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  1. Steve Jones
  2. 30, Dimore Close, Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, GL2 4QQ
  3. Mobile 07916 143 029
  5. Profile
  7. An excellent customer oriented manager with multi-site operational, process planning and production management experience gained in ‘just in time’ hygiene sensitive environments and logistics management.  Able to challenge accepted practices, with a strong track record of implementing solutions and achieving targets, and a thorough understanding of budgetary control, and extensive man-management expertise gained through owning several successful businesses.
  10. Key Skills
  12. • Leading, motivating, communicating and building relationships with individuals and groups at all levels
  13. • Strongly analytical with a structured approach to planning & problem solving
  14. • Achieving tight deadlines in a highly pressurised environment
  15. • Creating policies and procedures enabling delivery of cost effective services
  16. • High degree of self motivation
  17. • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  18. • Computer literate with a very good knowledge of windows based applications
  21. Professional Experience
  23. Purchasing Office Manager (Company Restructure)​Customade (UK) Ltd​2013 to Present
  25. A specialist supplier of high quality PVC-u and aluminium fenestration products, £100 million turnover employing 800 personnel.
  27. • Timely and accurate ordering of stock ensuring continuity of supply for factory requirements
  28. • Day to day management of purchasing team of 10 with 3000 line items with a group value spend in excess of £70 Million including profile, accessories and components for all aspects of the business
  29. • Collation of Key Performance Indicators relating to the purchasing department
  30. • Close liaison with Sales and production departments to ensure “stock-outs” are minimised
  31. • Health, safety, training and welfare of 10 members of staff
  33. Materials Manager, internal promotion from Materials Supervisor for which I was responsible for all aspects of the warehouse including goods-in, the safe and correct storage of materials, the continual updating of the computerised stock control system, organising perpetual and quarterly stocktakes, full responsibility for the health and safety  and training of 30 personnel across 3 sites
  36. Proprietor​Berkeley Bakery​2004 to 2013
  39. Having been made redundant by Macfarlane group I bought The Berkeley Bakery, a sandwich takeaway and outside catering business in Gloucestershire.  The business grew to be a well-known and respected catering company with a reputation of using quality local produce, making and baking in house 80% of the products sold in our shop.   I was also the in house catering provider at Stroud District council offices serving a workforce of approximately 350. With 33 permanent staff we provided everything from working lunches for 2 up to 5 course sit-down dinners for 350. A hands-on owner who managed the running, budgetary control and hygiene control. All businesses were rated 5 stars by the local authority environmental health department.  
  42. Logistics Manager​Macfarlane Group​2002 to 2004
  44. The United Kingdoms largest packaging supplier with a group turnover of circa £110 million providing a total packaging solution. Operating from 5 South West regional sites, Yate, Bristol, Caerphilly, Westbury and Exeter with a combined turnover of £12 million.
  45. Responsible for:
  47. • Ensuring daily on time deliveries of product in good condition to customers within 24 hours of order
  48. • Efficient utilisation of 20 vehicles and 30 warehouse and driving staff
  49. • Day to day Management through Team Leaders, Drivers and Warehouse staff of 80,000 sq. ft. of warehousing holding in excess of 2,000 line items with a value of £750,000
  50. • Ensuring the legal compliance of the Company’s operators licence
  51. • All aspects of Health and Safety in and around the warehouse and loading bays
  52. • Daily, weekly and monthly collation, analysis and achievement of Key Performance Indicators
  53. • Adherence to ISO 9001 standards
  54. • Organising and completing the quarterly stock-take
  55. • Close liaison with Procurement, Sales and Customer Service Teams
  58. Interim Manager​Duraflex​2001 to 2002
  60. A UK based company concerned with the extrusion of uPVC window profiles, producing in excess of 400 tonnes of product per week holding 1500 line items of stock, delivering to a UK and European customer base.  
  61. Responsible for:
  63. • Management of 114,000 sq ft Warehousing and Distribution operation
  64. • Health and safety and training of 30 personnel
  65. • Interface with dedicated and ad hoc contract transport providers
  66. • Warehouse Administration
  67. • Measurement of daily, weekly and monthly key performance indicators
  68. • Close liaison with Customer Services Team, Production Planning and Inventory Management Teams
  70. Operations Manager​David S Smith Logistics​1997 to 2001
  72. A specialist International organisation devoted to the supply, service and maintenance of closed loop logistics operations. Promoted to this position from within the division, operational responsibilities included
  74. • Production/processing scheduling and planning for 3 UK sites, including, procurement, inspection, washing, repair, storage and distribution of product
  75. • Managing, training, coaching and developing up to 50 personnel in use of machinery, MHE, first aid and basic hygiene
  76. • Ensuring the integrity of personnel health and safety issues
  77. • Budgetary control of both fixed and variable Depot costs including labour
  78. • Maintaining the hygiene standards of the depots ensuring the continual compliance with ADAS (hygiene quality) standards
  79. • Ensuring the customer received the highest levels of service from a ‘just in time’ provider
  80. • Presenting monthly reports using data gathered through KPI’s
  81. • Responsible for transportation of equipment within an annual budget of £1million
  83. Technical Supervisor​ David S Smith Ducaplast​1994 to 1997
  85. A specialist company producing twin-skin thermoformed products in high-density polyethylene.  Responsibilities included
  87. • Training and managing a team on a 3 shift rotating basis
  88. • Achieving production targets
  89. • Meeting or exceeding quality specifications
  90. • Installation and setting up of tooling and computerised programmes
  91. • Implementing maintenance schedules
  92. • Oversaw the decommissioning of machinery in the UK, its transportation and installation in Northern France
  93. • Ensuring the shift carried out its duties efficiently and safely avoiding undue waste, reclaiming and reusing plastic in an environmentally friendly way
  96. Petty Officer​Merchant Navy​1985 to 1994
  98. Joined the Merchant Navy initially as a Galley Boy.  Within a period of 5 years promoted to Assistant Cook, Ships Cook, Leading Hand (Supply) and then to Temporary Acting Petty Officer (Supply) a position substantiated in 1992
  99. Trained in all aspects of MOD stores accounting procedures.  Responsible for the computerised stores accounting system, the demand, stowage and return of all ships stores including clothing, dry, fresh and frozen provisions.  Managing and accounting for approximately 33,000 line items of general Naval and armament stores.
  101. Education
  103. 7 ‘O’ Levels including Mathematics and English
  105. Other Training Qualifications and Courses Attended
  107. CPC Holder​Personal licence Holder
  108. ADAS Packaging Hygiene Management​Warehouse Management
  109. LGV Class 1 licence​Merchant Navy ships’ cooks’ certificate C&G
  110. Merchant Navy Bakery And Confectionery certificate​Counterbalance forklift truck licence
  111. First Aid Trained​City & Guilds 705 Part 1 certificate
  112. Attended numerous other in-house training courses including computer literacy as well as successfully completing many Naval orientated safety courses.
  115. Personal
  116. I am a keen cricketer both as a spectator and a player. I am a Gloucester RFC season ticket holder. I also enjoy cooking, reading and swimming.
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