Key Account Manager

About us

Abacus Employment Services are highly experienced providers of temporary and permanent staff across southern England – specialising in the Industrial and Distribution sectors.

Our mission is to provide clients and workers with the best possible recruitment experience. Companies appoint us because of our:

· Long track record

· Rigorous commitment to compliance and Quality

· Passion for delivering exactly what they need.

Our workers choose us because we:

· are friendly and compliant

· Offer a great selection of jobs, and

· Always do what we promise

Key Account Manager – Harrods

Abacus Employment Services are honoured to be the sole supplier to Harrods Distribution Centre in Thatcham since 2012.

We are looking for an Account Manager to join our successful team and be the main point of contact for this prestigious client.

Your role will involve planning recruitment campaigns, resourcing of suitable applicants, running inductions for new starters, attending regular meetings on site, communicating daily with our temporary work force and the managers of each department within Harrods.

Alongside this, administration and attention to detail is vital. You will be working on our recruitment database, managing rotas and candidate profiles and completing weekly KPI’s. At seasonal peaks, you will also be leading a team of resourcers and administration staff.

Ideally candidates will be from a recruitment background, but an account management and customer service background would also be of interest. If you are confident, personable and friendly then we would love to hear from you.

This is a high profile role within Abacus Employment Services and there are genuine opportunities for career progression.

We offer pension, health care and a dynamic working environment – please contact us and find out more.

Reference ID: HAR

Warehouse Operative

£9.50 Days  or  £10.50 Nights

Working for the world’s leading luxury retailer, Harrods,  at their Distribution Centre in Thatcham to support them through their busiest time of the year.

Full training is provided – no experience required.

Candidates will either be picking items from the warehouse or packing customer orders to fulfil online orders.

These are temporary roles that will run through until January 2022

Immediate starts are available and inductions take place every week

Excellent Opportunities for permanent employment at the end of the temporary assignment

Fantastic long term opportunities for career progression and management training

37.5 hours per week, working 5 days per week which includes every other weekend.

You will work a rotating shift pattern – 0700 – 1500 one week and 1500 – 2300 the following week

Night shifts also available : 2300-0700 Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday

Paid induction and Harrods High Vis provided

Staff restaurant on site and free secure car parking

Seasonal Harrods pop up shop on site and Harrods Rewards card for all workers

This is an amazing employer and they would love to have you on board. Please call the team at Abacus for more information 01635 522990

Immediate starts available!

Hgv1 Drivers

Job Description

Abacus Employment are currently recruiting for a number of Hgv1 Drivers for our client based in Thatcham

Regular on-going long term work available with immediate starts

Day shifts available with a range of start times across 7 days a week, with regular weekday and weekend work available.

Hgv1 Drivers looking for Full time and Part time hours are welcome to apply!

Our Client operates throughout the year and offers each driver with a long term, ongoing assignments.


As an HGV 1 Driver, successful candidates will be completing 2 /3 store deliveries daily.

Full training will be provided

The Ideal candidate will have:

  • 18 months HGV 1 driving experience
  • No more than 6 points
  • Up to date CPC and tacho


  • Pay increase after 12 weeks
  • Shifts to suit you!
  • Long term regular work.
  • Canteen on site.
  • Free parking on-site
  • Weekly pay

If you are interested in the roles please call us on 01635 552232

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Salary: £14.15-£17.50 per hour

Van Drivers

We have been given the unique opportunity to supply van drivers on a 3-month contract collection medical samples for surgeries and test sites.

Your main responsibilities will include collection samples for 30-40 locations in and around Hampshire. Any ADR training will be provided during this assignment however should you already hold this then that is an advantage.

  • £9.50 PAYE
  • £10.50 umbrella


A minimum of 8 hours work per day and overtime will start after 50 hours completed work.

The working week may be Mon to Sat, 4 on 4 off or 5 on 5 off however full details will be provided.

You may also be required to take the vehicle home with you.

Please apply by submitting your CV to the email address provided

Food Manufacturing – Senior Technical Assistant

We are hiring a Technical Senior Assistant for a well-established family business, producing award-winning and high-quality food.

You will be an enthusiastic, reliable, and a conscientious individual who has a keen eye for detail as well as a strong work ethic.

Shifts – Monday to Friday. 07:30AM to 16:00PM.

Pay – £12.00p/h. After 12 months this increases to £13.00p/h.

Key accountabilities:

Checking production paperwork and updating production records

Supplier & Ingredient support including:

  • Sourcing NPD samples and manage the booking in / checking process.
  • Assisting with the evaluation of new raw materials and new suppliers.
  • Assisting with the purchasing of all raw materials in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Updating existing suppliers’ files and ingredient specifications


Production recipe updating and creation as required.

Assistance with projects:

  • Update finished product specification files;
  • Annual shelf life review;
  • Ingredient and Product Shelf Life Extensions;
  • Prepare reports for annual QA topic reviews;


Other technical, quality, purchasing and planning projects that arise over time.

Day to day stock control and management

Minute taking and Participation in management meetings (when appropriate), including providing all relevant information regarding production and quality issues for the agenda.

Supervision and Assistance with stock takes.

Ensure Health and Safety guidelines are always maintained inclusive of HACCP.

Target zero customer complaints related to quality issues etc

Ability to communicate at all times to ensure the smooth operation of the department

If you are a Technical Senior Assistant, looking for an exciting role within a friendly and passionate team – please submit your CV to be considered for this vacancy.

If you require any additional information, please call Abacus on 01635 552232.


Food Manufacturing – Production Cook

We are hiring an experienced Production Cook for a well-established family business, producing award-winning and high-quality food.

You will have a genuine passion for combining the very best ingredients to create exceptional recipes and a strong enthusiasm to provide new and innovative ideas.

Shifts – Monday to Friday. 06:00AM to 14:30PM. 42.5hrs per week minimum.

A flexible attitude is key as you will be required to work overtime whilst training and when the business is busy.

Pay – £10.50p/h. After 12 months this increases to £11.00p/h.

Ideal candidate:

This is a general production assistant role with added cook responsibilities. Working with a small-medium sized team, the company encourage everyone to learn wider parts of production e.g., filling, capping, etc. However, the core tasks will be the cooking ones.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organisation skills.
  • Physically fit as products are made in large batches which is often heavy.
  • Strong understanding of food and people safety.
  • A good level of maths and writing skills as accuracy is important.
  • Ability to weigh ingredients, follow a recipe and processes. Record information on recipe sheets and conduct testing of pH.
  • Follow policies and procedures and complete start up checks each day.
  • Prepared to carry out cleaning between batches (2-3 times a week) and at the end of the day.

If you are a Production Cook, looking for an exciting role within a friendly and passionate team – please submit your CV to be considered for this vacancy.

If you require any additional information, please call Abacus on 01635 552232.

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