Archive for September, 2021

Planning and Materials Manager

Posted on: September 27th, 2021 by Forde May No Comments
Planning and Materials Manager
Location – ROI
The Planning and Materials Manager oversees the full integration of the supply chain activities.   Specifically, in charge of raw materials, production planning and ensuring the plant meets customer delivery expectations. Manage total operations planning functions including Inventory, Service, WCOM Initiatives and shipping/warehouse. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:


·         Ensure correct operation of internal, external and 3PL kanbans. Implement new kanbans where required and review the performance of existing.

·         Plan the build function in line with production requirements.

·         Assess performance to schedule.

·         Plan, allocate and review labour within stores assembly and picking functions.

·         Identify cost reduction opportunities.

·         Identify process reduction opportunities to streamline the ‘procure to pay’ cycle.

·         Implement and manage 3rd party logistics processes.


The Person:

·         Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience with at least 2 of these as Materials/Supply Chain Manager.

·         Experience of implementing lean six sigma tools and techniques to drive continuous improvement within supply chain performance.

·         Persuasive and highly influential, with exceptional problem solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.

·         Self starter with the ability to lead and champion teamwork with an ability to achieve results within challenging time lines.

·         Experience of working within a quality orientated manufacturing environment.

·         Person must have recent experience of working with manual MRP systems.


To apply please send your CV, via the appropriate link.

Alternatively please call Gerry May on +44 (0)28 9062 8877 for a confidential discussion.

NI Chamber Annual Golf Event 2021

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021 by Forde May No Comments


Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) in association with Forde May Consulting held a fantastic 2021 annual Golf Day which took place at the prestigious Malone Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2021.

The Golf Day, which is held in partnership with Forde May Consulting, provides NI Chamber members and their clients with an opportunity to make new business connections, whilst enjoying a great day’s golf despite the wet conditions.

Congratulations to Paul Armstrong from Foods Connected picking up the Forde May Perpetual Trophy for best individual score.

1st Place Team – Regal Processors

2nd Place Team – Foods Connected

3rd Place Team – Smiley Monroe

Account Manager

Posted on: September 2nd, 2021 by Forde May No Comments

Job Title:                     Account Manager

Department:              Customer Services

Main Purpose:

To provide excellent customer service by managing customer accounts through direct liaison with the customer and the associated Sales reps.

MSO Cleland Press are packaging specialists and have been manufacturing solutions since 1876.  MSO is an established employer in the area, with a settled workforce.  The organisation would like to recruit a new Account Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Essential Criteria


This is a great opportunity in a high growth organization.  Please e-mail your CV to