January 2018

Operations Director with a leading food manufacturing business

A unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, ambitious, food manufacturing business in a figurehead role, responsible for leading the full operational agenda.

Salary: £Six-figure base + STIP + LTIP

Location: M1 Corridor

Reporting to the CEO, this is a senior position and will be instrumental to the success of the business through the design and delivery of a robust manufacturing strategy linked to the commercial objectives of the business.

Desirable requirements:

  • Deliver target EBIT and Working Capital
  • Deliver year on year improvement on cost, offsetting inflation, through CI and Capital execution.
  • Improve standards across the following areas of the business: Health & Safety, Sustainability, Quality, Service, Product Development
  • Ensure the delivery, on time and in budget, of a major capital project
  • Ensure the delivery of the Manufacturing strategy
  • Undertake a major capacity review
  • Ensure the Operations function delivers agreed business priorities and major business and functional initiatives
  • Deliver improved capability in innovation and engineering, focusing on talent development
  • Work with colleagues across the business supporting wider initiatives where appropriate

Personal attributes to include:

  • Substantial experience leading and inspiring sizeable teams, preferably within a fast-paced, automated environment.
  • A commercially astute operational leader with a strong focus on the consumer.
  • Strong financially with excellent budgetary, forecasting and future planning skills.
  • Experience of managing a substantial capital programme and strong project management mind set.
  • Sharp intellect and well developed analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, development and change management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High levels of drive, energy and resilience. Comfortable in a role that will require travel.