Select Bag Sealers (SBS) is a small engineering business that manufactures and supports packaging machinery used in the food industry. The current owners acquired the business early in 2016 and have already made significant improvements to the working environment, efficiency and responsiveness of the organisation.
Part of a small privately owned group based near Leeds Bradford airport, the owners see the opportunity for considerable growth over the next few years both by offering excellent support to the UK customer base and by planned expansion into other geographical markets.
The Group employs around 35 people, sharing resources such as finance, HR and compliance. SBS has a small dedicated workforce focusing on machine assembly and customer support with on-site service and rapid spares availability. Since acquiring the business, the accounts and stock systems have been completely changed to streamline business processes. Whilst many further improvements are possible, the work so far has reaped huge benefits such as simplifying supply of spare parts, eliminating huge amounts of paperwork. The business is now far more responsive to its customers.
Working with a local engineering consultancy, we have converted the technical drawing base to 3D CAD (Solid Works) providing a strong foundation for product development.
Over the last 18 months, production has been the direct responsibility of the Managing Director. Procurement has also been overseen by the MD, although much of the routine purchasing is now fairly automated and is carried out by someone else.
A huge amount of technical and organisational work is now in its final stages, making it the ideal time to recruit a new team member who will champion the production and procurement role. This is very much the ‘bridge’ between Sales and Manufacturing and will require someone able to obtain, interpret and act on information regarding actual sales orders, expected sales orders and sales forecasts.
This key role requires a real mix of skills – engineering skills to understand the products and how components can be made, analytical skills to work with Bills of Material, production schedules and capacity plans, and people skills to negotiate between departments and arrive at optimum results.
Joining the team now makes you part of a growing business, with the opportunity to develop as the business grows. Reporting to the MD, your achievements will have direct effect on the success of the business.
If you like a challenge and enjoy creating innovative solutions, you may be exactly the person we’re looking for.