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Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduate Quality Assistant – Northwood Hygiene – Telford

    Job Description

    We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join the team, as a Quality Assurance Assistant working alongside the QA Manager at Northwood Hygiene Ltd (Telford). This role will be to support the Quality Manager, to ensure that the quality objectives of the department and site are achieved, including but not limited to; the requirements of the Quality system, BRC & ISO standards and, customer specifications. This a quality-driven multi-tasking role making you a vital member of the Quality Team.

    What we are looking for

    • Degree level qualification ideally from Science/Mathematical or Engineering discipline
    • Proven work ethic and passionate about their own personal development.
    • Ability to analyse numerical and written data with strong attention to detail
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis and excellent analytical skills
    • A keen desire to learn about systems, processes and how they work and can be improved.
    • Ability to build relationships with others across the whole organisation from shop floor to senior leadership team.
    • Commitment to continuous improvement
    • Ability to follow Standard Operations Processes (SOPs) in a highly regulated working environment

    Responsibilities

    • Laboratory/product testing: This will include qualitative as well as quantitative assessment and analysis of results.
    • Supplier quality control: ensuring approval requirements monitored and valid, investigating and resolving quality issues, and maintaining documented information.
    • Customer complaints: recording, investigating, and reporting on issues raised from Customers/Consumers.
    • Yield/waste monitoring: monitoring effective utilisation of raw material resources and consumables.
    • Process improvements.
    • Upkeep of quality and H&S notice/information boards and training records in the document control systems (Entropy/SharePoint).
    • Ensure required values, beliefs and behaviours are demonstrated and maintained with colleagues and in the workplace

    Desirable Experience

    • Any previous work placements in a Quality Environment.
  • Graduate Quality Assistant – Northwood Consumer – Birmingham

    Job Description

    We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join the team, as a Quality Assurance Assistant working alongside the QA Manager at Northwood Consumer Ltd. This role will be to support the Quality Manager, to ensure that the quality objectives of the department and site are achieved, including but not limited to the requirements of the Quality system, BRC & ISO standards and, customer specifications. This a quality-driven multi-tasking role making you a vital member of the Quality Team.

    What we are looking for

    • Degree level qualification ideally from Science/Mathematical or Engineering discipline
    • Proven work ethic and passionate about their own personal development.
    • Ability to analyse numerical and written data with strong attention to detail
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis and excellent analytical skills
    • A keen desire to learn about systems, processes and how they work and can be improved.
    • Ability to build relationships with others across the whole organisation from shop floor to senior leadership team.
    • Commitment to continuous improvement
    • Ability to follow Standard Operations Processes (SOPs) in a highly regulated working environment

    Responsibilities

    • Laboratory/product testing: This will include qualitative as well as quantitative assessment and analysis of results.
    • Supplier quality control: ensuring approval requirements monitored and valid, investigating and resolving quality issues, and maintaining documented information.
    • Customer complaints: recording, investigating, and reporting on issues raised from Customers/Consumers.
    • Yield/waste monitoring: monitoring effective utilisation of raw material resources and consumables.
    • Process improvements.
    • Upkeep of quality and H&S notice/information boards and training records in the document control systems (Entropy/SharePoint).
    • Ensure required values, beliefs and behaviours are demonstrated and maintained with colleagues and in the workplace

    Desirable Experience 

    • Any previous work placements in a Quality Environment.

Manufacturing

  • Gambini Operative – Telford

    Job Description

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Gambini Operative to join our Telford site, reporting into the Shift Supervisor.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Able to use initiative
    • A team player

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for optimal personnel utilisation during shift
    • Product Efficiency and Waste Control, achieving output targets set through effective team working
    • Perform Weekly Machine Inspection and highlight any defects immediately via Work Request system
    • Ensure Adherence to Health and safety procedures
    • Ensure Product Quality
    • Highlight any improvement ideas to Line Manager with detail of the opportunity
  • Shift Supervisor – Telford

    Job Description

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Shift Supervisor to join our Telford site.

    Reporting into the Production Manager, you role is to guarantee that efficiency, quality and safety objectives connected to shift productivity activities are achieved, in compliance with Group Policies.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Able to use initiative
    • A team player

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for optimal personnel utilisation during shift
    • Responsible for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with Safety and Environmental Standard
    • Quality of all Products made in conjunction with ISO 9001 Quality System
    • Responsible for managing Cost Control
    • Responsible for Shift Efficiency of Production Lines and adherence with production plans

    Desirable Experience

    • Supervisor experience in leading a team of at least 20 people
    • Team Leader Experience
    • ILM Team leading or equivalent
    • TPM/Lean Manufacturing knowledge and application
    • Experience in operating converting lines/process knowledge

HGV Drivers

  • HGV Class 1 C+E Driver- Telford

    Job Description

    We are looking for HGV Class 1 C+E Drivers to join Northwood Logistics at our expanding site in Telford. The role is Monday to Friday, with various shift options including tramping, occasional nights out and day work.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • 2 years’ experience in the commercial driving sector
    • Able to use initiative
    • Reliable and punctual
    • Confident to work individually and to liaise with the logistics office on a regular basis

    Responsibilities

    • General haulage of Hygiene products across the country
    • Working in a busy, fast paced environment to meet pressurised deadlines
    • Ensuring all loads are secured and safe being driving
    • Ensure paper is filled out correctly and no damage of goods is caused
    • Communicating with the transport office, whenever you have a problem or question

    Essential Experience

    • Valid C+E entitlement on your licence and held for 2 years
    • Valid Digital Tachograph card.
    • Valid Driver CPC

Health, Safety & Quality

  • Health, Safety & Quality Manager – Disley

    Job Description

    This role will work at our Disley mill in enhancing and implementing the occupational health and safety management system to meet and then attain ISO45001 accreditation. Working closely with the other Northwood sites to ensure aligned procedures and processes are developed and implemented. In addition to Health and Safety the role will be responsible for the quality management system on site which while operating does not currently meet the desired standards needed for ISO9001 accreditation.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership and influencing skills
    • Organisation
    • Conflict Management
    • Innovation Propensity

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with Safety Standards, in conjunction with future plans for ISO 45001
    • Economic Dimension/Quantitative Data, Compliance to audit actions

    Desirable Experience

    • ISO Lead Auditor trained would be beneficial.
    • Exposure to BRC standards and audits is beneficial.
    • Strong IT skills (MS Office)
    • Experience in developing and working with SharePoint

    Required Qualifications 

    • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent NVQ Level 5
    • Graduate member of IOSH or above
    • Lead Auditor Qualified in management system standard
  • Health and Safety Manager – Telford

    Job Description

    An exciting role which will work with the wider group of health and safety professionals in implementing and obtaining ISO45001 accredited occupational health and safety management system. The role will report to the Site Manager for Telford (with a dotted line to the Group Health and Safety Manager), the role will drive the health and safety improvements at our Telford manufacturing and distribution sites as well as providing support to Northwood Logistics based at Telford.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership and influencing skills
    • Organisation
    • Conflict Management
    • Innovation Propensity

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with Safety Standards, in conjunction with future plans for ISO 45001
    • Economic Dimension/Quantitative Data, Compliance to audit actions

    Desirable Experience

    • ISO Lead Auditor trained would be beneficial.
    • Exposure to BRC standards and audits is beneficial.
    • Strong IT skills (MS Office)
    • Experience in developing and working with SharePoint

    Required Qualifications 

    • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent NVQ Level 5
    • Graduate member of IOSH or above
    • Lead Auditor Qualified in management system standard

MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING

  • Maintenance Electrician – Lancaster

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    We have 4 exciting new rolls working as a maintenance electrician within an established maintenance team. Maintenance Electricians use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair plant, machinery and equipment to operational standards.

    What we are looking for

    We are looking for experienced and qualified maintenance electricians with a proactive and flexible work ethic.  It is essential that you are a team player who is passionate and determined to succeed. You must also be willing to participate in the departments call out procedure.

    Responsibilities

    • Carrying out routine, planned and preventative maintenance tasks.
    • Fault finding and fixing electrical equipment.
    • Responding to emergency breakdowns including on call duties.
    • To carry out improvements and modifications to existing plant and equipment.
    • To install new plant and equipment as required.
    • Must be prepared to work the hours to suit the needs of the business.
    • Inform supervision of any spare parts or materials with pending shortages.
    • Planned / up-planned shut-downs are part of our normal working life.
    • Alternative working hours may be required and holiday restrictions will apply.

    Desirable Experience & Qualifications

    • 17th/18th Edition
    • Electrical Apprenticeship Qualified
    • Experience in a similar role

IT

  • IT BUSINESS ANALYST

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Business Analyst to join our experienced IT Department.  You will proactively develop and support best practices in system understanding & usage and ensure that business processes and supporting systems continue to meet business needs in a dynamic and changing environment. This is your chance to be part of an innovative application team implementing and supporting mission-critical solutions for Northwood companies.  If you are dedicated and motivated by the chance to support a modern cloud SAP ERP software solution that supports all areas of our business, then please read on.

    What we are looking for

    • Good analytical and quantitative skills
    • Good communication, facilitation & people skill
    • Proven ability to think, write and present in a logical and structured way
    • Ability to problem solve and challenge
    • Customer focus & ability to influence decision making
    • Willingness to travel & commercially aware
    • Extremely delivery focused with a strong drive and a passion for excellence
    • Be a positive and enthusiastic face of IT in the business; facilitating, owning and engaging on an agenda to improve the business through automation and the adoption of technology & systems solutions
    • Be a trusted advisor and effective communicator across the business and help capture and translate business needs and requirements into robust and sustainable solutions
    • Develop business process improvements, efficiency & general systems competence across Northwood’s operations
    • Ensure business processes enabled by IT are adopted and understood by the business
    • Lead agreed and assigned business improvement projects relating to technology as defined by the functional leaders.
    • Ensure SAP processes are optimised to add value to Northwood

    Desirable Experience

    • Previous experience as an IT Business Analyst, – Ideally 2/3 years on the job experience
    • Experience of working with teams in multiple locations

Speculative Application

  • Speculative Application

    We are always looking for new talent to join Northwood. If you think you might be the right fit for us, then please complete the form below.

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