Vacancies at Althams

Purchasing Officer

Your mastery

Reporting into the Managing Director, you will manage all aspects of purchasing and supplier management within the company so that the company is able to consistently source the high quality products it requires, on acceptable lead times and at competitive prices.

You will manage the company’s suppliers proactively and professionally so that supplier performance is good and strong, mutually beneficial relationships are developed and maintained.

As a proactive and constructive member of the Management Team you will proactively support the maintenance and development of the company’s reputation as an excellent butcher and a great place to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Products, specials etc., required by the business are quickly, accurately and professionally sourced.
  • The Purchasing Officer maintains a high level of market awareness at all times.
  • The Purchasing Officer negotiates professionally at all times.
  • Orders are placed at the right time so as to minimise stock levels but maximise customer service and factory productivity.
  • Orders are placed at the right price, bearing in mind how the product is going to be used and that price is often time dependent.
  • Whilst striving to achieve the most competitive price possible, the Purchasing Officer takes care is to ensure that products are genuinely of the required quality and that relationships with key suppliers are not damaged by an insistence on unreasonable or unsustainable prices.
  • The Purchasing Officer liaises closely with all relevant sales, operations and product development personnel.
  • The Purchasing Officer keeps up to date and networks with other purchasing professionals so as to keep abreast of best practice in purchasing and supplier management.
  • The Purchasing Officer builds and maintains good, strong and productive relationships with all important suppliers and all suppliers are proactively managed.
  • The Purchasing Officer prepares well and makes a constructive and valuable contribution to the monthly Management Meeting.

The key ingredients

This role would ideally suit someone who has purchasing experience at a mid-level within food manufacturing (preferred). CIPS qualification is desirable. You must be an excellent communicator, with solid negotiation skills, highly organised and demonstrate initiative.

This is a fantastic role to join a growing business within a role which includes a high level of influence and autonomy. We have a great team at Althams and want people to join us who are role models for our values and passionate about our products.

 

 

 Goods In Team Leader

Your mastery

Reporting into the Factory Manager you will lead and manage the team of people within the Goods In department so that the dual objectives of excellent customer service and a high level of efficiency and cost effectiveness are simultaneously achieved. To be a proactive and constructive member of the Factory Management Team and to proactively support the maintenance and development of the company’s reputation as an excellent butcher and a great place to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • The Team Leader monitors and manages all aspects of performance on the shift for which he/she is responsible.
  • Incoming deliveries are planned and organised so that Goods In can operate in an efficient and effective fashion. The Team Leader liaises closely with the Purchasing Manager in this respect.
  • All of the necessary checks are made on all incoming deliveries:
  • Any deliveries which do not meet the company’s quality standards or which were not ordered by the company are immediately returned to the supplier.
  • Goods received are stored in the correct location.
  • Safe working practices are in place for all operations within the department and are employed by all staff at all times.
  • Constructive and respectful working relationships are maintained with suppliers at all times
  • The resources available to the department are proactively managed, with careful prioritisation and allocation of tasks, so that they are used as efficiently as possible.
  • The Team Leader works closely with the Maintenance Team ensuring that all machinery failures and potential failures are speedily communicated to the Maintenance Team.
  • The Team Leader works closely with the Shift Manager, QA Manager and Quality Controller to ensure that all Goods In processes and procedures are fit for purpose and are respected and adhered to by all members of staff.
  • The pre-agreed hygiene and housekeeping standards are consistently achieved.
  • The Team Leader contributes to the efficient and effective implementation of necessary changes within the department by supporting the Factory Manager and Shift Manager and communicating effectively with the members of his or her team, both individually and collectively.
  • Whenever problems occur, root causes are identified and corrective and preventative actions agreed and implemented so as to minimise the probability of any recurrence.
  • The Team Leader contributes to the training and induction of new team members, as requested.
  • Performance and absence management of teamo At any time when the Team Leader is not actively engaged with his or her responsibilities as a Team Leader, he or she is a productive, constructive and efficient member of the Goods In Team.

The key ingredients

This role would ideally suit someone who has leadership experience within the Goods In department ideally within food manufacturing (although not essential). This is a fantastic role to join a growing business within a role which includes a high level of influence and autonomy. We have a great team at Althams and want people to join us who are role models for our values and passionate about our products.

This role works day shifts.

 

Transport Manager

Your mastery

Reporting into the Operations Director you will lead and manage the team of people within the Transport department so that the dual objectives of excellent customer service and a high level of efficiency and cost effectiveness are simultaneously achieved. To be a proactive and constructive member of the Management Team and to proactively support the maintenance and development of the company’s reputation as an excellent butcher and a great place to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • The Transport Manager proactively communicates the company’s vision, strategy and values to all members of staff and ensures that all employees understand how their individual efforts contribute to the achievement of overall company objectives.
  • The Transport Manager ensures that all staff are in roles for which they are suitable qualified and trained and that they are able to meet the pre-agreed performance standards.
  • Staffing levels, including agency staff, holiday cover, overtime etc., are planned and managed, in a proactive, preventative and forward looking way, with support from the HR Manager.
  • The Transport Manager keeps up to date and networks with other industry professionals so as to keep abreast of best practice.
  • The Transport Manager monitors and manages all aspects of performance within the transport operations.
  • The fleet of vehicles is carefully and proactively managed.
  • The Transport Manager works closely with the QA Manager to ensure that all transportation procedures are fit for purpose and are respected and adhered to by all members of staff.
  • The pre-agreed housekeeping and health and safety standards are consistently achieved.
  • The Transport Manager drives and facilitates the generation of new ideas to improve performance.
  • Whenever problems occur or complaints are received, root causes are identified and corrective and preventative actions agreed and implemented so as to minimise the probability of any recurrence.
  • The Transport Manager is the primary point of contact for customers regarding transportation issues and is constructive, helpful and solution focused at all times.
  • Every opportunity is taken to collect customer and market intelligence and the drivers are encouraged and trained to do so.
  • Any customer or market intelligence collected is proactively and speedily communicated to the Operations Director.
  • The Transport Manager communicates proactively with members of the sales team, whenever necessary.
  • People and performance management of transport team.
  • The company’s communication, involvement and engagement strategy is implemented proactively. The Transport Manager works closely with the HR Manager in this respect.
  • Manages the North and South operations through the two Team Leaders.

The key ingredients

This role would ideally suit someone who has leadership experience within managing the operations of a transport or logistics department ideally within food manufacturing (although not essential). This is a fantastic role to join a growing business within a role which includes a high level of influence and autonomy. We have a great team at Althams and want people to join us who are role models for our values and passionate about our products.

 

Order Packer

We are currently recruiting for two positions:

1 x days (9am until 6pm - Mon to Friday) and

1 x nights (7:00pm until 5:30am 4 nights per week)

Your mastery

Key responsibilities include:

  • To inform the Packing Room Team Leader of any products which are not in stock so the necessary actions can be taken.
  • Ensure that the correct quality and standard of meat as specified on the customer order is adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure all meat is labelled correctly and placed with care and consideration to other products which are placed into trays/boxes/bags etc.
  • Take care when strapping and labelling boxes and make sure all boxes are placed with the customer case sticker pointing to the outside of the pallet when stored.
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock.
  • At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate fridge or freezer.
  • To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner and the necessary Cleaning Procedure Sheet has been signed.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment correctly as supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the packing area and abide by all Health and Hygiene and Health and Safety procedures as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To use the equipment for its purpose at all times, including colour coded equipment.
  • Ensuring correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat at all times.
  • At the end of each shift place all dirty protective clothing into the dedicated bins and all aprons and wellies are clean and stored in the correct area.
  • If and when necessary to help out in other departments.

The key ingredients

You must have previous experience of order packing within a manufacturing environment (preferably food). Only candidates from this background will be considered.

Appentice Customer Support Advisor

Your mastery

We are seeking a Apprentice Customer Support Advisor to join our team in Morecambe. This is a fantastic opportunity for a colleague who is keen to deliver great customer service, work for a growing business and earn and you learn!

 Key responsibilities will include:

  • To process customer orders taken over the phone, email, fax and answer phone and enter the details accurately onto our system
  • To proactively upsell daily specials to customers
  • To ensure that customers are reaching the minimum order amount
  • Proactively build knowledge and understanding of existing and new customers
  • Answer and resolve order queries
  • Receive any customer feedback and pass to the appropriate person
  • Communicate proactively with the Customer Service Team Leader information regarding customer accounts

 The key ingredients

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, telephone etiquette and be able to use a computer efficiently. As the role requires information to be processed on our systems you must have excellent attention to detail to ensure minimum errors. You should have gained previous experience within a similar role.

Personality is important in this role, we want someone who demonstrates a positive attitude to work and who can communicate effectively with our customers.  High levels of energy are required due to the role being fast paced.

Your apprenticeship programme will be fully supported through our Academy.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

 

Butcher (Days)

We are seeking an experienced Butcher to join our day shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe.

Your mastery

  •   To be responsible for the correct standard and specification of meat, as per the order sheet system and/or specification sheet, and the timely despatch of the orders.
  • To ensure the customer orders are completed fully each day in an efficient and motivated manner.
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock, taking care to select oldest stock first for preparation of order.
  •  At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate chiller or freezer.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  • To ensure cleanliness of the production areas and to abide all Health and Hygiene rules as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To use the equipment for its purpose at all times, including colour coded equipment.
  •  To ensure that the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat are followed at all times.
  •  To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner.

The key ingredients

We have a great team environment at Althams Butchers, we recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.

This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Butcher /Order Processor within a busy fast paced similar. Experience which would be beneficial but not essential in all types of Butchery like Portion Control/Hand Dicing/Stripping/Seaming/Boning/Poultry Preparation/Bandsaw/Trimming. Full training will be provided.

 All equipment and PPE will be provided.

The hours will be 7:00am until 4:00pm (40 hours per week).

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

 

Butcher (Nights)

We are seeking an experienced Butcher to join our night shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe.

Your mastery

  •   To be responsible for the correct standard and specification of meat, as per the order sheet system and/or specification sheet, and the timely despatch of the orders.
  • To ensure the customer orders are completed fully each day in an efficient and motivated manner.
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock, taking care to select oldest stock first for preparation of order.
  •  At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate chiller or freezer.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  • To ensure cleanliness of the production areas and to abide all Health and Hygiene rules as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To use the equipment for its purpose at all times, including colour coded equipment.
  •  To ensure that the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat are followed at all times.
  •  To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner.

The key ingredients

We have a great team environment at Althams Butchers, we recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.

This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Butcher /Order Processor within a busy fast paced similar. Experience which would be beneficial but not essential in all types of Butchery like Portion Control/Hand Dicing/Stripping/Seaming/Boning/Poultry Preparation/Bandsaw/Trimming. Full training will be provided.

 All equipment and PPE will be provided.

The hours will be 7pm until 5.30am (38 hours per week) worked between Monday to Friday.  Sunday night hours will be 6pm until 4.30am this is worked on a three week rotational shift pattern.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

  Apprentice Opportunities

We are currently going to be recruiting for a number of apprentice roles across the factory to support with growing our team internally. The Apprentice opportunities will be in Food Manufacturing (factory operations) and Butchery. Your development will be fully supported through our training Academy by being on a recognised training course for the area of work your in. Opportunities within the factory will be available on our day shift 7am until 4pm (40 hours per week) and nights (for over 18's only). If you interested in finding out more details, please contact Human Resources at our head office or submit your CV below.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.