City Metals Recycling
Name: James Brown
Job title: Barking Yard Manager
Time spent in recycling: Six years
What does your job involve?
Day to day management of the site, metals sorting, pricing and overall logistics
What is the hardest part of your job?
Negotiating haulage costs!
What three things help you to do your job better?
1) My great team
2) New technology we have just invested in
3) Flexible staff
What are you most proud of in your career?
Doubling yard productivity in under one year
What are the best and worst things about the metals recycling sector?
The worst thing is haulage costs! The best thing is dealing with different types of people every day
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Never take life too seriously
Quick fire round:
- Out on the town or a night in front of the TV? On the town= OUT OUT!
- Coffee or tea? Coffee: Caramel Latte
- Winter or Summer? Summer
- Marmite – Love/Hate? Hate
- Invisibility or Flying? Flying