Careers at Nelsons

As well as a strong heritage - we have the edge in the competition and without a doubt; it’s our people, the Nelsons family. We work hard, thrive on challenges, demonstrate accountability, laugh a lot and give the best team social events in town! If you share the values of Nelsons and would like to contribute and be part of the success of Nelsons, then join the family! Find our vacancies below.

Our Vacancies

Maintenance Engineer - Electrical

Department: Engineering

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA113

Purpose

To maintain all equipment and control systems and other facilities of the plant, ensuring all production lines at the manufacturing site run reliably and efficiently. Also, to partake in company projects related to the technical role.


Key Responsibilities

  • To carry out the requirements of the planned preventive maintenance programme.
  • To ensure production lines are capable of running at maximum efficiency through involvement in continuous improvement processes
  • To perform day to day in depth fault finding, diagnosis and breakdown repairs as necessary
  • To assist with machine changeovers, training technicians as necessary
  • To provide technical input into key operations projects e.g. facilities upgrade, capital investment proposals, new product introductions
  • To carry out reactive and planned maintenance duties
  • To carry out production line changes
  • To train production staff as required
  • To carry out maintenance to the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) schedule
  • To carry out any associated project work

Working Contacts

Internal:

  • Maintenance Team Leader
  • Engineering Services Manager
  • Head of Manufacturing
  • Production Team Leaders, Production Technicians and Operatives
  • Health and Safety Advisor
  • Packaging Technologists
  • Engineering Staff
  • Purchasing Staff
  • QA/QC Staff
  • Warehouse Staff

External:

  • Equipment suppliers
  • Consumable suppliers
  • Third party auditors  

 Person Specification

Qualifications

Educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent (Maths and English)

HNC/HND Engineering qualification (electrical bias)

Experience and Knowledge

  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced GMP environment
  • Mechanical and Electrical experience
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes
  • FMCG packaging machinery or pharmaceutical experience
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas:
  • Liquid filling
  • Cartoning systems
  • Labelling
  • Tube filling
  • Shrink wrap systems
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) interrogation (Omron, Allen Brady, Siemens)
  • Ability to monitor and report results

Abilities and Behaviours:      

  • Professional, self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative 
  • Good interactive and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Team player with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Able to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • IT literate  (Excel and ideally SAP)
  • Good fault finding skills
  • Ability to read ladder diagrams
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Adaptable and keen to learn
To maintain all equipment and control systems and other facilities of the plant, ensuring all production lines at the manufacturing site run reliably and efficiently. Also, to partake in company projects related to the technical role.

Product Lifecycle Coordinator

Department: Product Life Cycle

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Salary: £25,000 - £31,000

Location: Nelsons House

City: Wimbledon

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA139

https://nelsons.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/Job Description - Product Life Cycle Team Leader.doc 

The primary purpose of the Product Lifecycle Senior Co-ordinator is for the effective project co-ordination of commercialisations, packaging changes and SKU discontinuations within Supply Chain Organisation (SCO). Work within the Product Lifecycle Process providing project management support for new products and existing product changes from item setup to launch. Provide material master detail to ensure on-time launch of product initiatives and product changes

Senior National Account Manager

Apply by:Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Department: National Accounts

Company: UK

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 + plus car

Location: Field Based

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA140

Purpose

Reporting to the UK Head of National Accounts you will be tasked with driving the full P&L management of the Grocery & Convenience channel, this incorporates existing accounts such as; Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons as well as a small portfolio of existing key convenience customers, there will also be a strong strategic emphasis on business development in convenience, to define a route to market and execute on the strategic plans.

To be successful in this role you will have experience of managing Top 4 Grocery accounts as well as experience delivering successful and sustainable business within the convenience sector.

You will work cross functionally with marketing, category, insights and Sales Force Excellence teams leading NPD and category initiatives for your customers. You will proactively manage the relationship between Nelsons and your portfolio of accounts to develop and manage the sales plan as well as executing plans driven by insights and category data.

You will be an experienced NAM with excellent commercial awareness and a strong track record of delivering results. You MUST have experience of working in the Grocery & Convenience channel and will be an excellent communicator with fantastic relationship building skills.  Experience in developing JBP’s and building success using shopper insights and category management is highly desirable. A can do, results driven personality with a good sense of humour and a desire to succeed is a must, this an opportunity to strategically define the long term plans within Grocery & convenience and have a direct impact on the future success of this channel.

Based on success, this role could be given line reporting responsibilities within 12 months, this is also seen as a route to Head of Key Accounts as a line of succession in the future.

 

Skills / Experience

  • Experience as a National Account Manager within the Grocery & Convenience sector, ideally within a Pharmacy, FMCG or Personal Care branded supplier business
  • Experience of developing JBP’s essential
  • Experience of collaborating with Shopper insights  and category management teams highly desirable
  • Experience in the discount channel would be beneficial
  • Strong record of building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Experience of setting, maintaining and achieving budgets both in turnover and in profit
  • Experience of managing margins, customer profitability and sales targets
  • Strong understanding of P&L’s
  • Proven track record in Sales
  • Classical sales training
  • Ability to build and maintain good internal relationships
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Negotiation and account management skills
  • IT literate, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Full, clean and valid driving licence

Reporting to the UK Head of National Accounts the NAMC will be tasked with driving the full P&L management of a small portfolio of existing key convenience customers with a strong focus on new business and leading the long term strategy for the convenience channel. To be successful in this role the NAMC will have a clear understanding of the route to market and wholesale partnerships needed to ensure market penetration.

Production Operative

Department: Production - Direct

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: Wimbledon, London

Country: UK

Reference: VA162

Purpose

To work as part of a small team in the production of Nelsons’ natural medicines including licensed medicines in the form of homeopathic, herbal and flower remedy products. The work associated with production includes completion of batch documentation and the cleaning of production areas and equipment. The successful candidate will work according to all necessary Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Health & Safety (H&S) requirements.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • To work as part of a team (or if necessary; individually) in the production of Nelsons’ products
  • To work according to all necessary GMP and H&S requirements following Nelsons Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • To comply with all reasonable training requirements in order to safely and effectively work in the Production department
  • To complete all necessary production documentation
  • To assist in the maintenance of the good housekeeping and cleanliness of the production area and equipment
  • To assist as necessary with production equipment line changeovers
  • To work with the other team members and Team Leaders to ensure and improve production efficiency and maintenance of quality standards
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties requested by Management

Qualifications 

Essential

English and Maths to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)

Experience

Previous experience with GMP in a manufacturing environment preferred

Skills and Abilities:

 Essential

Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail

Basic  IT Skills

Ability to recognise and work with good hygienic practices

Desirable

GMP Training

Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to work shift patterns, including early and late shifts
  • Flexible approach to work and tasks 
  • Confident
  • Ability to use own initiative 
  • Motivated and keen to develop new skills 
To work as part of a small team in the production of Nelsons’ natural medicines including licensed medicines in the form of homeopathic, herbal and flower remedy products. The work associated with production includes completion of batch documentation and the cleaning of production areas and equipment. The successful candidate will work according to all necessary Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Health & Safety (H&S) requirements.

Demand Planner

Department: Demand Planning

Company: Group Finance

Salary: 35,000 - 40,000

Experience: 2-3 Years

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA167

JOB DESCRIPTION


Responsible to: 

Head of Demand Planning

 

Location:

Nelsons House, 83 Parkside


Summary

Nelsons is on a path of growth in volume and value and is investing in its future. We  need to put together ambitious demand plans to make it happen and recognise that we need people across our regions who can pull together the strands of marketing, consumer insights, financial plans and the supply chain to create a realistic and achievable demand plan in volume and value, which we can fulfil and deliver. We need someone who can understand the business in the local market, create a bridge to group demand planning and the supply chain, and help make our strategy work in a new way of working, as part of our Integrated Business Planning process. This role is required to support changing processes, systems and people in Nelsons in order to achieve the business strategy.


Purpose

To lead and manage the Demand Planning activities, support Integrated Business Planning (IBP) within Nelsons and to act as the integration point between the local market and the group demand planning function.


The Demand Planner will need to work closely with representatives from marketing, sales, and finance in order to successfully manage the customer demand being placed on the business and to play a lead role in all forecasting related activities to come up with a clear statement of demand in volume and value by SKU.


The Demand Planner is the integration point between the local functions of sales, marketing and finance, and the Group Demand Planning organisation and is responsible for ensuring that the highest quality of demand is communicated to the Supply Chain Function on a monthly basis.



Key Responsibilities

Strategic:

Collect and collate market and customer intelligence and make it available to all involved in the forecasting process, and support the local functions with analysis to support the creation of the demand plan.

Interact with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers, historical sales trends and uplifts from promotional activities, and ensure assumptions are documented.

Monitor SKU levels and performance and recommend future SKU rationalization initiatives.

Facilitate the decision making process with Group Demand Planning regarding Demand Planning activities and priorities.

Facilitate the discussion about closing gaps to business plan


Process:

Support the Nelsons Integrated Business Planning process and drive the monthly demand review meetings.

Identify process improvements to optimise the IBP process.

Implement process changes made by Group Demand Planning.

Prepare data for monthly Integrated Business Planning reviews.

Support the budget annual process

Support any in month exceptional demand review


Innovation:

Work with the NPD, Sales and Marketing teams to forecast sales of new products and ensure realistic statement of demand for NPD 

Analyse the impact of any changes to launch dates and update forecast accordingly

Review NPD forecast data entered into the Demand Planning tool, compare with Commercial Launch Plans and indentify variances.

Monitor the volume sales performance of new products and capture lessons learned that can be used as a guide in future launches

Support NPD Post Audit activities and track sales performance against forecast and commercial launch plans


Demand:

Review and analyse monthly forecast accuracy results (MAPE, Bias and Volatility) 

Carry out root cause analysis on major forecast variances, monitor trends in forecast error and implement forecast changes resulting from the monthly review

Advise and assist the sales teams with analysing the forecast accuracy data and use the findings to improve future forecasts.

Work with Group Demand planner and sales/marketing team to achieve agreed forecast accuracy targets 

Review of previous month’s actual demand and identification of any anomalies

Work with Sales and Marketing team to integrate market intelligence into forecasts and ensure assumptions are clearly documented

Collaborate with marketing functions to ensure all future promotions and new listings are included in the forecast and that all assumptions are clearly documented. 

Analyse statistical data from forecasting tool in order to ensure this adds value to the forecast 

Collaborate with Sales/Marketing to monitor promotional effectiveness and use findings to improve future forecasts and build key learnings into future promotions.

Review and agree a monthly updated unconstrained forecast with a horizon of 18-24 months by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Sales, Marketing and Finance.

Ensure that the monthly forecast upload is completed in accordance will relevant monthly deadlines

Use and maintain the Demand Planning Software as the primary forecasting tool while providing additional system support to the sales functions.

Identify exceptional/unplanned demand and work with Group Demand Planner to manage 

Ensure effective use of end-consumer sales data to improve forecast accuracy

Work with sales teams and customers to identify stock levels at key retailers and distributors on a monthly basis

Assume responsibility for key measures. e.g.: region Forecast accuracy, volatility and bias


Supply: 

Document unshipped orders and subsequent lost sales along with drivers and corrective actions

Compile the Supply Chain Summary as part of the monthly Nelsons IBP process in order to communicate any significant changes in demand to the Supply Chain for review

Support Group Demand Planning in developing inventory strategies for existing products, new products as well as product replacement and discontinuation.

Review published inventory figures to identify excess inventory in local warehouse.

Review forecast consumption and update subsequent forecasts accordingly

Monitor shelf life of inventory and work with Sales to reduce write-off risk and with Finance to accrue where write-off will be incurred

Work with local and export logistics teams to ensure customer orders are dispatched on time and in full

Collaborate with Group Demand Planner and Supply chain regarding stock availability including quality release status and any delays in production


Reporting:

Prepare reports and maintain data that will be used in the IBP forecast review process 

Analyse monthly volume performance results and report on key drivers and corrective actions

Collaborate with the finance and product lifecycle teams to minimise write-off costs due to obsolescence and packaging changes.

Review expiry date reports published by finance to identify inventory with limited shelf life and propose actions to mitigate write-off


Qualification:

Educated to Degree level standard or equivalent/relevant experience.


Person Specification


Essential:

Excellent analytical skills.

Excellent numeracy with proficiency in statistical and forecasting fundamentals.

Strong commercial understanding.

Strong knowledge of demand planning processes

Minimum 2-3 years of current demand planner experience.

Good communication and presentation skills.

Highly organised and able to prioritise.

Strong Influencing skills

Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines

Clear understanding of forecasting and inventory management as well as the financial and operational impacts.

Problem solver with ability to build and improve efficient processes.

Advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, formulas and functions) and PowerPoint

Attention to detail and must be able to work to extreme accuracy.

Ability to work collaborativley across functions and at all levels of the organisation.

Proficiency with software system including sales forecasting applications


Desirable:

Experience in Business Objects reporting and report writing

ERP system experience (ideally SAP)



Group and EM Demand Planner

Graphic Designer

Department: Group Marketing

Company: Global Marketing

Salary: 38,000 - 42,000

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA172

Nelsons have an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer to join our Marketing team. You will be responsible for providing creative online and offline solutions that have a high visual impact on a range of key areas within the business. The role requires the development of creative ideas, concepts and to propose design direction to meet brand and stakeholders requirements.

Additionally, the role demands an understanding of consumer-centric design, both visually and technically, especially within print, POS/POP and web graphics. 

 

Key Responsibilities

- A portfolio demonstrating a range of outcomes across multiple media types.

Outstanding design ability, and a keen eye for typography.

- A strong understanding of the creative strategy and context of graphic content.

- A strong visual sense with a creative flair and originality.

- An understanding of consumer navigation behavior and ability to balance message hierarchies in a visual sense. 

- Excellent time management and organisational skills.

- Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

- IT literate in MS Office packages including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

- Strong presentation and communication capabilities.

- Ability to use own initiative.

- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external contacts.

- Flexible approach to work and tasks.

 

Person Specification

 

Qualifications 

- Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Graphic Design, Illustration, Design or a related subject. 

 

Skills

- A portfolio demonstrating a range of outcomes across multiple media types.

Outstanding design ability, and a keen eye for typography.

- A strong understanding of the creative strategy and context of graphic content.

- A strong visual sense with a creative flair and originality.

- An understanding of consumer navigation behavior and ability to balance message hierarchies in a visual sense. 

- Excellent time management and organisational skills.

- Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

IT literate in MS Office packages including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

- Strong presentation and communication capabilities.

- Ability to use own initiative.

- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external contacts.

- Flexible approach to work and tasks.

 

Experience 

- Proven experience and excellent understanding of relevant Design Programs (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign).

- Experience of working in agency or within an in-house design team with a focus on print and packaging design.

- Comfortable working both in a stand-alone role and a management role, capable of managing multiple briefs and prioritising workload.

- Experience and understanding of shopper marketing (nice to have).

 

 

 

 

To be responsible for providing creative online and offline solutions that have a high visual impact on a range of key areas within the business. The role requires the development of creative ideas, concepts and to propose design direction to meet brand and stakeholders requirements. Additionally, the role demands an understanding of consumer-centric design, both visually and technically, especially within print, POS/POP and web graphics.

National Account Manager - E-Commerce

Department: National Accounts

Company: UK

Salary: £50,000 - £50,000

Location: Nelsons House

City: Wimbledon

Country: UK

Reference: VA141

This is a new and exciting opportunity that is a result of highlighting Online as a key strategic pillar within our 5 year growth plan, you will be responsible for growing the online portfolio within the UK and be integral to developing the Global E-Commerce strategy across the wider business. Reporting to the UK Head of National Accounts you will be tasked with developing our long term strategy, full P&L management of Amazon and develop new business in the UK whilst feeding into a Global strategy on Amazon. Using your strong account management experience, you will pursue growth opportunities within the online/ e-commerce market in a structured and commercial way and develop the long term channel strategy for E-Commerce.

You will develop strong relationships with online retailers optimising cost and positioning our brands at the forefront of consumer sales. You will work cross functionally with marketing and category teams leading NPD and category initiatives for your customers. You will also lead and work alongside UK and group functions on search and content optimisation and Amazon marketing platforms becoming an integral part of a UK and Global E-Commerce strategy, therefore the ability to think strategically and communicate with key stakeholders is highly desirable.


You will be an experienced NAM with excellent commercial awareness and a strong track record of delivering results. You MUST have experience of working with Amazon and will be an excellent communicator with fantastic relationship building skills. 


Key Responsibilities:


Sales and Business Planning

- Business Plan – to prepare and implement an annual business plan for each account, carrying out regular reviews to ensure key sales and marketing objectives are achieved

- Prepare a Joint Business Plan (JBP) in conjunction with the Key retailer teams on an annual basis

- Identify opportunities to develop and implement plans to maximise the sales opportunities

- Competitor Brands / Activity – using information from trade press and market visits keep abreast of competitor brands / products and counter as required

- Strategy and Planning

- Plan and implement strategies in accordance with business needs e.g. project implementation

Strategic

- Channel Strategy – design, develop and execute a online channel strategy in the UK delivering incremental new users and sales into our brands

- Delivering Amazon Best practices – using your experience and knowledge take Amazon UK to the next level of trading

- EU and Global Strategy – Be a key player in the wider EU and Global strategy for Amazon and online working with key stakeholders internally and externally to drive sustainable growth within our 5 year strategic plan.

Commercial

- Forecast – prepare value and volume forecasts by products and update on a rolling monthly basis. Liaise with the Supply Chain Organisation (SCO) on specific requests and issues

- Implement and manage the appropriate trading terms and price changes within the company guidelines

- Range – develop the optimum range of new and core product distribution in accounts, ensuring NPD is listed and launched effectively

- Customer Meetings – maintain regular face-to-face meetings with Buying and Supply contacts. Organise and lead annual strategy meetings with key contacts

- Manage the agreed expenditure budgets for their customers and work closely with the marketing team to develop trade marketing activities

- Work with the UK Head of National Accounts on annual budgeting process 


Internal Reporting

- Provide Customer P&L and ROI for each key activity in their accounts and gain approval from UK Head of National Accounts

- Work with the Customer Service team to resolve any complaints/issues.

- Work with Sales Support Executive to develop reporting on account EPOS weekly, identifying key areas for action and development

- Take ownership of sales reports and reviewing to make sure these are effective and meaningful


Person Specification

Qualifications

- Educated to Degree Level

- English and Maths to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)


Skills / Experience

Essential

- Previous experience as a National Account Manager/ Executive within E-commerce/ Online sector, ideally within a Pharmacy, FMCG or Personal Care branded supplier business

- Strong UK Amazon experience

- Amazon EU & Global experience highly desirable

- Strong record of building and maintaining customer relationships 

- Experience of setting, maintaining and achieving budgets both in turnover and in profit

- Experience of managing margins, customer profitability and sales targets 

- Strong understanding of P&L’s

- Proven track record in Sales 

- Classical sales training

- Ability to build and maintain good relationships

- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

- Negotiation and account management skills

- IT literate, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 - Strong analytical skills

- Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload

- Excellent attention to detail

- Full, clean and valid driving licence


The National Account Manager – E-Commerce will be responsible for driving our growing online portfolio within the UK. Reporting to the UK Head of National Accounts the NAM-EC will be tasked with developing our long term strategy, full P&L management of Amazon and developing new business. The NAM-EC will pursue growth opportunities within the online/e-commerce market in a structured and commercial way.

Head of Planning and Supply Chain Logistics

Department: Supply Planning

Company: UK

Salary: 75,000 - 85,000

Location: Nelsons House

Reference: VA173

5An SCO Leadership Team position, reporting directly to the Director of SCO. This position will require an experienced leader able to facilitate and drive results in a demanding growth environment, leveraging his/her strong interpersonal and leadership skills. This role will be challenged to build a strong, skilled team and implement a world class Sales & Operations Planning process across the enterprise to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns and working capital.

 

Key Responsibilties

- Drive process and system improvements through each reporting team: Planning, Logistics & PLT,  cross-referencing this work so that the end-to-end supply chain is improved to the benefit of the end customer

- Introduce S+OP into the IBP process to deliver robust forecasting, demand management and inventory management in the zones such that the data used for supply/demand planning is as accurate as possible. 

- Build and shape the Planning & Logistics team into a highly effective and skilled team equipped to satisfactorily deliver the ambitious business growth plans

- Partner with Marketing and Sales to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable volume forecast (mid and long term); 

- Deliver capacity plans to ensure that there is sufficient capacity across the whole of the network both internally and at 3rd parties to deliver the 5YR plan.

- Ensure appropriate and consistent stock levels across the network in conjunction with Finance and business cash flow requirements in compliance with the Nelson’s global stock policy.

- Ensure any supply and demand issues and/or opportunities are fully investigated, facilitated and resolved across the supply chain

- Achieve budgeted savings targets in conjunction with Purchasing and work to reduce the cost of sales, recommending improvements to procedures, contracts and agreements

- Ensure KPI targets for SA, VA, ATP and OTIF are achieved. 

- Gap analysis in conjunction with IT to improve SAP system usage across SCO e.g. improving raw material and component purchasing

- Long term planning horizon such that cash flow forecast is produced for all purchasing activity within the planning team, as well as supplier forecasts.

- Identification of risks re: suppliers in conjunction with Purchasing as input to the SCO strategic plan

- Key member of the SCO Leadership Team managing & running SCO thus ensuring that the whole business is well informed of P&L activities

 

 Education / Qualifications

- Degree Level

 

Experience 

- Minimum 15 years S&OP and/or SIOP supply chain management experience, Logistics, Demand and Supply Management ideally gained within a pharmaceutical or FMCG environment 

- Experience across a number of different business environments would be a distinct advantage. 

- A track record of delivering world class standards within product supply

- Ideally experience of SAP systems within a GMP environment

 

Skills / Abilities

- A strong communicator both written and verbal. 

- Track record of building relationships with internal and external contacts and motivating teams. 

- Understanding of all aspects of customer service

- Natural leadership qualities, expertise in cross-functional interactions

- Capability to think strategically about future requirements, translating that into operational and tactical improvements.

- Problem solving to achieve consensus where possible

- Ability to work effectively within a tight budget.

 

Behaviours

- Collaborative approach

- Strong attention to detail.

- Influential across the organisation

- Self-starter and completer finisher.

- Highly proactive, somebody who thrives on making things happen.

An SCO Leadership Team position, reporting directly to the Director of SCO. This position will require an experienced leader able to facilitate and drive results in a demanding growth environment, leveraging his/her strong interpersonal and leadership skills. This role will be challenged to build a strong, skilled team and implement a world class Sales & Operations Planning process across the enterprise to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns and working capital.

Digital Media Manager

Department: AMS Marketing

Company: Americas

Location: Boston Office

City: Boston

Country: United States

Reference: VA174

https://nelsons.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/AMS Digital Media Manager JD 2_8_18.pdf This role will manage all of the U.S. business digital acquisition activities. Reporting to the US Head of Marketing, the Digital Manager will be empowered to develop, shape and implement the online marketing strategy for the key US Nelsons brands. The initial focus of the position will be to facilitate the social media strategy and branch out from there.

Product Lifecycle Team Leader

Department: Product Life Cycle

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Salary: 35,000- £45,000

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: Wimbledon

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA186

Purpose

Responsible for the effective management of product launches and discontinuations, the Product Lifecycle Team Leader will be integral to the effective running of the Supply Chain Division (SCO). The Product Lifecycle Team Leader will work closely across all functions to ensure alignment of supply chain activities within the NPD process. Managing a small team, the PLM will oversee the SAP material master process and data owner, including BoMs and Master Recipe.  

 

Key Responsibilities 

- As part of the Project Brief Review team, manage the receipt and registration of all new project briefs, ensuring briefs meeting the hurdle criteria. Ensure an updated log of all project briefs is maintained and updated regularly 

- Communicate outcomes to the Project Brief originator in a timely manner.

- Define and implement an end-to-end process for the new product launches, ensuring a robust handover between SCO and the NPD Project Manager

- Actively participate in the NPD project team meetings providing SCO input during the initial and launch phases

- Manage the product launch process ensuring the end-to-end coordination of the process includes the involvement of Planning, Purchasing, Master Data, Regions, Artwork Manager, Production, Export and Quality

- Create a project timeline for approved project briefs ensuring all steps are identified and included. Obtain agreement from key stakeholders to ensure:

                  - all tasks are represented, communicated and understood

                  - tasks are correctly sequenced

                  - individuals are aware of their responsibilities and deadlines 

- Own and proactively manage the activities of the key back-office project participants to ensure tasks are completed in full and to plan

- Manage potential project risks, roadblocks and/or slippage, escalating where appropriate

- Responsible for stakeholder communication throughout the project to ensure they are fully informed of progress and delivery against plan

- Maintain a dashboard of all projects/changes in order to effectively manage and communicate project workload to stakeholders 

- Handle all ad-hoc enquiries about the status of projects/changes on behalf of Supply Chain Organisation (SCO)

- Oversee the raising of new material codes for packaging, raw materials and finished goods. Act as the point of approval for finished good master data set ups. 

- Ensuring material master data accuracy and GxP compliancy within the SAP system

- Ensure SAP functionality is maximised and improved upon for material master, BoMs and Master Recipes

- Regularly review offline material master processes ensuring optimal efficiency 

- SAP Super User for material master, BoMs and Recipes 

- Manage Product Master Data Co-ordinator and any other supporting members of the Product Master Data department, ensuring personal development and growth

- Maintain the defined best practice processes for the creation and amendments of Bills of Materials and Master Recipes. 

- Approve BoM and Master Recipes upon creation and after data entry into SAP system, via the Engineering Change Management process.

- Ensure Product Master Data Co-ordinator adheres to the material master, BoM and Recipes written processes

- Manage the Product Master Data Co-ordinator to ensure new BoMs are inputted into the SAP system and have been costed within the agreed project timeline

- Responsible for managing the discontinuation process, ensuring the below activities are completed within an adequate timeframe:

                     - New materials are created

                     - New artworks are ready within agreed timeframe

                     - Work with Planning and Purchasing to define run-out strategy

                     - Ensure Zone agreement to run-out plan

                     - Residual components/finished goods are written off and scrapped 

- Define and implement best practice processes for the discontinuation of a material, ensuring all relevant departments requirements are met in a timely manner.

 

Person Specification 

Qualifications

- Educated to degree level or higher (Desirable)

- Project Management qualification (Desirable)

Knowledge

- Strong knowledge of Microsoft office (intermediate / advanced excel; SharePoint)

- Computer literate (knowledge of  reporting tools such as Business Objects would be a distinct advantage)

- Knowledge and experience working with ERP systems - SAP

- Detail knowledge of how to construct a BOM and the importance of each field in the Master Data file; including, understanding of costing, production (routes and batch sizes), and MRP planning systems

Skills 

 - Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

- Strong project management skills

- Strong IT / Analytical skills

- Proven influencing skills

- Ability to identify and develop new processes and systems

Experience

- Experience in working in a production environment similar to a Financial/Production planning role, scheduling role or purchasing role

- Proven experience of managing small project teams in situations where influencing key individuals outside the team was essential

- Proven experience of implementing best practice processes

Behaviours

- Strong attention to detail

- Must be able to work in a methodical manner

- Self-starter and complete finisher 

- Must be a natural project thinker and be skilled at quickly identifying the full set of tasks required for each project

- Highly proactive, somebody who thrives on making things happen


Responsible for the effective management of product launches and discontinuations, the Product Lifecycle Manager will be integral to the effective running of the Supply Chain Division (SCO). The Product Lifecycle Manager (PLM) will work closely across all functions to ensure alignment of supply chain activities within the NPD process. Managing a small team, the PLM will oversee the SAP material master process and data owner, including BoMs and Master Recipe.

Accountants Receivable Supervisor

Department: Finance

Company: Group Finance

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA183

https://nelsons.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/AR Supervisor - 2017 Job Description.docx As the team leader of the credit control function, you will be responsible for the A Nelson & Co debtors ledger. You will ensure through effective up to date Credit Management procedures are in place to keep debtor days to a minimum.

Senior Brand Manager

Department: Marketing

Company: Global Marketing

Location: Nelsons House

City: Wimbledon

Country: UK

Reference: VA184

https://nelsons.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/UK Senior Brand Manager - Job Specification - 20180425.doc To be responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategies for the selected brands in the UK: direct responsibility for Rescue Remedy and via direct report for Nelsons Arnicare and Nelsons cream and homeopathic range.

QA Officer

Department: Quality Assurance

Company: Group Quality and Regulatory Operations

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Location: Spatone

City: Conwy County

Country: Wales

Reference: VA187

Location: Spatone (Wales), Trefriw, LL27 0JS 

 

Purpose 

Responsible for ensuring compliance across daily operations and services requiring Quality Assurance (QA) involvement. To primarily provide QA support for production activities, but also to Warehousing and Quality Control departments, and ensure that all stages of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are in full compliance with the principles of Good Practice (GxP) guidelines and other regulatory requirements. To provide QA support in deposition decisions, and the release of intermediate and finished products through the review of batch documentation, Certificates of Analysis (CofA’s) and laboratory testing results. To support production Team leaders in achieving GMP compliance excellence, and promote Quality Culture within the business.

 

Key Responsibilities

- To review Manufacturing batch records production documents to ensure all tasks performed are in keeping with GMP.

- To ensure production anomalies are reported to QA Management via Deviation documentation or a ‘Quality Incident Report’.

- To co-ordinate the prompt resolution and/or closure of change control’s, deviations and QIR’s raised within your area of responsibility.

- To review Quality Control (QC) test data to ensure accurate recording and trend analysis.

- Ensure all in-house manufactured, and third party produced, finished products and associated documentation are retained promptly and accurately, and remain in an inspection ready state.

- To actively inspect the production floor at regular intervals 

- Review and release of non-licensed products via the ERP System.

- Remain up to date with reviewing SOP’s via both electronic and paper-based QMS systems

- To co-ordinate customer complaints investigation, in conjunction with the QC and Customer Service departments and provide reports and recommendations as necessary.

- To be a part of the training programme for new starters and current staff and administer Q-Pulse.

- Support the internal audit schedule of production and warehouse facilities to verify and monitor the applied principles of GxP.

- To provide advice, guidance, and training where required to employees relating to QA to ensure a full and thorough understanding of GMP on site.

- To own and implement improvement projects across the site that increase Quality compliance and

- Complete Product Quality reviews for the selected time period

- To work closely with all staff on site and especially production staff to ensure a good quality culture and openness 

- To provide support to the daily operation staff regarding quality decisions

- To work closely with validation sampling and quarterly/annual sampling.

- To work closely and liaise with QP’s and Quality management to ensure any information regarding quality and production are completed in a timely manner

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Educated to degree level or above in a Science subject (desirable) 

 

Skills and experience

- Experience of a QA/QC role in either food or Healthcare

- Knowledge and practical experience of GMP& GLP

- Good knowledge of Quality Control Laboratory techniques, necessary for review.

- Numerical, analytical and investigative skills

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills

- Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail

- Ability to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload

 Desirable

 - 3+ years experience within a GMP environment 

- Ability to form strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the organisation

 

Behaviours

- Team player with strong communication skills

- Flexible approach to work and tasks 

- Approachable and friendly

- Confidence to challenge results and performance

- Pro-active

 

This role will have an expectation to travel to Nelsons Head Office in London once each quarter. (Travel costs will be expensed) 

 

Responsible for ensuring compliance across daily operations and services requiring Quality Assurance (QA) involvement. To primarily provide QA support for production activities, but also to Warehousing and Quality Control departments, and ensure that all stages of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are in full compliance with the principles of Good Practice (GxP) guidelines and other regulatory requirements. To provide QA support in deposition decisions, and the release of intermediate and finished products through the review of batch documentation, Certificates of Analysis (CofA’s) and laboratory testing results. To support production Team leaders in achieving GMP compliance excellence, and promote Quality Culture within the business.

Senior Regulatory Operations Officer

Department: Regulatory Operations

Company: Group Quality and Regulatory Operations

Salary: 50,000 - 55,000

Location: Nelsons House

City: Wimbledon

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA185

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Responsible for handling regulatory matters for UK, Ireland and Emerging Markets. Managing, maintaining and preparing registrations/notifications to ensure product compliance over various categories including herbal, homeopathic, food, food supplement and cosmetics. Liaising and managing relationships with other departments, affiliates, regulatory agencies (MHRA, HPRA), overseas distributors and overseas regulatory authorities. Keeping the business up to date with legislation developments in order to deliver against the regulatory strategy. Implementing regulations governing advertising, marketing and communication for medicine, food, food supplements and cosmetics. r Working with interdepartmental teams to ensure advertising and marketing communications are compliant.

Warehouse Operative

Company: UK

Salary: 20,000 - 23,000

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: Wimbledon

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA177

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To ensure deliveries are accurately booked in a timely manner and materials are supplied to production in advance of schedules. The Warehouse Operator will also ensure stock quantity figures are accurate and an overall smooth running of all aspects of warehousing.

Sales Representatives

Department: Northern Europe Sales

Company: Northern Europe

Salary: 50,000 - 54,000

Location: Hamburg Office

Reference: VA188

Sales representatives required