfacing
  • Quality / inspection
  • Solid time management skills
  • Experience of metal printing processes would be an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar/relevant environment

The Package

Surface Generation offer a competitive salary; dependent on experience, within the range £40 to 50k per annum with contributory pension scheme and death in service benefits for all employees in addition to 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and an innovative working environment.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, quoting the relevant reference number in the subject line to: recruitment@surface-generation.com.

Design Engineer

Surface Generation is a world leader in the provision of fiber reinforced composite processing solutions to the Aerospace, Automotive, Research and Consumer Electronics sectors. . The company’s patented PtFS technology reduces OEM, Tier 1 and Material Supplier cycle times and energy consumption by over 90%. Surface Generation is a dynamic and rapidly growing, innovative business with a truly game changing offering with some of the world’s most prestigious blue chip engineering businesses as clients.

As part of our continued growth we are seeking an experienced Design Engineer to be responsible for the design, development and analysis of tooling and heating / cooling systems for the composite sector.  You will extensive experience that covers design, drawing and compiling bills of materials (BOM) together with assembly fixture knowledge, and you must be creative and disciplined in order to complete projects on time and within scope

Responsibilities:

·           Support Business Development through the generation of design concepts at the bidding stage

·           Determining optimum design solutions against customer specification

·           Undertaking design tasks in accordance with programme time and budget constraints

·           Presentation of designs at internal / external design reviews

·           Generation of design reports to support component qualification and certification

Essential qualifications and experience:

·           Excellent SolidWorks experience.

·           Ability to cost and finish projects on budget and within timescale.

·           Technical qualification to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, e.g. mechanical engineering

·           Injection moulding experience and knowledge

·           Experience and knowledge of tolerances for design and manufacture

·           Proven relationship management, as this role will deal with clients and suppliers regularly

Desirable qualifications and experience

·           Proven track record in performing analysis using Solidworks Simulation

·           Tool Design

 We are looking for someone with the planning and communication skills to make a real contribution to complex engineering projects and to help create the next generation of composite technology.

Surface Generation offer extremely competitive salaries from £35k to £45k depending on skills and experience, in addition to 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and an invigorating and innovative working environment.

Production Team Leader

About The Role

The AO Operations team are dedicated to delivering world class recycling services. We operate modern, highly automated recycling plants and we stop at nothing to achieve world class levels of performance.

As a Operations Team Leader you will control a small team of operators to ensure continual operational KPIs are met, and we deliver world class material and service to our customers

We consider ourselves experts in what we do, If you have the desire to become an operational expert in innovative technologies, then we can develop both your management and technical capabilities.

Working pattern – Monday – Friday either 6am – 2:30pm or a 2pm – 10:30pm shift

Here’s What You Can Expect To Be Doing

· Run a team of 5-7 people within a continuous processing line, reacting to abnormality

· Leading the team by ensuring that tools, parts, and materials are available and operational capacity and throughput are maximised.

· Ensuring that all processes on site are adhered to and continuously improved.

· Manage, with support from peers, transportation of goods in and dispatches, and ensure that documentation is accurate and complete.

· Completing risk assessments where necessary to ensure that safe working practices are upheld, and risk is reduced.

· Updating the production data into dedicated data capture/analysis software

· Contributing to problem solving workshops, providing operational expertise to identify root causes of failures and subsequent improvement activity.

· Attending daily operational review meetings, providing updates on operational performance, live defects, and ongoing improvement work.

A Few Things About You

· Strong leadership/engagement experience

· Experience working within a processing, manufacturing, or similar environment.

· Good communication skills

· Ability to think logically and decisively to effectively provide solutions.

· Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team.

· Adheres to the minimum company standard of English language

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks – making a difference is what keeps us driven.It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.We keep things simple. We say things like “treat every customer like they’re your gran” and “make decisions your mum would be proud of” because we’re personal and act with integrity – every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own “AO Perks” to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 30 days holiday (Including Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

Operations Support Coordinator

About The Role

At AO Recycling, we are committed to extracting as much value as possible from the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that is thrown away by UK households every year. Like the rest of the AO Group, we are a very exciting and enthusiastic company to work for. The role will be located at our plastics recycling plant in Telford, Shropshire, which uses state of the art technology and is able to process more items, more efficiently than any other site in the UK.

The AO Operations team are dedicated to delivering world class recycling services. We operate modern, highly automated recycling plants and we stop at nothing to achieve world class levels of performance.

As a Site Coordinator you will control transportation / procurement delivery schedules, documentation, and support through general administration to help deliver world class material and service to our customers.

Here’s What You Can Expect To Be Doing

• Ensuring that all processes on site are adhered to and continuously improved.

• Coordinate, with support from peers, transportation of goods in and dispatches, and ensure that documentation is accurate and complete.

• Updating the transport data into dedicated data capture/analysis software

• Coordinate procurement ordering and deliveries to support maintenance and operational requirements.

• Attending operational review meetings weekly, providing updates on performance and opportunities for improvement

A Few Things About You

· Strong planning skills

· Experience working within a processing, manufacturing, or similar environment and advantage but not necessary.

· Excellent communication skills

· Ability to think logically and decisively to effectively provide solutions.

· Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team

· Adheres to the minimum company standard of English language

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks – making a difference is what keeps us driven.It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.We keep things simple. We say things like “treat every customer like they’re your gran” and “make decisions your mum would be proud of” because we’re personal and act with integrity – every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own “AO Perks” to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

Maintenance Engineer

About The Role

At AO Recycling, we are committed to extracting as much value as possible from the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that is thrown away by UK households every year. Like the rest of the AO Group, we are a very exciting and enthusiastic company to work for. The role will be located at our plastics recycling plant in Telford, Shropshire, which uses state of the art technology and is able to process more items, more efficiently than any other site in the UK.

We are growing rapidly and so with that, opportunities to develop and try new approaches become aplenty. If you are an energetic, hands on, innovative professional, this is the environment for you. We are part of a bigger group and with that backing comes stability and support for our business. And it is always worth remembering – we run a profitable business whilst doing the right thing for the environment.

Working Pattern – Monday – Friday, rotating shifts 6am – 2:30pm, 2pm – 10:30pm, 10pm – 6:30am

Here’s What You Can Expect To Be Doing

• Completing planned maintenance inspections as defined by the site maintenance plans in a safe and effective manner.

• Delivering corrective and reactive work, ensuring that tools, parts and materials are available and production downtime is minimised.

• Ensuring that all plant and equipment on site is modified and continuously improved.

• Completing fault finding and assessments of malfunctioning equipment and providing advice to the site management team to assist and influence decision making.

• Carrying out engineering project work and assisting with new installations or refurbishments.

• Completing dynamic risk assessments where necessary to ensure that safe working practices are upheld and risk is reduced.

• Updating the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), raining and signing of work.

• Contributing to problem solving workshops, providing engineering expertise to identify root causes of failures and subsequent improvement activity.

• Attending daily operational review meetings, providing updates on Planned Maintenance compliance, live defects, and ongoing improvement work.

A Few Things About You

· Completed apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3) in an appropriate engineering discipline.

· NVQ Level 3 in Electro-technical Installations or equivalent discipline

· City & Guilds 2365-2 (Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Or equivalent)

· C&G 2382-18 18TH edition

· Experience working within a processing, manufacturing, or similar environment.

· Good communication skills

· Ability to think logically and decisively to effectively provide engineering solutions.

· Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team

· Excellent diagnostic skillsAdheres to the minimum company standard of English language

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like “treat every customer like they’re your gran” and “make decisions your mum would be proud of” because we’re personal and act with integrity – every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own “AO Perks” to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 30 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

Shift Engineer

Job Description:
Cedo have been market leaders in the consumer household products market for over 50 years. Our history has been one of commitment to supplying our customers with innovative products leading market developments across Europe.

We employ over 2000 people across the globe supplying leading retailers, food service companies and businesses in over 34 countries.
Cedo currently have a vacancy as a Shift Engineer working 3 on 3 off 8am – 8pm on days at our Main Manufacturing facility in Telford, Shropshire and a further vacancy working 3 on 3 off on nights 8pm to 8am at our satellite site located a mile from our main site.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing an effective engineering and maintenance support to manufacturing.
This support will be provided through planned, preventative and reactive maintenance of plant and equipment within the Production areas to optimize plant availability.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of technical understanding applied within an environment of high-speed production equipment and should have a minimum qualification of City and Guilds level 3 (or equivalent) in either electrical or mechanical discipline. Experience in fault finding on electrical and pneumatic systems would also be an advantage.

If this sounds like you, please submit a CV and Covering letter detailing how you meet the skills and experience of the role to UKCareers@cedo.com.

Warehouse Supervisor

Overview

Who are we? (www.berryglobal.com) At Berry, our mission of “Always advancing to protect what’s important”, combined with our Values (Partnership, Excellence, Growth & Safety) and behaviours (United, Focused, Accountable, Agile) is the foundation for all that we do.

It’s the reason we come to work every day. We are always advancing to improve the way we work, improve our products and services, and enhance the communities in which we live, work, and play. We’re a global company – with over 290 locations and 48,000 employees, made up of around 60 different nationalities – that is open and transparent, with a big commitment to ensuring a sustainable future focused on leaving the world better than how we found it for the generations to come.

We’re made up of 4 divisions: Consumer Packaging North America, Engineered Materials, Consumer Packaging International and Health, Hygiene and Specialties (HH&S), with a wealth of different products, segments and applications, and each global division hosts regional teams.

Here at Berry you can join a team that takes great pride in their work and with the right initiative, really make an impact! Our site in Aberdare, producers of the Tubex brand tubex.com is seeking a motivated Warehouse Supervisor.

The Warehouse Supervisor will oversee the safety, coordination and effective running of the daily warehouse operations. Leading the development and implementation of systems, processes and training whilst liaising with other supply chain and manufacturing departments to achieve customer satisfaction.

This role is based at our Aberdare plant in Wales.

 

Qualifications

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety
  • Supervisory tasks
  • Goods In
  • Goods Out
  • Stock Accuracy
  • Disposal of Scrap

 

Shift Pattern: Mon-Friday – days.

Pay & Benefits: Free parking, company pension, holidays equivalent to 25 days plus BH, Employee Assistance Programme

 

Education:

English & Math’s GSCE (A-C) or equivalent

Industry recognised qualification in Supply Chain oe equivalent experience

Work Experience:

Experience in team leading within manufacturing environment

Technical knowledge of ERP systems

A combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to manage varied and changing departmental demands.

Language:

Fully fluent in English

The successful candidate will need to be able to prove their right to work in the UK.

Quality Engineer

Overview

The bpi division sits within the Engineered Materials Division of Berry Global Inc. a US listed company with an annual turnover of around $13bn and over 40,000 employees.

The bpi division has manufacturing sites across the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to play a key role within the Ardeer site. This role sits within the Compliance Team with a direct reporting line to the Quality Manager. This role will actively lead the data collection, trend analysis, investigation and improvements to processes, products and systems and attain continuous improvement.

 

Qualifications

 Must be an experienced Quality Professional preferably from a manufacturing background

  • Proven quality experience and working knowledge of compliance, quality and engineering principles
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and effectively interact with all levels in the company
  • Well organised individual who enjoys setting and meeting targets
  • Perform independently without continual direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and solutions to complex problems

 

Responsibilities

 Duties include:

  • Work closely with Production, Technical and Engineering teams to resolve quality related issues arising from customer complaints/concerns and internal incidents
  • Facilitate investigations and resolution of related quality issues
  • Work with the technical support and manufacturing to create and/or modify methods and procedures.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and/or products are developed, tests are conducted, and that products, materials, and manufacturing equipment meet required standards
  • Lead problem solving activities utilising industry standard methodologies: 8D’s, 5 why’s, 3C, DMAIC, Ishikawa fish bone diagrams, FMEA’s
  • Strive to enhance efficiency in procedures and processes without a compromise in quality and identify and implement opportunities for improvement across the operational facility
  • Perform statistical analysis to analyse trends and work with the manufacturing department to investigate trends, conduct root cause analysis, risk assessments and lead corrective actions for processes and products
  • Support NPI activities and projects at the site including the facilitation of Kaizen events and supporting the other Quality team members on process improvement activities
  • Maintain working knowledge of Regulatory and Quality System requirements
  • Utilise the Nav system for non-conformances, deviations, corrective and preventative actions
  • Apply change controls and provide training, support and facilitate the change control process within operations
  • Participate in the Internal and External Quality Audit teams

QSE Co-ordinator

JOB PURPOSE:

To support the application and development of QSE systems and culture in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. This is a critical Operations based technical support role, that will require a hands-on, technical, and methodical approach.

Role will suit an experienced, organised, and dynamic individual with strong background in QSE systems and proven leadership and co-ordination skills.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for the day-to day management of the Quality Control Laboratory, leading and mentoring a team of 5 Quality Inspectors during the transition from Quality Control to Quality Assurance.
  • Co-ordinate the QC and UN test programme schedule and work closely with technical teams on product development opportunities.
  • Pro-actively identify Quality improvement opportunities by collating, analysing, and presenting Quality performance data, ensuring it becomes the driving force for continual improvement.
  • To be a key member of the Operations team, leading QSE improvement initiatives involving Quality and Operations members, facilitating training as appropriate and monitoring the effectiveness and impact on operational performance.
  • Co-ordinate Quality and technical based projects, from initial concept through to development and issue of specifications, works instructions etc.
  • Manage the internal audit programme of product, process, and system audits with responsibility for monitoring Corrective Action Plans.
  • Manage the containment of Quality concerns from all stakeholders, followed by co-ordination and leadership of root cause investigations, monitoring through effective corrective action implementation to close-out.
  • Support the application of the QSE system within the Operations, ensuring the system, it’s procedures and practices are part of the day-to-day operations and culture.
  • Support continued maintenance of the QSE Management systems to ISO 9001, 14001 and BRC.
  • To provide support and deputise for the QSE Manager and team.

 

QUALIFICATONS:

Educational and professional:

  • Degree in chemical or Technical discipline preferred, HND considered.
  • Experience as a Quality Leader or Co-Ordinator within a manufacturing environment essential (plastics preferred but not essential)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001, BRC, ISO 14001 essential
  • Strong understanding of Statistical techniques, including CPK and the analysis of data
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong decision-making skills, based on factual data and analysis trends.
    • Working knowledge of Quality tools (SPC, lean, 5S, 8D) essential
    • PC knowledge essential, including full Microsoft package (word, excel, vision, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD preferred
    • Project management, problem solving, organisational and communication skills essential.
  • Multi-tasking, methodical, focussed, analytical.
  • CMM programming experience an advantage.

Engineer

JOB PURPOSE:

 Maximise machine productivity and minimise machine downtime by attending machine breakdowns and maintaining and servicing all production equipment and ancillaries. A hands-on role providing electrical/software/fault finding support within the Engineering team.  This involves fault finding in all aspects of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and process problems.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Identify health and safety risks and ensure that the plant and equipment is maintained in a safe working order and that safe working practices are followed at all times.
  • Inform the Engineering Supervisor or the Production Supervisor of any relevant issues in relation to quality, safety and maintenance.
  • To work in a professional manner, complying at all times with company policy on safety, hygiene and housekeeping.
  • To monitor the performance of the plant and equipment and to carry out adjustments and maintenance to ensure the agreed quality and efficiency standards are achieved.
  • To carry out maintenance work on plant and equipment with regards to improving reliability, downtime and machine induced quality problems. This will include all mechanical and electrical work.
  • To accurately complete all associated maintenance documentation and submit to the appropriate person.
  • Identify/rectify all aspects of machine faults (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic)
  • To attend machine breakdowns in a timely manner and in conjunction with Production Supervisor/Production Manager ensure work is prioritised to keep machine down time to a minimum.
  • Assist with the installation/implementation of machine improvements and projects.
  • Be available for over-time and callouts when required.
  • Assist with the development of PPM maintenance systems both electrical and mechanical.
  • To carry out other duties as may be required from time to time as directed by the Engineering Supervisor.

 

 QUALIFICATONS:

Educational and professional:

  • A recognised Technical degree or minimum HNC/HND qualification in Engineering, Electrical automation.
  • Apprenticeship an advantage but not essential

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

 Experience in plastics manufacturing, especially blow moulding will be a distinct advantage

  • An understanding of ladder logic and fault diagnostic is essential.
  • Working knowledge of operating drive systems and platforms such as Fanuc, Siemens, Okuma Toyoda, PLCs inc Allen Bradley, Siemens 7 Krupp.
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics an advantage but not essential.
  • Preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Fault finding techniques
  • Proven technical knowledge and troubleshooting approach.
  • Ability to use electrical trouble shooting equipment.
  • Understanding of modern maintenance techniques, technologies and systems.
  • Understanding of CMMS operating systems and development essential

 

BEHAVIOURS:

  • Quality, Safety and Efficiency focused
  • Reliability and thoroughness
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy
  • Work under own initiative
  • Team Working
  • Flexibility

Production Operator

Overview

  • To operate the Omni/Bellaform machines efficiently, producing the right quality product on time with minimal wastage.
  • To support the Production Manager with the continual development and improvement of the function.

Own Transport is essential as ther is no public transport links to the site.

Starting salary is £21,629 (£9.88ph), This will increase as you move through levels – Level 1 should be achieved within 13 weeks.

Qualifications

  • Manufacturing experience essential
  • Self-motivated, reliable, dedicated, hardworking, conscientious and flexible.
  • Attend the standard shift working arrangements of the company –  maintain a high level of attendance at all time.

Responsibilities

Key Duties

 Customer – ensure the requirements of the Job Specification sheet are met.

  • On-Shift – ensure Omni and other ancillary processes are operated continually.
  • On–Shift – prepare for ongoing processes eg mixing & granulation
  • Quality – ensure In-process checks are recorded and all results are within the requirements of the Job Specification sheets. To certify the finished product for despatch to the customer.
  • Packaging –ensure that all packaging and identification needs of the customer are met.
  • Despatch & Warehousing – ensure that all despatch and loading needs are met.

 

Responsibilities

  • Resources – ensure machines are maintained and used correctly and that all materials are properly accounted for and used efficiently.
  • Team Development / Training – ensure that all team members receive formal performance appraisal at least once a year. Establish via skills analysis and on the job review the training and development needs of each team member.
  • Finished Product – ensure that all in-process inspection / tests, labelling and packing conform to the job specification sheets. All deviations are to be reviewed with quality and the team member responsible for any error.
  • Support – provide support as required by other areas of the business including Granulation, out of hours working etc.
  • Housekeeping / Health & Safety – maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Continuous Improvement – promote ideas to improve processes / systems from team

Factory Supervisor

Overview

We are looking for a Factory Supervisor to join our Production Team at Milton Keynes.

 

Hours of work are:

Monday – Friday 08:00am – 18:00pm

 

The role of the Factory Supervisor is to co-ordinate the management of non-technical staff in all areas of the factory to meet the production plan.

 

Qualifications

Previous experience of working in a similar Supervisor role is preferred. Good PC skills are required.

Responsibilities

Working within a busy manufacturing factory your duties will include:

  • Training and Development of Operators
  • Distribution of workload
  • Performance Reviews
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Understanding customer demands, stock and delivery requirements
  • Communicating, planning and monitoring workload of operators and warehouse staff.
  • Monitoring production plan progress through Daily production meetings
  • Reviewing key performance indicators

Leading by example you will establish a positive attitude towards all aspects of Health & Safety whereby the aim is to create a culture in which safety and environmental responsibility is a key priority.

Production Manager

Production Manager
Alfreton
Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Manager to provide leadership in our busy polythene recycling, extrusion and conversion facility based at Alfreton. The site currently produces LDPE, MDPE, linear and compostable films for the industrial, retail, trade, local authority and healthcare sectors and has recently reintroduced the conversion (bag making process) to the site to expand our capabilities further.

Working closely with the Site Director your main responsibilities will be to;
• Lead the team and and coordinate productivity improvement activities,
• Ensure that company standards are maintained;
• Oversee health and safety and environmental policies across the factory;
• Monitor quality and improvement;
• Oversee planned and unplanned maintenance;
• Develop a culture of manufacturing excellence and continually drive factory improvements in safety, quality, customer service, costs and reduced waste whilst ensuring productivity targets and budgeted machine performance efficiencies are achieved.

CPR Manufacturing is a long established facility which came under new ownership in 2020. With further investment having been made through the year, this is a great role for someone who is looking for their next career step to establish a long term career in a business which will provide excellent prospects for the future.

We are seeking applicants with:

• Experience in a similar management level role with industry experience;
• A comprehensive understanding and experience of Health and Safety in a manufacturing environment;
• Experience of efficiency improvement and process engineering;
• Strong people skills and management experience;
• A “can do” attitude and the ability to resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

The Cromwell Group is a family run business with manufacturing and sales sites in Alfreton and Leeds. Our business supports our mission to be the most resourceful company in plastics, supplying products that help make the world cleaner, greener and more economical.

Based on the Meadow Lane Industrial Estate, Alfreton, benefits include a workplace pension, health insurance, and a company bonus scheme.

To Apply

Send your CV and covering letter setting out why you would be a good fit for the job along with your salary expectations to CPRjobs@cromwellpolythene.co.uk quoting ref PM7/21

International Sales Manager PPE

The company specializes in the development and marketing of a wide range of biodegradable and anti-microbial plastic additives and finished plastic products mainly to the plastics, medical, packaging and retail industries.  A key part of their business is the sourcing and supply of PPE through long standing toll manufacturing relationships.

Primary Role:

Lead the development of new business for the finished goods products (e.g. gloves, masks, PPE) into UK and international healthcare customers
Work closely with the procurement team in the sourcing of new products
Develop both short and long term sales opportunities across the product range.
Meet the company’s vision of managing and developing business in line with its values and principles of developing environmentally responsible products
Engaging with healthcare companies and trusts at top management to sell the products
Key Responsibilities:

 

Deliver new business agreed targets, margin expectations and business capability.
Develop, monitor, maintain and grow a profitable portfolio of sales through both direct sales and a developed distribution network.
Contribute to pricing strategies in line with business processes.
Contribute to the drawing up of sales contracts, presentations and commercial agreements to include key performance indicators.
Contribute to the commercial strategy and annual budgets.
Ensure the seamless and professional introduction of new business into the company through robust communication of customer requirements internally and to manufacturing partners.
Establish credible direct and indirect customer relationships in order to deliver long term business prosperity.
Keep abreast of market trends, developments and competitor activities to ensure the business is progressing a pro-active development programme.
Produce regular customer and market reports to educate the business covering any issues, recommendations and actions which may lead to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the product and business.
Liaise with the technical team any future requirement or technological advancements, which may affect customer product and quality specifications.
Be responsible for the expansion of existing markets and the development of new product areas involving customer contacts on a UK and international scale.
Contribute to exhibitions and other marketing events
Person profile:

 

Experience Traits-

 

Ideally but not essential, an in-depth knowledge of selling PPE or similar traded products both to UK customers and on an International basis
Working within a fast paced ‘trader’ type of business model
Track record of business development
Experience of sourcing as well as selling products is an advantage
Proven and demonstrable commercial awareness and ability to delivery commercial agreements
Ability to build lasting customer relationships.
A high level of numeracy, IT literacy and excellent analytical skills are essential.
Readiness to travel extensively both in the UK and abroad.
Personality Traits-

 

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
High levels of energy and enthusiasm
Tenacity and determination to follow new business lead into commercial reality.
Commitment to working to professional standards with proactive ‘can do’ approach.
Proven track record of delivering success by working with and through others.
Career Development:

 

Excellent opportunities will exist for individuals who thrive in a positive, dynamic and demanding business environment.

 

 

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Research & Development Engineer

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from   sites around the world.  The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the technical team is being expanded to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

To support colleagues in the delivery of product development and product modification projects.
To support product qualification and approval programmes where appropriate
Plan and manage development activities according to the requirements of the Technical Department.
To ensure good communication with and appropriate involvement of European R&D, Technical Support, Commercial and Procurement teams.
To provide an analytical service and support
Investigate causes of material failure and report findings to colleagues and customers.
Coordinate with external test laboratories and universities to specify test programs.
Coordinate with equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and keep abreast of developments.
Identify, specify, select and commission relevant new test equipment to expand the capability of the R&D Laboratory.
Train Technical colleagues on some basic analysis test methods.
Support customer requests for IMDS (material datasheets)
Support the colourist in sourcing colour masterbatches/pigments and setting colour tolerances to ensure customer specifications are met.
Provide support and advice to colleagues to ensure compliance with chemical and environmental regulations covering raw materials and products.
Person Profile:

 

Degree in Chemistry, preferably with a bias towards polymers
Proven experience in a laboratory environment.
Specific knowledge in the analysis of polymers and additives (DSC, IR, TGA etc)
Good understanding of the behaviour and structure of polymers.
Experience of polymer development (formulating composites or compounds)
Experience of product development in an R&D environment.
Experience of working in manufacturing (preferably polymer industry)
To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Materials Scientist

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world.  The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the technical team is being expanded to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

Plan laboratory test programmes for material development.
Perform test programs according to customer requirements and specifications.
Identify, specify, select and commission new test equipment for the R&D Laboratory.
Coordinate with equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and keep abreast of developments.
Devise and document new test methods to evaluate long and short-term properties of materials.
Optimise equipment and test methods to reduce variation and increase consistency of testing.
Coordinate with external test laboratories and universities to specify test programs.
To provide test data for and coordinate with the Technical Service and CAE Departments.
Investigate causes of material failure and report findings to colleagues and customers.
Study processing characteristics of materials during injection moulding process.
Support development of compounding screw design using computer modelling software.
Provide information and test data to support marketing colleagues.
Train technical colleagues on basic testing.
Create and maintain a database to record and facilitate easy access to test results.
Person Profile:

Degree in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Physics or similar
Proven experience in a laboratory testing environment.
Specific knowledge in plastics material testing: Short and long-term mechanical properties (static and dynamic), rheology and other testing.
Good understanding of the behaviour of plastic materials and how properties can be affected by conditions and time.
Automotive testing standards knowledge would be beneficial
To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Product Development Manager

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world.  The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the Product Development Manager is a crucial role to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Develop new polymer materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness. Support trials for production scale-up of new products.
Support the Production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste.
Provide technical support to customers; advice on component design, tool design, material selection and processing (injection moulding).
To provide technical support for the investigation of customer complaints.
Generate material data and provide Technical presentations to customers.
Identify business opportunities at new and existing customers.
Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs.
Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance.
Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements.
Provide product training to employees and customers.

Person Profile:

Degree in a scientific discipline ideally with a bias towards polymer science
Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry, preferably thermoplastics/rubber compounding.
Specific knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds. Experience in Polypropylene, TPO/TPE and recycled materials would be an advantage.
Experience of polymer development (formulating composites or compounds)
Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service.
Experience of the automotive or domestic appliance industries is an advantage
Experience of Quality Management Systems – ISO 9001:2015
To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

 

Technical and Quality Manager

Part of an international and highly successful group, our client is a leading UK packaging manufacturer renowned for its innovative technical lidding film used across many segments of the food industry.

The role:

Overall responsibility for innovation, research & development and technical development to deliver unique processes and product propositions to the market that deliver margin and profit growth as part of the business strategy. Leading, developing and implementing quality processes and procedures within the organisation that ensure compliance with standards and specifications.   Deliver an excellent right-first-time quality service to customers; and reduce waste in all forms in production processes.

 

Person profile:

 

Experience in a Technical / R&D leadership role within a food related industry
Knowledge of food contact standards and food contact legislation
Good understanding of Quality Management and improvement techniques
BSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science or other relevant science related subject
Experience & knowledge of solvent coatings and extrusion processes and able to formulate / reformulate new coatings
Knowledge of lidding films in food applications would be beneficial
To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Business Development Manager

Our client is an international leader in injection moulding process training, technology and resources.  They are renowned for producing a comprehensive and powerful process monitoring/control system for plastic injection moulding applications.  They are now looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Business Development Manager.

 

Primary Function:

 

Develop and grow sales profitably in line with Business Plans and produce a sales strategy for the UK/Irish business over a one and five-year timeframe.  There will be support from the parent company in relation to sales tools, marketing strategies, technical customer support and other related areas to support the sustainable growth of the entity.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

•        Apply a ‘consultative’ sales approach to target profitable business growth both from new and existing customers.

•        Successful gathering of information in pre-sales discussions to ensure the right proposal is prepared taking account of the customer’s needs in relation to both technology requirements and/or training needs.

•        Strategic development of sales in key market sectors, core products/services and customers in line with Business Plans.

•        Prepare annual sales budgets for UK/Ireland.

•        Ensure project pipeline is current and healthy.

•        Develop and maintain a rolling five- year plan.

•        Maintain and develop key customer relationships.

•        Monitor and maintain customer price lists & pricing strategy.

•        Identify and target new customers and markets.

•        Negotiate contracts and ensure terms are complied with including credit management.

•        Develop new market opportunities e.g. Automotive, Technical Moulding.

•        Regular written reporting of activities and progress.

•        Promote company through customer events/seminars, exhibitions etc.

 

Person Profile:

 

•        High level technical expert in demanding plastic injection process.

•        Based in the UK but must be prepared to travel extensively.

•        Candidates from machinery, processing or materials will be considered.

•        Good B2B experience, capable of presenting to customers at an executive level.

•        Multi-disciplined background with entrepreneurial thinking to achieve business objectives.

•        Hands-on to identify and manage customers.

•        Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels.

•        Good organisational and time management skills.

•        Computer literate with knowledge of current operating systems and software.

•        Ideally educated to degree standard.

•        Ideally multi-lingual

 

 

To apply please contact Jane Edwards

Jane.edwards@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

 

Process Technologist

International manufacture of floor design solutions –the business develop bespoke, PVC based solutions for a wide variety of applications.

The role:

Reporting to the Technical Manager this role is a plant based role where you will provide technical support to the manufacturing lines and assist in ensuring that product standards are continually achieved.

Fantastic development opportunities for driven individuals with strong technical skills.

 

Responsibilities:

·     Maintain and develop existing processes.

·     Resolve process problems from a material perspective.

·     Support the plant.

·     Drive products through the launch process through various factory trials.

·     Create and maintain operating procedures and process specifications.

·     Build strong relationships with new and existing suppliers, attend meetings and become the first communication point on all relevant projects.

·     Communicate with internal departments.

·     Data Entry, Report Writing.

·     Follow all Health and Safety procedures.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

Degree or A level qualified in a Science or Technical related subject
Polymer processing experience
Knowledge of the web coating process or colour work
To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby

phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

 

Managing Director

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturing group to source a Managing Director for one of their sites in the South West.  The group’s aim is to provide solutions to a wide range of manufacturing sectors.  This role will head up an injection moulding facility and will be fully accountable for the autonomous running of the site.

 

The successful candidate will have history of working in a similar position within the injection moulding or materials production sector, the product is a high performance component.  A strong commercial bias will be essential to meet our client’s multi-faceted requirements.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

·     Full responsibility for the manufacturing on site – including the Tool Room

·     Responsible for the direct sales function for all customers, as well as all costing and estimating, and is also directly responsible for all purchasing functions relating to price negotiations, strategy and purchase of capital equipment within this area.

·     Hands on approach to the implementation of all quality standards

·     Responsible for training and mentoring the existing team to develop their skills to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

·     Accountable for the site meeting its controls which are monitored as key business indicators, monthly management accounts, cost reduction targets, 5 S, and exacting limits for creditors and debtors.

 

Skills and Knowledge Required:

 

·     Innovative and cost effective problem solving capability concerning both material & design as well as processing & manufacturing issues would also be a huge asset.

·     A driver of business growth through both current customers but also the need to expand into new markets

·     Leadership skills are an obvious essential, as well as the ability to relate directly from shop floor operative level right up to MD level at customers, suppliers and within the group of companies.

·     Technically competent in the field of engineering thermoplastics, preferably including a strong working understanding of material properties (polyamides) and applications, design, tool and processing knowledge.

·     A thorough working knowledge of IATF16949 and ISO 14001 standards is highly desirable, the expectation group wide is to deliver ISO45001 in the next 18 months.

·     A strong working knowledge of company management accounts are also an essential element as these are published monthly, & together with a set of key performance indicators they provide the working dashboard to fly the plane.

·     Whilst elements of the HR functions within the company are outsourced, a strong working knowledge of HR rules and procedures pertaining to disciplinary procedures, recruiting, and health & safety legislation are also a requirement.

·     A level of maturity and gravitas combined with demonstrable experience in similar environment or function completes the guidelines for replacement.

 

 

To apply please contact Jane Edwards

jane.edwards@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous Improvement Manager

Our client is a € multimillion plastics manufacturer operating from multiple sites across the world, the business has a consistent record of investment to ensure high quality service delivery against customer needs.

They are now looking to recruit a dynamic Continuous Improvement Manager as part of a growth plan to manage and execute TPM and Lean Six Sigma methods to deliver tangible and quantified bottom-line improvements to the P&L.

Profile:

Candidates will have 5-15 years’ experience and looking to develop for the future, you will be focused on Continuous Improvement in an Injection Moulding environment using Black Belt methodologies.

You will be a Six Sigma certified to Black Belt or Green Belt with experience working towards a Black Belt and have a proven practical approach in CI.

 

Key Responsibility Areas

·       Identify continuous improvement projects both independently and through the engagement of the operations organisation

·       Project manage approved Continuous Improvement programs by coordinating necessary human and operational resources and setting and implementing budgetary and timing controls to achieve chartered goals.

·       Manages in-house training on CI tools and methodologies and guides employees.

·       Lead OEE improvement & scrap reduction teams to achieve OEE & scrap targets.

·       Train team members in lean & six sigma and leads the implementation.

·       Utilises Kaizen rapid improvement teams to resolve short term production issues as they occur.

·       Value stream mapping of all processes to identify and then eliminate waste.

·       Preparation of weekly reports on company activities to the Operations Director

·       Develops standard work on best practices and update system on identified enhancements.

·       Lead continuous improvement project teams for projects within plant operations.

 

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

 

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

 

Supply Chain Manager

Our client is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join their Gloucestershire based team on a permanent basis, with the core responsibility being leading and coaching a team of Business Operations Specialists. The European Business Operations Team, being part of a larger global team, is building an integrated, agile, end-to-end, global supply chain capability that is world-class and creates a competitive advantage.

Key responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide Leadership to your team of Supply Chain Analysts; and Customer Service and Logistics Specialists. This will include developing capability; providing learning opportunities by coaching; and leveraging individual team member’s capabilities where they can create the most value.
Transformation of Supply Chain processes including counterparties (customers and third parties) experience will be key in achieving the Supply Chain vision.
Driving continuous improvement in all Supply Chain processes
Using transformation strategies to identify and capture unmet customer needs, thus creating mutual benefit for the company and its counterparties.
Pro-actively mentor the team on economic and critical thinking, Point of View development, appropriate risk taking and trading mentality.
Together with your team, you will develop knowledge networks across the organisation and externally and strive for end-to-end integration in Supply Chain capability.
Essential Skills and Experience

 

Strong communication skills.
Presentation skills, combined with the ability to articulate your point of view (including recommendations and challenges) to a wider group of stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree.
Continuous improvement mindset with the ability to challenge the status quo.
Experience in a leadership role or exposure to Supply Chain, Logistics or Planning.
To apply please contact Jane Edwards

jane.edwards@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Senior Buyer

Part of an international group, our client is a successful manufacturer supplying products to retailers, distributors and contractors on a worldwide basis.  They manufacture a diverse range of products including those using polyurethane raw materials.  Long established and producing high quality products, the company is the largest manufacturer in its sector and has a market leading presence.

 

Main Purpose of Role:

 

Reporting to the Procurement Director, this key role will play an important part in driving forward a strong change and transformation programme, enhancing the quality and value of purchasing across key projects and categories. Working with a global supply chain the understanding and ability to manage international stakeholders is key along with the skills to enhance supplier relationships and bring added value to the categories within your remit.

 

Key Aspects of Role:

 

Financial analysis:

Understand and review existing pricing and contracts and through research and market lead analysis understand any trends or future forecasts.
Review and critically assess the financial position of the suppliers and markets to which they trade to better manage volatility and growth.
Accurately provide cost management and benefit data to prove any savings and/or cost impact achieved.
Negotiating:

Strong and confident negotiator and able to negotiate in a variety of communication lines such as email, face to face and telephone.
Understand and assess the ‘walk away’ point for all negotiations and have a confident understanding of a ‘win-win’ tactic.
Contract/supplier management:

Draft and review and maintain commercial contract documents and have a good level of legal language understanding.
Strong understanding of supplier relationship management and complete supplier assessments, audits, and service level documents.
Sourcing and tendering:

Draft and launch full sourcing tenders with the ability to critically assess each submitted tender response to identify the most advantageous submission.
Source products and services, sometimes from a concept idea with the support from the wider business.
Support the technical and production department with product development and implementation.
Ethics & Environmental responsibility:

Ability to identify, mitigate and manage any ethical, environmental or sustainability concerns you may have within the supply chain.
Good level of environmental understanding and how this impacts our processes and products and the knowledge to identify potential solutions.
Person Profile:

 

Qualified to degree level or equivalent and preferably hold or working towards full CIPS membership.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Procurement Department and at least 3 in a Buyers role, international procurement experience is advantageous.
Experience of working in a technical procurement role in the manufacturing sector (e.g. chemicals or regulated products)
Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills with a very methodical approach.
Aligns own goals with team’s goals, proactively supports/develops other team members.
Self-starting skills
Has the ability to successfully deliver quite complex information both verbally and in written form.  Fully recognises and responds to target audience reactions.
Has the ability to present confidently and successfully on any topic to any audience, can successfully respond and adapt to target audience reaction.
Very adept at calculating, analysing and presenting complex numerical information.
Confident and successful at achieving desired outcomes in complex negotiations, fully understands different approaches to strategy, can analyse and react to the aims of each party.
Fully adept at using/developing all systems tools available and experience of using a fully integrated ERP system.
Can effectively manage a complex range of resources to ensure a variety of outcomes are fully achieved.
A natural leader with the ability to build/lead a multi-disciplined team on a project by project basis and ensure successful delivery of all the team’s individual and collective goals.
Key words: Polymers, Plastics, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Paints, Resins, Compounding, Compounds, Paints, Coatings

 

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

 

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Senior Sales Manager

A global flexible plastics packaging group is looking to recruit home based a home-based UK Sales Manager to join their existing growing team.

Role Summary

To effectively manage Blue Chip and larger customers, driving new business opportunities at a Senior level across multiple divisional channels. To develop strong cross-functional and Senior relationships within these customers, ensuring strategic alignment on medium to long-term customer objectives e.g., sustainability goals, whilst maximising new business opportunities.

Responsible for delivering budgeted sales, incremental growth and margin enhancement, through the development of strong business plans coupled with a structured approach to the sales process and customer negotiations.

 

Key Activities and Responsibilities

 

·       Management of major accounts, including Project management of Supply Chain activities, Commercial pricing,

·       Generating new business opportunities, within current customer base, across new divisional channels

·       Drive IFG new product development as a way to support the sustainability agenda

·       Build excellent working relationship internally and with customers.

 

Health, Safety, Hygiene and the Environment

 

·       Be aware of and comply with all Health, Safety, Hygiene and Environmental procedures and legislation

·       Be aware of and comply with our commitment to BRC/IOP regulations and standards.

 

Key Results Areas/Outputs

 

·       Delivery of budget sales requirements

·       Deliver profitable sales growth through new and existing accounts

·       Implementation of IFG new product development activity

·       Proactive margin protection, enhancement and improvement activities

 

Key Internal Relationships

 

·       UK Technical and Technical Services team

·       UK Commercial team

·       UK Customer Services team

·       UK Manufacturing leadership

 

Person Profile:

 

·       Degree qualified or equivalent

·       Experience within the print/packaging industry desirable

·       Demonstrable Senior experience of managing and developing strong customer relationships in a fast paced, high volume product environment

·       Demonstrable experience within Blue Chip / large customer base

·       A track record of delivering profitable sales growth

·       High degrees of PC competency. Good working knowledge of the standard MS Office suite; Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

 

Skills:

 

·       Ability to organise, prioritise and plan work effectively

·       Confident negotiator and problem solver

·       Excellent communication skills via all methods

·       Driven and determined

·       Possess positive attitude, self-motivation and a proactive nature

·       High attention to detail

·       Ability to be adaptable, responsive and flexible in your day to day approach

 

To apply please contact Jane Edwards

jane.edwards@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Sales Manager

Our client is a manufacturer of pigments and pigment dispersions for the plastics industry. Their colours and additives are a key component in a number of items ranging from Packaging to Building & Construction. Their production facilities are strategically located in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and offer diverse product lines in both solid and liquid colourants.

Innovation is embedded within the company culture and the business pride themselves on the ability to work closely with their customers on specialized projects to deliver colour solutions.

 

 

The role:

 

Reporting to the Sales Manager EMEA and a member of the European Sales Team.

An entrepreneurial salesperson, who is able to translate strategy into repetitive sales, with a clear external customer focus and a personal presence in the market.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

·       Growth at existing and new customers with current and new products.

·       Ensure contribution to business result by proper price and volume management.

·       Acquisition and conversion of new leads, ensuring leads are developed into customers within the sales funnel.

·       Develop account plans and visit planning (including technical & management visits needed).

·       Sales plan for the sales region and respective focus market.

·       Opportunity management, pipeline / sales funnel.

·       Participate in regional events.

·       Guide new sales product & customers.

·       Feed competitive information into marketing.

·       Initiate TI’s for product approvals (potentials; volume & price, customer feedback).

·       Risk control; manage over dues, credit limits & CAR’s.

·       Feed competitive information into marketing.

·       Reporting and keeping system up to date (CRM, S&OP, sales funnel and budgets).

·       Identify and build sound relations with DMU’s at customer and through indirect sales channels (agencies and distributors)

·       Is willing to travel (50% of the time)

 

Communication:

 

·       Finding customers unmet needs by active listening and questioning.

·       Ability to convey the value proposition hosting (potential) customer meeting plus giving presentations.

·       Knowledge of our products and applications. Natural eagerness, curiosity, and ability to develop

·       Technical know-how. Ability to communicate internally getting our customers serviced.

 

Entrepreneur – Commercial dealing:

 

·       Find new opportunities in the market and having the ability to turn them in repetitive sales. Prioritize the opportunities based on value add for the business.

·       Maintain and expand an effective network in the industry.

·       Understanding the market dynamics, anticipate and act on key market trends and customer needs.

 

Motivation – Drive for results:

·       Be accountable, setting challenging goals, developing plans and ensure proper execution.

·       Having the perseverance and the ability to adapt to new situations.

·       Be analytical and decisive to prioritize your actions. Be a “go-getter” with courage.

 

Negotiation – Delivers results:

·       Bring parties to agreement.

·       Recognize different interests and motives and gain trust of the parties by obtaining in attitudes and behaviour.

 

The Person:

 

Bachelor level – chemical engineering preferred
3-5 years of experience in the relevant market segment (and technical knowledge) e.g. Materials, Polymers, Pigments, Additives, Masterbatch, Chemicals, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers.
Good knowledge of the language and culture of the customers in the working area
Stress resistant
Team player; working well within cross functional teams
Decisive
Excellent knowledge English language
IT savvy (Microsoft Office and digital sales; video calling, webinars, social media)
 

 

To apply please contact Ellie Guest

ellie.guest@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

 

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

 

Sales & Marketing Director

A leading specialist manufacturer, providing high performance materials and surface technology solutions with a focus on polymer related components & engineering plastics.

With manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK and Europe, and partners globally the business offer their customers cost effective solutions at the highest quality from material selection, manufacturing through to distribution.

 

The Role:

 

An outstanding opportunity to take a key role in an exciting, recently restructured business and to play an integral part of the organisation’s future.

This executive appointee will take full responsibility for the sales & marketing functions of this market-leading business and will own and deliver the strategy and overall customer experience/customer engagement.

Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of effective marketing plans that drive the growth of the business by providing data driven direction to the operating units and the new product development projects.

 

Key Objectives:

 

·       Increase visibility, penetration and sales success with new and existing clients.

·       Lead, motivate and inspire the Sales & Marketing functions whilst ‘leading from the front’.

·       Design communicate and execute a sales and marketing strategy into target organisations

·       Develop and implement the long-term Sales strategy and implement the sales action plan to deliver business objectives

·       Deliver sales targets for volume, price and contribution with individual key customer account responsibility.

·       Translate the market needs into top line growth & margin expansion.

·       Make solid recommendations on the pursuit of product portfolio expansion using an industrial marketing approach, taking into account the potential market, profitability and customer base.

·       Ensure that the Strategic Projects (new product developments) are well positioned on the marketplace and have a clear value proposition.

·       As such, you will be responsible for defining the annual strategic marketing plan which aims at setting the priorities for the innovation/R&D team

·       In addition, you will create an overarching strategy for our go-to-market organization resulting in market segment targets for the Business Unit Cultures.

Implement tactical marketing and communication plans by working with Commercial Managers (UK and International) to create and deliver a common approach, best practice and sales development activities.
·       To continuously develop the business development systems, processes and people to manage sustained and profitable growth

·       To coach mentor and develop pipeline of commercial talent for the business

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Training

 

A strong sales & marketing leader with a technical/ high technology background in an industrial manufacturing or engineering environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Marketing, Business or material-sciences related degree. Additional MBA preferred.
Experience within a commercial management role with strong strategic marketing skills
Marketing excellence: demonstrated depth and breadth across the entire marketing discipline; able to develop broad strategies and drive operational details.
Proven track record in developing strategies, implementing and driving plans and managing budgets.
·       Able to communicate professionally and develop strategic relationships within a client base

·       Able to form a strong working relationship with the Group Board.

·       Able to coach and nurture all team members

Ability to effectively interface with people in all directions in an organization
To apply please contact Ellie Guest

ellie.guest@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Printed Packaging

Based in Northamptonshire

Job ref:                    CST/52440

Salary/Benefits:    Commensurate with experience

 

The client:

 

An innovative packaging manufacturer supplying blue chip customers in the FMCG sector.

 

Primary role:

 

Develop and implement manufacturing strategy and operational plans to deliver products to customers on time, fit for purpose to meet operational needs according to the company’s strategic objectives.  Provides leadership to develop Operational Excellence initiatives through the use of best practice manufacturing techniques.

 

Responsibilities:

Leads the operations team to produce and deliver products to customer expectations and establishes processes and controls in key deliverable areas such as housekeeping, waste reduction, capacity utilization and production efficiencies
Provides leadership to Operational Excellence initiatives through the use of Continuous Improvement & Lean tools (e.g. lean, six sigma, kaizen, 5S, SMED)
Works with, mentors and empowers direct reports to drive cultural change toward rapid process improvement and process ownership.
Provides leadership for problem resolution.
Develops and manages the departmental budget.
Leads the team to improve, automate, and streamline current operations procedures to maximise contribution to the profitability of the firm and longer term business goals.
Essential attributes:

Experienced production and operations professional within the packaging sector (e.g. labels, flexible packaging, rigid plastic packaging, printed folded cartons or corrugated manufacturing).
Expert in the implementation of lean manufacturing and associated positive cultural change for a packaging business.  Has established and led change which has enabled a company to modernize its working practices.
Hands-on and accountable for the operations function (production and logistics).  Leads from the front but from a position of mentoring, empowerment and achieving objectives with the engagement of the workforce.
A sound working knowledge of health & safety, environmental and waste control in a manufacturing environment.
Person Profile:

 

Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.
Proven leadership skills; the ability to effectively influence and motivate others.
Ability to drive operational excellence results by fostering an environment of openness and teamwork.
Demonstrated organizational abilities and excellent project management skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.
High energy, results-oriented leader who has demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams.
Strategic thinker/problem solver with a tactical approach who can effectively interface with employees at all levels of the organization.
To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

 

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

 

Quality/ Compliance Engineer

Quality Compliance Engineer
EU citizenship is a must

 

Job ref: AZ /54515

 

Being part of an international team, with a de-centralised setup, your main office location can be in the following locations:

Warrington (UK)
Lyon (FR)
Bielefeld or Göppingen (DE)
Hoboken (BE)
Alkmaar-Amsterdam-Deventer (NL)
Dübendorf (CH)
Candidates will be expected to travel 25-50% of the time, the majority will be within Europe.

 

In the role as Quality & Compliance engineer, for the product group specializing in seals & polymers, you will focus on the quality and compliance of the product and rubber (polymer) materials.

 

Working within an international team, within the virtual Center of Expertise (CoE), that currently consists of a Product Manager, 3 other core members and a network of specialists. The CoE team cooperates with a whole network of international colleagues, mainly in Europe.

 

Main activities will be:

 

Quality
Setting up/improving and maintaining of a product quality framework with standards for product and material quality and coordinating product quality assurance for the product group.
Setting up and maintaining the product quality control process of own brand and unbranded products, including company’s internal own brand manufactured products.
Auditing and (dis)qualifying of new and existing manufacturers to be an approved manufacturer for specific product categories.
Compliance
Participate in international compliance working groups
Be on top of and understand new and changes in international legislations such as REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals et al.
Evaluate, in cooperation with our material specialists, the impact of regulations on our materials and products.
Manage compliance and test reports
Personality Traits:

 

You are accurate
You are self-starting
You are eager to learn (identify & understand legislations)
You are a team player within cross-functional teams
You have a healthy dose of critical attitude
Your knowledge/skills:

 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent working and thinking level
Trained auditor in Quality Management Systems
Basic understanding of rubbers and chemistry
Affinity with legislation, such as REACH, RoHS, EC1935, et al
English (fluent speaking and writing), knowledge of German, French and Dutch is a plus
Project management within cross-functional teams
If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

 

 

Andy Zanin – Business Director

T: +44 (0) 1789 207070

E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

 

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid EU work visa will be considered for this position.

Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

 

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Based in Lincolnshire

 

Job ref:                    JH /55067

 

Salary:                Commensurate with Experience

 

 

Overview

 

Responsible for all site Operations, this includes Warehousing (goods in and out), Consumable stocks, Manufacturing, Production staff and managing the associated Operations budgets.

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

 

Requirements:

 

Proven experience in a Plastic or Recycling environment in management
·       Proficient with PC based systems to manage and record keeping

·       Good understanding of H&S

·       Good communication skills

 

 

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive

Key Account Manager – Engineering Plastics

Home Based UK

Job ref:                    JE /54596

Salary:                Commensurate with Experience

We are working with a manufacturer of specialist products who are looking to recruit a Key Account Manager to be responsible for the development and commercialisation of new projects and managing existing Key Accounts in the Automotive sector. To establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels across OEM’s, processors, specifiers and prospects. This role will be required to increase the project pipeline with a focus on key product lines, ensuring good communication between clients and the company internal support services.

 

Target and intended purpose

 

·       To achieve the agreed sales / project / account objectives as defined annually by the Sales Manager.

·       To identify, develop and commercialize new business typically via multiplication of successful existing or newly developed applications at new and existing clients.

·       To visit the designated / new accounts on a regular basis.

 

Duties, Accountability and Responsibility:

 

·       Responsible for organizing and planning face to face meetings with customers.

·       Full account responsibility including but not limited to:

o   Meeting / exceeding sales and margin targets.

o   Increase and expand the scope of the application development pipeline.

o   Maintaining and updating the CRM details for each account.

o   Coordinating project work with your accounts and utilizing the EMS technical support teams to reach a positive conclusion.

o   Maintaining the professional image of the company at all times.

o   Increasing the depth of contacts at the client.

·       Responsible for Regular updates of your accounts forecast volumes.

·       Responsible for annual budgetary planning for your clients.

·       Required to provide a written (summarized) monthly activity and market information report to the Sales Manager.

 

Authorities

·       Within the commercial framework set by the Sales Manager, negotiates the closing of a sale with customers.

·       Organize and plan customer visits, including travel arrangements, to maximize best use of time.

·       Develop account plans to ensure greater sustainable business growth.

·       Value proposition development and improvement.

·       Identify stakeholders and decision makers in the value chain persuading them the value of our proposal.

·       Commercialization of targeted value propositions.

·       Network building with the industry.

·       Knowledge building and propagation of that knowledge within the global business.

 

Knowledge and Educational Level:

 

·       Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technology and / or business related field and / or relevant practical experience.

·       Knowledge of the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, OEM and Tiers preferred.

·       Knowledge of sales processes.

·       Experience of project management as well as additional understanding of technical service and application development.

·       Excellent communication and social skills.

·       Good working knowledge of MS Office.

 

Required Level of Experience

 

·       Minimum of 5 years relevant B2B experience in the field of sales and business development.

·       Knowledge of Polymers (polyamides ideally), Injection moulding process, Injection mould design and / or product design (Polymer specific experience).

·       Analytical with good judgement, business sense and problem solving skills.

·       A strong negotiator able to identify customers’ needs and be persuasive when presenting ideas.

·       A team player able to work independently.

·       Creative with entrepreneurial tendencies.

·       Relation builder with good social and networking skills

·       Structured worker with good time management and project management ability.

 

To apply please contact Jane Edwards

jane.edwards@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

 

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer
Based Lancashire
Job ref:                    JH /53601

Salary:                     Commensurate with experience

Main responsibilities:

To carry out 8D investigations for customer complaints and concerns and drive the Corrective/Preventative Actions required
Support the internal NCR/CAR process, Quarantine management and work with the relevant departments to ensure good Corrective actions are implemented
To ensure FMEA’s are carried out for all processes / products and are kept current and used for design capability evaluation and change control management
Develop Quality Control Plans for all products ensuring they are kept current; ensuring governance through SOP’s and communication to operations
To assist in performing in-process testing of Product and associated Tooling
Gathering statistical data and preparing quality reports for distribution within the Group
Maintaining an effective Quarantine and segregation process for all nonconforming raw materials and affected part processed work
Provide daily, weekly, monthly quality reports as required
Assisting in the improvement of Quality systems and SOP’s when required
Liaising with the Technical Process and R&D departments as required on Quality and testing process issues related to existing and new products and processes
Skills, qualities and experience:

Previous experience of working within a Quality function, including carrying out FMEAs and 8D
Good communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
Experience in solving problems & driving improvements utilising data
High level of dexterity & attention to detail; good eyesight and able to discern colour
Experience of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Skilled in the use of the full range of Quality Improvement tools
Flexible approach to working requirements including supporting the rest of the team and covering absences
To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

 

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Rubber Process/Manufacturing Engineer

Process/Manufacturing Engineer
Based in Hampshire
Job ref:                        AZ /54877

Reports to:                Engineering Director

Listgrove is working with one of the world’s leading specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of some of the most impressive products on the market, to defense and multi-national corporations.

The Process/Manufacturing Engineer will be expected to spend a significant proportion of the time on the shop floor, in a “hands-on” capacity. You will really need to understand elastomers and material processing. You will take on the ownership of NPI related activities for the creation of processes. Trouble shoot for a variety of materials, using injection, transfer and compression manufacturing technologies.

This position is ideally suited to an individual who can take a new tool, work through a structured process, to arrive at the end, with an approved part and be capable of disseminating your manufacturing knowledge onto the regular Production Team.

Responsibilities:

New product development and implementation including production methods, process flow, machinery and required tooling.
Carry out, lead and support preproduction trials, record activities/process details, recommended equipment and specifications.
Specify and/or oversee fabrication of equipment used in moulding processes and/or assembly operations (i.e., end-of-arm-tooling, fixtures, jigs, etc.)
Manage project schedules as applied to new product launches.
Analysis of new and current processes for cost reduction activity and implement/oversee improvements, recording successes and failures.
Develop and support task-oriented team objectives with effective results and cost reduction activities.
Coordinate Continuous Improvement Projects and processes with multi-function teams.
Provide where appropriate specific moulding process training to technicians and operators.
Maintain awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities regarding the environmental policies, management system, and objectives and targets by attending required training.

Personal Attributes:

In-depth knowledge of rubber moulding and a good understanding of rubber to metal/plastic bonding
Manufacturing background and good problem-solving skills.
Ideally educated to Degree or HNC level in Product/Polymer engineering
Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
Ideally familiar with the automotive industry quality requirements QS9000 and APQP
If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director

T: +44 (0) 1789 207070

E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

 

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered for this position.

Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

 

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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Site Director

Site Director

Plastics, Extrusion, Packaging, Print

Based in Essex

Job ref:                    CST/53958

Salary/Benefits:    Commensurate with experience

The Company:

A global leader in the manufacturing of specialist high value products for the print and packaging industry, the company places a premium on respect for the environment and is constantly striving to reduce impact on the environment to the lowest possible levels.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on, detail-oriented, creative, thorough and customer focused Director to join their growing organization. Based at the UK site in Essex, you will play a key role in developing the operation in addition to assuming overall responsibility for quality, output, safety and people development. You will be tasked with finding innovative ways to enhance productivity whilst ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations. Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of performance and operations management to optimize productivity and employee satisfaction, through engagement and motivational leadership.

Person Profile:

Minimum BSc in one of the Sciences, Engineering or Operations Management or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
Significant work experience (minimum 5 years) as a Director or senior manager
Experience of working within a plastics, print, paper, packaging or coatings operation is an advantage
Strong working knowledge of performance and operations management.
Familiarity with industry regulations and quality standards.
Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and relational databases and software (e.g., ERP) would be a significant advantage.
Exceptional communication and public speaking skills.
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
Competent collaborator and skilled cross-functional communicator.
Able to demonstrate strength and creative approach to problem and conflict resolution.
Key words: Operations Director, Factory Manager, Site Manager, Plant Director, Manufacturing Director, Production Director, Plastics, Polymers, Extrusion

 

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor

conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

 

Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

Shift Engineer

Overview

To provide engineering support to the plant, covering machine maintenance and breakdowns.  You will support the Maintenance & Projects Engineer in maximising both the running times and efficiencies of the plant.  The plant operates on a 24/7 basis and the role of the Shift Engineer will be to form part of a team that provides effective support to the plant over this period

Own Transport required as there are no public transport links to the site

 

Qualifications

  • Educated to ONC/HNC level or equivalent.
  • Suitable post apprentice experience in a manufacturing based environment with specific knowledge of mechanical systems, plc’s and electrical systems.
  • H&S, Quality, Customer, and Productivity focused.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, dedicated, hardworking, conscientious and flexible with the changes in the business needs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Promote and participate in activities that ensure the highest safety, operational and quality standards are achieved.
  • You will take responsibility for providing engineering expertise and support to the plant.
  • You will be required to plan develop and implement machine modifications, carry out repairs to plant and machinery, and monitor the production equipment and complete agreed maintenance scheduled workloads. You must be able to change over and set up machinery when product changes are required ensuring that downtime is reduced and efficiencies are increased.
  • You will provide support to the manufacturing process for the 24/7 activities of the site, these will include but not be limited to:
    • Troubleshooting and emergency response activities.
    • Undertake training on all existing and new machinery the company may purchase from time to time and train new / existing engineers on new machinery.
    • Complete all shift hand over documentation clearly and debrief the incoming / outgoing shift to enable a smooth hand over to take place.
    • Be prepared to work alternative shift arrangements as and when required in order to meet business requirements, the company reserves the rights to exercise this option whenever deemed necessary, (Subject to the relevant notice period).
    • Recommending on Preventive Maintenance inspections.
    • Recommending on the ordering and control of required parts.
    • Support continuous improvement and root cause analysis processes.
    • Manage housekeeping within the engineering activity.

 

  • Interface with external suppliers and Contractors as required.
  • Communicate with the Engineering team, Process Technician, Quality and Technical Manager to make sure the business is moving forward and supported correctly.
  • Contribute to the identification of improvement plans as reviewed during the daily and monthly meeting processes.
  • Lead by example, positively challenge under-performance and reinforce good behaviours.
  • Ensure cost optimisation across all areas of the department.
  • Carry-out the required training and adapt to the ever evolving engineering requirements.

Project Engineer

Principal Accountabilities:

Provide project engineering support to aid with the execution of capital projects and improvement projects, from conception to completion

Projects ranging from £1000+ (small projects) to £10m+ (major Capex projects)

Site supervision and management duties, including managing contractors and ensuring relevant HSEQ systems and site management systems are adhered to

Collaborating with the site operations and maintenance teams to co-ordinate installation works to minimise downtime and disruption

Purchasing and procurement using CMMS

Compiling and maintaining comprehensive records and documents for projects

Preparing and reviewing technical documentation such as equipment specifications, quotations, drawings, procedures etc

Involvement in design reviews, HAZOPs, Risk Assessment reviews etc

Any other reasonable tasks

 

Knowledge and experience:

Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical or Process Engineering preferred)

1 -2 years industrial experience preferred but will consider graduates

Experience of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel

Full, clean driving license and own transport preferred but not essential

Positive can-do attitude

Self motivated

Well organised

Shift Engineer

Founded in 1954 St. Johns Packaging is a vertically integrated manufacturer of flexible packaging products. Still controlled by the founding family the company has experienced continued growth and currently has operations in over 8 countries including Canada, the US, Mexico, China, Vietnam and Australia, employing over 825 employees.

Shift Engineer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our small and friendly Engineering department as a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer. As the only Engineer on shift you will need to be able to act independently and prioritise your own work to support production requirements.
The nature of the role is mainly as a support service to the manufacturing activities on site, providing help and assistance to the shift teams when not engaged in PPM work, engineering development projects, or other planned engineering work. The scope of activity includes ensuring all plant, machinery, ancillary equipment including Site Services are maintained in a good working order, whilst keeping downtime to a minimum.
This is a permanent- Full time, 4 on 4 off 12 hour shift pattern, days and nights- average of 42 hours per week
Key responsibilities include;
• To adhere to all of the company’s procedures on health & safety to ensure accidents and injuries do not occur, and taking an active role in housekeeping and highlighting safety improvements.
• To adhere to all food safety requirements and ensure maintenance activity does not impact on quality of the product.
• To support the other members of the Engineering Team through help, advice and achievement of the planned workload, works flexibly in support of holidays and other cover arrangements.
• To diagnose breakdown problems when they occur and make repairs as necessary, seeking assistance if required.
• To work through a programme of maintenance tasks, using knowledge and experience to prioritise between urgent and routine activities.
• To carry out PPM tasks as appropriate, in a safe manner, liaising with Production to ensure availability of the asset and minimise downtime.
• To be involved in Engineering Development Projects as required
• To carry out Site Services inspections and other Routines
• To assist Production in getting lines up and running again following Job Changes and Breakdowns.
• To persevere to resolve problems that do arise and use initiative to identify areas that require attention in order to prevent future breakdowns.
• To communicate in a clear, effective and appropriate manner with all other personnel, during shift handover periods.
• To continue to learn from experience, observation and inquiry and to build upon existing skills as new equipment and processes are introduced.
• To strive to achieve a high standard of workmanship in any task undertaken, whilst completing work at a rate which satisfies the needs of production.
• To source and purchase parts for maintenance activity in accordance with company processes.

Experience and Qualifications:
• Ideally at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role and have been involved with the maintenance of Plant and Equipment in a Process Plant.
• Engineering / Manufacturing background.
• Qualified in electrical and multi skilled in mechanical discipline.
• Analytical skills; organisational and communication skills; and an enthusiastic / innovative approach to work.
• Flexible, adaptable and team orientated.
• Able to communicate effectively and build a reputation for reliability and service.
• Able to plan, prioritise and think ahead.
• Able to work on own initiative as well as to set procedures.

Toolmaker

OVERALL PURPOSE:

To ensure that all new tooling adjustments are completed to a high standard in order to achieve the customer promised Off Tool Sample dates.

 

To manufacture new tools or part tooling as required.

 

Provide support to the mouldshop by ensuring all existing tooling is maintained, repaired & modified in a timely manner to enable production requirements to be met.

 

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: (Note in addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably be required)

 

Effective operation of all BNL toolroom machinery, and manual processes.

Ensure all Health + Safety requirements are adhered to.

Computer literacy with the ability to record and retrieve data

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION

 

 

 

Apprentice trained /Time served toolmaker, from a good engineering background.                                                             
CORE COMPETENCIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience of injection mould tool manufacture/maintenance. Consideration may be given to people who can demonstrate experience in a precision engineering environment.
TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

Technical knowledge of plastic injection tooling.

Hot Runner systems.

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

N/A
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT USEAGE

 

 

 

Manual & CNC milling / Turning, Surface Grinding, Cylindrical grinding, Spark Erosion.

 

Packing Operative

Due to growth of the company, an exciting position has become available for a full-time Packing Operative based in Wolverhampton.

Company operates on the continental shift pattern (4 days on, 4 days off), working both day shift and night shift. Pay rate is £8.91 per hour with additional bonus depending on targets achieved

Role Requirements

Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, moving plastic bottles around
Ability to multi-task, and strive to ensure that any task undertaken is carried out efficiently and be 100% accurate.
Must be able to commit to both day and night shift (including weekends)
Role Responsibilities

Perform packing operations in accordance with company and customers’ requirements.
Operate machinery equipment in accordance with health and safety procedures.
Complete packing orders within company deadlines.
Wear PPE as required by the company and adhere to health and safety rules and procedures.
Keep the machines supplied with packaging materials and make trays/boxes.
Visually inspect all bottles for contamination such as burns, foreign bodies, discolouration or deformation before they are packed to ensure quality standards are achieved.
Ensure inline checks such as leak tests and weight checks are completed correctly where required.
Pack bottles to specifications correctly labelling and adhering to packing configuration.
Escalate any quality concerns or machine issues to relevant staff.
Under supervision competently and safely assist with cleaning out of the machines.
Adhere to the clean as you go company policy ensuring work stations are kept clean, tidy and any debris is swept up.
Maintaining highest standards of product safety and adhering to hygiene regulations at all times.
Assist fellow colleagues in their job duties when needed.
Attend any training that the company deems necessary for the role.
Notify management about any equipment and production issues.
To undertake any other duty as requested by your Line Manger or other Management.
Company

From conception in 1997, the company has grown every year, introducing new equipment and facilities. Bought out by global leader in plastic manufacturing, we are in the process of moving to the state of the art purpose build facility.

Why should you apply?

The chance to join a well-established company
The opportunity to become part of a hardworking, dedicated team
To showcase your knowledge and experience
Reference ID: PBS PACK

Expected start date: 24/05/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £8.91 per hour

Additional pay:

Bonus scheme
Quarterly bonus
Benefits:

Company pension
On-site parking
Referral programme
Wellness programmes
Schedule:

12 hour shift
Day shift
Night shift
Overtime
Weekends
COVID-19 considerations:
Workers are expected to wear masks

Work remotely:
No

Shift Supervisor

The Shift Supervisor is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of all shift activities across the site, from material preparation through to despatch, including Health and Safety and Quality.

Responsible for management, support, motivation and development of all shift personnel, including team leaders, material preparation, process technicians, production operators, 2nd operations, warehouse and logistics. Through Department Heads responsible for on shift maintenance technicians, toolfitting technicians and Q.A. technicians.

 

Supporting the Operations Manager with specific focus on the performance of all elements within the plant, it’s systems and procedures, ensuring that they are regularly reviewed and deliver safe, efficient and audit ready operations at all times. Sustaining year on year performance improvements against key metrics.

Operator

JOB PURPOSE:

This section should summarise the purpose of the role, its’ level of business responsibility and strategic input to the business

Under the direction of the production management team, you are responsible to set up and run a blown film production line. Responsible for the health and safety, quality and performance of the extruder and other machines as required.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Use safe workingpractices at all times.

Check initial accuracy and quality of product and remedy any deviation from specification prior to start of job run.

Set up/re-install production line from extruder through to finished product in the event of a job change or breakdown.

Monitor and maintain efficient running of extruder during job run.

Identify all line equipment faults and rectify or report as appropriate.

Make regular quality checks on product against customer specification.

Obtain all relevant information from production documentation and specification sheets.

Record of all QA data as required.

Monitor quality of product during job run and maintain required standards.

Monitor job progress and ensure production quantity targets are met with minimum waste.

Communicate clearly within scope of responsibility to relevant personnel, e.g. Cell Leader the nature of all production related problems.

Working as a team with Packer/Operators within the production unit

Handover all relevant information to the next shift

Maintain a tidy working environment at all times.

Change work location within units as requested to maintain continuity of production and provide cover for breaks/emergencies etc.

Assist with the training of new staff as requested.

Carry out any other duties as requested.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience of the setting up and running of blown film production Lines (Desirable)

Ability to read and understand production plans and specification sheets (Essential)

Understand and perform required QA Checks (Essential)

Sales Manager

Dugdale have experienced significant growth over the past few years, and continue to do so.

Dugdale therefore need to appoint an experienced sales manager to the business.

The successful candidate will be required to

• Effectively manage customers both at their production sites and offices

• Grow existing customers, as well as develop new customer trading relationships and business opportunities

• Be responsible for delivering budgeted sales, incremental growth and margin enhancement, through the development of strong business plans coupled with a structured approach to the sales process and customer negotiations.

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Job purpose: To undertake any duties deemed necessary to assist the maintenance team across the site carrying out a wide range of duties including carrying out designated TPM tasks and assisting with breakdowns.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Ensure safe working practices at all times
To perform TPM tasks in specific areas of plant and maintain stock levels as necessary
To assist in machinery breakdowns and continuous improvement projects.
To ensure specification and purchasing is timely and cost-effective by following the company procedures.
To ensure use and compliance with the company’s Maintenance management system
To ensure the workshop is in a clean organised condition at all times
Be part of the storage of spare parts improvement project.
To respond to emergencies and repairs as required
Apply the highest standards of health and safety during all tasks, as per company procedures
Be a proactive member of any continuous improvement initiatives
To adapt to any preventive or reactive maintenance procedural changes and keep all relevant maintenance data current
Work in line with the company’s Mission, Vision and Values
Any additional other duties as required

Scope of Job:
To perform all electrical maintenance duties at the Axion Polymers sites

Required qualifications/experience/competencies:
City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Maintenance or equivalent
Knowledge of S7 PLC Controllers
Knowledge of ABB Inverters
Knowledge of Profibus network systems and Scada
18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Ability to fault find complex systems
Ability to upgrade systems
Familiar with 110/240/415AC
Ability to find faults on emergency stop circuits
Knowledge of PATS testing and statutory regulations
Electrical Inspection and Testing Certificate desirable
Committed to Continuing Professional Development
Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment
Well organised and works well under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to organise, plan and procure materials for medium sized repair or upgrade works.
Ability to work well as part of a team
Good attention to detail
Strong time management skills
Ability to read electrical drawings
Working knowledge of conveyors, bearings, gearboxes and motors desirable
Driving license essential

All successful applicants to this position will be required to undergo a Drug and Alcohol test, in line with Axion’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Production Operator

Job purpose:
To ensure safe, effective and efficient operation of the production processes and adherence to procedures

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
• Ensure safe working practices at all times, all jobs must be carried out as per the Safe Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
• Run the Salford plant and report throughput weights for each area, each shift.
• Ensure the housekeeping is maintained to a high standard.
• Ensure the throughputs are logged on the paperwork and reasons for any downtime or throughput problems logged accordingly
• Ensure all product weights and other paperwork is filled in each shift correctly including, FLT checks, testing sheets, Maintenance
checks.
• Carry out the FLT checks on each shift and log any faults with truck
• Report any Safety concerns seen on the plant and raise a safety concern, so it is addressed accordingly.
• You will be flexible and work in any area of the production plant needed when requested by management.

Scope of Job:
Ensure product quantity and quality is maintained to the required standards and work at all times to the Safe operating Procedures

Required qualifications/experience/competencies:
• Experienced in production environments
• 1 year extrusion experience essential
• Fork Lift Truck License desired
• Positive, can do attitude and self-motivated
• Well organised and works well under pressure
• Excellent interpersonal skills

All successful applicants to this position will be required to undergo a Drug and Alcohol test, in line with Axion’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Head of Procurement

This position is responsible for ensuring that Wellman has a very clear strategy when purchasing goods and services. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all materials, supplies and services are acquired in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the company.

The objective is to execute strategies to obtain the maximum value for money, measured through the delivery of cost savings.

 

As Head of Procurement you will report directly to the Operations Director.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

 

· Lead and mentor a team of Purchasing Officers and an embedded service provider – responsible for procurement of all raw and essential materials including materials for satellite plants in France and Holland.

· Represent the company on the Indorama Regional Procurement Best Practice Team.

· Optimise relationships with suppliers to balance cost, quality and terms of payment.

· Visit suppliers, keep abreast of technical changes

· Optimise material stock levels to ensure availability and keep low levels of working capital at the same time.

· Manage inbound transportation in line with manufacturing site storage capacities and production forecast.

· Work closely with R&D to drive company initiatives with respect to new product development as the company continues to grow and expand.

· Renegotiate agreements with existing suppliers and leverage the strengths of being part of a large global organization in doing so while adhering to policies and procedures.

· Develop methodology and strategies to automate procurement processes – ERP, MRP where possible.

· Improve utilization of controls around key areas of spending.

· Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels and material shortage elimination.

· To proactively promote the image of the company and contribute to continuous improvement

· All other duties as required from time to time by the Operations Director.

 

The Person

 

This position requires a person with strong negotiation skills and also extensive purchasing experience including experience in sourcing in low cost countries.

He/she must have a minimum of 10 years years’ commercial experience in an industrial manufacturing business with a minimum of at least 5 years experience in the Plastics/Polymer industry.

The successful candidate must be a good communicator with good verbal and written communication skills enabling them to work co-operatively and effectively to establish and maintain a good working relationship with suppliers at all levels.

The person appointed ideally should possess a broad understanding and knowledge of up-to-date materials management practices. Strong business acumen along with the ability to manage risk is an important skill required for the role.

Candidates must also be prepared to travel on a regular basis as part of this job.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated, energetic and versatile individual to join a highly successful Company.

 

Candidates may be required to complete an aptitude test as part of the screening process.

 

Class 1 & 2 Drivers

1      Job Purpose

  • Drives goods vehicles of groups and classes for which he holds a current licence in a safe, lawful and efficient manner.
  • Makes such deliveries and collections of goods between specified premises as are consistent with the works schedules laid down by the Company.

 

2      Key Accountabilities

  • Drives goods vehicles in a safe, lawful and efficient manner.
  • Carries out daily checks of vehicles and loads which he has charge.
  • Takes all possible care to avoid damage to company or customer’s premises and property.
  • Secures and protects goods on vehicle with due regard to axle and gross weights and ensuring maximum safety and protection during transit.
  • Safeguards, maintains and fosters good customer relations.
  • Carries out all duties with strict adherence to the Health & Safety policy of the Company.

 

3      Health, Safety and Environment

Ensure activities are carried out whilst complying with all measures introduced by the company with respect to Health, Safety and the Environment.  In particular to comply with all procedures, safe working methods and practices and agreed rules to protect your own Health and Safety as well as others that may be affected by your actions, or omissions.

Fully support the Health and Safety and Environmental Policy, as laid down in the Company procedures.

 

4      Additional Comments

The aspects described above are guidelines for general working.  You will be expected to perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

You will be expected and encouraged to engage in all work activities within your scope in order to support our Customer’s expectations.

General conduct should be in line with your contract of employment, the “Employees Handbook” and support the operations strategy.

In addition the Commercial Drivers Handbook should be complied with regarding the operating procedures.

 

Helpdesk Support Engineer

Job Purpose:

To deploy, maintain and support desktops, laptops, handhelds, mobile phones and applications.

 

Tasks and Responsibility

  • Provide PC and Telephony hardware and software support.
  • Ensure all incoming calls are logged and dealt with competently.
  • Provide and update feedback to users as their calls are progressed by the various I.T teams.
  • Monitor call queues ensuring calls are progressed, tracked, escalated and closed.
  • Action change requests under supervision in line with the change processes.
  • Record all activity in Help Desk system.
  • Work as part of a geographical distributed team.
  • Liaise with Technical and ERP Systems teams.
  • Troubleshoot / Resolve end user technical issues
  • Maintain standard configurations for deployment to PCs
  • Deploy PCs, Handhelds and mobiles to users as required.
  • Roll Out new systems, software and upgrades to user PCs
  • Ensure all Microsoft, Security, Anti-Virus and other updates are automatically deployed to PCs
  • Maintain Wi-fi, LAN switches and other PC infrastructure systems
  • Ensure software deployed is compliant with licensing and other policies.
  • Produce and publish documentation
  • Undertake training and research to maintain knowledge of current technology and systems.

 

Knowledge / Skillset

  • Good understanding of PC Hardware
  • Good understanding of Local Area Networking
  • Able to use internet and searches effectively
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows up to latest versions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office up to latest versions
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Principles of TCP/IP Networking.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Networking Technology, Active Directory, Windows Server, etc.
  • Preferably with Full Driving License and own transport

 

Special Terms and Conditions

The job holder must undertake to work outside normal working hours at weekends when required.

Job Holder must hold clean UK Full Driving License

Some traveling (including international) may be required to for team / department meetings and on site working.

Toolmaker

Established in 2010, Goodfish Group has developed its business from a small injection-moulding business in Cannock to a multi-site
moulding, extrusion, composites and vacuum-forming business in the Midlands and North Wales. Our contract-manufacturing business now
employs 120 people and we are continuing to hire more great people.

We are looking to hire an experienced Toolmaker for our busy toolroom in St. Asaf, Denbighshire. You will work in a team of 5 people
supporting both our injection moulding and plastic extrusion manufacturing. You will be involved in maintaining, repairing and modifying our
existing production tooling and ,as we want to develop a new line of products made in-house, you will have the opportunity to get involved in
some exciting new projects.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for experience but also a someone with a growth mindset who is eager to continue learning and developing as the work and
technology evolve

Essential:

  • Minimum 3 years industry experience preferably within plastic injection moulding
  • Hold a recognised engineering qualification e.g. HNC/HND
  • Able to perform a broad range of Toolmaking skills to a high standard, CNC and manual
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to close tolerances
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and CAD data
  • A logical and methodical approach to work.
  • Ensure Company environmental and health & safety policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ability to adhere to quality standards
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to coach and mentor apprentices

Desired:

  • Experience with plastic extrusion tooling
  • EDM wire-eroding capabilities
  • Commercial acumen for job costings, quotations and purchasing
  • Accuracy in completion of paperwork

 

BENEFITS

  • Salary dependent on experience and perceived skill levels
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • DC pension
  • Life assurance
  • Opportunity to work with a fast growing Company

Process Manager

Principle Accountabilities

Primarily responsible for managing the smooth running of shop floor production at the Dorking site in line with production planning and Company processes, Standard Operating Processes (SOP) and work instructions. Driving change to reduce costs and improve production rates through excellent people and project management skills, designing, testing, troubleshooting problems, implementing and maintaining process upgrades and new process systems.

 

Activities, Duties and Key Tasks

  • Oversees and assesses existing processes and workflows.
  • Optimises productivity by designing, implementing and testing new procedures.
  • Assembles reports to document process status and changes.
  • Tracks metrics to discover areas for improvement and monitor upgrades.
  • Communicates findings and proposals to upper management.
  • Utilises process simulation software to test and find the most appropriate production strategies.
  • Provides thorough instructions for successful implementation of process changes.
  • Assesses compliance with applicable safety and quality standards.
  • Contributes to departmental efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • To be aware of the Dorking site’s shop floor workload, including what is current and predicted, and delivery dates.
  • To have responsibility for the output of Dorking site components, from placing of order through to delivery, ensuring products are delivered in line with finishing/despatch requirements in time to meet deliveries.
  • To prepare the planning of Dorking production and attend planning meetings; raising any concerns and implement plan in accordance with the Operations Manager’s direction.
  • To manage the staff based on the shop floor and to supervise the quality and quantity of their output in accordance with the SOP.
  • To ensure the SOP is being updated with relevant changes and that all cycle times are initialled.
  • To ensure staff are working in a safe environment and are using any personal protective equipment that is required for the job in hand.
  • Liaison with Health and Safety committee as necessary
  • To ensure that the shop floor staff at Dorking receive adequate training on all jobs that they work on and to ensure they are aware of the commerciality of each job and to record this training.
  • To carry out annual appraisals and monthly staff 1-2-1 meetings; setting and managing objectives, giving feedback and managing overall staff performance.
  • Commit required time each week for management and personal development.
  • Report back to management and attend meetings/participate as and when required
  • To monitor staff performance and ensure that company procedures are being followed, and monitor times, including the monitoring of lengths of breaks.
  • To liaise with the Operations Manager regarding any personnel performance or training issues you or your team may have.
  • To liaise with the Operations Manager any maintenance requirements and/or improvements suggestions/plans requiring investment
  • To maintain Company and accredited standards adopted by the Company
  • To ensure that good housekeeping is implemented and maintained.
  • To challenge current practices where appropriate and suggest improvements
  • To take responsibility for addressing poor practices either personally or by pointing them out tactfully to others.
  • Organising setting and running of machines in line with production plan
  • Liaise with the Quality Engineer regarding quality control practices, ensuring quality is implemented in line with Company practice.
  • Patrol in line with SOP requirements with responsibility for quality of output
  • Ensure that parts are organised, sorting and packed in line with SOP
  • Ensure the management of shop floor stock, to include booking in and out raw materials and liaising with the Aftermoulding, Stock and Despatch Manager as necessary to ensure stock is being logged monitored effectively.
  • Liaise with Operations Manager for production queries, not limited to machine breakdowns, troubleshooting which cannot be resolved, plant, equipment and site problems and staffing issues
  • To ensure staff are working in a safe environment and that PPE is used effectively
  • To challenge current practices as appropriate, proactively suggesting, improving and implementing changes and operating a continuous improvements practice mindset
  • Monitor and report on internal activities and provide relevant reports and information as and when required
  • Attend training as required and ensure personal development, relevant knowledge techniques, and skills are suitable and sufficient to meet the demands of the job.
  • Ensure that all health and safety standards and procedures are fully observed and adhered to.
  • To be responsible for own health and safety and to take reasonable care, commensurate with the position, for the health, safety and welfare of others within the working environment, which includes wearing, and ensuring others wear, the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • To undertake all other reasonable duties commensurate with position or if directed by the Operations Manager or a member of the Senior Management Team.

 

Person Specification

Excellent analytical and math skills (Essential)

Strong written and verbal communication skills (Essential)

Ability to persuade others to change existing practices (Essential)

Strong attention to detail (Essential)

Proven ability to identify, assess and solve problems (Essential)

Highly competent with computer and information technology (Essential)

Knowledge of process engineering software systems (Essential)

Ability to work in a team (Essential)

Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve quickly and effectively (Essential)

High level of competence and experience in injection moulding setting and processes (Essential)

Mathematics and English GCSE Grade C or above (Essential)

Experience of managing and developing a team (Essential)

Leadership skills (Essential)

Proactive continuous improvement and can-do attitude (Essential)

LEAN/5S/6 Sigma experience and/or qualification (Essential)

Previous experience in quality or business process engineering (Essential)

Understanding of Health & Safety legislation requirements (Essential)

Batchelors Degree in Engineering field (Desirable)

Experience working with and setting on Sumitomo Demag IM Machines (Desirable)

Technical Manager – Antimicrobial Additives

About BioCote®

BioCote® is a market leading antimicrobial additives provider. Our open, consultative partnership approach to antimicrobial product integration is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators worldwide. With 25 years of product development experience in polymer materials, liquid paints, powder coatings, ceramics and textiles, we support performance driven customer sectors including medical equipment, hygiene conscious consumer items and products used in the built environment. Integrating BioCote® antimicrobial technology creates distinctive, high-value products shown to reduce the negative effects of microbes on materials, to deliver our customers intrinsic product differentiation.

 

About the role

With continued international growth and planned expansion, it is an exciting time to join the senior management team of BioCote® as Technical Manager. Heading up our experienced technical team, the right candidate will play a significant role in driving product innovation and business transformation by working closely with our commercial and operations teams. With the necessary personal attributes and experience, the right candidate can take full advantage of this exciting opportunity and play a significant role in the future success of our business.

 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the right candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Redefining business strategies based on technical expertise with a commercial appreciation; driving plans to adapt to industry and customer challenges.
  • Experience of product development and driving innovation to deliver high-value product lines and meet future demands.
  • Delivering guidance on biocidal regulations (BPR, FIFRA, EPA) and regional marketing claims.
  • Ensuring that the use of biocidal products remains compliant with the relevant regulatory bodies and keep up to date with any regulatory changes.
  • Representing the company in a technical/regulatory capacity to our customers and other professional organisations, including in customer-facing interactions that require technical input.
  • Ensuring high-quality technical and regulatory support is given to all commercial aspects of the business such as sales, marketing and partner support.
  • Experience with managing and implementing Regulatory and Quality Management Systems, including overseeing the internal auditing for UKAS/9001/14001/17025.
  • Overseeing all microbiology testing and laboratory activities.
  • Ensuring the right scientific processes are in place and that the most effective equipment, assays, consumables and solutions are used; identify productivity improvements including but not limited to process and equipment upgrades.
  • Manage and nurture a flexible Technical Department (Chemistry, Microbiology, Quality, Regulatory Affairs) that can provide reactive and proactive support to customer queries, quality control initiatives, ISO accreditions, continuous improvement projects and scientific research projects.
  • Producing technical documentation and reporting to provide up-to-date information to the senior leadership team.

 

Who we are looking for

We are keen to secure a candidate that has a proven track record of working within a science-based role, ideally in the field of microbiology. The ideal candidate will possess sound experience in product innovation, regulatory guidance, technical support for commercial teams and in managing and developing a team.

 

You will have a strong work ethic, be solution orientated, proactive and flexible, whilst maintaining a structured approach. You will also need to commit to mentoring, developing and coaching your technical team. You will be expected to lead by example, and the role will require you to be hands-on at times.

 

Essential requirements:

  • Experience within a similar role, ideally with experience of biocides and biocidal regulations.
  • Educated to degree level in a science related subject, ideally microbiology.
  • Knowledge surrounding general microbiology techniques and equipment.
  • Good commercial awareness and comfortable in customer facing roles.
  • Creative thinker, organiser and problem solver with exceptional interpersonal skills, including team building, personal coaching and development.
  • Experience of driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Aptitude for problem-solving.
  • Ability to contribute to technical excellence and innovation within the team.
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to manage your team’s time and workload productively.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.

 

Desirable skills:

  • PhD in microbiology
  • Knowledge of antimicrobial additives and antimicrobial performance testing

 

This is an office-based role, so a commutable home location near our head office location in Coventry is essential.

 

 

What we offer

This is a chance for the right person to accelerate their career on a global scale and to succeed in an environment, where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. You will get to work alongside other dedicated members of the team, who are personally and professionally invested in BioCote®. If you are the right person for the role, you will be rewarded with further career progression and you will get to be a part of a success story within a dynamic high-growth business.

 

If you have experience of managing and developing a team, are tenacious with a competitive nature, have copious amounts of self-motivation, drive and determination then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Company Pension Scheme

 

BioCote® is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates.

 

COVID-19 considerations: We have hand sanitisers placed in various locations in the building. PPE can and will be provided as required.

 

To apply for this position, please email your CV with a brief cover note to recruitment@biocote.com stating Ref: Technical Manager.

 

Please no agency enquiries.

Sales & Operations Assistant – Antimicrobial Additives

About BioCote®

BioCote® is a market leading antimicrobial additives provider. Our open, consultative partnership approach to antimicrobial product integration is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators worldwide. With 25 years of product development experience in polymer materials, liquid paints, powder coatings, ceramics and textiles, we support performance driven customer sectors including medical equipment, hygiene conscious consumer items and products used in the built environment. Integrating BioCote® antimicrobial technology creates distinctive, high-value products shown to reduce the negative effects of microbes on materials, to deliver our customers intrinsic product differentiation.

 

About the role

With continued international growth and planned expansion, it is an exciting time to join BioCote® as Sales & Operations Assistant. Assisting the Office Manager, the Warehouse Operative, and our network of customers around the world, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the necessary personal attributes and experience to take full advantage of this exciting opportunity and play a significant role in the future success of our business.

 

Reporting to the Office Manager, the right candidate will have the following responsibilities:

 

  • Taking all customer orders accurately and processing in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and developing good customer relationships
  • Providing customers with the level of service and care as described by the company
  • Pursuing outstanding payments and company credit checks
  • Updating the sales team with sales information on a regular basis
  • Actively re-engaging sales with our inactive customers/accounts
  • Assisting the Warehouse Operative to complete orders, which will require some manual handling
  • Monthly stock taking and reporting

 

 

 

Who we are looking for

Whilst the above outlines the main duties of the post, the list is not exhaustive and duties may change due to the future expectations of the company

 

Applicants must be commercially aware and willing to contribute positively from day one, demonstrate a passion for strong work ethics and a willingness to learn through action. You will be enthusiastic, professional and have a desire to succeed – whilst being able to work both individually and within a team. We are looking for a confident and creative individual to join our team. To fulfil the role of Operations Assistant you should ideally have some commercial, stock control and accounting experience – irrespective of product or marketing experience.

 

Required Skills:

  • Experience of Microsoft Office is essential
  • Ability to manage your own workload in a high-volume environment
  • Well organised with general administrative skills, strong attention to detail complying to company rules
  • Understanding Export and Import procedures
  • Good customer care and communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • High standard of administrative skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of Sage Accounts, but not essential
  • Experience of CRM systems would be beneficial

 

 

What we offer

This is a chance for the right person to accelerate their career on a global scale and to succeed in an environment, where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. You will get to work alongside other dedicated members of the team, who are personally and professionally invested in BioCote®. If you are the right person for the role, you will be rewarded with further career progression and you will get to be a part of a success story within a dynamic high-growth business.

 

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free on-site parking

 

BioCote® is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, colour, religion and national origin.

 

COVID-19 considerations: We have hand sanitisers placed in various locations in the building and temperature testing is in place. PPE can and will be provided as required.

 

To apply for this position, please email your CV with a brief cover note to recruitment@biocote.com stating Ref: Sales & Operations Assistant.

 

Please no agency enquiries.

Digital Marketing Executive

About BioCote®

BioCote® is a market leading antimicrobial additives provider. Our open, consultative partnership approach to antimicrobial product integration is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators worldwide. With 25 years of product development experience in polymer materials, liquid paints, powder coatings, ceramics and textiles, we support performance driven customer sectors including medical equipment, hygiene conscious consumer items and products used in the built environment. Integrating BioCote® antimicrobial technology creates distinctive, high-value products shown to reduce the negative effects of microbes on materials, to deliver our customers intrinsic product differentiation.

 

About the role

With continued international growth and planned expansion, it is an exciting time to join BioCote® as the Digital Marketing Executive. Working within the Marketing Team, we are looking for a digitally experienced and driven individual. With the necessary personal attributes and experience, the right candidate can take full advantage of this exciting opportunity and play a significant role in the future success of our business.

 

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the right candidate will have the following responsibilities:

·       Utilising WordPress and working with our in-house designer to create conversion-centred website landing pages

·       Working alongside Sales and Marketing to develop and grow the external websites

·       Working closely with the wider team during content development to ensure SEO optimisation

·       Bringing a good understanding of SEM and SEO optimisation skills to drive performance of content promotion, website, and paid programmes

·       Designing, building and broadcasting external e-communications

·       Developing and implementing digital marketing strategies

·       Researching and implementing new technology to maximise our marketing mix

·       Define key digital marketing metrics, track growth and maintain analytics reports to provide up-to-date information to leadership

·       Keep close to Google guideline changes and Google algorithms to make sure all websites are in line with the guidelines

 

Who we are looking for

We are keen to secure a candidate that has previous experience of working within digital marketing, ideally in a B2B environment, and who is keen to grow within this role to explore further areas of digital marketing. You will have a strong work ethic, be solution orientated, proactive and flexible, whilst maintaining a structured approach.

 

As the ideal candidate, you are commercially aware and willing to contribute positively from day one. You will be enthusiastic, professional and have a desire to succeed – whilst being able to work both individually and within a team. We are looking for a confident and creative individual to join our team.

 

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of the companies’ websites and digital campaigns, working within a team where your opinions will be heard and valued.

 

A commutable home location near our head office location in Coventry is essential.

 

Essential requirements:

·       Experience within a similar role, e.g. Digital Marketing Executive, SEO Specialist

·       Experience of working with WordPress

·       Knowledge and understanding of SEO Optimisation

·       Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate

·       Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

·       Good organisational skills, the ability to manage their own time productively

·       Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically

 

Desirable skills:

·       Experience with Pay-Per-Click (Google Ad) and Paid Social Campaigns

·       Understanding of Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Tag Manager

·       Knowledge of Marketing Automation Tools, in particular MailChimp

·       Experience with social platforms and associated paid advertising

·       Technical web-based knowledge including HTML and CSS advantageous

·       Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)

 

What we offer

This is a chance for the right person to accelerate their career on a global scale and to succeed in an environment, where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. You will get to work alongside other dedicated members of the team, who are personally and professionally invested in BioCote®.

 

 

If you are the right person for the role, you will be rewarded with further career progression and you will get to be a part of a success story within a dynamic high-growth business.

·       Contributory pension scheme

·       Medical insurance

·       Flexible working hours

·       Free on-site parking

 

BioCote® is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates.

 

COVID-19 considerations: We have hand sanitisers placed in various locations in the building and temperature testing is in place. PPE can and will be provided as required.

 

To apply for this position, please email your CV with a brief cover note to recruitment@biocote.com stating Ref: Digital Marketing Executive.

 

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