Direct Clients Testimonials
HR Officer, Daloon Foods UK Ltd, April 2014
“Due to some sudden internal changes we desperately needed to fill what can only be described as a very, very tough hire; an Interim Specifications Technologist on a short term 3 month contract. Having exhausted our usual avenues, we were contacted by Yourfoodjob.com and given we were running out of options, decided we had nothing to lose so on their advice took the option to use their Executive Recruiter Package. We’re so glad we did! We got just the right amount of CVs to consider via the managed CV search and the applications themselves and thankfully found the ideal candidate within a couple of weeks. Given the difficulty of the role, it was a life saver and we’ll definitely be using Yourfoodjob again.”
Daybreak Foods, March 2014
“We recently advertised for a Technical Manager on Yourfoodjob.com and we’re delighted we did. Both a senior and key position within the business, it was vital we gained access to as wider pool of talent as possible, in the shortest amount of time. As a company we’re relatively new to the whole direct resourcing model so on advice from our YFJ account manager, we chose to move forward with their well-established Executive Recruiter Package. The ERP incorporated everything we felt we needed to execute a successful direct advertising campaign and it didn’t let us down. The actual applications were of a high standard and was a manageable number that didn’t take us days to get through. On top of this, the quality of passive candidates sourced from the CV database was again very high. The end result was a relatively quick, painless hire which ultimately saved us a fee which would have ran into five figures. Yourfoodjob.com - great service, great savings and guaranteed to play a pivotal role in all our future recruitment.”
Tim Sherlock - Operations Manager - Wenlock Spring Water - September 2013
“We recently advertised a Quality Controller vacancy on Yourfoodjob.com and we have been extremely happy with the results. We had previously advertised on a “generic” job board but had not managed to attract candidates with the specific skills and qualifications required. Yourfoodjob.com provided us with high quality, relevant candidates that we could not find elsewhere. We took out a good all-round recruiter package that included home-page branding, etc. at a very reasonable price and we were soon lining up interviews. We have now appointed the role and found the whole process smooth and easy; we will be returning with our next vacancy!”
Director - Bondgate Bakery. May 2013
“We needed a Baker to join our reputable artisan Bakery, however our usual local methods of recruitment had drawn a blank. Having never used a job board before we were not sure what to expect from yourfoodjob.com but the results and over all experience have been great. We received a manageable amount of relevant applications and we recruited within the first two weeks of the advertisement going on site. The team was friendly and knowledgeable and if we need to recruit again we will be back in touch!”
Tricia McCarron - HR Director, Worldwide Fruits. April 2013
“I recently advertised for a procurement vacancy on Yourfoodjob.com. As a fresh produce company we were keen to attract candidates with fresh produce sector experience, but who could also reach out and communicate with an international audience. We received over 30 applications in the end and have now appointed the successful candidate. We are very happy with the process and will be returning with our next vacancy.”
Lindsay Talas, Watermill Wines, March 2013
"We opted for the Exec Package with yourfoodjob.com for the recruitment of our Technical Support Manager. This included a CV search as well as the on line advert. I was pleased with the service and the calibre of candidates who applied. We had more applicants than when we advertised for a similar role in The Grocer last year and it was pretty cost effective."
Dominik Schnell, inSpiral Visionary Products Ltd, December 2012
"We needed to find a Technical Resource fast for a looming Major Retailer Audit - and to make matters worse we could only settle for someone part time - at the worst time of the year - Christmas!
We took a leap of faith and went with this website and within 3 days the right candidate was found! Throughout the team at yourfoodjob was helpful and supportive to our needs!"
Melissa Shaw, The Handmade Cake Company, November 2012
"We had tried a few different food-specific recruitment sites previously and had not been 100% satisfied with the response. We hoped Yourfoodjob.com would provide something different from the rest- and we were not disappointed! Looking for additions to our technical and NPD teams, we received a good amount of applications that we narrowed down to multiple interviews for each position. The whole campaign was professionally managed and cost-effective. We have now appointed both roles and would not hesitate to return with our next vacancy."
Recruitment Manager, Greencore Group
"Greencore Group has been impressed by the service level and commitment that yourfoodjob.com has shown to attract high calibre candidates, specifically from the food manufacturing industry, over the last year. This made it an easy decision to continue working with them on an annual basis."
Gareth Evans, Talent Acquisition Manager, Allied Milling & Baking, July 18th 2012
“To support our direct resourcing strategy, Allied Milling & Baking have been working closely with the Yourfoodjob client team now for a year. Success has been such, we’ve committed to another 12 month advertising period and utilisation of their considerable CV Search resource. We get a good response from the adverts we place and this is supported even further by the ‘behind the scenes’ work the YFJ team put in to help us identify and acquire top UK food talent. I have no doubts we can build on these early achievements and expect even more of the same over the next 12 months.”
Suzie Fleming, Arena Leisure plc, 23rd May
“Having used yourfoodjob.com for the first time recently we were exceptionally pleased to of placed a candidate for a Food Safety Manager. Having sourced yourfoodjob.com through their highly ranked Google positioning for relevant food industry recruitment searches, we found the whole process streamline and simple and would have no hesitation in using them again for our recruitment needs.”
Michelle Holden (HR Manager), Kershaw’s Frozen Foods Ltd
“I would recommend Yourfoodjob.com to anyone looking to recruit top food talent within the UK. We recently advertised for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer and recruited a highly skilled candidate as a direct result. The whole process was extremely efficient, from the initial advert set up (which was live within 1 hour) to the useful & informative weekly performance updates that were received throughout the 28 day campaign. We opted for the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ which did everything it said on the tin and ensured the advert performed to its maximum potential with additional branding and CV search assistance. I would recommend Yourfoodjob.com to anyone looking to recruit quickly and cost effectively and would use them again in a heartbeat.”
Director, FBDC, 25th April 2012
“Food Business Development Company (FBDC) have recently used yourfoodjob.com to recruit for a Assistant/Project Technologist opportunity. Not only have we successfully placed a candidate through the CV Search part of the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’, we now have a pipeline of additional applicants lined up for further placements when the opportunities arise. We thought that having the added support of an Account Manager from the yourfoodjob.com team provided us with constant support, this coupled with the reassurance that they were a cost effective alternative/solution to our advertising recruitment needs. We would have no hesitation in using yourfoodjob.com in future.”
Jeff Crowther, Managing Director - Chilled Seafood Division, Smales, 19th March 2012
“I recently used Yourfoodjob.com for the first time, advertising a Technical Manager vacancy. This was an important position requiring specific seafood sector experience so I decided to utilise their Executive Recruiter Package. The extra emphasis this provided meant that I received a manageable number of applicants, but ones that specifically matched the criteria I was looking for. It was a close call between two and the successful candidate starts soon. I am delighted with the results and will be returning with my next vacancy soon.”
David Saunders, Director, The Skills Partnership, 3rd January 2012
“In the past I have had real difficulty recruiting for training roles in the Food Manufacturing sector. However, I recently came across Yourfoodjob.com and could not have been happier with the response I received. For what was a difficult brief, I received several very strong candidates. I have appointed one person already and hope to finalise more soon! I will definitely be returning when we expand further.”
Recruitment Officer, Dairy Crest, 17th October 2011
“After successfully using Yourfoodjob.com earlier this year on a Supply Chain Project, it made the decision to use them again very easy! Taking advantage of their Executive Package, along with additional branding enhancements, we have already secured several placements with additional ones expected.
We have received a professional account management service from Yourfoodjob.com and a cost effective solution to support our direct hire strategy. Yourfoodjob.com understand Dairy Crest's needs and have exceeded our expectations."
Recruitment Manager, S&S Hygiene , 30th August 2011
“I recently advertised on Yourfoodjob.com. It was a difficult role requiring both Hygiene and Technical skills but I was delighted to find a great candidate who will be starting with us soon. I feel the Executive Recruiter Package I took was a key element in this success; the branding and CV search helped our vacancy to stand out from the crowd and attract a good amount of relevant candidates. When compared to using a recruitment consultant it was extremely cost-effective, I will be returning with any other relevant vacancies.”
HR Manager, Farmhouse Biscuits Ltd, 24 August 2011
“We recently agreed to advertise a technical role on Yourfoojob.com. We were delighted with the results and managed to interview two strong candidates from the applications we received. However, the most impressive element of our experience was the customer commitment from the whole YFJ team. They kept in regular contact and made recommendations throughout the process that improved the whole campaign. I would thoroughly recommend them and won’t hesitate to use their online solutions in the future to help with senior specialist food roles.”
English Provender Company - 9th August 2011
“English Provender Company used yourfoodjob.com for the first time recently to recruit for Development Technologists. We chose the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’, giving us the added benefits of premium branding and the CV Search facility. After receiving a quality response from our advert and the in-house CV Search, we successfully recruited for two positions! It was great to have the added support of our Account Manager, who was able to advise us and adapt our campaign to ensure we found the right people for our roles. We would have no hesitation in using yourfoodjob.com in future.
Malton Foods T/A Westlers - 11th July 2011
"We have recently used yourfoodjob.com for the first time to recruit an NPD Technologist and we were very pleased with the response. We were able to fill the role with a very good candidate at a sensible and economic cost and received a professional service. We will certainly use yourfoodjob.com in the future"
Eccelso - 11th July 2011
Before using yourfoodjob.com to successfully recruit for a Technologist / Technical Assistant role, Eccelso had always advertised in the local Press or used Recruitment Consultancies to handle their recruitment needs. Having found the process of online recruitment with yourfoodjob.com to be quick, simple, cost effective and professionally managed we would not hesitate is using them for future vacancies.
Fox's Confectionery - 28th June 2011
Fox’s Confectionery recently advertised and successfully placed a candidate for a Multi-Skilled Engineer role. As part of the ‘Executive Package’ we benefited from premium branding and CV searches. Yourfoodjob.com has proved to be a very simple, yet successful, cost effective, online recruitment tool with an efficient Account Management team/process. We would be happy to use yourfoodjob.com again in the future. Engineering Manager, Fox's Confectionery
Moguntia Food Ingredients - 22nd March 2011
We used yourfoodjob.com for the first time in January 2011 to recruit for a ‘Trainee Seasoning Flavourist’ role. We chose to advertise with the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ giving Moguntia the benefits of not only the online advertising of our advert but also premium branding and CV Search facility. After successfully receiving a quality response from both our advert and the in-house CV Search we successfully interviewed and offered this role within four weeks to a candidate who applied through the advert!
So impressed with the service it was no surprise that after placing a second role for a ‘Purchasing Manager’ in February we yet again filled this role too through the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’. This time we made the placement from a candidate that yourfoodjob.com sourced through their CV Database.
We are thoroughly pleased with both the response to our adverts and the customer service provided and would have no hesitation in using yourfoodjob.com for our future vacancies.
Operations Director, Moguntia Food Indgredients UK Ltd.
Lactalis (Nestle) - 15th December 2010
“We recently advertised for a Customer Development & Quality Manager on yourfoodjob.com. We chose their Executive Recruiter Solution as we considered it to be excellent value for money in terms of service levels and site branding opportunities. I am delighted to say that we had a very impressive number of great quality candidates and, as a result, have successfully filled the role. Our new recruit starts next week! Thank you and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending YFJ or using them next time”. Private Label Director, Lactalis (Nestle)
Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Limited
"This is the first time we have used Yourfoodjobs.com website for advertising a position. We had an excellent response to our advert for a Quality Assurance Technologist with a good calibre applicant. From the time of posting the job to the time of making an appointment was less than 4 weeks. We would highly recommend using the Yourfoodjobs.com website for recruiting purposes – it is a cost effective and speedy method of recruiting. We found it particularly useful because it also gives the recruiter an opportunity of viewing all applications and screening out unsuitable candidates at the start of the process rather than using an external body to do so. We will definitely be using the service again for any possible future appointments. Technical Manager, Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Limited
QV Foods Limited- 1st December 2010
"We have recently used yourfoodjob.com for the first time. We had an excellent response from good calibre applicants and have successfully recruited into the role. We will certainly use yourfoodjob.com in the future" Gill Bartlett – Corporate HR Manager
The Bury Black Pudding Company - 3rd November 2010
"We recently advertised a Production Manager vacancy on YourFoodJob.com and we could not have been more impressed by our experience. As a business we were new to online advertising, however the account management and customer support we received meant the whole process was smooth and straightforward. We appointed one person and they are now an integral part of our team. I would not hesitate to recommend YourFoodJob.com."
MDC Foods Limited - 3rd November 2010
“We have used Yourfoodjob.com twice in the last few months, with great success both times - once for a National Account Manager and once for an Interim Technical Manager.
We opted for Yourfoodjob.com’s new Executive Recruiter Package and believe that this package impacted significantly on the response we received. For a very cost-effective price, it allowed the flexibility to adapt, target (via e-shot), upgrade and extend each advertisement, as appropriate, thereby securing the quality of applicants we were hoping for, especially in this economic environment. Most importantly, we filled BOTH roles at a very competitive price. A professional approach with excellent results – Thank you!”. Mark Seaman FCCA - Financial Director
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses – 10th August 2010
“We recently advertised a National Account Manager role with yourfoodjob.com where we successfully appointed very quickly. The Account Management Team stayed close to the response rate and made suggestions to adjust the ad to help bring in just the right sort of applicants. We would definitely use them again”. Kathryn Gray- Managing Director – Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
European Freeze Dry - 24th June 2010
“We recently advertised on Yourfoodjob.com as a result of a very helpful conversation with a member of their Sales Team. It was a difficult role to fill (Technical Manager) and I was concerned about being inundated with unsuitable and poor quality applications. The Account Management Team were excellent and delivered what had been promised. I received a manageable number of quality applications and most importantly, filled the role without incurring a huge recruitment fee. The whole process was “pain Free” and I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again or recommending them". Mark Harvey - General Manager - European Freeze Dry - 24th June 2010
Lathams of Broughton - 26th May 2010
“We recently advertised for our new Factory Manager role on YFJ. This is a challenging position requiring an excellent candidate to convert the exciting opportunities on offer to the company.
I am delighted to say that through the hard work and professionalism of the YFJ Team we shortlisted 5 and could easily have recruited 4. This was a first time experience for us for internet recruitment and it won’t be the last.....we saved a considerable amount of money in recruitment fees without compromising our high standards......an excellent outcome for us and a big thank you!” Richard Latham - Managing Director - Lathams of Broughton - 26th May 2010
Pasta Reale - 15th April 2010
“I have recently advertised two vacancies on yourfoodjob.com. One was for a Specifications Technologist and the other for a Development Technologist. Having never used a recruitment website before’ I was both curious and slightly hesitant about the sort of response I would receive. I was delighted ! The quality and quantity of applications was fantastic, the Account Management and support outstanding and most importantly, interviews and placements followed very quickly. I have saved my company a large amount of money and wouldn’t hesitate in using yourfoodjob.com again – there’s no need for me to go anywhere else!!” I have no hesitation in recommending yourfoodjob.com as a cost effective avenue for quality recruitment. Mike Forrest - Group Human Resources Manager
"I have recently advertised my current vacancies on yourfoodjob.com. (Technical and Purchasing roles) and was delighted and very impressed with excellent quality of service and support I received from every member of the team. The quality of the applications has been great and I am looking forward to filling the roles very soon. Thank you and I will return with my next vacancy". Commercial Director - Natco Foods, 25th March 2010.
MDS Ltd - 24th March 2010
Thank you for your help over the last couple of weeks. I have been extremely impressed by your professional approach and can honestly say you have provided the best and most professional customer service from any advertising campaign that I have worked with. Better still, with your help we have now filled our in-take for the Spring 2010 programme and look forward to working with you again for the Autumn campaign." Saffy Connolly - MDS Ltd, 24 March 2010.
Honeyrose Bakery Ltd- 22nd February 2010
“Based on our past successful advertising on yourfoodjob.com we didn’t hesitate in using them again with our latest vacancy for a Quality Assurance Supervisor. Once again, another very impressive response and we filled the vacancy quickly and cost effectively. Another great result and Thank You!” Christine Vidovic - Office Manager - Honeyrose Bakery Limited
AIB International Inc - 24th January 2010
"We recently advertised for a Food Safety Auditor on yourfoodjob.com and have been delighted with this decision. The quality of the service along with the quantity AND quality of the applications was very impressive. Most importantly though, we have been able to fill the vacancy quickly and in a very cost effective manner and identify suitable candidates for other up and coming roles - Thank you!"
Deryck Tremble - Regional General Manager - Europe,Africa and Middle East - AIB International Inc.
LYONS SEAFOODS LTD - October 2009
"We recently had the good fortune to use yourfoodjob.com to advertise 2 of our vacancies. One for a Technical Manager and the other for a Project Engineer. Not only did we receive an impressive number of quality applications for each, we were also able to shortlist and fill both vacancies from that list. The whole process from start to finish took less than 4 weeks! The quality and speed of service was excellent and having saved my Company a considerable amount of money in consultancy fees I would not hesitate in using yourfoodjob.com again. A GREAT FIND AND THANK YOU!" Alan Mundy - HR Manager - Operations
Northern Foods PLC
"Yourfoodjob has always provided a professional and dedicated account management service, offering industry expertise whenever required. User friendly site, for both the job seeker and the recruiter, the site attracts quality candidates, with skills specific to our industry. Prompt response times received from Yourfoodjob to provide any help and support needed". Louise Fairclough, Resourcer, Northern Foods Plc, May 2009.
"I found yourfoodjob.com to be extremely helpful when casting for our BBC 2 television programme. I encountered a high level of customer service and received regular feedback from the team. Many thanks!" Lucia Bartolo - Television Researcher. April 2009
Date published: 16 April 2013