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Brewing and New Product Development Technologist

Department: Marketing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 h/w. Mon to Fri. Flexitime
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

Muntons are the biggest malted ingredients manufacturer in the world, and in the top 20 malt producers in the UK. Our headquarters is in Stowmarket, Suffolk (where this role is based), and we have further production sites in Yorkshire and Thailand, as well as sales offices in Asia, Europe and America.  Our customers range from multinational food and beverage producers, to craft brewers and distillers. This gives an enviable variety to our work, and you will relish the chance to work with our enthusiastic teams to bring our pipeline of projects to fruition.

Innovation and enjoyment are key to our growth strategy. As a pro-active NPD Technologist, passionate about brewing, and able to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge in the discipline, you will directly influence these areas. This exciting role offers the opportunity to work directly with our brewing and distilling customers, supporting them to get the very best out of our products. In addition, you’ll also help shape and progress our innovation plans for the future through ideation and development of innovative new products.

Based in our impressive technical facility, the ‘Centre for Excellence’, you will have a big part to play in the following:

  • Offering technical support to our valued customers, including multinational breweries, craft brewers and distillers.
  • Playing an instrumental role in the progression of ingredient innovation and NPD projects, from bench development to overseeing factory trials and launch.
  • Contribute to the innovation pipeline, by pro-actively providing ideas and supporting the team with project progression.

As a company Muntons has a lot of ambition. We want to “deliver enjoyment to people’s lives by creating more of what they love”. In 2019 we embarked upon an impressive investment phase to increase our capacity, portfolio and to continue raising the bar as the leaders of sustainability in our field. We need someone that will harness that drive & energy. Located in the bucolic surroundings of the Suffolk countryside, we pride ourselves on being an enjoyable company to work with & for and we look forward to welcoming a new Brewing and NPD Technologist to our friendly team.

The Job:  What you will be doing:

  • To be the ‘go-to’ person for technical aspects of brewing and distilling for our customers and other departments within Muntons.
  • As the main technical point of contact for our brewing and distilling customers, you will offer a high level of support in the event of complaints or routine technical reviews.  As well as holding discussions remotely, you will be required to visit brewers to support them on site.
  • Support brewers and distillers with development, offering technical and recipe advice using Muntons malts and innovative ingredients.
  • Represent Muntons at brewing industry events globally, as required, giving technical support to our customers and sales team.
  • Develop new products (malt and malted ingredients) to a high standard, from bench scale to first production, according to ISO procedures and meeting provided deadlines.  Includes all aspects from experimental bench work through to completion of technical documents and checking of homebrew artwork.
  • Actively seek technical advancement, able to contribute ideas to the innovation pipeline, both brewing and food related, and help the team bring innovation projects to life.
  • Support the maintenance and safe running of Muntons 1HL micro-brewery, when required.  This includes cleaning, maintenance requests to the on-site engineering team, and accompanying visitors on site to utilise the brewery.  It is vital that all procedures are followed, ensuring safe operation of the facility.
  • Work closely with the marketing team to create and deliver presentations to Muntons and external staff. Topics may include anything from technical information about new products to general seminars covering brewing topics.
  • Assist with factory trials, ensuring raw materials are ordered, requirements are clearly communicated, and results are reported following established procedures
  • Play a key role in the running of Muntons Centre for Excellence, ensuring all areas are presented in an ordered, professional manner, and equipment is maintained by the on-site engineering team.

Principle Skills:

  • An advanced qualification in brewing science
  • Experience in a development/brewing work environment
  • Energy, drive & passion; We’re looking for someone pro-active, who enjoys making their mark on the category and wants the opportunity to do so in an agile, open environment.
  • Target Driven & Results focused; You will be passionate about offering great technical support and developing world class leading innovative new products, which will help us meet our financial goals.
  • Creative thought & problem solving; You will be expected to contribute ideas to our innovation pipeline and will need to explore technical solutions to issues uncovered through new product development.
  • Collaboration & relationship building skills; Build and leverage relationships to secure buy in & drive projects to completion. A real team player, happy to support colleagues as required.
  • Methodical: Able to follow processes in place, meticulous when keeping notes and labelling samples, able to prioritise projects effectively, seeking advice when needed.
  • Inquisitive: Has a drive to discover what’s happening in the brewing and distilling industry, and a desire to use this knowledge to progress projects or contribute ideas to the pipeline.
  • Listening and Learning; Able to learn quickly from Muntons personnel and use the knowledge to help develop superb new products.
  • Competent Microsoft Office user

Hours of Work:  Core hours of 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Flexible working.  Some national/international travel may be required.


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Warehouse Manager

Department: Supply Chain & Logistics
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 h/w. Mon to Fri.
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

A vacancy has arisen for a Warehouse Manager to join Muntons plc and play a crucial role in our Stowmarket site.   An exciting opportunity to inherit a fantastic, capable and passionate team at a time the supply chain is being focused and developed to support key business plans for the future. 

Objectives

Lead, support and manage the Warehouse and Goods In Team, ensuring it runs like clockwork, delivering maximum potential and service in line with operational requirements and company goals.

Responsibilities

Management, wellbeing and development of the warehouse and goods in operation and teams

Continual improvement of warehouse operations meeting business needs

Overall effectiveness of work instructions, warehouse operational processes and supporting systems

Accuracy of stock at warehouse locations

Budgetary responsibility and compliance

H&S compliance of the warehouse and goods in area

Storage, despatch and administration of goods to fulfil customer orders, meeting customer service targets

Skills

Strong organisational skills

Innovatively challenging the norm, identifying and delivering commercial and operational improvements to the business

Initiative in resolving day to day issues

Excellent communicator at all levels

Flexible with ability to motivate and contribute to a great team environment

SAP systems knowledge an advantage

WMS implementation a distinct advantage

 


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Maltings Shift Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 12 hour - Maltings Shift
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

Muntons are the biggest malted ingredients manufacturer in the world, and in the top 20 malt producers in the UK. Our headquarters is in Stowmarket, Suffolk (where this role is based), and we have further production sites in Yorkshire and Thailand, as well as sales offices in Asia, Europe and America.

The Job:

In this role you will be part of our Malt production team at our Stowmarket Maltings creating Malt and aiding in all aspects of the maltings from r barley intake (as required), bulk order despatch, screening and transfer.  Within this role you must comply with company policy on health & safety, food safety, environmental issues and other relevant standards as applicable whilst maintaining excellent plant hygiene levels, records and cleaning schedules.  You will also have the opportunity to liaise with and assist other departments as required.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • To carry out daily production duties in all areas of the plant.
  • Carry out plant cleaning as detailed in hygiene schedules or as requested.
  • Assist other departments as requested.

Principle Skills: 

  • The ability to carry out production duties in all areas of the plant and to cope with the physical demands of the role
  • Maintain plant hygiene levels to required standards
  • Contribute to and maintain the standards of the production areas.
  • Assist in ensuring continued compliance with relevant standards and in working towards achievement of any new relevant standards
  • Competent Forklift Driver

The Candidate:

  • Will be a flexible team member operating as part of the overall maltings operative team. 
  • Will contribute to the overall effective and compliant operation of the site.
  • Will be open, honest and professional and to do the right thing, the right way for the Company

 


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Malt Extract Manufacturing Shift Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Average 37½ hours per week
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

The Job:

To be part of a team that manufacturers and packs liquid and dried malt extracts to agreed targets and specifications whilst maintaining safe and hygienic production, packing and storage facilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that all products are produced and packed within specification
  • To carry out testing and quality checks, recording and maintaining records of these checks
  • To understand and follow all Good Manufacturing Practice requirements for your area.
  • To be proactive in keeping your work area clean ensuring that any cleaning schedules are completed and documentation signed off.
  • To ensure that production and packing areas are left in a suitable state for the next shift to run efficiently.
  • To adhere to all safety and hygiene control measures and Personal Protective Equipment requirements.
  • To become multi-skilled in all areas of Malt Extract Manufacturing.

The Candidate:

  • The ability to operate large scale manufacturing equipment.
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • A willingness to work flexibly.
  • Proficient in using computer based recording and maintenance management systems.
  • Hold and maintain a current fork lift licence (desirable)
  • The ability to work to and follow written procedures
  • The ability to contribute to a team environment
  • This is a physically active role.

Hours of Work:

3 shift / 7 day pattern.  Average 37½ hours per week.

Rate of Pay: 

Training Rate:                     £21,981 per annum.         

Full Rate:                            £27,476 per annum.       


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Mill Shift Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 3 Shift / 5 day pattern. 37.5 hours/week
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Training : £19,172 Full : £23,965

The Job:

To be part of the Mill Team responsible for the safe and efficient production of malt flour, flakes and milled products.

 Principle Responsibilities:

  • Operate milling plant and equipment.
  • Packing Malt Flour and Flakes into the required packaging.
  • General cleaning duties
  • Maintaining records and cleaning schedules
  • To work in a safe manner complying with all health & safety and environmental policies and initiatives
  • To drive a forklift if qualified.

 The Candidate:

  • Good English, reading, writing and numeric skills
  • Able to carry out the physical nature of this role
  • A good team player
  • An awareness of health & safety principles
  • Well organised and flexible with the ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines
  • To hold a fork lift licence or willing to train to drive a fork lift.

Hours of Work:  3 shift / 5 day shift pattern

Rate of Pay:  Training: £19,172   Full: £23,965

 


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Multi-Skilled Engineer- Muntons Ingredients

Department: Technical
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours/ week - Mon- Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

We are seeking a multi-skilled engineer to join our Muntons Ingredients engineering team responsible for the maintenance and continued efficient running of the mill, malt extract, band drier, spray drier, homebrew and site services.  You will be responsible for carrying out a range of mechanical and electrical engineering works, including planned maintenance, small projects, installations breakdowns repairs etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide a dynamic and proactive response to engineering breakdowns, in order to maximise production and minimise unplanned plant downtime.
  • To communicate on a daily basis with the Engineering Team to ensure established priorities are dealt with in a co-ordinated approach.
  • To communicate at all times with production and shift managers to ensure priorities are actioned accordingly and to up-date on the status of plant.
  • To maintain the correct health and safety standards at all times, following company policies and procedures, and taking a generally responsible and proactive approach to safety at all times.
  • To carry out plant modifications and improvements as authorised.
  • To respond to all breakdowns in a timely manner and report to engineering and production management of the status.
  • To help train, guide and develop the company’s engineering apprentices.
  • To work on small projects and installations as required.
  • To assist the project teams as required.
  • To assist with production improvements, health & safety improvements (including safe working practices and risk assessments), GMP improvements and environmental issues and refurbishments as directed.
  • To undertake planned maintenance routines as guided by the Engineering Team Leader.
  • To participate in all aspects of maintenance work associated with plant shutdowns in all areas of MMI production.
  • To work flexibly and respond to the changing demands of the work, adapting to new work routines and practices accordingly.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Proven engineering background with a wide range of strong electrical and mechanical experience ideally with plant in a manufacturing environment.  Mechanical bias 60/40 Mechanical/Electrical.
  • Good base of fundamental and proven engineering skills.
  • A “can do” attitude coupled with a desire to make a contribution to the continued efficient running of all MMI Production areas.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • A flexible attitude to a range of tasks and work situations.
  • Working knowledge of PLCs and electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of steam plant and associated equipment.

 


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Export Customer Services Administrator

Department: Sales
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week - 8:30-17:00 Monday - Friday
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

The Job: 

In this role you will be a first point of contact and provide outstanding customer service to all Muntons plc customers, agents and distributors.  You will also provide administrative support to our global team of sales managers and assist with the complaints process. 

Key Duties: 

  • Receiving and processing orders from customers, agents and distributors on SAP S4Hana system for both export and domestic customers.
  • Liaising with our logistics partner to booking deliveries worldwide.
  • Complete customs entries on Descartes e-Customs (HM Customs) after details have been received from the freight forwarder.
  • Applying for and processing all the necessary external documentation (Certificates or Origin/Phytosanitary etc).
  • Preparing and issuing final documentation for customers.
  • Liaising with warehouse and planning to ensure that the customer will receive the product in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Actively communicate with customers to ensure they are made aware of any changes relating to their orders/delivery and to support on-going sales.  
  • Issue credit and debit notes for customers as and when required
  • Carry out all ad hoc aspects of customer administration.
  • Raise customer complaints through SAP. 
  • Manage complaints from approval to resolution.
  • Provide timely updates to customers during complaint investigations and act as a link between internal departments and the customer. 
  • Provide sales data by customer for sales manager.
  • Assist in handling all enquiries from customers, agents and distributors.
  • Cover for team members whilst on holiday or during sickness and encourage team working.
  • Proactively assist and encourage other members of the team.
  • Proactively recommend improvements, which contribute to improved customer service and team effectiveness.

Key Candidate Skills:

  • Be able to thrive in a busy office environment with a key focus on customer service.
  • A minimum of three years working in an office environment.
  • Have good knowledge of export shipping documentation.
  • A confident and proactive communicator via telephone and e-mail.
  • A good team player.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the demands of this busy role
  • Friendly and professional.
  • Well organised and have the ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy with SAP experience and export are preferential.

 

 


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Maltings: Production Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Average of 37.5 h/w
Location: Bridlington, East Ridings Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

£28,000+ per year – Full training provided – We hire for attitude - If you say ‘I will try my best’ you could be the right person for this job.

The Job:

Muntons provide enjoyment by making what people love; malt is a key ingredient for brewers and distilling going to many of the biggest brands in the country. You will be required to look after the product in Bridlington’s 26 acre site. You and your shift partner will transfer the malt or barley through each stage of the process, while maintaining site hygiene through checks and cleaning.

 What you will be doing:

  • Operating plant and equipment for barley intake, malt production and despatch at Flamborough Maltings, Bridlington.
  • Carrying out cleaning schedules as required.
  • Complying with company policies on health and safety, food safety, environmental issues and other relevant standards as applicable.
  • Working flexibly to respond to the changing demands of the work, adapting to new work routines and practices accordingly.

 Who we are looking for:

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to learn new skills.
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of this role.
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Honest
  • Team Player
  • Ideas and input on site

Hours of Work:

3 shift / 7 day pattern: You would do 21 shifts over 25 days followed by 10 days off.  This averages to 37½ hours per week. The three shifts been earlies 6.00 am to 2.00 pm, lates 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm and nights  10.00 pm to 6.00 am (7 of each making up the 21 days).

Rate of Pay: Over £28,000 per year (after probation) with opportunities for overtime.


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The Company’s production processes operate in accordance with BRC Food Factory hygiene requirements. As such, all jewellery including rings, chains, watches, earrings or body piercings etc. are prohibited from being worn in any production, packing or despatch areas of the factory. Additionally protective equipment including hair nets and if appropriate beard snoods are required to be worn in these areas.

The Company also operates a complete ban on smoking in any building, site or vehicle owned or controlled by the Company and takes a zero tolerance approach to breaches of this policy. Equally the Company does not permit the use of electronic cigarettes or nicotine inhaler devices. Most shifts are of 8 or 12 hour duration with little or no opportunity to leave site during the working day. If you smoke and cannot abstain from smoking for this period of time, please carefully consider the appropriateness of any application you make for employment with us.

If you require any further information please email: hr@muntons.com