Premier Foods create 70 new jobs at Swfit Valley in Rugby

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PREMIER Foods is creating around 70 new jobs at its logistics operation on the Swift Valley Industrial Estate in Rugby.

It is part of a new initiative to deliver its products faster from its operations to its customers across the country.

The company, which produces brands such as Ambrosia, Hovis and Mr. Kipling, already has a good foothold in Rugby and has been the home to its national cake distribution centre (formerly known as Manor Bakeries) for nearly 25 years.

Over 47 million people consume at least one Premier Foods brand in any two-week period, underlining the company’s requirement to strengthen its logistics operation.

This will involve taking the current operation at Rugby that employs over 130 people and expanding it to a 200 strong work-force.

The company is looking specifically for potential employees that have stock management, administrative and financial systems experience.

Chris Chaplin, Customer Service and Logistics Director, Premier Foods, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch a recruitment drive in Rugby.

“We felt that the current location could provide us with the right mix of talent and capability to expand our operations. We are looking for ambitious people with a good track record who want to be part of a permanent team and support us in creating a centre of logistics excellence.”

A specialist recruitment partner has been engaged to find new employees.

Anyone interested in finding out more about what opportunities are on offer over the coming months should take a regular visit www.bis-henderson.com and click on the link to Premier Foods.

Additional information about Premier Foods and its portfolio of brands can be found at www.premierfoods.co.uk