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Premier Foods selects Alexander Mann Solutions to manage contingent recruitment
10 May 2010 - Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), the provider of world-class talent and resourcing functions, and leading global provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions today announced a new contingent workforce outsourcing deal with the UK's largest food producer, Premier Foods.
Premier Foods, the company behind some of the nation's favourite food brands including Hovis , Mr Kipling, Bisto and Branston, has agreed a three-year contract with AMS. The deal will see AMS taking on the management of all Premier Food's contingent workforce across the UK and Ireland. AMS will be establishing a centralised resourcing hub to source and manage contingent workers across all of Premier Foods' 70 locations, covering all major disciplines.
AMS and Premier Foods are currently working through a detailed implementation phase, with operations expected to go live in May 2010. Previously, the business' interim workers were managed on a local basis by in-house HR teams and line managers. The AMS service will provide Premier Foods with clear visibility of all contingent resource, streamlined processes and greater compliance and risk mitigation.
"We decided to outsource the management of our contingent labour after a rigorous consultancy programme undertaken by ourselves and Alexander Mann Solutions," commented Sophie Lees, Procurement Manager at Premier Foods.
"After assessing our existing interim processes, potential areas for improvement were identified. AMS' impressive knowledge of the industry and proven track-record of success were key factors in our decision to select them as the partner to implement these changes," Said David Wilkinson, Group HR Manager.
Matthew Rodger, Director of Contingent Workforce Solutions at Alexander Mann Solutions commented, "All of us at AMS are delighted to be working closely with Premier Foods and we are tremendously excited about bringing the solution to life. There appears to be a very close cultural synergy between AMS and Premier Foods which I am sure will result in a strong long-term strategic partnership allowing AMS to clearly demonstrate increased value year-on-year to Premier Foods"
Rosaleen Blair, CEO and founder of Alexander Mann Solutions added. "We are thrilled at the start we have made to 2010; Premier Foods is the first of a number of exciting new clients we will be partnering with. As a business, we saw a real upturn towards the end of 2009 as organisations began to regain confidence in the economy and this trend has accelerated in the first few months of this year. Companies are recognising that a cost-effective and innovative resourcing strategy is going to be hugely beneficial as they emerge from the downturn and this latest deal is a testament to Alexander Mann Solutions' ability to work in partnership with businesses to deliver these projects. Despite this boom, we don't intend to sit back. We are always looking to the future and have a number of exciting opportunities in our business pipeline we hope to announce publicly soon."
Premier Foods is the UK's largest food company which manufactures, sells and distributes a wide range of branded and retailer branded foods. We supply to customers in the retailer, wholesaler and foodservice channels. Premier Foods owns iconic British brands such as Hovis, Mr. Kipling, Batchelor's, Quorn, Bisto, Ambrosia, Sharwood's, Branston, Oxo, Hartley's and many more. The business employs around 16,000 people and operates from approximately 70 sites across the UK and Ireland.
About Alexander Mann Solutions
Alexander Mann Solutions builds world-class talent and resourcing functions for organisations and is the recognised global leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).
Alexander Mann Solutions is a trusted advisor that delivers its services through innovative outsourcing and consulting services that include permanent, contingent, internal mobility, graduate and talent resourcing programmes. Alexander Mann Solutions was founded in 1996 by Rosaleen Blair, the Veuve Clicquot 2007 Business Woman of the Year.
For more information, please visit www.alexandermannsolutions.com
For further information, or to arrange an interview with Alexander Mann Solutions please contact:
Phil Corfan / James Warnette
Octopus Communications for Alexander Mann Solutions
T: +44 (0) 8453 700 655