Premier Foods has outsourced the recruitment of its temporary workforce to Alexander Mann Solutions.

As part of a three-year deal, recruitment agency AMS will set up a centralised resourcing hub to source and manage the temporary staff across Premier's 70 locations in the UK and Ireland. Previously, Premier's temps were managed on a local basis by in-house HR teams and line managers.

"We decided to outsource the management after a rigorous consultancy programme by ourselves and AMS," said Premier Foods procurement manager Sophie Lees.