26Mar

Quality Engineer – K2603

Company Description:

We are thrilled to represent a pioneering food packaging manufacturer renowned for its commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation. Specialising in cutting-edge, eco-friendly packaging solutions, our client caters to the food industry’s need for sustainable practices without compromising on quality or functionality. With a robust presence in the UK and expanding operations across Europe, particularly in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, the company is set on revolutionising food packaging standards on a global scale. Their dedication to excellence and sustainability has positioned them as a leader in the industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in food packaging.

Job Description:

Our client is actively seeking a dedicated and meticulous Quality Engineer to join their dynamic team. In this vital role, you will be instrumental in ensuring the highest standards of quality for all food packaging products. This position entails extensive travel across the UK and Europe, particularly to Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, to work closely with manufacturing teams, suppliers, and clients, ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulations. The successful candidate will be a champion of quality, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for sustainability in the food packaging industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive quality control systems and processes to ensure the highest standards of food packaging quality.
  • Conduct regular quality audits and inspections at manufacturing sites across the UK and Europe, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with production teams, suppliers, and clients to resolve quality issues promptly, implementing corrective actions and preventive measures.
  • Coordinate with R&D and production teams to incorporate quality considerations into product design and manufacturing processes.
  • Manage and oversee product testing processes, ensuring that all products meet or exceed customer expectations and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and present detailed quality reports to management, highlighting performance metrics, improvement opportunities, and strategic recommendations.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes, and advancements in quality engineering practices, applying these insights to drive continuous improvement.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality Engineering, Food Science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a quality engineering role within the food packaging or related industry.
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the UK and Europe, particularly to Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality standards and regulations relevant to the food packaging industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting audits, managing quality control systems, and leading quality improvement initiatives.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively across diverse teams and cultures.

Preferred Skills:

  • Professional certification in Quality Engineering or Quality Management.
  • Experience in sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions.
  • Proficiency in multiple European languages is highly advantageous.
  • Professional qualifications or coursework in AI/ML, demonstrating a keen interest in the application of these technologies in manufacturing and quality control.
  • Experience with or exposure to AI-driven quality control systems, predictive maintenance, or other AI/ML applications in the manufacturing sector is highly regarded.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python or R, particularly in the context of data analysis or machine learning, is considered a significant advantage.
  • Knowledge of or experience with sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions, including insights into how AI can further sustainability objectives.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, reflective of your experience and skills.
  • Opportunity for significant travel across the UK and Europe, with expenses covered.
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits to support your physical and mental well-being.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities in a supportive and innovative work environment.
  • A positive, inclusive workplace culture that values sustainability, creativity, and excellence.

If you are a quality-driven professional with a commitment to advancing sustainable food packaging solutions, we invite you to apply for the position of Quality Engineer with our esteemed client. Embark on a rewarding career path in a company that is making a tangible difference in the industry, offering ample opportunities for growth and professional development.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding and interest in this exciting opportunity.

26Mar

Export Sales Manager for the UK & Europe -K0326

Company Description:

We are delighted to collaborate with an avant-garde food and beverage startup that is making waves in the food industry. This groundbreaking enterprise focuses on delivering premium quality, sustainably sourced products to both the retail and HORECA sectors across the UK and Europe. Their mission is to redefine food consumption by promoting healthy, eco-friendly, and innovative food solutions. With a burgeoning clientele and a steadfast commitment to sustainability and quality, our client is rapidly becoming a beacon of excellence in the food sector.

Job Description:

Our client is in search of an astute and experienced Export Sales Manager for the UK & Europe, who possesses a deep understanding of the food industry and a proven track record in HORECA sales. The successful candidate will spearhead the company’s expansion efforts across European markets, identifying and capitalising on new business opportunities while maintaining and enhancing relationships with existing clients. This role demands a strategic thinker with a flair for navigating the complexities of international sales and a passion for the food industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement strategic sales plans to expand the company’s footprint across the UK and European markets.
  • Cultivate lasting relationships with key stakeholders in the retail and HORECA sectors, ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Analyse market trends and consumer preferences to identify new sales opportunities and areas for expansion.
  • Coordinate with the marketing team to align sales strategies with marketing campaigns, enhancing brand visibility and reach.
  • Manage and mentor a team of sales professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and teamwork.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with clients and distributors, ensuring profitable and sustainable business deals.
  • Ensure compliance with international trade regulations and standards, maintaining the company’s reputation for quality and integrity.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in export sales within the food industry, with a significant focus on the HORECA sector.
  • Fluent in English and at least one other European language, with exceptional communication and negotiation skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the UK and European market dynamics, consumer behaviour, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Proven track record of achieving sales targets and driving business growth in international markets.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking abilities, with a keen attention to detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in sustainable and eco-friendly food products.
  • Familiarity with CRM software and digital sales tools.
  • Understanding of AI and data analytics tools for market analysis and sales forecasting is highly advantageous.
  • A network of contacts within the retail and HORECA sectors across Europe.
  • Proficiency in multiple European languages is beneficial.

Company Benefits:

  • A competitive salary package, reflective of experience and expertise.
  • A generous holiday allowance, with additional paid time off for personal development.
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.
  • Continuous opportunities for professional growth and development in a supportive and innovative environment.
  • A dynamic and inclusive workplace culture that values diversity, creativity, and work-life balance.

If you are a forward-thinking professional with a zest for the food industry and a vision for international sales success, we invite you to apply for the position of Export Sales Manager UK & Europe with our esteemed client. Embark on a rewarding career journey in a company that values your expertise and offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We value your interest and thank you for considering this exciting opportunity.