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Sales

  • Internal Sales Executive – Telford

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    We have a fantastic new opportunity for an experienced sales executive to join our friendly team. The successful candidate will be responsible for targeting new distribution routes and delivering forward growth targets – and achieving objectives set. They will also identify any gaps within accounts to maintain existing business, as well as negotiating pricing and generating quotes for new and existing customers.

    What we are looking for

    • Self-motivated, competent person with an excellent telephone manner and good sales/customer service skills and is used to dealing with customers at all levels
    • Good team player with a positive attitude who is adaptable and flexible
    • Enthusiastic and is sales driven to achieve targets set

    Desirable Experience

    • 2 years minimum Internal Sales/Account Management experience
    • Experience in a manufacturing company in Internal Sales but not essential
    • Must be computer literate

    Salary & Benefits

    • Competitive salary offered
    • Discounts on products
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free onsite parking

    Closing Date

    Midday 17th September 2021
    We reserve the right to end the closing date for applications early

    CV Email address

    Northwood.recruitment@northwood.co.uk

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

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

IT

  • SAP ENTERPRISE & SYSTEMS LEAD

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The focus of this role is our deployment of SAP Business ByDesign as a single enterprise ERP solution across our order-to-cash, finance, material movements and supply chain processes, but the remit will also encompass non-SAP application areas such as HR, Payroll and collaboration and workflow technologies. 

    What we are looking for

    • Personal qualities linked to the Companies Guiding Principles of Respect and Integrity 
    • Excellent problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills including business analysis, requirements definition and process mapping
    • Excellent communication, facilitation & people skills – Team Player.
    • Proven ability to think, write and present in a logical and structured way
    • Demonstrable customer focus & the ability to influence decision making & challenge appropriately and constructively
    • Hands on and motivated individual with a passion to make a difference!

    Responsibilities

    • Drive the day-to-day operational value & effectiveness of Northwood’s enterprise systems including ERP / SAP Business ByDesign
    • Be the solution expert and process design authority for our SAP Business ByDesign processes
    • Project Lead and Co-ordination of SAP and other enterprise system initiatives
    • Ensure projects and initiatives are sustainable and that suitable documentation, training materials and standard operating procedures are implemented, maintained and accessible to mitigate risk and dependency on specific individuals
    • The active identification and proposal of new opportunities to maximise the benefits and adoption of SAP ByDesign and other enterprise systems
    • Effective development & management of stakeholder and vendor relationships
    • Champion effective information security and proactively manage and address data-related risks

    Desirable Experience

    • An experienced and commercially aware SAP Business Analyst, Project / Team Lead, Business Systems Manager or equivalent with excellent business process and SAP functional knowledge from a manufacturing and distribution environment across Order-to-Cash, Inventory Management & Production Recording and Financial Postings and related Reporting.

Warehouse

  • Shift Maintenance Engineer Team Leader

    Job description

    Northwood Hygiene are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take the lead with our Shift Maintenance team to ensure that efficiency, quality, cost and safety objectives are achieved at or exceeding the yearly business plan. The position will be based in Telford.

    The post holder will ensure that the facilities, equipment and machinery is efficiently and effectively maintained in a safe and cost-effective manner which maximises the Overall Equipment Effectiveness, (OEE).  The role reports to the Engineering Facilitator & Manager.

    What are we looking for?

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership and influencing skills
    • Organisation
    • Innovation Propensity
    • Good analytical and quantitative skills
    • Good communication, facilitation & people skill
    • Ability to problem solve and challenge

    Responsibilities

    • Manage, coach and develop a high performing maintenance team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
    • Set and maintain appropriate standards of personal behaviour that reinforce effective working relationships.
    • Identification of training shortfalls within the team and scheduling training to ensure resources are available to meet the needs of the business plan.
    • Identification and addressing of poor performing team members including providing timely and constructive feedback to team members to improve their personal performance and that of the team.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance of the team.
    • Inform his/her Leader of dominant myths and critical issues as they arise.
    • Effective task assignment to team members to effectively utilise resources to achieve desired outputs safely.
    • Responsible for absence management, investigations, disciplinaries and grievances in accordance with Company Procedures.
    • Is responsible for your staff’s professional growth and empowerment
    • Promotes a safety focused corporate culture.
    • Promotes highest levels of quality of products delivered to the customer.

    Required Qualifications:

    • NVQ Level 5 / HND / Degree Qualified Electrical Engineer
    • 18th Edition (or latest) Electrical qualification AND minimum NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Mechanical Maintenance
    • Highly developed fault finding and problem-solving skills.
    • Good IT skills – MS Office.
    • Experience in PLC fault finding and diagnostics
    • Able to understand and change ladder logic
    • Able to write PLC programs
    • Experience in software / hardware integration
    • Ability to read complex electrical and engineering drawings.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement equipment improvements.
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Desirable Experience

    • Demonstrated experience with implementation of best practice business improvement tools e.g. TPM, Lean, 
    • Significant experience working in a FMCG environment – minimum
    • Leadership experience (small team)
    • Experience in working with CMMS

    Salary Benefits

    • Competitive salary offered 
    • Discounts on products
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free onsite parking
    • 33 days annual Leave

    Closing date: Midday 17th September

  • Shift Maintenance Engineer – Shift Cover

    Job Description

    Northwood Hygiene are looking for an experienced shift maintenance engineer to join the team at our head office site in Telford. The successful candidate will ensure that the facilities, equipment and machinery is efficiently and effectively maintained in a safe and cost-effective manner which maximises the Overall Equipment Effectiveness, (OEE). The role reports to the Maintenance Supervisor

    What are we looking for?

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Problem solving
    • Organisation
    • Good analytical and quantitative skills
    • Good communication
    • Ability to problem solve and challenge

    Responsibilities

    • Carry out tasks in accordance with all company policies and procedures developed to reach the goal of ZERO HARM e.g. LOTO, PTW, Pre-Task Risk Assessments etc.
    • Lead by example, challenge behaviours openly and with respect. Enforces, with all personnel the adherence to safety rules and guidelines. (Interdependent behaviour)
    • Systematic development of risk assessments, (RA’s), to deliver safe systems of work, (SSOW).
    • Report incidents/injuries and action root cause fixes.
    • Identify, classify, control and eliminate hazards.
    • Involved in the development of safety improvement plans for the team as part of continuous improvement.
    • Action and address issues identified through internal/external audits.
    • Maintain a safe work environment with a high standard of housekeeping.
    • Carry out planned inspections/audits to ensure orderliness standards are understood, achieved and sustained. Act on non-conformances.
    • ECO in event of smoulder, fire or flooding.
    • Ensure the correct segregation of waste.
    • Ensure that equipment pre-start checks are carried out in compliance with set standards.

    Essential Qualifications

    • NVQ Level 4 / HNC (or equivalent) in Mechanical Maintenance

    OR

    • NVQ Level 4 / HNC (or equivalent) in Electrical Maintenance.
    • 18th Edition (or latest) Electrical qualification

    OR

    • Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship, (minimum), with a multi-disciplined background (Mechanical and Electrical)
    • Highly developed fault finding and problem-solving skills.
    • Good IT skills – MS Office.
    • Experience in PLC fault finding and diagnostics
    • Ability to understand and change ladder logic
    • Ability to read complex electrical and engineering drawings.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement equipment improvements.
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Desirable Experience

    • Significant years’ of experience working in a FMCG environment – minimum
    • Experience in working with CMMS

    Salary Benefits

    • Competitive salary offered 
    • Discounts on products
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free onsite parking
    • 33 days annual leave

    Closing date: Midday 17th September

  • Forklift Truck Driver – Finished Goods

    Job description

    Northwood Hygiene are looking for a FLT driver to join their team in Finished Goods, at their Telford site.

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    • Good Communication Skills and team player
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

    Responsibilities

    • Operating a forklift/reach truck to move and rearrange stock and ensure that products are stored and labelled correctly.
    • Check products are labelled correctly and put away in the correct locations
    • Achieve output targets set through effective teamworking
    • Ensure accurate paperwork is maintained
    • Ensure good shift handover practices
    • Assist in compiling daily reports

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

    FLT Counter Balance & Reach Licence

  • Forklift Truck Driver – Raw Materials

    job description

    Northwood Hygiene are looking for an experienced FLT driver, to joint their Raw Materials team at their Telford site.

    what we are looking for

    • Good Communication Skills and team player
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

    Responsibilities

    • Operating a forklift/reach truck to move and rearrange stock and ensure that products are stored and labelled correctly
    • Confirm reels and consumables are labelled correctly and put away in the right locations
    • Check products are labelled correctly and put away in the correct locations
    • Unload inbound reels and store in designated area
    • Confirm FIFO policy is consistently being adhered to where possible
    • Loading waste bales to outbound transport
    • Maintain safe and tidy yard discipline and vehicle control

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

    FLT Counterbalance & Reach Licence + Clamp and bail accessory

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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