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CPA Recruitment

February 24
19:10 2012

We are at the leading edge of the food & drink manufacturing and retail markets, specialising in the provision of practical recruitment solutions across every sector of the food and drink industry. With both a UK and international presence, we’re a company with an outstanding reputation, built over 20 years of expertise.
We specialise in the following sectors:
Interim (Technical Managers, Quality Managers, NPD Technologists and Managers, Process Technologists, Specifications Technologists, Technical Services, Hygiene Managers, Engineers, Factory Managers and Site and Operations Managers)

Operations (Production, Hygiene, Area, Night, General, Operations, CI and Shift Managers.)

Technical ( Food Safety Co-ordinator, Technologist, Auditors, Goods in QA, Site Managers, Central Quality Systems Managers and QA Managers)

Development (Creative Managers, Development Technologists, NPD Managers)

Engineers (Project, Shift, Chemical, Process Engineers. Maintenance, CI and Six Sigma Managers)

Supply Chain (Factory Ingredients Buyers, Purchasing Managers, Production Planners, Dispatch)

Commercial (Purchasing Professionals, Sales & Account Managers, Buyers (retail), Business Development)

Graduates (NPD, Process, Specification, QA technologists. Technical
Assistants. Engineering Graduates)

Scientific/Lab ( Microbiologists, Laboratory managers, Nutritionists, Chemical Scientists, Sensory Analysts)

Regulatory (Regulatory Affairs, Labelling, Trading Law, Environmental, Health & Safety Risk Managers)

Interim Process Specialist
£Daily Rate – Northern England
Our client, a leader in the savoury pastry sector seeks an accomplished bakery process professional to work on a number of current and critical projects.
A true process expert, you will have responsibility for process improvement, overseeing line and oven settings, product scale up, and involvement in the busy product launch activity.
Ideally, we seek a bakery expert with extensive experience in the pastry/pie manufacturing sector, where an appreciation of pastry processing as well as a breadth of knowledge across broader pie/pastry and fillings technologies will be an advantage.
Ref: F&D13740

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 82031000.
Interim NPD Manager
£Daily Rate – Northern England
Our client is a respected manufacturer of baked goods and chilled foods, supplying to the major retail sector. A challenging interim position as an NPD manager has arisen.
This creative role will involve delivering innovative products to customers, ensuring they meet the necessary commercial and technical requirements. Whilst working on improving product recipes you will be involved with managing the critical path and providing communication links with customers to ensure successful product launches.
The ideal candidate will have a creative flair for food, with a particular interest and experience of pastry products. You will have extensive practical experience of product development within the chilled food industry and a solid background of working with retailers. Organisation, communication and time management skills are essential for liaison with customers and internal teams.
Ref: F&D13740
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 82031000.

Senior NPD Opportunities

A preoccupation with innovation and a desire to remain the best in class are what define our client. Their expansion into major retail lines in recent times has ensured significant and sustained growth, and therefore means they seek to add to an already highly motivated and successful development team.
They are looking for passionate foodies, with an impressive food manufacturing and retailer supply background, to work at the heart of our creativity, conceiving blue sky ideas, improving on existing products, bringing these to life in the factory and showcasing the company to their retailer clients.
Drawing on your commercial skills you’ll develop long-lasting customer relationships, you will use your management and communication skills to lead and collaborate effectively, and you will have the ability to project manage critical paths and the conscience to back up your hard work with technically sound administration.
In return, they can offer you an opportunity to grow and develop with one of the industry’s outstanding performers, with exposure to a constantly challenging but rewarding environment and the chance to become part of a high-calibre team.
Ref: F&D13725
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.

Technical Controller
North West £Attractive Negotiable Salary + Bonus + Package + Car

Our client is a leading international food and drink business involved in the manufacture, import and distribution of branded and customer own-brand products. As a trusted grocery supplier, their branded portfolio includes some of the UK’s and Europe’s best known products. With organic and acquisitional growth, their technical division remains committed to best practice and consistent high quality product supply and they pride ourselves in the delivery of technical excellence throughout their operations.
Reporting to our Technical Director of Manufacturing – UK, you will ensure the delivery and roll out of strategy, policy and quality management implementation across our food division. With site Technical Managers reporting, you are ultimately responsible for optimum quality, safety and product legality. Budgetary management, regulatory compliance, BRC and customer relationship management is incorporated.
With a science degree, several years of technical management and an ability to influence sites remotely you should be driven, passionate, customer orientated and commercially astute. Knowledge of HACCP, BRC and Technical Quality Management is key, as is up-to-date knowledge of food legislation. Credibility, competence, leadership and flexibility are important attributes.
Ref: F&D13721
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.


Raw Materials Controller
Northamptonshire                              £55-60,000 + Car

Part of a multi-sited food manufacturing business with a strong heritage of delivering high quality product to a discerning client base, this role will be based on an expansive modern manufacturing site. They are a business that are at the forefront of innovation and have strong, progressive working culture.

This is an integral position within the business focussing on delivery of high quality ingredients to the manufacturing units. The role will report directly into the Operations Manager and will be responsible for creating a vision and strategy for the raw material supply base. You will focus on quality of raw material entering the business and work closely with suppliers to deliver consistent performance and quality.

We require a Quality specialist with proven track record in Technical management looking for a unique and engaging challenge. You should be able to demonstrate people management and influencing skills as well as an ability to lead and develop improvement projects across an expansive business.

Ref: F&D13734

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.


Quality Manager
West London
Up to £24,000

Join this successful, multi-sited business that supplies a range of chilled, multi-component convenience foods to retail and food service businesses.

The role remit is:
·         To provide competent and efficient technical support and service to both internal teams and external customers to ensure that the product and service provided is fit for purpose and meets both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance and customer expectations.

·         To coordinate and maintain the activities required to meet safety and quality standards.

They are seeking a competent Quality professional with supervisory experience ideally in a chilled environment. They require an understanding and experience of production processes and procedures. A good knowledge of microbiological requirements for products and risk from raw materials is important. They also need an understanding and experience of food legislation applicable to product categories manufactured and raw materials supplied.

Ref: F&D13675

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.

Engineering Manager
London £Negotiable

Renowned for quality and innovation, our client continues to grow its already impressive product range and ever expanding customer portfolio.  Utilising some of the latest technology, this client has the ability to put policy and good practice in to action to stay ahead of the trends.
Working closely with the senior management team, you will continue in the development of the company. The key responsibilities of the role include:
To run the engineering function efficiently against measurable KPI’s
To manage capital projects from concept to completion and provide clear direction and strong leadership
To manage the engineering teams to provide an effective response to planned maintenance and breakdowns.
To drive a culture that ensures continuous improvement and strives for excellence.
Ensure that all plant machinery is maintained and that repairs and other requirements are planned for in a systematic and effective way
Introducing improvements to existing engineering processes and techniques to minimise threat to productivity.
You will have proven Engineering experience within Food Manufacturing at a senior level, with vast experience of change management, performance, engineering, planning, quality and lean manufacturing. You will be a focused manager with the tenacity to lead and develop the engineering team to achieve company goals and objectives
Ref: F&D13506
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.


Operations Manager
Midlands £Negotiable

As one of the UK’s most highly respected blue-chip food manufacturing plants, our client has an impressive portfolio of leading household brands that are supplied to all the major retailers. Producing chilled and ambient products, this multi sited business are continually investing in innovative new product development, quality and customer service.
As Operations Manager you will be an integral part of the senior management team and have full site P&L accountability. You will be responsible for increasing production efficiencies and reducing costs, through continuous improvement projects and driving cultural change. You will provide vision, guidance and leadership focused around delivering of manufacturing KPI’s and increasing year on year performance
The successful candidate will be of graduate calibre with a significant track record of delivering strategic and day-to-day management of large manufacturing site ideally encompassing chilled, ambient and bakery products. The role will involve customer contact and previous experience of dealing with at least one of the major retailers is essential. You will also be able to display presence, energy, rigour, first rate analytical skills and personal inspiration to achieve critical objectives and embed a culture of continuous improvement within your teams.
Ref: F&D13718
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to jobs@cparecruitment.com or call 020 8203 1000.


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