Vacancies at Althams

 

Financial Controller (Althams Butchers and Altham Fine Foods)

Due to our continual growth and investment we are recruiting a Financial Controller to manage the finance function within Althams Butchers and Althams Fine Foods (ready meal business) so that accurate and timely financial and management information is regularly produced, the company’s finances are professionally managed and every opportunity is taken to champion improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s operations. 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.

Your mastery

• To ensure the proper maintenance of the company’s accounting records and the operation of complete and accurate accounting systems so that statutory requirements can be met and accurate financial accounts efficiently produced.

• To provide accurate and timely management information, including monthly management accounts, so that the management team is at all times in possession of the management information required to manage the business effectively.

• To manage all aspects of cash management so that cashflow is maximised.

• To manage the payroll operation so that all employees are paid in an accurate and timely fashion and all statutory taxation and other requirements are met.

• To be a proactive member of the management team, interacting constructively with other members of the team and contributing ideas to take the business forward on a regular basis in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

 

The key ingredients

The meat industry is infectious, it gets in your blood, and we want the ideal candidate to share our passion for our products and the team. You will be a qualified accountant (preferably CIMA) with relevant experience, this is a new role so there will be plenty of scope to make an impact. You must have strong technical accounting skills in bookkeeping, credit control, financial accounting and management accounting. You will be managing a small accounts team and be expected to improve efficiencies and credit control as we supply a high volume of products to a large number of customers. The role would suit someone with a manufacturing background who has previous experience being no.1 in finance role and the interpersonal skills to deal with a range of people in a manufacturing environment. You will have excellent excel skills, including pivot tables, advanced formula’s etc, experience of ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAV and BI Skills (Power BI/Power Pivot).

Full job description available on request.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK and possess a suitable amount of UK based finance experience will be considered.

 

 

Order Picker/Dispatch Operative (Skilled)

Your mastery

To ensure the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat at all times.

• To inform the Packing Room Team leader of any products which are not in stock so the necessary actions can be taken.

• To ensure that the correct quality and standard of meat as specified on the customer order is adhered to at all times.

• To ensure all meat is labelled correctly and placed with care and consideration to other products which are placed into trays/boxes/bags etc.

• To 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 that all vans are loaded efficiently and accurately and promptly according to the start time of each individual Driver.

• 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.

• 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.

• If and when necessary work across other departments when required.

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 suit someone who has operated as a Packer/Order Despatch within a fast paced environment. Fork lift truck licence would beneficial but not essential. In return we offer a competitive rate of pay.

The hours will be 7pm until 5.30am (38 hours per week) over 4 nights worked between Monday to Friday. Sunday night hours will be 6pm until 4.30 am which is worked on a three week rotational shift pattern.

 

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.

 

Food Operative - High Care (Altham Fine Foods)

 Althams Fine Foods specialise in providing high quality ready meals for supermarkets and foodservice. We operate a state of the art factory in Morecambe, Lancashire. This is fantastic opportunity to develop your career and experience the excitement of a high growth company.

We are looking for a Operative within our high care department.

Your mastery

Reporting into the Team Leader, you will produce excellent quality ready meals to meet customer requirements.

  • To prepare ready made meals to customer specifications
  • Prioritise tasks in order to meet customer deadlines
  • Handling of food products therefore the necessary food hygiene standards must be adhered to at all time
  • To wear the necessary PPE
  • Ensure equipment is kept clean and tidy
  • To be an active team player, willing to support others when required to assist with customer deadlines being met

The key ingredients

This role would ideally suit someone who has worked within food manufacturing (ideally meat production), and can work effectively in a team and wishes to join an expanding company. This role is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday on a shift pattern.

 

 Dispatch Operative (Altham Fine Foods)

Althams Fine Foods specialise in providing high quality ready meals for supermarkets and foodservice. We operate a state of the art factory in Morecambe, Lancashire. This is fantastic opportunity to develop your career in the excitement of a high growth award winning food production company.

We are seeking a Packer/Order Despatch Operative for our plant in Morecambe.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of products at all times.
  • To inform the Team Leader of any issues regarding stock
  • To ensure that the correct quality and standard of products
  • To ensure products are labelled correctly and placed with care and consideration
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock
  • Ensure stock and products are stored correctly
  • To ensure that all despatch vehicles are loaded efficiently and accurately
  • 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 despatch area and abide by all Health and Hygiene and Health and Safety procedures as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • If and when necessary work across other departments when required.

We have a great team environment at Althams Fine Foods, 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 Packer/Order Despatch within a fast paced environment (but not essential) as training will be given.

Fork lift truck licence would beneficial but not essential.

The hours will be 8am until 8pm worked over 4 shifts per week on a rota.

 

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