Hazlewood Foods has recruited Kimberly-Clark European purchasing manager Jim Gooding as prepared foods purchasing director. Gooding spent most of his career in the chemical industry. His first job was buyer for Dutch chemical conglomerate DSM. He joined Kimberly-Clark Europe in 1998, initially as a UK purchasing manager, before becoming European purchasing director. Gooding said: "I will seek to take advantage of the benefits of the merger with Greencore, making the most of synergies." He said he would explore opportunities for cost cutting and value-added purchasing: "Hazlewood already has an excellent relationship with retailers as well as a strong focus on customer service. I'll be looking to build on these." {{PEOPLE MOVES }}