November 2020

General Manager

A unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, premium food manufacturer that is growing at an exponential rate and winning market share from the competition. The culture of this business is extremely appealing; from the way in which it produces the product, the partnership-style interactions with the customer, but also its people-centric model.

  • Location - South East
  • Salary - Strong base + bonus and benefits
  • Function - Operations
  • Business Sector - Food Manufacturing

Role

The GM will first and foremost bring focused, inspirational leadership to the business.

  • Reporting to the Group Operations Director, the role is a key member of the senior leadership team.
  • As well as direct Operational responsibilities, you will also lead the cross-functional site leadership team, ensuring alignment of objectives to achieve outstanding quality, team engagement, and a culture of continuous improvement to establish it as a world class operation.
  • You will be a first-class communicator and ensure that people at all levels of the business understand the strategic vision and direction as well as the day-to-day tactical challenges.
  • The General Manager will assertively and proactively drive forward the many quality initiatives but also take ownership for driving out unnecessary cost.
  • You will also proactively develop current and future investment opportunities that ensure the business continues to enjoy clear blue water between the products they produce and those of the competition.

Person

  • A senior level Operations background and a proven track record in delivering long-term change within a fast-paced, dynamic, food organisation.
  • The intellectual gravitas to analyse a broad range of complex problems and distil these down to a clear and structured strategy and plan.
  • Strong people management, able to drive change.
  • A positive and engaging style, able to build rapport with all levels of the organisation and engender a positive and collaborative way of working.
  • A deep, long standing passion for food, and the food industry, is essential.
  • An existing network with the leading, premium food retailers would be highly advantageous.

If you are interested in knowing more please send a note via LinkedIn, attaching your CV and confirming your most recent remuneration.