Tangerine Confectionery has followed up a management shake-up earlier this year with two more senior staff changes.

Since joining from Northern Foods at the start of the year, CEO Graham Hunter has been ringing the changes.

His latest appointment is Keiron Russell as HR director, replacing Mark Shortall. Like Hunter, Russell has worked at Northern Foods and was most recently global HR director at Huntsman Chemicals.

Tangerine is also recruiting a new operations and supply chain director, after David Prosser left the business in early October.

The confectioner said the changes completed a management reshuffle that began in the spring.

“This is the final part of a senior management restructure that will place the business in good shape,” said a Tangerine spokeswoman.

Group procurement director David Mitchell left the company in June and Hunter decided to disband the three-strong non-executive director team of Richard Brittle, Robert Whitfield and Chris Marshall.

Sales director David Liburn and marketing director Alison Brand also left Tangerine earlier in the year, making way for commercial director James Langen.

Langen worked with Hunter at Northern, where his last role was divisional sales director of the branded side of the business.

In September, Tangerine filed accounts showing a 39% drop in operating profits, to £6.9m for the year to 31 December. It blamed the slump in profits on sharp commodity cost inflation.