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Logistics Administrator

K&D are delighted to be support our client based in Thame, they are currently looking for a Shipping logistics co-ordinator to join their well-established team!! No previous shipping experience is needed however you will need experience in either Administration or Customer Service.

The role offers hybrid working, WFH 3 days a week as an option, however if you prefer to be office based that is also a possibility.

If you have experience in shipping, contracts, general administration or projects that would be ideal however providing you have a passion for Customer Service & a client first attitude this could be the perfect position for you!!

Working hours would be 7.30am – 4pm Mon – Thurs and then 7.30 – 12.30pm on a Friday Salary circa 25K key characteristics looked for would be initiative, problem solving, multi-tasking and a strong MS office background.

Job Purpose Customer interface from receipt of order to delivery, managing complex customer orders with time critical delivery requirements and varied contractual obligations. Coordinate and progress through all internal departments to meet and exceed customer expectations, meet customer deadlines, internal business targets and always provide exceptional customer service.

Purpose of the role? To deliveries and export activity within the Customer Services department ensuring orders are fulfilled on time, in full and ensuring high levels of customer service are maintained. To focus upon logistical compliance, rationalise and reduce carbon emissions and current expenditure.

Key Accountabilities?

Work with the customer services manager to ensure that all export customer orders are delivered on time, in full and in compliance with contract terms and conditions. Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner for example Performance Bonds, Advance Payment Guarantees and Pro Forma Invoices.

Act as the first point of contact for all issues during delivery, resolving any shipping issues raised. Provide regular delivery updates to the customer and manage their expectations throughout the delivery process.

Monitor export invoicing and provide weekly reports to the customer services manager.

Coordinate the movement of goods by road, air or sea for both import and export. Produce all export paperwork including arranging for legalisation of documents with the Chamber of Commerce if required.

Manage service provider relationships ensuring cost effective booking of deliveries, containers and freight. Monitor freight costs and attend regular meetings with service providers. Review and keep up to date with changes to import and export procedures and continue to be aware of all legal requirements, including monitoring tariff codes used to ensure continued compliance.

Provide support on shipping and export requirements, including Letters of Credit, for other departments and regional offices. Identify and communicate any country specific requirements as and when changes occur.

Be the first point of contact for all customs issues raised by HMRC and resolve accordingly. Log, track and keep files up to date for all shipments handling customs audits as and when necessary with support from the customer services manager

Review, circulate and advise on Letter of Credit and export payment issues within the company and liaise directly with the customer over any amendments required. Ensure that all LC terms can be complied with for both speed and security of payment. Present LC documentation at the time of shipment and monitor until payment is received in full.

Oversee the coordination of all Import and Export shipments from the UK, arranging pre-shipment inspections and any other export requirements as and when necessary. Review and approve all Cross Trade shipments from company.

Factories or suppliers globally, to LEUK customers

Support the customer services team in busy / holiday periods covering all duties

Continual improvement of processes and ongoing training of colleagues on shipping procedures, ensuring adequate cover is in place to cover imports and exports during absences.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Experienced in export / import procedures & requirements

Experienced in using third party transport companies. Experienced in working in a busy customer services environment. Customer service skills. Education to GCSE level

IT literate & confident user of Microsoft Office. Effective communication and interpersonal skills at all levels. Must be able to work independently

Ability to work to tight deadlines. Ability to demonstrate effective team working. Able to prioritise workload effectively. Attention to detail

Behavioural Competencies: Confident. Highly organised. Able to make decisions and prioritise.

If you are interested? then please apply here today!!

Production Manager

K&D Recruitment are currently supporting a local award winning company in seeking a Production Manager to manage a team of 120 staff.

  • Are you educated to degree level or equivalent?
  • Do you have a professional skill set in Management?
  • Are you a Production Manager from a manufacturing background looking for your next challenge?

Our client is looking for a Production Manager with manufacturing knowledge & experience, who has the ability to help the company continue to meet their current & future goals.

The purpose & responsibilities of the role will include the management and performance of the department heads, ensuring that the service and quality provided is of the highest standards.

You will need to have excellent people management skills, a passion for making improvements and efficiencies and familiarisation of ERP systems.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in the manufacturing sector within a management or senior position. Candidates from Production Management, or similar backgrounds would be suitable.

You will also need to be educated to degree level or equivalent and/or have a Business Management qualification.

Overall this is a fantastic opportunity to join a long established business, where you can play a massive part in the company’s success and progress your career. No 2 days will be the same and you will be given all the tools needed to succeed and make the position your own.

This is an on-site role, salary c£65k.

Interested? Please apply here today and we will be in touch to discuss the role and the company in more detail!!!!

Production Operative

Great opportunity for someone with a production / Manufacturing background to work for our local client based in Thame!! If you have previous experience in soldering, assembly, wiring or even Injection moulding or testing and you are looking for a new challenge then this could be the perfect position for you!!!

The purpose of the role: Working with minimum supervision, work in any area of component manufacturing, product assembly, wiring and test as required to meet delivery requirements.

Carry out component manufacturing, product assembly to meet requirements documented in build instructions, drawings, BOM’s or other related documents. Ensure all activities satisfy quality standards or other applicable standards.

What is in it for you?! Hourly rate of £13.67, working hours 2-10.30 Monday – Thursday 12-5 Friday, ongoing overtime available, good training and potential to work in different departments, enabling you to increase your level of skills.

(Training will be on the day shift first few weeks)

The job is a long term permanent position (payrolled) via the K&D for 12 weeks on a temporary contract before being transferred onto the clients books.

What you will be doing?! Set up component manufacturing equipment (including EHRT, Plating line, power presses), product production areas, to ensure it is run efficiently and effectively to meet requirements. Maintain a safe, orderly and clean work area.

Ensure safe working practices are carried out at all times. Ensure that all components and products are stored tidily and correctly identified. Accurately maintain production records, product records and other records.

Liaise with Team Leaders and ensure stock levels are kept up to date. Ensure equipment is running efficiently/effectively with maximum use of material, resource and time.

Maintain machinery and equipment as required by TPM programs. Alert the Production Manager or other appropriate staff of any plant or equipment maintenance issues. Take an active part in all team working and continuous improvement initiatives.

Offer suggestions to the Team Leader/Line Manager that will improve the efficiency and safety of production areas and equipment.

The use of hand vibrating tools may be required. Ear, eye, and face protection and other PPE may need to be worn. Manual handling will be required.

Secondary Activities / Tasks. To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required / instructed in order to maintain and / or improve the efficiency, quality and service provided by Production Services. Health & Safety – adherence to all Company Health & Safety Policies, Procedures and Safe Working Practices. Attend Health Surveillance as appropriate. Attend training courses and participate in “on the job” training, as appropriate to the development of job skills and mandatory Health & Safety requirements.

What the client would like from you? previous experience setting up and using production equipment and efficiently. Previous experience assembling product. Someone who can multi task successfully. Good IT skills. Ability to interpret BOMs and analyse and work to drawings.

Nice to have skills but not essential?! Lean / Six sigma qualification and experience. Knowledge of and experience of using ERP and Teamcenter or other CAD software. If you believe that these requirements match your skills then please apply hear today and we will call immediately to discuss further!!

Production Operative

Great opportunity for someone with a production / Manufacturing background to work for our local client based in Thame!! If you have previous experience in soldering, assembly, wiring or even Injection moulding or testing and you are looking for a new challenge then this could be the perfect position for you!!!

The purpose of the role: Working with minimum supervision, work in any area of component manufacturing, product assembly, wiring and test as required to meet delivery requirements.

Carry out component manufacturing, product assembly to meet requirements documented in build instructions, drawings, BOM’s or other related documents. Ensure all activities satisfy quality standards or other applicable standards.

What is in it for you?! Hourly rate of £12.02, working hours 7-3.30 Monday – Thursday 7-12 Friday, ongoing overtime available, good training and potential to work in different departments, enabling you to increase your level of skills.

The job is a long term permanent position (payrolled) via the K&D for 12 weeks on a temporary contract before being transferred onto the clients books.

What you will be doing?! Set up component manufacturing equipment (including EHRT, Plating line, power presses), product production areas, to ensure it is run efficiently and effectively to meet requirements. Maintain a safe, orderly and clean work area.

Ensure safe working practices are carried out at all times. Ensure that all components and products are stored tidily and correctly identified. Accurately maintain production records, product records and other records.

Liaise with Team Leaders and ensure stock levels are kept up to date. Ensure equipment is running efficiently/effectively with maximum use of material, resource and time.

Maintain machinery and equipment as required by TPM programs. Alert the Production Manager or other appropriate staff of any plant or equipment maintenance issues. Take an active part in all team working and continuous improvement initiatives.

Offer suggestions to the Team Leader/Line Manager that will improve the efficiency and safety of production areas and equipment.

The use of hand vibrating tools may be required. Ear, eye, and face protection and other PPE may need to be worn. Manual handling will be required.

Secondary Activities / Tasks. To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required / instructed in order to maintain and / or improve the efficiency, quality and service provided by Production Services. Health & Safety – adherence to all Company Health & Safety Policies, Procedures and Safe Working Practices. Attend Health Surveillance as appropriate. Attend training courses and participate in “on the job” training, as appropriate to the development of job skills and mandatory Health & Safety requirements.

What the client would like from you? previous experience setting up and using production equipment and efficiently. Previous experience assembling product. Someone who can multi task successfully. Good IT skills. Ability to interpret BOMs and analyse and work to drawings.

Nice to have skills but not essential?! Lean / Six sigma qualification and experience. Knowledge of and experience of using ERP and Teamcenter or other CAD software. If you believe that these requirements match your skills then please apply hear today and we will call immediately to discuss further!!

Class 2 Driver

Great opportunity for an experienced Class 2 driver to join our client based just a few miles away from Aylesbury and within twenty minutes of High Wycombe and Oxford.

What is in it for you? As a Class 2 Driver you will be contracted to 42.5 hours per week, plus overtime, on average an additional 10 hours per week which the client’s needs you to work so good weekly pay on offer!!

The salary will be £14 per hour depending on experience and time served as a class 2 driver, mostly London and South, South East driving, would ideally suit someone who has knowledge of the City.

With overtime the weekly wage will be between £630-£680 per week annually for a class 2 driver around the £34k mark.

Salary review normally takes place after a successful probation period and a number of training courses to support you in your new position as a class 2 driver.

You will also receive 22 days holiday + bank holidays, and a generous 4%/4% Employer/Employee Contribution Pension Scheme.

Is this the right job for you? You will need to hold a clean, current HGV driving license, a digital tachograph card, completed driver CPC. Class 2 Driver.

If you have driving licence category C+E these are advantageous. Exceptional people/communication skills required( you will be driving onto busy construction sites where clear communication is critical ) plus good numeracy and literacy skills ( updating important documents )

Interested in this class 2 driver position ? Feel free to apply here today, Once we have your details we look forward to speaking to you.

Office Assistant

Exciting opportunity for a full time Administrator to join a small team in a busy hire office!!

Are you looking for a position in administration / customer service ? Do you class yourself as someone who is flexible & happy to undertake a wide variety of tasks? If so this could be the perfect opportunity for you to gain some great experience in an office environment!!

Purpose of role: To work alongside and assist the Hire Team & manager.

Duties will be varied and will include shadowing other administrators to gain a better understand of a hire controllers role and to support where necessary. Be the first line on the main phone line answering and filtering incoming calls.

Front of house – meeting and greeting visitors & managing the gate phone to let visitors through. Looking after visitors / internal meetings with drinks and refreshments. Opening and distributing post.

Ad hoc office administration, assisting office manager where required, you will also be required to do all other tasks supporting the Hire Team, looking after general housekeeping. Hours of work are 8.00-5.30 Monday to Friday

Interested in contining your career in an office and learning lots of new skills?! Then please apply today! We will then be in touch to discuss the position in more detail!!

Class 2 Driver

Great Opportunity for a class 2 driver to work for our client based in Castleford, if you have obtained your class 2 licence in the last twelve months or are looking for a local NON multi drop position then this could be the ideal position!!

What in it for you!!

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week 06.45 to 4.30 Monday-Thursday 06.45 to 3.15 Fri plus irregular overtime

30 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) rising to 33 after one calendar years’

Fitness discounts, Eye care vouchers, Health and wellbeing – mental, physical and financial wellbeing portal , Cycle to work scheme. Long service awards, Amazing savings and discounts for employees and their families at over 900 retailers,

What you will be doing?

Customer Focussed – establishes good working relationships with people and provides a customer focussed service, maintaining high customer service levels.

Prepared to undertake manual tasks where necessary, including an element of physically demanding tasks on occasions if required to collect / transfer loads.

Responsible for the careful use and cleanliness of company vehicle. Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised and alone. Ability to read and follow schedules and directions and to read a map and organise most effective route, taking into consideration customer requirements and cost.

Effective communication skills to provide regular updates re delays, non-deliveries etc. Relay this back to the office by mobile phone.

Planning and prioritising by exercising discretion regarding order of deliveries and re-scheduling in the event of unexpected events or emergencies i.e. road closures, traffic problems.

Interested? Then please apply hear today, and we will call you to discuss further!!

Invoice Administrator

Great opportunity for an experienced Administrator working for our client based near Thame!

They are looking for someone who has experience & recent focus working around accounts / purchasing / invoicing, these will be the areas you will be focused on.

What you will be doing!

Invoicing new and existing hires – checking that information on system is correct and investigating any discrepancies prior to invoicing. Invoicing Sales raised by team members

Liaising with Accounts Department to check whether proforma payments are required for extended hires.

To monitor dates covered by Purchase Orders, contact customers to check whether extended hires are covered by the order and to agree additional costs where necessary.

To run a report daily to check that all current Purchase Orders are being invoiced.

To deal with Customer’s invoicing queries, liaising with the relevant Technical Advisor where necessary. Raise credit notes as required.

Updating the SAP system with customer details prior to filing finished orders.

Invoicing Engineering Visits. Invoicing service works for customer own machines. Invoicing missing and damaged and updating record. Arranging exchanged when required.

Monthly Invoicing To provide cover for other roles within the administrator team.

Essential experience ?

Invoicing, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and part of a team

Excellent attention to detail. Excellent time management and organisational skills are a must.

Comfortable working on different software systems

Desirable? Knowledge or experience with SAP/Insphire

Job Terms

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

22 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (increasing with length of service)

4%/4% Employer/Employee Contribution Pension Scheme

Salary £25-30K

Interested? Then please apply here today!

Production Manager

K&D are delighted to be supporting an award winning company in High Wycombe!! The position is for a Production Manager supporting the Operations Manager in the daily running of the company!

The main purpose of the role? To manage and plan all production activities and resources for the Manufacturing site.

What the client is looking for? Someone who has managed a team between 10-30 staff, ideally someone who can work in a strategic manner, who is used to dealing with & implementing change finding solutions & ways to increase efficiencies.

Ideally someone who has experience in production and resource planning, someone who has a methodical mind who is used to taking a strategic view on daily output, efficiencies & margins.

Who you will be working with? 18 direct reports across the manufacturing team which includes 4 stand-alone staff.

Hours of work are 8-5 Monday – Thursday 8-2 Fri, salary DOE, 23 days Holiday.

What you will be doing? Driving development of team culture, develop individual goals and objectives to support the companies strategy and agreed production targets. You will also be required to produce monthly reports to show performance against agreed targets.

Overview: Reports directly to the Operations Manager. Undertake the management and planning of all production activities and resources to ensure customer demand is met for finished goods. Be line manager for all company Administration, Engineering, Cleanroom and Warehouse Staff. Manage on a day to day basis all employee issues, including cleanroom hygiene, discipline, absence, housekeeping, motivation and morale.

Drive development of a team culture; set and monitor individual/team goals and objectives that support the Company Business Strategy and agreed production targets. Produce monthly reports to show company performance against agreed targets – work with the Operations Manager to set and refine these target.

Drive a philosophy of continuous improvement and efficiency to meet agreed targets – work with Engineering, Quality and Cleanroom staff to determine best method of working for production processes to facilitate productivity improvements.

Work with Buyer to ensure components are delivered and received on time to meet production requirements; engage with suppliers as required i.e. facilitating transport of components.

Work with the Quality Department and the Manufacturing Engineer to action and close all company related NPR and CAPA in a timely fashion. Work with the Quality Department to manage a training programme that delivers appropriately trained new staff, and a trained flexible workforce to meet the demands of the business, ensuring all records are kept up to date.

Work with the Quality Department to ensure all Non Conforming Product is suitably controlled, labelled and segregated.

Be responsible for all component stock on the ERP system and in the warehouse; approve the disposition of scrap and reject components. Be responsible for ensuring minimum levels of consumable stock are maintained. Undertake monthly stock take of both component and consumable stock with Warehouse Operator and Production Administrator.

Provide cover for Production Administrator functions as require. Arrange disposal of solvents and other controlled waste.

Work within the Company’s Health & Safety Policy. Work within the Company’s cleanroom procedures as required, including gowning and handwashing (SOP57 and FC147) Undergo training to meet the Company’s requirements.

If your interested in this fantastic opportunity then feel free to apply today! We will then be in touch to discuss this with you further!!